By Joe Ellis

21st Oct, 2022 | 6:10pm

Jesse Marsch remains unfazed by Leeds United fans' chants v Leicester

Leeds United fell perilously close to the Premier League relegation zone on Thursday (20 October) as they were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City.

A Robin Koch own goal and Harvey Barnes strike succumbed the Whites to yet another defeat to leave them level on points with Wolves, who are in the drop zone.

The travelling Leeds support were not best pleased with the performance and manager Jesse Marsch which sparked chants of Marcelo Bielsa’s name in the away end.

“The only one [chant] I really heard that was bad – or that was for Marcelo Bielsa – I’m okay with that, I’m okay with the fact that Marcelo is a club legend,” Marsch said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I would hope that they’ve [the fans] seen that there’s been a lot of work done and we’ve worked really hard to, as a club, as a group, as a team, to save our season last year and we’re going to do the same again.”

Wearing thin

Andrea Radrizzani won’t be close to losing patience with the American at the moment but he won’t be far away from it wearing very thin if the results continue to be as disappointing as this.

Having produced a very good second-half performance at home to Arsenal, Leeds United should have taken some of that momentum into their next games but it quickly fell flat on its face.

Marsch is showing that he is willing to try anything to get a result as he gave Crysencio Summerville a very rare start at the King Power Stadium but it still wasn’t enough.

The sheer lack of clinical edge in attack is the biggest concern he will have and to be fair to him, there wasn’t much he could do to change that after Victor Orta failed to provide him with a star striker in the transfer window.

Wilfried Gnonto was a good purchase but Marsch needed somebody to be ready now and he just isn’t quite yet.

In other Leeds United news, it has been reported that the Whites won’t let this Elland Road star leave to play in an international game prior to the World Cup.