3 First Team Leeds United Players Who Might Not Be Good Enough For The Premier League

Leeds United were going through a good run of form before the Coronavirus outbreak stopped the season. The Whites had built up good momentum as they went on the top of the table after five back to back wins. The dream of getting to the Premier League looks more realistic than ever.

However, the Whites will also need to ensure that they have the quality to stay in the Premier League. There is no doubt that they would need to add reinforcements to the squad if they get there. Here are three first-team players who we think might struggle at the Premier League level if the Whites make it there in the next season.

Patrick Bamford

The English striker is Leeds United’s top scorer in the Championship so far. The 26-year-old has 13 goals to his name in all competitions. However, it cannot be denied that a more clinical striker would have had more and maybe he would have been the top scorer in the league right now.

Bamford does a lot of things right as he is smart with his movement and link-up play. However, he lacks killer instinct in front of goal. Leeds United get away with their shoddy finishing at the Championship level as they create bucket loads of chances. However, in the Premier League, they will need to take their chances as they are unlikely to create waves of attacks. Hence, Bamford might not cut it in the Premier League even though he is a crucial player right now for the Whites.

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 11: Liam Cooper of Leeds United celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on February 11, 2020, in Brentford, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Liam Cooper

A slightly controversial name but the club captain could be found wanting in the English top flight. He has been prone to errors, and the Whites often end up conceding sloppy goals when they are put slightly under pressure defensively. In the Premier League, they will have to play some part of the game with their backs against the wall and Cooper might be found out defensively.

Kiko Casilla

Leeds United will need a solid spine at the back when they get to the Premier League, and it is fair to say that Casilla doesn’t instil too much confidence as a goalkeeper. The Spaniard has been behind some high profile errors, and he will be tested more extensively in the English top flight.

Bielsa has continued to trust him in goal, and it was only an eight-game ban which saw him miss the action at Elland Road. We believe that Leeds United should look for an upgrade over him if they get to the promised land.

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