Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez was a late withdrawal from the 4-3 victory against Fulham at Elland Road on Saturday.

Marcelo Bielsa had named the Spaniard in his side, but he was left out after feeling a groin strain in the warm-up to the clash.

The Whites could be without Hernandez once again on Sunday, with Phil Hay reporting that it is expected to keep him out against Sheffield United.

Rodrigo came into the side in the Fulham game, but he was dragged off at half-time with Bielsa claiming he was tired after 90 minutes against Hull City.

The club-record signing could get a second opportunity in the Yorkshire derby on Sunday, and he will have a week’s rest behind him to impress.

The 29-year-old struggled in the playmaker role, and only completed 66.7% of his passes according to WhoScored.

As well as that, he completed zero key passes and the creative spark fell entirely at the feet of Mateusz Klich – who relished that role.

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Who else could feature in that role?

Tyler Roberts has come off the bench in both Premier League games so far this season and looked lively against Fulham this weekend.

The Welsh international is much-more suited to the playmaker role after being dropped deeper by Bielsa ever since he arrived at Elland Road.

Sheffield United pose a different attacking threat to many other sides in the Premier League, and whoever is in that playmaker role may need to track their outside central defenders.

Defensively, Rodrigo proved that he was lacking in that area against Fulham and often lost Harrison Reed in the first-half.

That stopped in the second-half, with Roberts more disciplined when man-marking the Fulham midfielder – something which could make him the better option on Sunday.

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