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Opinion: Another reason why Bielsa and Leeds have suffered due to COVID-19

Leeds United are becoming famed for finding ways of failing to get promoted to the Premier League, but have they stumbled across another that nobody could have foreseen?

Much of the future of football remains in the dark as the globe continues the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing which was surely not up for debate was that the Whites were seemingly cruising back to the top flight when the sport grounded to a halt.

Marcelo Bielsa had guided his Leeds side to five successive wins, to put a monster wobble around the turn of the year behind them, and they were going into huge matches against Cardiff and Fulham in fantastic form.

It looked only a matter of time before a Premier League return for the Whites was confirmed, but has fate gone against them once again?

Although the vibes are that clubs will attempt to complete the current campaign in full, it is still not certain that will happen, and if it doesn’t what will that mean for Leeds?

Will they be granted promotion by default or consigned to another term in the Championship?

Even if football resumes as normal, after weeks of dwelling on their position, do the Whites have it in them to complete the job from a standing start?

Make no mistake about it, Leeds are the best team in the Championship this season, but with a return to the Premier League so coveted, it is unlikely to be secured without a fair bit of drama along the way.

It promises to be a tense few months on and off the field for Whites fans.

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