Leeds top possession charts for Championship and are third overall in top two divisions of English football.
When comparing the @premierleague and @SkyBetChamp possession percentages so far this season, #LUFC rank third behind #MCFC and #CFC. #MUFC are closely followed by #BrentfordFC who are also on 56%. #EFL #MOT #PL pic.twitter.com/ixtfm8rI15— StatZone (@StatZoneSports) October 17, 2018
It’s not a surprise to see that Leeds are the top of the Championship, and while it’s a different league, it’s still not surprising to see Leeds are third overall, leading all but two Premier League teams in possession stats.
Of course, possession without goals is kind of meaningless, but at least this shows that Leeds are still playing the right way and that goals will come. Good underlying numbers such as possession means that Leeds will hopefully avoid any late collapse this season.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Do the FA and the referees have it for Leeds? [Through It All Together]
Does Yosuke Ideguchi have a future at Leeds? [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
Fulham owner Shadid Khan has withdrawn his offer to buy Wembley. [BBC.com]
Arsenal Women and Scotland Women’s national team midfielder Kim Little had her leg broken by an awful challenge by Chelsea’s Drew Spence that will leave Little out for as much as 10 weeks. [The Short Fuse]
World Football Links
Flamengo confirmed that a deal with AC Milan for Lucas Paqueta is done, and he’s reportedly coming in December to train before the opening of the transfer window. [AC Milan Offside]
Paulo Dybala was hurt on international duty with Argentina, but it doesn’t appear to be serious. [Black & White & Read All Over]
Inter Milan are reportedly ready to offer €25 million for Brescia’s Sandro Tonali. [Football-Italia.net]
A look at the Mexico team and who should be allowed to fade into the distance and younger players that can replace them. [FMF State of Mind]
The United States Women’s National Team defeated rival Canada 2-0. [Stars & Stripes FC]