Marcelo Bielsa issues Brighton warning as Seagulls look to enhance outstanding recent Whites record

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has issued a warning about the capabilities of tonight's hosts Brighton - but is looking forward and not at last season's Seagulls double.

By Lee Sobot
Saturday, 27th November 2021, 4:45 am

Graham Potter's side beat Bielsa's newly-promoted Whites home and away last season as January's 1-0 victory at Elland Road was followed by May's 2-0 home success at the Amex.

Brighton have won eight of their last nine games against Leeds but whilst Bielsa says last season's contests are purely referential, the Whites boss is full of respect for tonight's hosts.

The Seagulls began the 2021-22 campaign with four wins out five but Potter's side have now gone seven games without a win, five of those fixtures ending in draws.

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WE MEET AGAIN: Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa, left, and Brighton boss Graham Potter, right, before last season's Premier League clash at Elland Road in January. Photo by JOHN SIBLEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

Leeds are heading to the Amex sat fourth-bottom, eight places and six points behind ninth-placed Brighton.

“They are a team that is flexible in the way that they line up and they play players in different positions," said Bielsa.

"They do this very naturally and efficiently.”

Asked whether there was anything to be learned from last season's contests, Bielsa reasoned: "They are referential but that’s about it because every game is new.”

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