Thomas Tuchel shocked at what Leeds are doing better under Marsch


Thomas Tuchel has stated it’s ‘quite remarkable’ that Leeds have ‘stepped up’ in their physical input since Jesse Marsch replaced Marcelo Bielsa, as he told his Chelsea press conference.

The Chelsea boss added that Leeds ‘look different’ under Marsch and this ‘fast’ Leeds team are ‘talented’.

Leeds are currently sitting in the Premier League’s relegation zone on goal difference, with managerless Burnley sitting one place above them.

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The Clarets aren’t in action until the weekend, so tonight’s game is an ample chance, even with a point, for the Whites to transfer some of that pressure back onto their relegation rivals.

Either way, Tuchel was waxing-lyrical about the Yorkshire side ahead of the game, despite their troubles on the pitch this season.

“It looks different,” said Tuchel on facing Leeds under Marsch compared to Bielsa.

“They even stepped up in their physical input, which is quite remarkable because we thought they already play on their top-level, physical-wise under Marcelo Bielsa.

“But they even stepped up, in terms of high-intensity runs and attacking. This is what we expect.

“They play a slightly different formation. Not sure what they play (against us). Against Man City, they played a back five, but only once and they played a very good match. And the result doesn’t tell you the story.

“Usually, they play a 4-2-3-1. They look very committed. In general, it’s a fast team. A hard-working team. And a pretty talented team individually.”

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One of the biggest issues facing Leeds is their inability to keep the ball out of the back of the net.

There is a big chance that their goal difference – which is miles worse than Everton and Burnley’s – might come back to bite them.

It doesn’t help matters when they are gifting goals to the opposition, as they did against Arsenal at the weekend.

But if Leeds are to stay up, then they need to secure those clean sheets, more than anything, which might just be enough to keep them in England’s top-flight.

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