So Leeds has a pretty brilliant defensive record from open play. Of course, the record from set pieces isn’t so hot, but hey, whatever.
Leeds have conceded just FOUR goals from open play excluding any set-piece involvement in 16 @SkyBetChamp matches, fewer than any other side in the division. Very difficult to break down in normal play, but too vulnerable from set plays (9/13 goals conceded from set-pieces) #LUFC pic.twitter.com/eQe0uWTrhZ— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) November 6, 2018
Leeds have conceded 69.23% of their goals from set pieces this season, which would be a pretty dismal stat if it wasn’t for the fact that they’ve only allowed 13 goals all season, which is pretty good.
For all the hype about Marcelo Bielsa’s system being so attacking, it’s interesting that the defensive side of the ball has been so vastly improved from last season.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Barry Douglas proved why he’s so important to Leeds against Wigan Athletic. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane scored two late goals to save off elimination in the Champions League. [BBC.com]
Liverpool dropped a 2-0 decision to Red Star Belgrade. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Tactical break-down of AC Milan’s victory over Udinese. [AC Milan Offside]
The LA Galaxy had their end of season press conference, and it sounded like Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be staying put in LA and not going on loan to Europe. [LAG Confidential]
Atlético Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the Champions League. [Into the Calderon]
Inter Milan drew 1-1 with Barcelona as they are getting close to qualifying for the next round of the Champions League. [Serpents of Madonnina]
A recap of the month of October for Fiorentina’s women’s football team. [Viola Nation]
Athletic Bilbao lost 1-0 to Espanyol, and have now gone 10 games without a win. [Inside Athletic]