Samu Saiz’ lack of goals this season and Adam Forshaw’s return from injury prompted Marcelo Bielsa to drop the Spaniard for recent games.
But Leeds have struggled for consistency in that period and were thumped 4-1 by promotion rivals West Brom on Saturday evening.
That was the worst result of Bielsa’s reign so far and factoring in Leeds’ current spate of injury woes, the international break has come at a good time.
They must get their mojo back when the break is over and reintroducing Saiz would be an ideal step in that direction.
Forshaw would be the obvious candidate to drop out, purely because Saiz is the conductor of this team when he plays in that central area.
He is able to set the tempo and that’s why his readjustment to a deeper role has largely been a success despite the drop off in his goal return.
He could come in out on the left to offer a greater threat there, but having somebody with Saiz’ quality sat on the bench while the side toils as it did at the Hawthorns on Saturday is not a wise idea.
Bielsa needs to get his side going again and Saiz has the quality to reignite his side’s attacking play, getting them back on track.