Marcelo Bielsa made a big change to his Leeds United team tonight, starting Diego Llorente for just the second time in his Elland Road career.
Llorente only managed 10 minutes last time he started, breaking down in the game against Newcastle.
He’s already smashed that, making it to half-time without any problems.
That’s a big relief for Leeds fans.
What’s not a relief is the pitch, which was causing players to slip again, and a poor first half from Tyler Roberts.
He was guilty of squandering a great chance when Raphinha set him up brilliantly, only for Roberts to balloon the ball over the bar.
In a game of very few chances, we need our attackers to take gilt-edged chances like this. At the very least, Roberts had to hit the target.
Roberts is on trial with a lot of fans and there are plenty among our fanbase who don’t think he’s up to the job.
His detractors were out in force tonight with one saying he is “League 1 at best” and another calling for him to be sold in the summer.
That’s harsh but we definitely need to see more composure from the young attacker. If anyone needs a goal it’s Roberts and he’s not going to get many easier chances to give the goalkeeper a test.
Here are the best reactions to Tyler Roberts’ first half tonight…
How 💩 is Tyler Roberts tho.#lufc
— Jordan Gray (@jordangray21) February 23, 2021
— keith finn (@ikeitho1888) February 23, 2021
Roberts lad. Wasted #lufc
— Lowfields Road 🏆 (@road_lowfields) February 23, 2021
Disgrace Roberts. #lufc
— Olivier Pujol (@DBauer191) February 23, 2021
I think he's a very competent player but Roberts belongs nowhere near this first XI #LUFC
— Saahil D (@BhagArjunBhag) February 23, 2021
Roberts just isn’t good enough. #Lufc
— Scott (@scott_lion) February 23, 2021
Tyler Roberts useless as always #lufc
— Barnzy (@Barnzy_R99) February 23, 2021
Roberts wants selling championship player and only just a championship player at that.
— Andrew rosindale (@AndyGamingMad) February 23, 2021
— lufcgods (@lufcgods) February 23, 2021
Roberts. Wtf! If he leaned back any further he'd be laying down!
— Max Educa (@educa_max) February 23, 2021
— 🏴Mcfisst🏴 (@macfisst) February 23, 2021
Tyler Roberts is a league one player at best. #lufc
— Joe Palmer (@Joe_Palmer26) February 23, 2021
Roberts is no where near good enough for this team #lufc
— Mateusz (@mcbailey99) February 23, 2021
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