Leeds United will be hopeful of ending their torrid run in london on Monday night when they make the trip to West Ham United.
Last time out against the Irons, Leeds took an early lead through Mateusz Klich’s early retaken penalty, but let the visitors turn the game on its head thanks to set-piece frailties.
Tomas Soucek and Angelo Ogbonna rose highest to head home in either half to give Davud Moyes’ side a 2-1 win and highlight key flaws in Bielsa’s side.
Since then, both sides have grown into the season and while the Whites look as good as safe from relegation, West Ham are pushing for a Champions League place.
We’re nearing the back end of the Premier League season and both sides will be delighted with how they have got on so far.
West Ham will be confident of doing the double over Leeds while Marcelo Bielsa’s men have grown since their last encounter.
As the sides prepare for the game at the London Stadium, Mark Lawrenson has issued his prediction for the game, and claimed the hosts will win 2-0 over the Whites.
“Leeds are very up and down at the moment – they are a bit like Aston Villa in that they are hard to predict.” He wrote on BBC Sport.
“West Ham have been far more consistent, which is why they are in the race for the top four. Yes, they lost at Manchester City last weekend but that was still a very good performance.
“If Kalvin Phillips is back in the Leeds midfield then that improves their chances, but I’m backing the Hammers to maintain their impressive form.”
It’s an interesting comparison to make, but the play-styles between Leeds and Aston Villa are chalk and cheese.
Inconsistencies are an issue that Bielsa will be fully aware of, but it’s hard to match the individual quality of some sides in this league when we’re newly-promoted.
We can’t be confident of getting a win purely on the basis of our form in London, and the fact that West Ham are in the top four at the moment and deservedly so.
It would be a miracle to see Phillips back in the side but with Rodrigo scoring twice for the under-23s today, he could be in-line for the game on Monday.