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Leeds United: 9 stats you need to know this season

Stephen Warnock

We take a look at the stats that make up the first half of Leeds' season.

Leeds United bought in plenty of players this summer including Palermo goalkeeper Marco Silvestri. The young Italian has indeed been impressive and in fact has been one of the top five goalkeepers in the Championship when it comes to making saves. Imagine where they would be without him.

  PositionTeamSavesAppearancesMins Played
David Button GK Brentford 88 24 2,160
Darren Randolph GK Birmingham 83 23 2,062
Joe Lewis GK Blackpool 82 23 2,070
Marco Silvestri GK Leeds 80 24 2,160
Karl Darlow GK Forest 74 24 2,160

Another new singing who has impressed is Tomasso Bianchi. He has showcased his typically Italian playing style, by topping the passing charts at Leeds United.

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Tommaso Bianchi MF Leeds 976 23 1,935
Stephen Warnock DF Leeds 738 21 1,758
Sam Byram DF Leeds 651 20 1,563

Some interesting stats emerge from the assists column. It is clear Souleymane Doukara is a great foil up front whilst Stephen Warnock still has some of that attacking nous that once saw him play for England. As for Adryan, he is not a regular but still sits in the top three.

  PositionTeamGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Souleymane Doukara FW Leeds 3 20 1,385
Stephen Warnock DF Leeds 3 21 1,758
Adryan MF Leeds 2 11 712

 Mirco Antenucci is the top scorer at the club with eight goals, so it is no surprise to see him taking more shots than anyone else for the team. It is also no surprise to see Rodolph Austin still shooting on sight. 

  PositionTeamTotal Scoring AttAppearancesMins Played
Mirco Antenucci FW Leeds 64 21 1,858
Rodolph Austin MF Leeds 33 17 1,167
Souleymane Doukara FW Leeds 30 20 1,385

Going into the new year Leeds will be hoping for Alex Mowatt to be in top form, and if he keeps whipping in the crosses they will be pleased. He delivered more accurate passes than anyone else. Plus the attacking full-backs need to be utilised better.

  PositionTeamAccurate CrossAppearancesMins Played
Alex Mowatt MF Leeds 15 18 1,476
Stephen Warnock DF Leeds 15 21 1,758
Sam Byram DF Leeds 10 20 1,563
Luke Murphy MF Leeds 5 8 458

Billy Sharp's arrival was treated with excitement by the fans, but he has struggled for form at Elland Road. Maybe if he put some of his big chances away, things might be different.

  PositionTeamBig Chance MissedAppearancesMins Played
Mirco Antenucci FW Leeds 4 21 1,858
Billy Sharp FW Leeds 3 16 745
Adryan MF Leeds 1 11 712

Bianchi again shows his midfield prowess with his tackling ability. Nobody wins the ball more than he does in the centre of the park.

  PositionTeamWon TackleAppearancesMins Played
Tommaso Bianchi MF Leeds 66 23 1,935
Stephen Warnock DF Leeds 51 21 1,758
Rodolph Austin MF Leeds 36 17 1,167
Lewis Cook MF Leeds 33 22 1,617
Sam Byram DF Leeds 31 20 1,563

Jason Pearce certainly doesn't mind sticking his head in where it hurts. He has made an astonishing 105 headed clearances this season - making his other defenders look whimpish by comparison.

  PositionTeamHead ClearanceAppearancesMins Played
Jason Pearce DF Leeds 106 20 1,800
Giuseppe Bellusci DF Leeds 58 17 1,421
Liam Cooper DF Leeds 51 14 1,122

Finally, and while Antenucci has done a lot right this season he needs to stop giving the ball away so freely. But not as much as young midfielder Lewis Cook needs to. He is young so this is certainly an area he can improve on.

  PositionTeamDispossessedAppearancesMins Played
Mirco Antenucci FW Leeds 53 21 1,858
Souleymane Doukara FW Leeds 49 20 1,385
Lewis Cook MF Leeds 30 22 1,617

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