It was a Saturday afternoon to forget for Leeds United, with a 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium inflicting a major blow on the club’s chances of a top-six finish.
With play-off rivals Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday both winning, Garry Monk’s men look up against it in the race for potential promotion to the Premier League.
Inconsistent form of late has hurt Leeds, with a section of the Elland Road fan base questioning their manager’s team selection against Burton.
Kalvin Phillips got the nod to play in the centre of midfield alongside Ronald Vieira, with the 21-year-old putting in a forgettable performance.
With Eunan O’Kane on the bench for the visitors, the Leeds fans were baffled as to why Monk persisted with the under-performing midfielder.
As can be seen below, the Whites support were clearly not impressed by Phillips’ showing on a day when the club’s chances of a top six Championship finish may well have disappeared.
Here are the best tweets:
Baffled. Good return when played – yet Monk persists with Phillips. A very strange past month or so. To be fair questions started at Sutton!
— LUSC Griffin (@LUSCgriffinLUFC) April 22, 2017
'Going on the hunt' and you play Phillips over O'kane, the player who is actually capable of linking up with Hernandez and Roofe #lufc
— Matty Speakman (@MattySpeakman) April 22, 2017
— Robbo (@Ste_Robbo87) April 22, 2017
At last with some fans the penny has dropped with kalvin Phillips
— SussexWhite (@winds1985lufc) April 22, 2017
Monks team selections for the past few games have been baffling. Roofe and Phillips aren't anywhere near good enough #lufc
— Daniel Hazelgrave (@dhazelgrave) April 22, 2017
Kalvin Phillips is terrible at football #lufc
— duckyLUFC (@ducky361) April 22, 2017
Please take off Kalvin PhillipsðŸ™ðŸ¼
— LUFC Away Days (@LUFCAway) April 22, 2017
Can't see what Phillips adds to this squad at the moment o'kane for me is a much better option . #lufc
— James (@jimmy_L_UFC) April 22, 2017
Anyone who ever thought kalvin Phillips was good enough is the reason we have falling away. An awful footballer ðŸ™„ #lufc
— âš½ï¸ Kevin Power âš½ï¸ (@kevinpower93) April 22, 2017
Viera MOM by a distance here. Phillips meanwhile is having a nightmare. Pub player. Drastically needs to improve or bring O'Kane on. #lufc
— Jimmy Neal (@only1jimmy) April 22, 2017
I know he is an academy lad but Phillips offers nothing #lufc
— Matt (@MWJS82) April 22, 2017