Date: 3rd April 2021 at 2:03pm
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Leeds United’s playing surface at Elland Road has come in for plenty of criticism recently.

A hybrid pitch, described as a ‘short-term solution’ for the remainder of the season, was installed in January.

Come May, a complete pitch reconstruction will commence at the home of the .

After the goalless draw with Chelsea in Leeds’ final home game before the international break, and Ben Chilwell both bemoaned the poor quality of the surface (via Leeds Live).

Leeds are back on home soil on Saturday for a Yorkshire derby against bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United.

Ahead of , the Athletic’s Phil Hay posted an image of the pitch on Twitter, noting that the ‘grass looks better’.

Victory would move Leeds into the top half, above Villa and level on points with Arsenal for a few hours at least.

They have, though, lost four of their six home games in 2021 so far.

Leeds fans react to encouraging pitch update

“Groundsman put some miracle grow on the pitch yesterday”

@LUFC_Cohen

“Pitch looks immaculate, let’s hope it plays like that too”

@Alexcooper173

“Weather has helped Phil, when it was laid we had an horrendous amount of rain. Should definitely help our fluidity.”

@craigwhelan3

“Thank god we can acc play football”

@jamesxlufc

“It looks… nice???”

@lufc_dallas

“Looks fab”

@MikeyLUFCALAW

“Nice, Looks like 3 points to me”

@VauseV

“Looks amazing Would give anything to be at Elland rd today”

@gerryon1988