Leeds United star Lewis Cook disappoints as he is dispossessed more than in any game this season

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Leeds United whizkid Lewis Cook disappointed against Cardiff.

Leeds United lost to Cardiff on Saturday in Neil Redfearn's first game in charge.

Teenage prospect Lewis Cook was again selected, but perhaps displayed why he should be given a rest from the side.

The 17-year-old was dispossessed five times by the opposition, and despite creating two chances, that was easily the most he had been robbed of the ball in any game this season.

  MatchDispossessedUnsuccessful TouchTouchesTotal Att Assist
Lewis Cook Cardiff vs Leeds 5 1 50 2
Lewis Cook Rotherham vs Leeds 3 3 41 1
Lewis Cook Leeds vs Bolton 2 0 56 0
Lewis Cook Leeds vs Wolves 1 0 65 2

Souleymane Doukara was dispossessed on three occasions, while the rest of the Leeds squad were three times combined, meaning Cook lost the ball when in possession of it only once less than all of his teammates.

Measured across the whole season, Cook's display in this aspect matched up among the worst in this category, equalling the five giveaways by Antenucci and Doukaka in previous games, but also notable for being the highest of any midfielder.

  MatchDispossessedMins Played
Mirco Antenucci Rotherham vs Leeds 5 90
Lewis Cook Cardiff vs Leeds 5 90
Souleymane Doukara Bournemouth vs Leeds 5 90
Souleymane Doukara Leeds vs Middlesbrough 5 54

Cook is a sensational young talent, but it should not be forgotten he is only 17-years-old and was making his ninth Championship start of the season, this one in a tough away game.

Neil Redfearn knows him better than anybody, and it would not be a surprise to see him given a rest for the club's next game. 

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