Liam Cooper, captain of Leeds, had no choice but to change completely in the middle of the game against Chelsea. A breach had stained his kit with blood, so the Scotsman was forced to stay in his underpants while the staff looked for clean clothes for him.
That’s how impulsive the central player is, that even before the initial whistle he had faced a cameraman. More than one fan at Elland Road will find parallels between his captain’s scene and the club’s situation. The rivals easily undress Leeds, who have not been able to straighten the course with Jesse Marsch and, with two days to go, it is still in relegation positions. And what is worse: his players, at times, seem to have no blood.