Several Leeds United fans are saying that they would like to see both Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah playing in the same team going forward.
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Marcelo Bielsa has tended to play either one or the other so far this season, with Bamford having been his preferred choice up front having started all 14 Championship games so far (via Transfermarkt).
Nketiah meanwhile has not started a single league game yet, but has made 10 appearances as a substitute where he has more often than not replaced Bamford (Transfermarkt).
However, the strategy of playing one up front is being questioned by supporters with the Whites currently struggling for goals. Indeed they are the lowest scorers of the top nine clubs in the Championship, having scored just 17 in 14 matches (BBC Sport).
With that in mind, quite a few Leeds fans would like to see both of their strikers starting up front. Whilst Bamford has struggled for goals, failing to score in his last nine (Transfermarkt), fans do appreciate that his hold up play helps the team overall.
Nketiah is more of a poacher, and it seems that supporters believe the two would complement each other if they played together.
Following their 0-0 draw against Sheffield Wednesday, here is what some fans had to say about potentially playing both strikers in the same team…
PLAY THEM TOGETHER
— Olly Dickinson (@ollydkn) October 26, 2019
Bielsa HAS to get them playing together ..for instance Bamfords brilliant header before HT ..we all know Eddie bangs in the rebound after Westwood save
— Mark Eddison (@mkeddie1502) October 26, 2019
At this point, the only logical solution is to sacrifice someone to play them together.
— Michael (@Gaffneh) October 26, 2019
Just a thought, how about Bamford up top and Eddie wide right instead of Costa who still hasn’t shown us enough imo
— David Balbi (@David_balbi) October 26, 2019
We are struggling to score with two strikers sharing one starting position. We need Bamfords physical presence and build up play. We also need Eddie’s finishing. Why not play Bamford in attacking midfield and Eddie up front?
— Ben (@mrbtothej) October 26, 2019
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Just swap Eddie with one of the ineffective wingers…#lufc
— Hesslebine (@hesslebine) October 26, 2019