Leeds United fans will get their first glimpse of both Rodrigo and Raphinha starting alongside one another on Friday night and it’s fair to say, a lot of supporters are excited.
After both joining the club in the summer, the pair are yet to both start together in the same match.
However, that now looks set to change on Friday night against West Ham, with Marcelo Bielsa already confirming his starting XI during his pre-match press conference.
While both players have impressed individually this season, supporters have not seen much of them together.
The two players both featured against Arsenal during the 0-0 draw at Elland Road, with Rodrigo coming off the bench with 20 minutes left to play.
Rodrigo’s place in the team has been a particular point of contention in recent weeks. After arriving for £26million from Valencia in the summer, game time has not been as consistent as many would have expected for the Spaniard.
With Stuart Dallas thriving in midfield of late, Rodrigo has struggled to win back his place in the Leeds side given Bielsa’s infamous resistance towards squad rotation, with his last start coming back in October away to Aston Villa.
The pair have scored two Premier League goals between them so far, but supporters will be hoping that they improve on that against David Moyes’ side on Friday.
It makes for an exciting prospect for Leeds supporters, with the Whites looking to get back on track after just one win in their last five Premier League outings.
Ahead of the game, some supporters have been sharing their thoughts on social media and here are a number of the best reactions.
Kinda excited for our team on Friday, whilst that back four is weak Ayling is more than capable at CB and arguably Dallas is better a RB. God I can’t wait to see Rodrigo x Raphinha😍 going forward we’re gonna look so strong! #lufc
— Luca (@LufcLuca_) December 9, 2020
— Leeds Everywhere 🌍 (@LeedsEverywhere) December 9, 2020
— Adam Anderson 💙💛 (@APA_89) December 10, 2020
He’s a good un!
— SY FPL (@SY_FPL) December 9, 2020
The Rodrigo x Raphinha combo is back🔥 pic.twitter.com/HtMTnZhYSa
— Kagey (@KageyPOV) December 9, 2020
— Benoît Godard (@78GFalconetti_) December 9, 2020
Rodrigo and Raphinha playing together could be dynamite #lufc
— Michael Harley (@mikey32132) December 9, 2020
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