Stats: Leeds man is joint-leader in key Championship stats area

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Leed's Tommaso Bianchi is the Championship's joint most frequent tackler with Brentford's Alan Judge.

Leeds United's Tommaso Bianchi is the Championship's joint most frequent tackler, showing his importance to the Whites side.

  PositionTeamTotal TackleAppearancesMins Played
Tommaso Bianchi MF Leeds 52 13 1161
Alan Judge MF Brentford 52 14 1247
David Perkins MF Blackpool 51 14 1258
Fabio DF Cardiff 47 11 940
Oliver Norwood MF Huddersfield / Reading 47 12 993

The Italian clearly has not struggled to adapt to the physicality of the English second-tier after completing a move from his homeland this summer and he plays a vital function for Leeds.

Often playing at the base of their diamond system, Bianchi has protected the side's defence well and he will be hoping to continue breaking up attacks as the season progresses. 

Only Brentford's Alan Judge has made as many tackles as Bianchi in the division so far, but the Leeds midfielder has done it in fewer games.

Bianchi also features highly in the Championship's passing statistics and he will be very encouraged by the start he has made in these two key areas.

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Kevin McDonald MF Wolves 959 14 1260
Harry Arter MF Bournemouth 728 14 1201
Alexander Tettey MF Norwich 714 13 1073
Gordon Greer DF Brighton 697 14 1260
Daniel Tözsér MF Watford 683 14 1181
Richard Keogh DF Derby 669 14 1215
Scott Parker MF Fulham 669 14 1160
Tommaso Bianchi MF Leeds 649 13 1161
Lee Evans MF Wolves 641 12 1021
Tom Cairney MF Blackburn 627 13 1118

The 25-year-old is likely to play a key role for Leeds, as they look to get back to winning ways under Neil Redfearn.

The former academy-boss has taken over from Darko Milanic, who was sacked after only six games in charge, and he will be hoping to guide the club up the table after a poor start to the campaign. 

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