Undervalued Leeds United star Tom Adeyemi was excellent at Bolton

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds United’s Tom Adeyemi was superb at Bolton Wanderers.

Leeds United's Tom Adeyemi had a fine game as his side drew 1-1 at Bolton Wanderers.

The defensive midfielder is arguably one of the most undervalued members of Leeds’ squad, despite having started 11 Championship games for the club this season.

Most observers look at the Leeds squad and pick out youngsters such as Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Sam Byram as their key players, ignoring the work of those who rarely feature in the limelight.

Adeyemi is one of those players, and his latest performance at Bolton was testament to his importance in the Whites line-up as he produced an excellent all-round display.

  ShotsTacklesInterceptionsDuel WinnersBall RecoveriesTouchesAccurate PassesMins Played
Tom Adeyemi 4 3 5 6 4 56 25 90

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Adeyemi contributed greatly in a number of key areas.

The 23-year-old made three tackles, five interceptions, four ball recoveries and six defensive duel winners as he shielded his back four well for the most part and stopped the hosts from gaining momentum.

Adeyemi isn’t really recognised for his attacking abilities, yet he was as likely as anyone to put Leeds on the board as he took four shots, two of which cannoned back off the woodwork.

In possession, he was clam and assured as the Yorkshire outfit fought back to claim a valuable point.

New boss Steve Evans has two draws in his opening two matches, satisfactory results considering the circumstances, and now Blackburn Rovers await his first game in charge at Elland Road.

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