Jesse Marsch must axe Rodrigo and play Patrick Bamford for Leeds United Premier League clash v Leicester City
Jesse Marsch may drop Rodrigo after his performance against Arsenal and start Patrick Bamford in the Leeds United v Leicester City clash.
The Whites travel to the King Power Stadium as they will desperately look to get a win and end this poor run of results despite not playing too badly.
Even against the Gunners, they took the game to the league leaders and were unlucky not to have come away with a point from that game.
Despite missing the penalty, Bamford did look like he was there to put pressure on the opposition defence and did not allow them to play out from the back with ease.
He was like a constant thorn in their side and Mikel Arteta would’ve been relieved not to have conceded a goal as the Whites were relentless with and without the ball.
Comparing the heat maps of the two players, one can see just how different a role they played and Leeds looked better with a focal point leading the line.
Rodrigo’s game is too roam around and get others involved in the game and he wasn’t at his potent best when asked to play as a central striker.
The fact that he was all over the pitch meant that the Arsenal defence weren’t nearly as pressurised as they were when Bamford was on the pitch.
The England international even registered two shots on target in the same amount of time Rodrigo failed to register one at goal – on or off target.
All his attempted shots were blocked and he was rightly subbed off by Marsch at the break.
We will be really surprised if the Spaniard starts over Bamford for the Foxes clash on Thursday night.
In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has delivered Jesse Marsch’s “sack” verdict after what he heard this month.