Marcelo Bielsa introduced Liam Cooper for Helder Costa in the 76th minute of Leeds United’s Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.
The substitution saw the Whites switch to a back three with their fit-again skipper slotting in alongside Ben White and Luke Ayling in defence.
However, the Yorkshire side could not find a late goal on the afternoon as they shared the points for a second successive match having drawn at Preston North End on Tuesday.
The club’s fans are already frustrated that their manager is not making more changes to his starting XI on a week-to-week basis.
And a number of the supporters were unhappy with the late alteration against Wednesday as Cooper replaced Costa.
Costa has actually been slammed by the fans for his form in recent weeks, but not too many could understand why a centre-back was introduced when their team were looking for a late goal at Hillsborough.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) October 26, 2019
— ⚽️ Kevin Power ⚽️ (@kevinpower93) October 26, 2019
@txm_333 bielsa has officially lost it
— Alexander Marsh (@Alexander1Marsh) October 26, 2019
Utterly bizarre substitution lost the plot
— andrew rawnsley (@razzerrawns) October 26, 2019
What the hell. Why are we taking off a midfielder for a defending. We look so out of ideas
— Lee Knight (@leeknight180) October 26, 2019
I was unaware that we had taken the lead.
— raypettersen (@raypettersen) October 26, 2019
Is this a wind up?
— The Trainee RQT (@TrainingToTeach) October 26, 2019
Lost the plot
— Callum macdonald (@Cal_lufc) October 26, 2019