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Leeds fans react to Rodrigo's new role as a false nine

Leeds fans enjoyed Rodrigo as a false nine.

Leeds have not had the start to the season that they wanted.

The Whites are now six games into the season and are yet to win a Premier League game.

It’s not like Marcelo Bielsa isn’t trying to make an impact and get things right, though.

Against West Ham on the weekend Bielsa implemented a change to try and get a result.

At Elland Road on Saturday the Whites used Rodrigo in a different role to the one we’ve commonly seen him play.

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The Spaniard, who has been deployed mostly in midfield under Bielsa, was used a false nine.

For the first hour of the game, this system worked nicely.

Bielsa’s side took a 1-0 lead into half-time but fell to a 2-1 defeat as West Ham turned it around in the second half.

It wasn’t the result that the fans wanted, but there were signs that a win is on the way.

Leeds fans enjoyed Rodrigo as a false nine

Bielsa will certainly be able to take positives away from seeing Rodrigo in his new role.

The fans enjoyed seeing him lead the line from the false nine position as he was able to bring others into play.

The likes of Dan James and Raphinha will be set to benefit from Rodrigo’s link play in that role.

The qualify that Leeds have in their squad is bound to start showing and the fans won’t have to wait too long for a win.

They face Watford at home this weekend in their game.

If Rodrigo can get in and amongst it and bring teammates into play there’s no reason why the Yorkshire side can’t secure a first victory of the season.

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