Tony Cascarino has claimed that is “quite odd” to watch Leeds United and how they play in their return to the Premier League.

The talkSPORT pundit claimed that Marcelo Bielsa has gone against the usual tactics of so many coaches in his preparations for games.

Leeds have collected three points from their opening two games against Liverpool and Fulham, with both clashes including seven goals.

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Cascarino was left confused by the Whites, claiming that so many of their players end up switching positions throughout every 90 minutes they play.

“The way I was brought up in the game was organisation, and they had an idea of how you would set up to play certain teams and their strengths and their weaknesses and you’d react to that – Bielsa rips it all up,” he said on talkSPORT.

“I know what Leeds do and how they go about it, but it’s carnage in so many ways because how many players are playing all over the park in different positions or end up in different positions.

“It’s quite odd to watch Leeds do that.”

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Cascarino may claim that it is odd watching Leeds, but it has become normal for all of us watching every single week.

It isn’t odd at all, it is based on massive levels of research and scouting done by Bielsa’s team that not many others do to the same level.

Look back to the famous presentation Bielsa gave after Spygate, the South American had pages of information on Derby’s third-choice keeper who had not yet made a first-team appearance.

Leeds take risks with their fluid style on the ball, but defensively they stick to a strict man-marking system that leaves them with a spare central defender more times than not.

Not every game that the Whites play will include seven goals, and once the defence settles into a familiar pattern, Cascarino and others may be less confused by a structured Leeds side.

In other Leeds United news, Dermot Gallagher shares verdict on two incidents in the Whites victory against Fulham

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