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How does Leeds wonderkid Cook compare to Fulham youngster Christensen?

Leeds United star Lewis Cook could go head-to-head against Fulham youngster Lasse Vigen Chirstensen this weekend.

Cook V Christensen Head To Head

Leeds United host Fulham this weekend in a match between two sides similarly placed in the Championship but with very different squads.

Two players who are relatively similar are Leeds United teenager Lewis Cook and Fulham wonderkid Lasse Vigen Christensen, with each youngster likely to have a say on who walks away with all three points.

So how do the prize young assets of each team compare?

Christensen is ahead in terms of goals and assists but that can be explained by the fact he plays with a lot more freedom in the Fulham attack.

Cook is showing great maturity beyond his years in knowing when to step off of the gas and produced a more disciplined midfield performance for his club.

One area Cook is slightly ahead is in terms of interceptions this season, which suggests he’s showing a greater intelligence level in terms of being able to read the play.

However, Christensen is ahead on tackles, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering he’s an older player who is slightly stronger and more physically developed.

Christensen is also ahead of Cook in terms of the pair’s accurate passing stats this season, which suggests he’s protecting possession more effectively in a more advanced area of the pitch.

Cook has made more appearances but has played fewer minutes, which shows Fulham have stuck with their 20-year-old through a difficult opening to the season. It will be fascinating to see who comes out on top this weekend.

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