Date: 9th December 2020 at 1:25pm
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Many Leeds United fans have flocked to social media in order to respond to a Twitter post from The Athletic’s Phil Hay in which he shared an article discussing the team’s weakness when it comes to defending set-pieces.

Speaking after Leeds’ defeat at Chelsea, Marcelo Bielsa described his side’s inability to ‘neutralise’ that particular threat from Frank Lampard’s Blues as an ‘important factor’ in the game (via The Athletic).

Interestingly, as highlighted by the journalist in his piece, ‘almost 42% of the 105 regular-season league goals conceded by Leeds on Bielsa’s watch have come from set-pieces’. Although he does caveat that statistic with an important point; 13 of those goals were from penalties which in no way reflects on the way the Whites defend those situations.

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What did these Leeds fans make of Phil Hay’s article on the team’s issues around defending set-pieces?

Are you concerned by Leeds' issues defending set-pieces?

Yes

Yes

No

No

It’s clear from the above responses that whilst some of these fans expressed their concern over Leeds’ ability to defend from set-pieces, others were keen to share their thoughts on why that might be.

Judging by Bielsa’s aforementioned comments following the defeat at Stamford Bridge, it seems the boss is aware of his side’s shortcomings in that particular aspect of the game and so in our view, the fans should take some confidence from that and afford him some further time to try and rectify the issue.