Most of the Leeds United squad who won promotion last season have adjusted well to life in the Premier League – but Helder Costa has struggled a little.

Last week we beat Leicester City 3-1 with only one player starting who was not with us last season, Raphinha.

He is the man who has taken Costa’s place in the first-team this season, and that is not surprising given he has four goals and four assists already.

However, the Brazilian only got his chance due to a run of lacklustre performances from Costa.

He has failed to live up to his £16million price tag and did not make the most of his recent opportunity against Crawley – scoring a rating of just 6.3, per SofaScore.

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Due to his form many supporters have criticised the winger, suggesting Costa is one player Marcelo Bielsa has not got the best out of.

Some have called for Costa to be sold in the summer, and since he has offered little this season we support that view.

We could replace him with Dan James or Adama Traore, too, and both would be an upgrade on the Portugal international given their Premier League experience.

It has been a disappointing spell for the 27-year-old, who did not really live up to expectations last season, either, when he averaged a rating of 6.7 (WhoScored).

Here is some of the discussion taking place about the former Wolves man.

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