Marcelo Bielsa: Leicester are a team who manage the ball well

Marcelo Bielsa: Leicester are a team who manage the ball well

Head coach on Leicester City clash.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has spoken with the media, ahead of Monday’s Premier League fixture against Leicester City.

Both teams come into the match after confidence boosting away wins last time out.

The Whites secured a resounding win over Aston Villa, whilst Leicester won 1-0 against Arsenal, at the Emirates Stadium.

Bielsa gave an update on the fitness of his squad, beginning with positive news on Liam Cooper.

“Cooper is fine now,” the head coach explained.

“He’s at a very good level but I haven’t picked the starting XI yet.

“Being able to count on him and to pick him is very good.

“But Llorente won’t be fit for Monday and neither will Kalvin Phillips.

“We’re still having to find an XI for Monday’s game so all 22 players could start, or have a possibility to start on Monday.”

Bielsa is fully aware of the threats that Leicester will pose in attack, with Jamie Vardy matching Patrick Bamford on six Premier League goals so far this season.

Bielsa said: “They’re a team who manage the ball well and have the spirit to attack.

“Vardy’s a very good player who scores lots of goals and he’s very quick.

“Of course we take into account all the characteristics of the opponents attackers, but there won’t be any particular change with that in mind.

“They’re a team who have been playing the same style of football for some time now.

“All the teams in the Premier League are at a very high level and they present to you, similar challenges.

“There are some teams who are above the rest, but the rest of the teams in general are all difficult to face.”