Leeds United fans on Twitter are concerned that Marcelo Bielsa will take Kalvin Phillips out of midfield to facilitate the return of Adam Forshaw in Wednesday's visit of Swansea City.
Forshaw missed Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough with injury and Phillips was given a rare chance to play in his favoured defensive midfield role.
And the 23-year-old was the difference in the end, scoring an equaliser in the 11th minute of additional time to rescue an important point for Leeds.
Bielsa said in his pre-match press conference last Thursday that Forshaw would play ahead of Phillips in that role if he was fit [The Yorkshire Evening Post] and it remains to be seen if he is available for selection on Wednesday.
According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, the 63-year-old coach could potentially bring him back into defensive midfield this week if the Liverpudlian is fit, but many fans of the Elland Road club are totally against it.
Can't believe this is even a question unless it's which scores the most in scrabble. #kp— Just Music Yorkshire (@jmyorks) February 11, 2019
Dear god, must play phillips surely— Bielsabub (@scotttownend2) February 11, 2019
Always Phillips. I'm amazed this is even a serious question, to be honest.— Phil Harrison (@MrPMHarrison) February 11, 2019
What a joke— Matt (@Matt69723367) February 11, 2019
No he doesn’t have to choose there’s no choosing involved it’s Kalvin all day every day— Daz Brown (@DBrown_88) February 11, 2019
I'd pick kalvin Phillip's with one leg over forshaw— jonny shelley (@johntaylor2454) February 11, 2019
I'm a big forshaw fan, but we are just not the same team without KP— Rich1664 (@Rich16641) February 11, 2019
Sackable offence— Rainy (@JtotheRain) February 11, 2019
This is a dilemma?? KP 100000x better— pinned (@Backagain28) February 11, 2019
C’mon Phil you can’t seriously believe that it’s a choice between Kalvin and Adam for the DM role!?— Graham Bloor (@graham_bloor) February 11, 2019
Sometimes Bielsa can be a bit too cute for his own good, but surely keeping Phillips in midfield is the smart move.
Forshaw is a top player, but he is also an inconsistent one and the truth is that the Leeds boss might not be sending a great message if he brings him back straight away and plays him ahead of the man who saved United recently.
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