Leeds, the team led by Marcelo Bielsa, receives Southampton in a pending match from date 18 of the Premier League, with the mission of returning to the triumph after two defeats. The match starts at 3 p.m. at Elland Road Stadium and is televised on ESPN 2.
This match was due to take place on January 19, but was postponed as Southampton had to face a commitment to the FA Cup.
Bielsa’s team will try to return to victory after the defeats against Wolverhampton (1-0), last Friday, and Arsenal (4-2), both as visitors, and position themselves again in the fight for qualification for the European cups.
Leeds is twelfth with 32 points, eleven behind Chelsea, the last classified, but at the same time they are separated by ten from the relegation zone. Southampton is one place behind, with 30 points, but already has seven games without wins, with six losses and a draw.
“Mid-table teams with reduced rosters with five or six players missing have to turn to young players. That presents a different reality compared to the more powerful teams. To stand out in the Premier you need 18 starting players “, Bielsa analyzed, in a press conference, on the adverse streaks that the clubs that are below the main positions are going through.
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