Leeds United are just within touching distance of securing promotion to the Premier League following their 1-0 win against Swansea City on Sunday.
The Whites need just four points from their three remaining fixtures to clinch automatic promotion. They are up against Yorkshire rivals Barnsley in their next game.
The confidence is sky-high in the team having picked up three wins in a row. However, Leeds must not get carried away, and focus on finishing the job instead.
Ahead of the next game, a section of Leeds fans are concerned about whether Marcelo Bielsa would bring Kiko Casilla back into the side in place of Illan Meslier.
The Leeds United goalkeeper faced a six-game ban over an alleged racist comment directed at Charlton Athletic forward Jonathan Leko. He has served his ban, and now he is free to play again.
The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist, Graham Smyth, has said on Twitter that it ‘would be very weird to see’ Bielsa dropping Meslier who has done a fantastic job in place of Casilla.
In fact, he has done well to become the first-choice goalkeeper at the club, and Leeds are planning to sign him on a permanent deal.
Many Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to share their reaction. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Hope he never wears a Leeds shirt again.
— Matty 🎮 (@mattyleeds18) July 12, 2020
Forget that guy.
Meslier is the number one 🧤
— Kagey (@Kagey_) July 12, 2020
He shouldn’t start again, he should be on the Bench. He deserves credit for what he has contributed to this side. No actual evidence he was racist. Innocent until proven guilty
— Owen Walton (@OwenWalton9) July 12, 2020
Casilla has surely played his last game for Leeds. The club need to set an example and show the footballing world that racism is unacceptable at Leeds United.
— David (@David39317197) July 12, 2020
Concern – why would we want him back? With all this BLM stuff going on especially, be a bad take, not to mention Meslier is in brilliant form. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
— Ash (@ashlaurenn_) July 12, 2020
Casilla has to go in the summer. Particularly in the current climate. Seems like he pretended he didn’t know the word when it seems extremely likely he knew what he was saying. If that’s true then we should sell him
— Pete (@balmy85) July 12, 2020
Yep. Meslier is our #1 now
— Rod Christopher (@rodchristopher9) July 13, 2020
Not a chance on this earth he will drop meslier & why should he, hes not put a foot wrong the kid.
— Tony LUFC (@Tonylufc28) July 12, 2020
The boy done too good to be dropped now … remember that sinking feeling you used to get with crosses … not anymore.
— Nik Coultas (@nikcoultas) July 12, 2020
It seems highly unlikely that Bielsa will drop Meslier. Also, there is a feeling that Casilla may have played his last game for the club as well.