HEAD-TO-HEAD: McCormack v Antenucci - Leeds past and present

Ross McCormack preparing to take a penalty for Leeds United

Fulham travel to Leeds this weekend, with a certain Ross McCormack set to face his former club.

Antenucci V McCormackSo the day has finally come for Ross McCormack.

The Fulham striker traded Leeds United for the west London side this summer for a fee believed to be around £11 million, with an initial payment of £6m. This Saturday, his Fulham team will travel to Elland Road for the first time since his move.

The assumption will be that the Scot plays for the Cottagers, while he will no doubt still travel should he for some reason be made unavailable.

Leeds' top scorer Mirco Antenucci, meanwhile, is similarly likely to be Neil Redfearn's main man this weekend - assuming, again, that he isn't injured or suspended. And the key question ahead of Saturday's Elland Road clash is, which of the two has played better so far this season?

  TeamGoalsAssistsChances CreatedSuccessful Final-Third PassesDribbles WonAerial Duels WonShot On Target RatioMins Played
Mirco Antenucci Leeds 8 1 13 116 10 7 38% 1,503
Ross McCormack Fulham 4 7 40 180 17 3 38% 1,606

As Opta stats show, the Italian and the 28-year-old can be judged on two categories: scoring and non-scoring.

In terms of goals, Leeds' Antenucci is the clear winner. The striker has scored twice as many Championship goals as McCormack so far this term with eight.

But, shooting aside, ex-Leeds man McCormack is dominant in almost every department. Fulham's forward has seven assists to his name and has created a superb 40 chances - more than any Leeds or Fulham player by far.

McCormack has also completed far more final-third passes and won seven more dribbles, although Antenucci is better in the air and both strikers have the same shot on target ratio.

Who, though, will come out on top this weekend?

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