Leeds United travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday night to face Chelsea in the Premier League – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter have stated in the build-up they want to see Rodrigo recalled to the starting XI.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side returning to winning ways in their last match with an impressive 1-0 victory away to Everton, but are now preparing for an even tougher test on paper against an in-form Chelsea team that many consider to be genuine title contenders.
Despite being a newly-promoted side, the Yorkshire giants have shown no fear in any of their opening 10 league matches and are likely to be aggressive in their approach on their trip to London.
A selection of Leeds supporters on social media have started they want summer signing Rodrigo back in the side against Chelsea.
The 29-year-old attacker hasn’t started a game since October’s trip to Aston Villa, but is the club’s record signing and has been given two late substitute appearances recently after returning from a period of isolation.
He is a skilful left-footer that scored last season for Valencia in a Champions League group stage match against Chelsea and he’s only shown in glimpses so far during his Elland Road career what he can do.
Here are some Leeds fans discussing Rodrigo:
Leeds have defensive issues, injury to Koch, so likely we’ll have Ayling/Cooper CB (or maybe a debut for Llorente). Dallas likely down the right, Alioski left and hopefully see Rodrigo start.
— Andrew J H (@1919AJH) December 5, 2020
Rodrigo has to start, even if Bamford drops to bench.
— Mark Fletcher (@MarkFletch117) December 4, 2020
Hope Rodrigo & Raphinha start against Chelsea. #lufc
— Lowfields Road 🏆 (@road_lowfields) December 4, 2020
Agrees to win we must go out and go at them and take our chances.
— Nige ⚽️🍺🍾 MOT (@hectorswhites) December 4, 2020
Hopefully tomorrow is the day Rodrigo and Raphinha start together, Will be like watching prime Barca
— Eddie🦿 (@EddieLufc) December 4, 2020
The last time Rodrigo played against Chelsea🔥
— LUFC Connor (@ConnorMOT92) December 4, 2020
Drop Dallas back into LB and put Rodrigo in to attack the spaces Chelsea leave
— James (@jamalam__) December 4, 2020
Think we may stick with same teams to start but Rodrigo, if he doesn’t start, has to play a bigger role from the bench than he has done in the last 2 games. Fully understand very limited role v Everton because we were very good but could have had an earlier intro v Arsenal #lufc
— Marc F 🏆💙💛 (@billywigwam13) December 4, 2020