Leeds United went top of the Championship table with a rampant victory this afternoon, boosting their title hopes substantially.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side romped to a 3-0 win over promotion rivals Fulham at Elland Road to move eight points clear of the dreaded playoff zone.
The Whites took the lead early in the first half when Patrick Bamford slotted home from a Helder Costa cross and substitutions at the break helped steer them onto a resounding three points.
Half-time inductees Gjanni Alioski and Pablo Hernandez played their parts in the second period. The winger slotted home unmarked just before the hour mark whilst the Spanish wizard lofted a sublime ball over the Cottagers’ backline to set Jack Harrison free on goal, to which he duly fired in a third.
Should Klich be dropped after his first two games back?
However, the west Yorkshire faithful watching from home were far from pleased with the performance from Mateusz Klich in the heart of midfield.
Per SofaScore, the 30-year-old made just 15 passes all game, a rather disappointing number considering he’s part of Bielsa’s energetic engine room. He also lost possession 11 times and committed three fouls.
It wasn’t a good afternoon for the Polish midfielder.
Some fans blasted him for being a “complete passenger” whilst others slammed him for being “shocking” and “woeful.”
Here’s how fans reacted…
Halftime changes where critical, I’m still in shock he changed so much at one time, Very interesting to see starting team the next match, Klich complete passenger again!
— Kevin Connolly (@KevRedCon) June 27, 2020
Is it just me, Klich is having a shocker
— Carl Murphy (@CarlM1979) June 27, 2020
get klich off the pitch asap man
— will (@futbolwiII) June 27, 2020
Pls sub Klich
— DG (@_Dansson) June 27, 2020
Klich has been unusually very poor
— Isaac (@IsaacBanfield) June 27, 2020
Has Klich made an accurate pass today? 😬
— j o r d a n (@jordanniner_) June 27, 2020
Can someone explain where the real klich has gone.coz the one on the pitch now is awful
— bud jones (@2_elland_back) June 27, 2020
He’s been TERRIBLE
— MG (@TheMichaelGale) June 27, 2020
Klich has been awful the last two games
— H (@HarryLMA0) June 27, 2020
Klich is a passenger most weeks tbh. Dunno how he gets away with it. Games are won in the middle of the park and he goes missing too much. KP hasn’t looked too sharp since lockdown either. But we’re winning.
— Batesy (@BatesyV3) June 27, 2020
Klich is on the field?
— Ian Fox (@FoxNo1) June 27, 2020
Missing persons bulletin… has anyone seen Klich anywhere.
— Kev J Mander (@manderkj) June 27, 2020
Klich has been woeful these last 2 games give shackelton a run need some energy and hopefully we see pablo to big half coming up
— Karl lugg (@luggadino9LUFC) June 27, 2020
klich, phillips and roberts have all been shocking
— ً (@murderbalI) June 27, 2020
Klich isnt at the races at all.
— Dan O'Carroll (@DanOCarroll9) June 27, 2020