The Leeds youngster put in another impressive display at Bristol City on Wednesday night.
After Leeds United blew a two-goal lead against Bristol City, it would have been easy to slip into a negative frame of mind. Rightly so - 2-0 up with just minutes to go, Leeds should never have let that lead slip.
But there was still plenty of good on show from Uwe Rosler's men on Wednesday night. And one man in particular is arguably the club's biggest positive right now.
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Indeed, as Opta stats show, Kalvin Phillips was one of Leeds' most solid performers at Bristol City. Sol Bamba, Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood seemed to draw most of the praise at first glance but, especially for a 19-year-old, Phillips is making a very important contribution indeed for Rosler's men.
No one even came close to his five won tackles - his most impressive stat on the night by far - while he also won two interceptions and took 46 touches of the ball. Despite a generally low tally of passes completed, meanwhile, the teenager was only bettered by Stuart Dallas in terms of his number of accurate passes.
Granted, the feeling will generally be a low one after United's late surrender at Bristol City. That's three games Leeds could have won that have ended as draws. Just like last season, though, there are positives - and, just like last season, one of them is a very promising academy product.