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Where Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt are Leeds' unluckiest players

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Leeds United youngsters Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt have seen more chances wasted by teammates they have created with the least reward.

The form of teenagers Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt has been arguably the biggest plus point from Leeds United's rollercoaster start to the season.

Amid managerial changes and new squad additions, their impressive form has been a constant, and reliable factor in the team's steady 15th placed position in the Championship.

Yet like Leeds' season as a whole, could their overall output have been even better, and they should be getting even more reward for their performances?

Neither Cook or Mowatt have an assist in the Championship yet this season, but not for lack of trying.

The pair have created a combined 32 chances for teammates, and the pair stand equal at seeing the most key passes fired OFF TARGET by their recipient, at seven a piece.

  PositionOff Target Shots from Chances CreatedTotal Chances CreatedAssistsAppearances
Lewis Cook MF 7 13 0 15
Alex Mowatt MF 7 19 0 11
Stephen Warnock DF 7 13 1 14
Tommaso Bianchi MF 6 11 1 16
Sam Byram DF 6 8 0 13
Luke Murphy MF 6 6 0 8
Souleymane Doukara FW 4 12 3 13

Stephen Warnock has also seen seven of the chances he has created fired off target, yet he unlike Mowatt and Cook, can at least say he has one assist, setting up the single goal.

It must be even more frustrating for Cook, even though he has made less key passes, because he is a more naturally defensive player, while Mowatt can at least say he has scored three times himself.

Fellow youngster Sam Byram has also fared little better, he has created eight chances, only to see teammates fire six of them off target, failing to even test the goalkeeper.

The most fortunate, or perhaps the most incisive with his passes, is forward Souleymane Doukara: He has created 12 chances - just one less than Cook, and has three assists, with teammates squandering only four by shooting them into the stands.

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