Leeds boss Bielsa ‘worried’ by five-game winless run

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Leeds boss Bielsa ‘worried’ by five-game winless run

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa is ‘worried’ by the Whites’ start to the season which sees them sit 16th in the Premier League.

The Yorkshire club have started 2021/22 with three draws and two losses from their first five league matches.

Their most recent encounter was on Friday night against Newcastle United. The match finished 1-1 after Raphinha opened the scoring for Bielsa’s men 13 minutes into the game.



His fine goal was cancelled out by a sublime Allan Saint-Maximin strike in the 44th minute.

Speaking to , Bielsa said: “We had sufficient chances to go in at the break with a bigger margin but we didn’t score in proportion to the amount of chances we created.

“Yes, yes, of course it [the winless run] worries me.

“We were missing some efficiency and capitalising on the chances that we had. We had a lot of possession, perhaps we could have created even more danger especially in the second half.”

Bielsa also told : “It is a game we could have won. It wouldn’t have been strange if we scored one or two goals more.

“The construction of the offensive game was good. We had to adapt to a great centre forward like the number 10 [Saint-Maximin]. I think in some way our defensive game was sufficient.

“The results are not great, from 15 points to have only three is too little.”

Leeds went into the match without three centre-back options. , meanwhile, Diego Llorente and Robin Koch were out injured.

This forced Bielsa to start Luke Ayling in the centre of defence with Liam Cooper.

Ayling was substituted in the 89th minute after picking up an injury, which leaves the Argentinian even shorter for options in defence.

“Let’s hope it’s nothing that prevents him from playing because it will be the fourth option at centre back that we’ll lose,” he told Sky Sports on Ayling’s injury.

Next up for is a Carabao Cup tie against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening before returning to Elland Road next Saturday to host West Ham.

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Tomori discusses potential return to Chelsea in the future

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Tomori discusses potential return to Chelsea in the future

AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori says he is “really happy in Milan” and has hinted that a return to Chelsea at some point in his career is unlikely.

The Englishman after enjoying a successful loan spell at the Italian giants.

Milan had the option to buy Tomori for a £25million fee, which they exercised after he played 22 times and helped them qualify for the Champions League last term.



And the 23-year-old was asked whether or not he would like a return to Stamford Bridge, ]: “I don’t know, I love Milan, I love being here, was a big part of my life, 15-16 years.

“I think I managed to have that dream. Play at Stamford Bridge, play in the Premier League and the Champions League. Right now I am really happy in Milan.

“We are back in the Champions League, everything is really positive, hopefully like Chelsea, we can win it.”

The defender came through the Chelsea academy alongside Tammy Abraham, who is a close friend to Tomori.

“We speak almost every day, we played for Chelsea since we were seven years old, we managed to get to the first team. Growin up, you want to get there, but you are not sure if it’s going to happen,” he added.

“When I scored my first goal, he scored a hat-trick, it was the best day for us. Mason [Mount] scored as well, it was crazy.”

Abraham joined AS Roma this summer after falling out of favour under Blues’ head coach .

He cost the Serie A outfit £34m and the west London club have the option to re-sign the striker from Roma by paying €80m by 2025.

Elsewhere, Chelsea defender where a number of his winners’ medals were stolen.

The right-back was not in his home at the time, instead he was playing for the Blues’ during their 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League.

He said on Instagram: “On the evening of the 14th of September 2021 when I was playing for my club in the return of the Champions League, a group of cowardly robbers broke into my house. They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mine into their car.”

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