The Lillywhites head into half-time drawing 0-0 with Sean Dyche’s team, but have caused plenty of problems to James Tarkowski and Ben Mee at the back with Patrick Bamford’s industrious work.
Despite Leeds still being in the game and level with the Clarets, a section of the fanbase have been disappointed with Rodrigo’s display. He has come into the midfield in place of Mateusz Klich – who is out due to Covid.
What have Leeds fans made of his performance?
“Rodrigo is a fraud I’ve said it countless times now.”
“Rodrigo is already having a nightmare. #LUFC”
“Sorry but rodrigo is play with no confidence at all, giving the ball away constantly, needs to improve 100% for the money we paid for him #
“Rodrigo’s passing is dreadful #
“Rodrigo is so sloppy in possession, lots of poor misplaced passes. #
“Rodrigo’s lazy passing #
Bielsa will now be hoping that the £16.2m-rated Spaniard is able to emerge for the second-half and produce a much-improved performance in the middle of the park. It would be fantastic to see him get on the scoresheet and silence his doubters, as his record last season shows that he is capable of it.
Rodrigo, playing in the no.10 role, made just 69% of his passes and lost possession six times from 19 touches, so it was certainly a sloppy showing and he will need to improve heading into the second half.
The ex-Valencia attacker provided seven goals and two assists in 14 starts in the Premier League last term. This proves that he does have the quality to impact games at this level, which he will hopefully show before full-time.