Marcelo Bielsa has a couple of selection headaches heading into the clash between Leeds United and Derby County this Saturday lunchtime.
Leeds were rescued by Eddie Nketiah off the bench on Sunday as they beat Barnsley 2-0, with the Arsenal loanee scoring the game’s opening goal before winning a penalty.
Yet, he’s not the only player pushing for a start, with Helder Costa – introduced at half-time on the weekend – also moving to the forefront of Bielsa’s mind.
The 25-year-old has featured in all seven of Leeds’ Championship fixtures, but is yet to start in the league.
With Jack Harrison proving to be inconsistent again and Pablo Hernandez not at the peak of his powers, there’s plenty of scope for Bielsa to start the former Wolves flyer.
Here is a closer look at what fans are saying on social media…
Costa's the one I was calling for a start after Barnsley, he's a class above. I've no complaints with Bamford, he did brilliantly against Barnsley, last season's Bamford would have been bullied out of that by Halme, this season's held his own. Eddie has a fight on his hands.
— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) September 18, 2019
"United’s crossing is among the least accurate in the Championship, ahead of only Derby and Huddersfield"
"Harrison has picked out a team-mate once in 23 attempts from open play this season."
Enough said. Costa in.
— Maxwello 💙💛 (@maxwellobielsa) September 18, 2019
Said it for a while this season that when at home and teams sit in we don't need to play KP and either Shack of Forshaw alongside him. So it's gotta be Costa for Harrison and Eddie up top with Pat.
— Gary Keast (@garykeast70) September 18, 2019
Need em both starting, toothless without Eddie
— Richard Smith (@lufcrichard) September 18, 2019
Harrison was on fire until Alioski came into the side – get Douglas back in for me
— Roobster 💙💛 (@roobster123) September 18, 2019
Costa is the key.
— Paul Allen (@PaulJam50) September 18, 2019
That’s what I have been saying Phil, I don’t mind who starts up front as both are playing well but we need Costa in from the start #lufc
— DavidK (@DavidKershaw7) September 18, 2019
shouldn't be a debate. look at costa levels and performances in the championship in the past. Harrison is a good player to have but Costa is magic and it might take the pressure off if we start scoring early.
— Peter (@PJ_Jenno) September 18, 2019