Leeds United fans on Twitter have been praising the midfield pivot of Kalvin Phillips and Adam Forshaw after their showing against Aston Villa. The pairing added some much-needed grit in the centre of the park.
Phillips was initially dropped for Forshaw in the Brentford game last Monday but the Argentine opted to use the duo together for Sunday’s game at Elland Road.
Leeds looked impenetrable in the midfield and the pairing did an exceptional job of keeping tabs on Jack Grealish, limiting the amount of time he got on the ball all afternoon.
The performance at the weekend seems to have united the fanbase in the view that the duo had added something to the side that had previously been missing.
With the playoffs coming up supporters believe that Marcelo Bielsa has found the perfect lineup at just the right time as his team face the three most important games of the season next month.
Here’s what Leeds fans have been saying on Twitter…
This might not be a popular opinion but I thought having both Phillips and Forshaw in the starting XI gave us more backbone than has been on display recently. We looked hard to breakdown.#lufc
— Paul Jones (@pjonesy1976) April 29, 2019
Hard to disagree with that!
— steve archer (@sarcher59425351) April 30, 2019
Agree, worked well…
— Graham Marchant (@gmarchy14) April 30, 2019
Spot on, need to play in the away playoff game.
— Mr MarchingonTogether (@Mark04652843) April 29, 2019
100% we ran the midfield with them 2 in it..
— Mattyleeds (@Mattyleeds1) April 30, 2019
@LeedsUnited_MAD completely agree. As long as Phillips plays CDM, because Forshaw can’t!
— JTB (@JTB1990LUFC) April 30, 2019
I’ve said it for months, we have only a select number of players that can mix it up and Forshaw is one of those. In midfield with Klich, Forshaw is different class.
— Darren John Young ?? (@DarrenJohnYoung) April 29, 2019
Totally agree….been saying for weeks we should play both
— Aaron Taylor (@AzzaLufc) April 29, 2019
Agreed. Solid ?
— Terry Gibson (@TerryTezgibson) April 29, 2019