Tony Pulis surprised Eddie Nketiah didn't start for Leeds against WBA

Leeds United's Eddie Nketiah during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on September 21, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah is yet to start a Championship game for Leeds United this season.

Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United arrives prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on September 21, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Tony Pulis had admitted that he was 'a little bit' surprised that Eddie Nketiah didn't start for Leeds United as they recorded a much-needed 1-0 win over West Brom on Tuesday night. 

Just like he has done since the start of the campaign, Bielsa started with Patrick Bamford as his main man up top, with Arsenal loanee Nketiah yet to be named in the starting XI for a Championship clash.

Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Bielsa's decision to start Bamford was justified because he put in a brilliant display for his team.

 

Speaking to Sky Sports Football (01/09/2019 at 7 pm), Pulis lauded the qualities of Nketiah but stated that Bamford is still a better footballer than him. 

On Nketiah not starting: "A little bit [surprised]," Pulis told Sky Sports. "He definitely is a goal scorer. He gets in between the goals. The kid is not as good as Patrick [Bamford] in respect of receiving it and playing other people in.

"But when the ball comes across the goal, that lad gets in between the goals and that's a sign of a good goalscorer."

Eddie Nketiah of England reacts during the UEFA European U21 2021 Championship Qualifier between England and Kosovo at KCOM Stadium on September 09, 2019 in Hull, England.

It is understandable as to why some would be calling for Nketiah to start because, in recent games, Leeds have not put their chances away. 

Therefore, there have been calls for Nketiah to start up front, or even for the Arsenal man to be selected alongside Bamford. But that is yet to happen.

Nonetheless, that win against West Brom was much-needed because it moved Bielsa's side to the top of the table and ended Albion's unbeaten run. 

West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic (left) exchanges words with Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and West Bromwich...

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