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Morning Leeds-in for 7 January: Are goals from set pieces Leeds United’s Achilles Heel?

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Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United - FA Cup Third Round Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Is this becoming a problem? Because it feels like it’s becoming a problem.

Leeds are vulnerable to giving up goals from set pieces, as there isn’t a lot of height or heading ability beyond Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper. Of course, bringing in another central defender would be one solution to the problem, but that doesn’t seem like Marcelo Bielsa’s solution.

So will this be Leeds’ Achilles Heel this season? Set piece goals?

Honestly, it’s a reason to be nervous, but we kind of need to trust Bielsa on this. He’s forgotten more about football than most of us will ever know, and who knows? Maybe he’s going to bring in a winger who is amazing in the air and Bailey Peacock-Farrell will start coming out for the ball at corners. You never know.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Recap of the loss to Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup. [Through It All Together]

Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Sheffield United lost to Non-League Barnet in the FA Cup. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

AC Milan’s Franck Kessie might be lost because of FFP with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur looking to pick him up. [AC Milan Offside]

The “Higuain to Chelsea” rumors won’t go away. [AC Milan Offside]

Napoli are the latest Serie A team to be interested in Mexico’s Hirving Lozano. [FMF State of Mind]

A recap of how Fiorentina’s women’s team did in the month of December. [Viola Nation]

Monterrey started out Liga MX’s Clausura 2019 with a bang, beating Pachuca 5-0. [FMF State of Mind]

Real Madrid lost 2-0 AT HOME to relegation-threatened Real Sociedad. [Managing Madrid]