Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa revealed his line-up a full 48 hours before his side’s table-topping clash with Norwich City and not for the first time the Whites fell to a defeat, a result that led to them relinquishing top spot in the Championship.
Despite his legendary analysis of every Leeds opponent, his practice of regularly revealing his starting XI well in an advance of a fixture divides opinion.
So should Bielsa stop revealing his starting XI early after another defeat?
“I don’t really think it makes much of a difference to be honest.
“If it was the first few games of the season, then yes, he should stop doing it, but when everyone is fit and available, everybody knows what Leeds’ starting line-up will be.
“It’s a very brave move nonetheless.”
“It surely has an impact.
“It’s just giving the opposition the chance to plan ahead of the game and pick out certain aspects that they can look to exploit in the Leeds XI.
“If I was Bielsa, I wouldn’t be doing this every week now, it needs to stop.”
“He should never have started!
“I don’t get why he does it, it’s like playing poker with your hand visible to everyone.
“All that preparation and planning just to show your hand early is ridiculous.”