They'd need to get a lot of new players in. Think their keeper looked handy last night actually
But White will go, Cooper isn't up to it. Neither is Bamford or Klich on last nights evidence. Harrison is good, they might be able to get him permanently but maybe not. Costa was binned pretty quickly by Wolves and seems to not be completely to Bielsa's liking.
I can imagine too many of who played yesterday would be first choice in the Prem. Phillips, yes probably - though untested against the best (and tbf Ejaria bossed him at Madejski), Ayling possibly. Hernandez probably too old.
They are quite a big draw though and would no doubts attract some decent players, but they'd need a very good summer window
I don’t think bringing in a lot of new players in is ever beneficial to be honest
Look at Villa this season. They’ve spent a lot of money and are failing. Fulham the season before, spent a lot of money and went down
I’d say it’s quite easy to list players and say whether or not they’d be good enough for the Prem but in reality, no one really knows how they’ll cope. Take Lundstram for Sheffield United. Barely played a minute in their Championship XI last season. This year, he’s one of the first names on the team sheet
Personally doubt Leeds would make too many signings if they did go up and Bielsa stayed. Guess we’ll see in the summer if they do sadly go up
Good points. The team as a whole can carry a season- they’d need a striker though.
I’d be surprised if Bielsa didn’t see out next season in the premier league (unless he got the boot) although I could also see him walking in a years time.
yes fair points Urrzzz, though would respectfully disagree on the amount of signings they'd make.
The main issue I see is lack of depth - and that two of their best 3 players imo are on loan to them. Bamford as their only striker would surely not be sustainable. A quick scan of their appearance stats suggests they rely pretty much on the same 13 players (not surprising in itself).
If they then decide 3/4 of their players aren't of Prem standard, which you'd think they probably would then they are basically looking at 10 new signings coming in.
There isnt a recipe for staying up certainly - Fulham certainly screwed it up by ripping apart a good side, and Villa to an extent. Norwich - who I think were better than Leeds of this year - made very few signings and are bottom of the table.
Sheff Utd and Brighton managed to thrive with making only a couple of good additions