Who have been Leeds United's most clinical, creative and defensively sound performers so far?

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Statistically, who have been Leeds United's top performers so far this season?

Uwe Rosler's Leeds United have made a steady start to the 2015/16 Championship campaign. With seven points taken from a possible 15 in their opening five games, the club are yet to taste defeat as they occupy a respectable 10th place in the second tier table.

Throughout the following article, HITC Sport analyse the club's top performers from the first few weeks of the new campaign:

Most clinical: With three goals in five appearances, Chris Wood is the club's current top scorer. However, Italian winger Mirco Antenucci has been marginally more clinical than the New Zealand international, having scored twice in as many games - converting 20% of his total opportunities. 

  PositionTotal Shots per AppShot Conversion (%)Total GoalsAppearances
Mirco Antenucci FW 2 20 2 5
Tom Adeyemi MF 1.2 17 1 5
Chris Wood FW 4.4 14 3 5

Most creative: Throughout his two appearances, youngster Lewis Cook has established himself as the club's most creative asset. With two key passes per game - 0.2 more than the club's next most innovative asset Sam Byram - and one assist, the 18-year-old tops the rankings for Rosler's side. Summer signing Stuart Dallas also deserves an honourable mention, with two assists in five games.

  PositionKey Passes per AppTotal AssistsAppearances
Lewis Cook MF 2 1 2
Sam Byram DF 1.8 0 5
Kalvin Phillips MF 1.33 0 3

Most influential defensively: Sol Bamba steals the plaudits for his contribution defensively throughout the first five weeks of the campaign, having weighed in with 2.8 successful tackles and 3.2 interceptions per appearance. Swiss right-back Gaetano Berardi proves a close competitor in this department, having regained possession just one occasion fewer per game. 

  PositionTackles and Interceptions Won per AppTackles Won per AppInterception Won per AppAppearances
Sol Bamba DF 6 2.8 3.2 5
Gaetano Berardi DF 5 2.4 2.6 5
Kalvin Phillips MF 5 3 2 3

Most accomplished distributor: United defender Liam Cooper has cemented his status as the club's most astute distributor of possession throughout the opening weeks of the season. Having averaged 41 passes per appearance, none of Rosler's men have played the ball on more occasions than the Englishman. 

  PositionSuccessful Passes per AppPass Completion (%)Appearances
Liam Cooper DF 41 77 3
Lewis Cook MF 33 81 2
Sol Bamba DF 28.6 78 5

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