By Daniel Feliciano

11th Sep, 2022 | 7:40am

Jesse Marsch has perfect chance to reset Leeds United team after postponements

Leeds United couldn’t have dreamed of a better start to the Premier League season, but it all turned sour in the most recent run of games.

The Whites opened the campaign with seven points from their opening three games, beating Wolves and Chelsea while claiming a draw away at Southampton in a game they were leading 2-0.

But since then they’ve suffered defeat to Brighton, drawn against Everton and then been thumped 5-2 by Brentford while Jesse Marsch has not so quietly lost the plot on the touchline, leaving them in 9th place in the table.

A home game against newly promoted Nottingham Forest was due to be next, before a trip to Old Trafford against Manchester United. However after Her Majesty’s death on Thursday, the Premier League postponed the former and the latter is now unlikely to happen due to the funeral.

With a two week international break scheduled to immediately follow that, there is a high possibility that there will be no Premier League games until the weekend of October 1st.

That’s almost a month with no Premier League football and Leeds could potentially use it as the perfect chance to recharge, reset and go again.

Marsch’s starting lineup became quite predictable over the course of the season so far, but injuries meant that Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo were missing from the attack while Rasmus Kristensen had been ruled out of action for three weeks.

Luke Ayling and Liam Cooper were due to make their returns imminently, but Junior Firpo and Stuart Dallas were still on the outside looking in.

Now however there is a chance for the medical staff to work on helping them reach 100% once again before the team is back in action and that will give Marsch lots of options.

There’s also the opportunity to further reintegrate the summer signings, including deadline day signing Willy Gnonto who is yet to make his debut too.

Marsch can get his message across more firmly and work on the things that have disappeared from their game in recent weeks as results went downhill to get the team back on track and pushing away from a relegation battle in the early parts of the season.

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