Remember when I said that TC keeps things close to the vest, so when he says he’s not changing anything, it usually means something is changing?
Leeds mixed up their passing style and caught Bristol cold. Less influence from full-backs and wide areas & a more direct central approach.— Chris Taylor (@LUFCDATA) October 22, 2017
Sacrifice in passing clearly evident:— Chris Taylor (@LUFCDATA) October 22, 2017
57% pass acc. (down from 77% avg)
Possession down to 41%
Lonergan made just 1 pass under 25 yards long
Turns out Christiansen does understand how to make changes. The team went out and drubbed Bristol City on Saturday, but didn’t try and work it out wide to the fullbacks and lose possession, as they had done in the three previous matches.
A lot of fans were concerned that Christiansen was too new to England and to the Championship to adapt to the league. However, Saturday’s win at Bristol City would seem to be a result of some changes that Christiansen put it. Anyways, it’s good to see that the boss can mix things up to catch the other teams off-guard. Let’s hope that continues.
On to the links
Leeds United Links
Here are my player ratings for the Leeds win over Bristol City [Through It All Together]
Ronaldo Vieira said that the “fear” of a forth straight loss motivated them against Bristol City. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English football Links
In other Premier League action, the Lilywhite half of North London beat the red side of Merseyside. Tottenham Hotspur seems to have put the Wembley curse behind them as they trounced Liverpool 4-1. [Cartilage Free Captain]
World Football Links