Leeds: Marsch has 'couple of problems' to solve at Elland Road

Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch looking bemused

Leeds United have undergone a big improvement from where they were last season but still have flaws to ‘iron out’ at Elland Road, according to journalist Dean Jones.

Jesse Marsch oversaw a hectic first summer transfer window in charge as the American looks to guide the Whites clear of relegation trouble this season.

How have Leeds performed this season?

After losing both Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha to Manchester City and Barcelona respectively, there were likely a few very pessimistic fans of Leeds United.

The duo were hugely influential and, while they may have received big fees for both, replacing them was likely going to be an enormous task in one transfer window.

But they did their best, splashing just shy of £100 million on eight new recruits, including Brenden Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra, Tyler Adams and Marc Roca.

The term could not have got off to a better start, with Leeds coming from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers on the opening day.

They followed that win with a draw at Southampton before beating Chelsea 3-0 in a famous day for the West Yorkshire giants.

Their form has faltered slightly since, however, drawing to relegation-threatened Everton and losing to Brighton and Brentford.

The latter took the form of a heavy 5-2 defeat in west London, with a number of individual errors on display from Marsch’s side, leaving them in ninth.

Marcelo Bielsa’s successor was also shown a red card in the defeat, adding more problems to the list.

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What has Jones said on Leeds?

Jones says that there has been a marked improvement from Leeds compared to the performances that almost saw them relegated last season.

But the journalist warns that there are still a number of flaws in the side that still need to be corrected moving forward.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “I think they are definitely much improved from where they were last season. But there are still a couple of flaws in the team that need to be ironed out.”

Do supporters need to worry?

It is too early to be pushing the panic button at Elland Road.

If you had offered most fans, and even Marsch, seven points from their first six games, they would have likely been satisfied with the return.

The manager needs to ensure that individual errors do not continue to cost them moving forward, however. They face Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa at home within the next month and supporters will want to see six points picked up.

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