QPR's Massimo Luongo is the Championship's most dispossessed player; Leeds new boy Stuart Dallas close behind

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Queens Park Rangers' Massimo Luongo has been dispossessed more times than any other Championship player, with Leeds United's Stuart Dallas next on the list.

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Massimo Luongo has been dispossessed more times than any other player in the Championship so far this season.

Luongo joined QPR from Swindon Town over the summer, and has figured in every league game to date for Chris Ramsey's side. 

However, the signs that he is still adapting to playing in the second tier have been evident so far, with the ex Tottenham Hotspur man giving the ball away on 27 occasions. 

  TeamDispossessedAppearancesMins Played
Massimo Luongo QPR 27 8 692
Stuart Dallas Leeds 23 8 664
Charlie Austin QPR 21 8 693
Nick Blackman Reading 21 8 537
Diego Fabbrini Middlesbrough 21 8 472

That total is greater than any other player in the Championship, but Leeds United's Stuart Dallas is in danger of catching Luongo.

The Northern Ireland international has impressed during his short time at Elland Road, and he has often surrendered possession due to his willingness to get at defenders, but he will be eager to protect the ball better in the future. 

Also on the list of the Championship's most dispossessed players are Luongo's QPR teammate Charlie Austin, Reading's Nick Blackman and Middlesbrough's Diego Fabbrini. The trio have all given the ball away 21 times so far this season, and they will be aiming to be more careful in possession in future.  

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