By Adam Elliott

3rd Dec, 2019 | 4:30pm

MOT Super Fans: Bielsa should let Klich off the Leeds leash more often

This post-match column is part of a regular series from our panel of Leeds United Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Elland Road and Thorp Arch 


It finally all Klich-ed into place for Leeds as they ran out 4-0 winners over Middlesbrough this weekend.

The biggest win so far this season was much deserved, and it’s the first time since March that Leeds have scored four in a game (against West Brom at Elland Road).

Leeds have only managed to score three or more goals in four of their 21 games so far this season. A poor return considering the expansive style of football they play under the enigmatic Marcelo Bielsa. We have scored 28 goals in 19 Championship games.

Mateusz Klich was at the heart of it with his brace taking his personal tally to three in the league.

He’s a player who has yet to take off after an inspired campaign last time out when he had a hand in 19 goals (10 goals, nine assists).

A special mention must also go to Helder Costa who has had a far greater impact in recent games. He continued his good form off the back of an assist in mid-week against Preston with his first league goal for the club. 

Since the song about Klich, he has joked that the goals have dried up, even suggesting the fans should stop singing it. But ‘20 yards or 30 yards’ was in full swing after his sublime second at the weekend.

Curling one into the top corner from outside the box was his trademark last season, and something Leeds have lacked so far is shots from range. With players like Klich in the squad it begs the question why we don’t shoot on sight more… but with goals like that maybe Bielsa will loosen the shackles on players like Klich.

For much of this season, fans have been waiting for the day Leeds would blow someone away and it was a hapless Jonathan Woodgate-managed side on the receiving end.

But, perhaps most importantly, it was a game where Leeds outperformed their xG, which cannot often be said so far this season! [WyScout

Five wins on the bounce and eight games unbeaten now for Bielsa’s men. Leeds will be full of confidence going into this weekend’s West Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield Town who themselves were thumped 5-2 at Bristol City at the weekend. A cushion continues to grow over the chasing pack, let’s hope for another thumping win this weekend to increase that! 

Adam Elliott is a member of the MOT Super Fans panel and provides his post-match thoughts on Leeds after every game

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