Loads of Leeds fans have been discussing their defensive options for the clash against Middlesbrough, and plenty are calling for the in-form Gaetano Berardi to lose his place.
While the clichés will tell you not to change a winning side, particularly a winning defence, and to never drop a form player, Leeds fans are worried about Boro’s threat from set pieces.
Tony Pulis’s side are one of the tallest teams in the Championship, and they scored the most set piece goals of any team in the league last season.
They showed this prowess once again last week, leaving it late to pop up with a set piece goal to beat West Brom.
Berardi has been in fantastic form playing out of position as a centre back, but the return to fitness of Liam Cooper has got fans calling for a change.
Pontus Jansson and Cooper are both much better in the air than the Swiss international, and that could prove vital against Boro’s aerial threat.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I think we need both their heights tonight, as brilliant as Berardi has been, he drops out for me
— Alex Cass (@alexcasss) August 31, 2018
I think he may drop Berardi on height grounds – Boro must have the biggest side in the Championship.
— WJ (@jessop_william) August 31, 2018
Janson will def start his performance at Norwich was outstanding tbh I’d put Cooper in for Berardi to counter the threat they pose in air but think it will be same team as at Norwich tbh
— Kenneth Roy Brown (@kennybrown1964) August 31, 2018
Against WBA the Boro threat was predominantly set plays so there’s a case for Pontus & Cooper despite it being harsh on Berardi.
— Gary Darren (@ravadarren) August 31, 2018
We wobbled when Crouchy came on for Stoke. Coops gets the nod for me. Horses for courses.
— Gary Peck (@GaryPeck66) August 31, 2018
Big call @PhilHayYEP if all three are for I can see Coops and Pontus lining up at the start, Bielsa don’t do sentiment!
— Paul Medforth (@MedforthPaul) August 31, 2018
Big physical team boro surely you need Cooper and jansson in if they are both fit
— Robert James (@Robertkas86) August 31, 2018