Leeds United fans have been left furious with Marcelo Bielsa after his decision to bring on Helder Costa in the 2-1 defeat against West Ham.

The Portuguese winger came off the bench at half-time along with Jamie Shackleton to replace Jack Harrison at Elland Road.

Costa gave away the foul that led to the Irons winner, with Angelo Ogbonna thumping home a header from a free-kick in our final third.

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The former Wolves man has gone crashing down the pecking order recently, and it was easy to see why based on this cameo.

Costa completed only 36% of his 36 total actions in the defeat and caused the likes of Aaron Cresswell zero problems after coming on.

As well as that, the winger was accurate with zero of his crosses and lost the ball 10 times in just 50 minutes – nowhere near good enough.

Ian Poveda has been ahead of Costa in the pecking order, and he will have been left scratching his head after not getting on against the Hammers.

With Pablo Hernandez back fit and on the bench too, Leeds were crying out for the creativity of the Spaniard, something which makes this decision even more confusing.

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Many Leeds United fans have had enough of Costa already this season, and some have claimed that he is a “waste of space” at Elland Road.

Although it is harsh to come to that judgement, the majority saying that he is struggling is a clear reflection of how difficult he is finding Premier League football right now.

MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below…

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