Competition have youth contributors that Tottenham do not

Tottenham Hotspur's Welsh midfielder Gareth Bale celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammates during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on May 2, 2021. - - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by SHAUN BOTTERILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur's Welsh midfielder Gareth Bale celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammates during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on May 2, 2021. - - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by SHAUN BOTTERILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Leeds United's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds United’s Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa gestures from the sidelines during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on May 8, 2021. . (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Leeds likes youth too

This season Marcelo Bielsa has managed to give a full dozen players 21 or younger minutes in the league. Those minutes range greatly of course, with Robbie Gotts only earning 12 minutes and Illan Meslier – both 21-years-old – playing more than 3,000. As Tottenham learned Sunday the young keeper continues to grow.

21 must be a magic number Bielsa, as he has given a lot of them minutes. Pascal Struijk is 21 and has played more than 2000 minutes at center-back and Ian Poveda – also 21, has 480 minutes. Add in Jamie Shackleton – 21- who has over 600 minutes and that is some serious experience for some very young players.

The rest of the minutes are low but with four of the 12 players having at least 480 minutes, Bielsa is getting contributions from the kids.