Leeds United claimed a 1-0 win against Birmingham City at Elland Road on Saturday, a result which kept them just two points behind leaders West Brom (via BBC Sport).
It took the Whites 65 minutes to break down the Blues, but they did eventually thanks to a goal from boyhood fan Kalvin Phillips.
One player who endured another frustrating afternoon however was striker Patrick Bamford, who was taken off at half-time and replaced by Eddie Nketiah.
That meant that the former Middlesbrough and Norwich City striker has now failed to score in his last seven league appearances (via WhoScored).
However, despite often being criticised by supporters, they were actually suggesting that they looked better when Bamford was playing following the game against Birmingham.
Bielsa has stuck with Bamford throughout the campaign, starting him in all of their Championship games so far (WhoScored). And it seems that fans now realise why he has been doing that, suggesting that their style of play is more suited to him than it is to Nketiah.
Here is what some Leeds fans had to say on Twitter after the game…
Look how much better we played in the first half with Bamford up front compared to the second half with Nketiah up front. It’s almost as if Bielsa knows what he’s doing.🙄#lufc
— ben (@lufcbxn) October 19, 2019
Eddie might be a better finisher but his overall game doesn’t suit our style of play. We look lost when Bamford goes off. Find a system that works with them both #lufc
— Keiran Hickman (@Kasper_Sickman) October 19, 2019
A lot of talk from Nketiah in midweek. Did nothing when he came on today. It’s almost as if Bielsa knows more than the Bamford haters 🤔 #lufc
— Lee.ds (@anyoldsport) October 19, 2019
Lost our way taking Bamford off #lufc
— Karlios💙💛 (@Kdlittle26) October 19, 2019
Any coincidence that we aren’t dominating without Bamford? #lufc
— David Thornton (@DigglerBarnes) October 19, 2019
I thought me missed Bamford in the second half. It’s funny how much stick he gets on social media but how much appreciation he gets in the stadium. Fans singing his name in the second half. #LUFC
— Parma (@Parma__D) October 20, 2019
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