Sky Sports pundit claims Bielsa will be 'seriously' considering dropping Leeds mainstay
Danny Mills has claimed that Marcelo Bielsa will be considering dropping Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.
The Sky Sports pundit admitted that the Spaniard is not making technical errors, but instead is suffering from lapses in concentration in recent games that have cost the Whites three-points.
That change won’t be happening against Bristol City though, with Bielsa already confirming that Casilla will start in the clash at Elland Road.
Mills claimed that Bielsa will be scratching his head over the right decision to make in West Yorkshire, with Casilla still integral to the way Leeds play.
“Look at it seriously, it’s not the first error in recent weeks, I’m pretty sure Marcelo Bielsa will be thinking what is the right thing to do,” he told Football Insider.
“Is now the right time to make a change, give another goalkeeper the opportunity? It’s not a technical error (v Brentford), it’s a concentration mistake, it’s not about his ability or anything like that. There’s been one or two things creeping in but it’s always a big decision to drop your goalkeeper.”
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Casilla once again made an error against Brentford, failing to take a touch which allowed Said Benrahma to open the scoring against the run of play.
Casilla’s confidence has clearly dropped since the 3-3 draw against Cardiff, before that he was unstoppable. In the 21 games before that clash, Leeds had a goal difference of +21.
In the 11 games since then, the Whites are sitting on a goal difference of -5. Casilla hasn’t kept a clean sheet in that run, and sooner rather than later, a change will have to be made.
In the 21 games leading up to the Cardiff game #lufc had a goal difference of +22. In the last 10, including Cardiff, Leeds have a goal difference of -5 and haven’t kept a clean sheet since. Giving away freebie goals and struggling to score… Hard to know what more to say.
— All Stats Aren't We (@AllStatsArentWe) February 9, 2020
That decision may be taken out of Bielsa’s hands anyway, with Phil Hay revealing his upcoming FA hearing over a charge of racism is likely to end in a six-match ban, with Jonathan Leko having Macauley Bonne as a witness in his case.
In other Leeds United news, this YEP journalist has predicted a change of formation for the Whites ahead of the clash with Bristol City