'Blow you away' - Sky Sports pundit delivers ominous 'steamroller' warning to Leeds PL rivals

Marcelo Bielsa. (Photo by Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images)Marcelo Bielsa. (Photo by Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images)
Marcelo Bielsa. (Photo by Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images)
Paul Merson has predicted that Leeds United will “steamroller” one of their Premier League rivals in the near future.

The Whites come up against Everton in one of the top flight’s later kick-offs on Saturday, but go into the clash off the back of just one win in their last five outings.

Despite their relatively underwhelming spell of late, however, former Arsenal man Merson believes that Marcelo Bielsa’s commitment to his unique brand of attacking play – plus the discipline of his squad – means that the Yorkshire side are overdue to hand out a thrashing at some stage.

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Speaking on Sky Sports News’ Soccer Saturday, the pundit said: “I personally thought they weren’t as good as what I thought they were at the start [of the season].

"I’ve gone the other way now. I think they’re a good team, I like the way they play. They run Arsenal ragged. They were better in every aspect of the game.

"I just like watching them. Everybody knows what they’re doing. When the ball goes into the full-back or the wing-back, he bends it round the corner, someone’s there. Someone flicks it round again – they all know what they're doing. When they get there they have the composure to play one-touch football – get it out wide, get it into the box. I think they’re dangerous.

"I think they’ll cause problems as the season goes on. I think teams will get more tired as the season goes on. If they stay as fit as they are now, I think they’ll steamroller teams.

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"I don’t see them being in a relegation battle. They’re definitely one of the better teams in the top half of the table, in my opinion.

"I’ve changed my tune on them. At the start I thought, ‘What’s all the hype about? They’re losing football matches, that’s no good’. But when I’ve watched them properly, they all know what they’re doing. You have to be at the races.

"I can see these really taking a team to pieces sooner than later. If you’re not at it, they’ll just blow you away.”