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Introducing: Bielsa’s biggest selection problem yet

Introducing: Bielsa’s biggest selection problem yet

Marcelo Bielsa’s start at Leeds United has largely been a hugely positive one and the fact the Whites sit third in the Championship table proves just how well the infamous Argentine has taken to life on these shores. Indeed, while the former Chile coach has imposed his trademark style of play in West Yorkshire, he’s certainly not had it all his own way thus far. 

During his short stint at Elland Road, the 63-year-old has had to deal with a number of injuries to key players. The likes of Pablo Hernandez, Patrick Bamford and Barry Douglas have all suffered problems along the way, though the Mirror finally reports some good news for Leeds United on the injury front.

Well, kind of.

According to them, key forward Kemar Roofe could return for the Whites and give Bielsa’s side a boost, as well as perhaps his biggest headache yet in charge of the Whites.

Now, putting Roofe back into the first-team right away for the game against Blackburn would usually seem like a no-brainer. However, considering the form of young Tyler Roberts since the former Oxford man was ruled with a calf injury six games ago, it isn’t that easy.

Roberts, who has also been playing well for Wales, has bagged three goals in those six games, largely changing the perception about him at Elland Road. Prior to his run of form, the teenager was struggling in front of goal and the fact he’s grasped his chance has filled the Leeds faithful with confidence.

So, dropping him right away may not be as good an idea as it seems.

Indeed, Roofe’s return is a good problem to have, though could be Bielsa’s biggest headache yet.

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