Right now, if you were to ask the average Championship fan to name the club that passes the ball around the most, they’d probably say Leeds. And they would be correct.
Leed United— EFL Stats (@EFLStats) February 4, 2019
Current position - 2nd
From the plot you can see Leeds have the highest number of completed passes per game on average. Although a high proportion are in the mid-third, they also have a large amount in the final third. #LUFC pic.twitter.com/qZ5xjvC3uf
The passing stats confirm what the “eye-test” tells us about Leeds this season: that the team keeps the ball on the floor and controls possession. If anything, this should back up what Bielsa has been saying all along about the team needing too many chances to score. Leeds need to convert more from the chances that are created, but it’s a better position to be in than needing to create chances, right?
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