View: Roberts failed to repay Bielsa's trust with awful performance for Leeds v Wolves
Tyler Roberts had a torrid evening on Friday as he proved to be utterly ineffective against Wolves as Leeds United succumbed to a 1-0 loss.
Illan Meslier’s unfortunate own goal handed Wolves a much need victory and condemned Leeds to a second successive loss.
Roberts was handed his third league start of the season after impressing off the bench during last week’s 4-2 loss to Arsenal.
The 22-year-old picked up an assist at The Emirates and Marcelo Bielsa will have been hoping the attacker could have a similar impact at Molineux.
El Loco was let down in this regard as Roberts failed to create anything or even contribute to any aspect of the loss.
Roberts started as a second striker just behind Patrick Bamford but he was unable to provide for his forward partner.
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According to Wyscout, just 40% of Roberts’ passes to the final third were successful which simply isn’t good enough for a player who needs to feed another attacker.
Roberts should have been giving Bamford plenty of chances to break forward and either create or have a shot at goal but in this task, he completely failed.
His general game was very poor for an attacker as he completed none of his attempted dribbles against Wolves.
This was a poor Wolves side as well and Roberts failed to take on and beat his man all evening.
The attacker completely failed in other attacking areas too as he didn’t complete a successful cross and failed to get any of his shots on target, as per Wyscout.
The only area in which Roberts was successful was in his aerial duels in which he won all four that he challenged for.
This is an odd thing to excel in as an attacker but fair play to him, at least his evening wasn’t a complete failure.
Overall, only 56% of Roberts’ total attempted actions against Wolves were successful which simply isn’t good enough.
Roberts’ performance against Wolves will have seriously harmed his first-team prospects and we don’t expect Bielsa to stick with him next week.
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