By David Woods

7th Dec, 2019 | 1:12pm

'Doesn't have a clue' – Some Leeds fans alarmed by one player after first 45 v Huddersfield

Leeds United had two big changes enforced on them before the game against Huddersfield, with Kalvin Phillips suspended and Liam Cooper injured.

Ben White replaced Phillips in midfield and it meant Luke Ayling and Gaetano Berardi playing as centre-backs, with Gjanni Alioski and Stuart Dallas as full-backs.

The changes had an effect and Leeds looked flustered at the back. Ben White was caught in possession early on, was often found sinking back into the centre-back spot and seemed a little confused at times.

For a player who’s been so composed all season, it’s obvious the switch into midfield was having a negative effect on him – and fans were alarmed at what they were seeing.

‘Doesn’t have a clue’ was one fan’s response and that’s the very first time you’ll have heard that sort of criticism aimed at White this season. He’s been absolutely brilliant at centre-back.

Kiko Casilla made a fine save to keep out Steve Mounie but made one of his trademark blunders when he came for the ball and got nowhere near it just before half-time. Leeds got away with it but only just.

Mateusz Klich had been unlucky not to score from a cleverly worked corner earlier – his shot scuffed off the outside of the post – but this wasn’t the dominant sort of performance that Leeds have been putting in recently. Possession was 50/50 according to Sky and that’s not normal for Leeds.

Many Leeds fans noticed what was going on at the back and shared their concerns on Twitter.

One fan is looking for Marcelo Bielsa to make a change at half-time, saying, “This is the first time we’ve seen limitations in Ben White’s capabilities… I hope Bielsa puts him back at CB at half time.”

https://twitter.com/garyybradshaw/status/1203296013366317056

There are changes that Bielsa can make with Dallas versatile and able to play in almost any position on the pitch.

It will be interesting to see if he sticks or twists at half-time.

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