Well, I’d sure like to see Jack Clarke get a start, but hey, if Bielsa says he needs to be careful with his minutes, then, who I am to argue?
Bielsa very impressed with Jack Clarke today but says Leeds still need to manage his development. Says he's been very effective as a sub and doesn't want to ask too much of him. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 23, 2018
Clarke has been brilliant coming on as a second-half sub for over a month now. But maybe that’s what he needs right now, just coming in as a sub and carving up the other team. Bielsa has forgotten more about developing youth than I’ll ever know. Who am I to argue?
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Leeds potentially dodged a terrible owner. [Through It All Together]
Recap of the 3-2 victory over Aston Villa. [Through It All Together]
Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
West Ham United youngster Declan Rice could be in frame to be captain of the Republic of Ireland. [BBC.com]
Tottenham Hotspur ran riot over Everton, winning 6-2 at Goodison Park. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Recap of AC Milan’s bad loss to Fiorentina. [AC Milan Offside]
Chelsea are reportedly interested in Gonzalo Higuain, and are willing to send Alvaro Morata to Milan in part exchange. [AC Milan Offside]
Lazio’s Sergei Milinkkovic-Savic is reportedly on his way to Milan, but don’t hold your breath. [AC Milan Offside]
An AS Roma-themed holiday airing of grievances. [Chiesa di Totti]