Marcelo Bielsa press conference recap: Leeds United head coach on team news and Leicester City
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa will meet the media on Friday lunchtime ahead of his sides clash with Leicester City.
The Whites host the Foxes at Elland Road in the Premier League as the two teams round off this weekend's top flight action on Monday night. We'll hear from Bielsa on the state of play with his squad along with his thoughts ahead of kick-off in LS11. Follow live with the Yorkshire Evening Post below...
Leeds United v Leicester City - Marcelo Bielsa press conference LIVE
Last updated: Friday, 30 October, 2020, 12:43
- Leeds United welcome Leicester City to Elland Road on Monday
- The Whites enter the game off the back of a 3-0 win over Aston Villa
- Leicester were in Europa League action on Thursday
- The Foxes toppled AEK Athens 2-1 in Greece
- Marcelo Bielsa is due to give an injury update ahead of the clash
- Follow live from 12.30pm
Hello… and welcome to today’s live press conference coverage. We’ll be hearing from Marcelo Bielsa at around 12.30pm.
The view from Leicester...
Bielsa due shortly
We’ll be hearing from the Leeds head coach at 12.30pm. Not long to go now
Bielsa is here - updates to follow
Let’s see what he has to say…
“Cooper is fine now but Llorente won’t be fit for this weekend. It is subject to the evolution of the injury.”
How helpful has the break been?
“If we had played on the weekend we would have been fine to resolve any issues. The fact that we have more days to prepare for this game means less for Crystal Palace. It goes for you this time but against you for the next one.”
It’s less relentless than the Championship...
“It is much better when you have more time.”
Could we see Shackleton start?
“I have yet to pick the 11 for this weekend.”
What do you expect from Leicester?
“They are 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 present similar challenges. Of course there are some teams who are above the rest but the others in general are difficult to face.”
Liam Cooper’s return is a boost?
“He’s at a very good level but I haven’t picked the team yet. Being able to rely on him as an option is good.”