After having time to mull over the result, I’ve come to the conclusion that it was without a doubt as horrendous as it seemed at the time. A few of the Leeds players really embarrassed themselves yesterday.
Kiko Casilla – 5 – This game was by no means down to Casilla, he didn’t have that much to do. The first two goals were due to extremely poor defending and deflections, the last one he could have done better with but even that wasn’t easy.
Into the defence…
Luke Ayling – 0 – Is a zero harsh? No I don’t think so. What an absolute state of a performance from Ayling, if Shackleton doesn’t replace him for Boro I will be amazed.
Pontus Jansson – 3 – Jansson started the downfall that was this performance, if he hadn’t messed around with the ball early on then we wouldn’t have given away a freekick and gone one down.
Liam Cooper – 5 – Not quite as horrific as the previous two but he looked more like the Cooper of last season than the consistent player we’ve come to love this season.
Gjanni Alioski – 4 – Decent at left-back, catastrophically bad at left-wing.
Barry Douglas – 0 – Other than his assist for Bamford’s goal, I’m not sure he completed a pass, it was possibly the worst half from a Leeds player at Elland Road since Rachubka.
Into the midfield…
Adam Forshaw – 0 – It’s hard to ever fault Bielsa but picking Forshaw over Kalvin Phillips has to go down as one of the worst decisions ever made not just in football, but in life.
Matuesz Klich – 3 – Kept trying to play the ball first time when it wasn’t there, put in a good shift but no quality.
Tyler Roberts – 6 – Probably our best player on the day, his work-rate was the best on the team by far. He made some intelligent runs and was unlucky not to have won a penalty
Into the attack…
Pablo Hernandez – 3 – Maybe the worst performance from Pablo in a Leeds shirt? Despite that, the difference between Leeds with and without him was clear to see, we weren’t great in the first half but the second was a disaster-class.
Jack Harrison – 1 – There’s never going to be any consistency from Harrison, he was unbelievably easy to read for Norwich’s defence yesterday.
Jack Clarke – 5 – Did more than Harrison with his first touch. There’s no doubt that Clarke was poor the previous two games but there has to be some sort of solution which ends up with Harrison not playing, surely?
Kemar Roofe – 3 – Clearly the service to him was not up to standard, but there was far too much throwing himself on the floor and little end product from him.
Patrick Bamford – 7 – Two chances, one goes in and one hits the bar. Is there a chance he starts against Boro?
Let us know what you think needs to change for the game against Boro!