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Stats: Why Leeds fans are raving about Dallas but want Byram dropped

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Leeds supporters have reacted very differently to the duo's recent form.

After Leeds United's 1-1 draw against Brentford, there seemed to be a clear left and right when it came to supporters' responses.

The left being the man on the left, Stuart Dallas, who received heavy praise for his performance against former side Brentford and also his recent form.

On the right-hand side, however, Sam Byram didn't enjoy as much luck. Indeed, many Leeds fans are now calling for the 21-year-old to be dropped.

The club icon that the youngster has already become, though, supporters are only calling for him to be given a one or two-game break. But the consensus is, whether it was to do with earlier transfer speculation or him not feeling totally comfortable further forward, he isn't reaching the levels Dallas currently is on the opposite flank.

  DribblesInterceptionsTouchesFinal-Third PassesChances CreatedTacklesMinutes Played
Stuart Dallas 3 4 61 6 2 2 90
Sam Byram 0 1 55 14 3 1 90

And the Opta stats from Leeds' draw with Brentford on Saturday may give an insight as to why fans feel the way they do.

In terms of beating his man, Dallas won three dribbles against the Bees but Byram wasn't able to win one. The Northern Irishman also fought to win the ball back, winning two tackles and an impressive four interceptions.

Dallas took more touches than the 21-year-old, although Byram did complete more than double the amount of final-third passes and created one more chance than his Leeds team-mate.

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