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Leeds United fans react as Bielsa comments on Kiko Casilla

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Leeds United have suffered a massive blow today after Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that Kalvin Phillips will not take part in the remaining three matches.

While the Argentine has hinted that Ben White is likely to fill the role, he has remained tight-lipped about the goalkeeping situation.

Illan Meslier has been simply outstanding in the absence of Kiko Casilla who was suspended for eight matches following an alleged racist comment directed at Charlton Athletic forward Jonathan Leko.

However, Casilla has served his suspension, and he is back in contention for selection.

Bielsa usually does not like to make unnecessary changes to the side but he didn’t give any hint whether Meslier will keep the gloves against Barnsley in the midweek.

“I didn’t define the team yet so I prefer the players to know first and after I can make a statement,” said the Whites head coach.

Many Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to express their reaction to Bielsa’s comment. Some of the fans feel that the Argentine would be making a huge mistake if he starts with the Spaniard.

Casilla was Leeds United’s first-choice goalkeeper for the vast majority of the 2019/20 campaign. He kept 15 clean sheets in 35 league games.

The Whites have kept five clean sheets in Casilla’s absence and conceded just four goals. Leeds are looking to sign Meslier permanently at the end of the season.

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