Leeds United have put in some improved performances recently, with Thomas Christiansen’s side bouncing back following a disappointing September and October, to put themselves in contention for the top-six.
The Whites have picked up seven points from four testing fixtures against Middlesbrough, Wolves, Barnsley and Aston Villa, a stark contrast to the form that saw their automatic promotion hopes crumble over the course of October.
Leeds’ recent form is particularly impressive when you consider that Pierre-Michel Lasogga, the striker brought in to replace Chris Wood, has been unavailable to Christiansen.
The 25-year-old has five goals to his name this season from just 10 appearances, but continues to divide opinion at Elland Road, with many believing that the Whites are better of without the powerful German.
Leeds’ supporters have been debating Lasogga’s contribution on Twitter recently, with plenty of debate surrounding the striker.
Here is the best of that debate…
Leeds fans really are something else, I've never known a group of fans deem a striker not good enough after 5 goals and 3 assists in his first 10 games! Most teams would snap your hand off for a player with those stats! Bloody joke #lufc #lassoga
— Tom O'Hare (@tohare3) December 6, 2017
because he doesn't put a shift in. the creative midfield can't express themselves. therefore can't play to our strengths and good teams dominate us in midfield played much better with ekuban working his socks of uptop
— Daniel Thompson (@DanielT62021844) December 6, 2017
I liked him until I saw him in the flesh. Really did not give me the impression he even wanted to be there. Not sure he is loving been at Leeds. I hope I’m wrong as he is a top class striker and really could flourish in the system we are now using
— Charlie Curran (@peppchefcharlie) December 6, 2017
I've been to plenty of games and watched him. And seen him on tv. He may not be lazy but we got him as a strong striker who can hold up play and win headers. Something he never seems to do. He's constantly out jumped. Constantly out muscled.
— nathaniel maddison (@HotLikezChilli) December 7, 2017
You have clearly never seen him play. He lacks the mobility and desire required at this level
— Neil. Franklin (@_franklin220) December 7, 2017
Its one of them really. I would be lying if i said he hasnt annoyed me at times as he can at times just stand and wait when its not going his way, but then he is a brilliant finisher. I think we need to spend relatively big in Jan on someone even if its for competition
— James Courtney (@jcourts1991) December 7, 2017
He's not Cani & that breaks my heart
— berardi my lord (@berardiisgod) December 6, 2017
In front of goal he’s superb. I’ve not written him off just pessimistic over a big lad who seems to have little strength to help those around him. Also we seem to play better without him in the team. Get the feeling he’s a disturbing character.
— Tj (@TheTjHiggins) December 7, 2017