Loads of Leeds fans have been giving their verdict on an important decision for Marcelo Bielsa, as reports claim the boss could bench Kalvin Phillips on Wednesday.
After becoming somewhat of a scapegoat under Paul Heckingbottom, Phillips has blossomed into one of Bielsa’s most trustworthy and versatile players.
“The Yorkshire Pirlo”, as he has been anointed by the Elland Road faithful, equalised in the 101st minute to earn his side a point at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.
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Despite this, The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Bielsa could be forced to choose between Phillips and Adam Forshaw when Swansea visit Elland Road on Wednesday evening.
Phil Hay, who covers Leeds for the Post, has gone one further, stating that Bielsa said Forshaw would have started at Boro if he was fit.
Bielsa bascially said on Thursday it would be Forshaw unless he wasn’t fit, in which case it would be Phillips. Likewise Klich and Shackleton, and Hernandez and Clarke.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 11, 2019
Forshaw had taken over from Phillips during the youngster’s red card suspension, but fans haven’t been too impressed by the ex-Boro man, especially after his nightmare display against Norwich.
With Bielsa seemingly leaning towards Forshaw, it’s pretty clear who fans want to start, and you can see the best Twitter reactions down below…
If Bielsa wants us to take the shine off our appreciation of him he just has to pick Forshaw over Phillips. The former is no way nearer the latter in quality or product that matters. #lufc
— Michael Green (@Michael_Green__) February 11, 2019
No brainer! Phillips all day long
— James Pearson (@JamesPearson25) February 11, 2019
does forshaw know bielsa has killed someone or something?
— George (@GeorgeWIufc) February 11, 2019
Always Phillips. I’m amazed this is even a serious question, to be honest.
— Phil Harrison (@MrPMHarrison) February 11, 2019
Phillips all day long, Forshaw has been caught in possession far too often recently
— Al Barrie (@White_Rose_Al) February 11, 2019
Dear god, must play phillips surely
— Bielsabub ?? (@scotttownend2) February 11, 2019
@SamNewsome99 will be fuming if forshaw starts over phillips
— Charles Foster (@Charles_Foster5) February 11, 2019
Phillips won us the game at boro. Forshaw couldn’t hit a barn door. No brainer
— Mip (@mipsical) February 11, 2019
It shouldn’t be a decision, for this position if Phillips is fit and available then Phillips plays IMO #lufc
— LUFC Nigel ?? (@Hirtschy) February 11, 2019