Leeds may have come away from their clash against Birmingham with all three points but there were still some concerning elements to their play.
Despite registering 58% of the possession, they only won 1-0 courtesy of Kalvin Phillips.
As the club celebrated its centenary, it was rather appropriate that a player who’s risen through the ranks from the academy to the first team was the man to score. That didn’t stop negativity creeping into the fanbase, however.
That was particularly the case with winger Helder Costa who again was rather unconvincing. Since coming into the starting XI four games ago he’s yet to be involved in a goal.
Concerns appear to be growing over the 25-year-old as one supporter said he looked lost.
A further individual took to Twitter to compare him to Jimmy Kebe, a player who scored just once in nine games when on loan at Elland Road in 2014.
Another fan said he’d done absolutely nothing all season.
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Costa has scored a solitary goal and assisted three strikes in all competitions this term but only one of those contributions have come in the league.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
— Mamajama (@Mamajam77808551) October 19, 2019
Why has helder Costa failed to turn up so far for Leeds better not be another Jimmy Kebe
— Tom Jackson (@tometry) October 19, 2019
I just don’t get the massive fuss over Costa,I just don’t get it,everyone clamouring for him to start,I just dont get it…and definitely not at £15 million.#LUFC
— 3-3-1-3 (@Ken_Bates_PA) October 19, 2019
Big win. Needed that. Thoroughly deserved despite nervy ending. Have to be more creative/clinical – a second goal kills it.
Saw the difference between Bamford/Nketiah. Bamford far more involved in the play. When Nketiah does get it, looks more dangerous. Costa poor again. #lufc
— Mighty Whites Pod (@mightywhitespod) October 19, 2019
@WYSdaily An interesting game. It’s 3 points, but lack of goals still a massive of concern. Is Nketiah better than Bamford in this system; he seemed quiet. Costa’s current form a massive disappointment. It just doesn’t seem to be clicking. It’s 3 points though #lufc
— Tom (@murgs78) October 19, 2019
Costa was much worse – very poor.
— Tyler75 (@hughesr64) October 19, 2019
Klich is awful mate. Negative, doesn’t create anything going forward and is involved in nothing. Harrison, great touch and pace, but yet again poor in attack. Costa looks lost
— Only Fools and Orta (@WAFLL_92) October 19, 2019