87 Minutes, Just 29 Touches: Leeds United's Tom Adeyemi fails to seize big chance

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Cardiff City loanee Tom Adeyemi failed to seize his big chance for Leeds United in place of Liam Bridcutt.

Tom Adeyemi had been waiting for a starting opportunity for Leeds, not selected in the line-up by Steve Evans since the draw against Derby County in late December.

The Cardiff City loanee got the chance he had been waiting for against Fulham on Tuesday night, but did he do enough?

Adeyemi did not let Leeds down in any particular way, but he was not involved any where near enough, from an attacking or defensive perspective.

He was in for Sunderland loanee Liam Bridcutt, who missed the game due to personal reasons, and it would be a surprise if he keeps his place in the side next Monday against Brighton.

  MatchMins PlayedTouchesInterceptionsWon TacklesOn Target Scoring Attempts
Tom Adeyemi Leeds vs Fulham 87 29 0 1 0

Adeyemi touched the ball a paltry 29 times in 87 minutes on the pitch, while midfield partner Toumani Diagouraga did so 52 times.

He is one of only eight midfield players in the Championship this season to play more than 85 minutes in a game and touch the ball less than 30 times. 

It is also the second time he has done this. Against Bristol City at Ashton Gate early in the season he played all 90 minutes and managed just 27 touches.

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