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Has Charlie Taylor now become Leeds United’s prize asset?

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The 21-year-old has been sensational for Leeds after four Championship appearances.

As many of Leeds United's academy products broke into the senior side last season, there was plenty of praise and attention heaped on the likes of Sam Byram and Lewis Cook.

Alex Mowatt, too, has been mightily impressive over the last few months, while Kalvin Phillips has also shown his quality already this campaign.

But a man who came under the spotlight a little later than the likes of Byram and Cook, Charlie Taylor, has come on leaps and bounds of late. So much so that he may be Leeds' most impressive performer right now.

 2015/16 Chances CreatedCrossesFinal-Third PassesDribblesTacklesInterceptionsFinal -Third EntriesMinutes Played
Sam Byram 7 4 35 1 3 5 13 320
Charlie Taylor 5 3 33 3 6 16 47 360
Chris Wood 5 0 20 1 2 0 12 360
Stuart Dallas 4 1 21 4 4 3 13 336
Gaetano Berardi 2 4 17 0 8 11 41 276
Sol Bamba 1 0 16 3 8 11 25 360

As Opta stats show, the 21-year-old's blistering start to the Championship season at Leeds has seen him come out on top in several key areas.

Byram has created more chances but from a more advanced position than Taylor. The latter's five chances created have come from left-back - very impressive indeed. He also fares well in terms of dribbles, crosses and final-third passes.

And 47 final-third entries in four games show just what an engine Taylor has on him; no wonder Rosler calls him a 'machine.' He fits into the rock and roll brand of football perfectly.

But it's not like the youngster has neglected the defensive side. He's almost won as many tackles as Sol Bamba and has won more interceptions than anyone. Many Leeds fans are calling him the best let-back in the Championship.

Under the radar, then, through sheer hard work, Taylor could well have become United's best player. Byram and Cook may have been the poster boys last season but, at this rate, the left-back will surpass all of his colleagues - and could already be Leeds' prize asset.

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