It’s no surprise to see that after an eagerly anticipated return to the Premier League, Leeds are the favourites to finish the highest out of the new boys next season.
Marcelo Bielsa has changed the way Leeds United work and he has been the main reason this gargantuan club has worked its way back amongst the elite of the English game. After just narrowly missing out on promotion in his first season at Elland Road, the Argentine guided Leeds to a Championship title last year, with his attractive 'Bielsa ball' being played by top talents like Kalvin Phillips, Luke Ayling and Pablo Hernandez - such players who won't look out of place in the Premier League.
There is also talk of who Leeds and Bielsa could attract this summer, with plenty of high-profile names being linked with a move to the Championship winners. Football household names like Leon Bailey, Michy Batshuayi and Sergio Romero are reported as possible targets as the Whites look to strengthen their already impressive side and establish themselves as a Premier League outfit for years to come.
It’ll be interesting to see where Bielsa takes Leeds to in the Premier League, whether it be just surviving relegation or maybe following in Sheffield United’s footsteps and staking a place in the battle for European football. However, he is the man to move them forward and if the club can use their stature to attract the elite names, Leeds are surely here to stay.
For Leeds to finish as the highest newly promoted side, odds are at a low 4/9 - click here to claim this bet!