'What is this?', 'Beyond laughable' - Leeds United fans react to 'painful' team news vs Chelsea

Marcelo Bielsa has made … changes to his side ahead of Leeds United's Saturday lunchtime clash with Chelsea – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 11:42 am
Marcelo Bielsa, Manager of Leeds United. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

The Whites would move level on points with 10th-placed Arsenal with a win over the Blues, and could also bring to an end a run of two straight defeats.

They face a tough task, however, with Chelsea still yet to lose a game under new manager Thomas Tuchel.

A win for the Blues would move them level on points with Leicester City in third.

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With that in mind, Bielsa has shuffled his pack a little from Monday night’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham.

Pascal Struijk comes back into the side to partner Diego Llorente at the heart of defence, with Liam Cooper dropping out.

Ezgjan Alioski returns at left-back, allowing Stuart Dallas to push back into midfield. Mateusz Klich is on the bench.

Jack Harrison is also given a run out – Helder Costa has to make do with a spot among the substitutes.

Summer signing Robin Koch is back in the match day squad as well.

Here are some of the best reactions from fans on Twitter:

@LeeTheEel_ tweeted: “Probably the weirdest XI we've had all season. Just win”.

@adam2986 tweeted: “Obviously didn't learn from watching alioski wandering like a lost sheep against them last time...and don't even understand Roberts starting. Hey ho”

@J1nsu5590 tweeted: “What is this?”

@wanny_8 tweeted: “Painful”

@samlufcc tweeted: “Wait what? This whole squad baffles me”

@hrbenn tweeted: “How we’ve still got Roberts playing ahead of Rodrigo amazes me”.

@dgreenwood87 tweeted: “Getting beyond laughable now”