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Should Lewis Baker have earned a Leeds league start by now?

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Should Lewis Baker have earned a Leeds league start by now?

Leeds United signed midfielder Lewis Baker in the summer on loan from Chelsea and he’s yet to make a serious impact at Elland Road.

The 23-year-old has failed to start a single Championship match so far and has had to put up with eight cameo appearances from the bench and also two starts in the Carabao Cup.

He is a central midfielder that can provide goals from the centre of the park, but is yet to make a serious breakthrough into the side in Yorkshire.

So is manager Marcelo Bielsa wrongly overlooking him?

 

There is immense competition in midfield for a starting position and as it stands Baker hasn’t done enough to force his way into contention.

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Mateusz Klich and Samuel Saiz have been the main options as the central midfielders this term, while Adam Forshaw has also come into the picture recently.

Baker proved in Holland with Vitesse Arnhem that he has talent, scoring 20 goal in 73 appearances for them.

But he’s not quite had the same impact during loans at English clubs and it’s not quite working out at him right now at Leeds.

The Whites are coping without him right now and there is no reason for Bielsa to change a winning formula, but it’s a nice ace for the manager to have up his sleeve.

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