Marcelo Bielsa reveals entire LUFC XI for West Ham game in reverse mind games of highest order

Marcelo Bielsa and his translator

Thug Life: Marcelo Bielsa Edition

No f**cks were given by Marcelo Bielsa as he announced his starting XI for the game against West Ham United during a press conference earlier today.

With Robin Koch sustaining an injury in the loss against Chelsea, PA journo Mark Walker asked the Leeds United boss if he had made up his mind on the player who would be replacing the German at the heart of Whites’ defence on Friday.

A typical manager’s response from Bielsa then prompted the journo to enquire if the Argentine was trying to keep West Ham guessing with his vague reply.

In what could be called as the reverse mind games of the highest order, the Leeds United manager then proceeded to leak his entire lineup for the game.

Here’s the XI – Meslier, Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Alioski, Phillips, Raphinha, Klich, Rodrigo, Harrison, Bamford


By Surjit Patowary

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