Leeds United attacker Tyler Roberts set to start v Brentford
Leeds United are likely to start Tyler Roberts for only the second time in the Premier League this season for their game against Brentford on Sunday.
Phil Hay, in his Athletic Q&A claimed that the 22-year-old will be the likely option for Marcelo Bielsa.
According to a Leeds Live report as well, the 22-year-old did enough in his first league start of the season against Crystal Palace.
Patrick Bamford, an Elland Road crowd-pleaser, who was deemed fit and available by Marcelo Bielsa is not likely to start this game.
Hay wrote, “I feel like Roberts will probably start again with Bamford on the bench. As for 10, it is very hard to know what the best solution is there.
“Like you say, it’s a long time since Klich had a top performance and Rodrigo is very up and down. I keep thinking about Dallas in top form at CM back season and I feel that if Leeds could get him into that groove again, it might be the best fit.”
Roberts played the entire 90 minutes against Palace in midweek and while the report claims that he did his job well enough, we would argue to the contrary.
Having seen how Bamford leads the line with aplomb, one would’ve expected the much-maligned and rarely-seen Roberts to stake his claim with a performance that merits another start, and he did not do that.
Not only did he pick up a yellow card, but also failed to get into decent goal-scoring opportunities and threaten the Palace defence.
While Bamford may not be a hundred per cent to start, we would not go with Roberts.
Having Rodrigo lead the line could prove to be the wiser option and it remains to be seen what Bielsa goes for.
He’s known for pulling a few tricks up his sleeve so hopefully, he does something that stumps Thomas Frank and secures the three points for the Whites.
Either way, this is not a game in which the Whites can afford to drop points so it’s essential that they start the game strongly and assert their dominance from minute one.
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