The 31-year-old was one of several positives for Leeds on the day.
Leeds United might have lost 1-0 at Championship leaders Burnley on Saturday afternoon, but there was still several positves for Steve Evans's men on the day despite the defeat - their third in four games.
The 31-year-old managed 10 ball recoveries and won 14 of his duels - more than anybody else on the pitch, with the exception of his defensive team-mate Liam Cooper who also managed 14.
The pair also won possession in their respective defensive third more than anyone else - six apiece - but Bamba registered two more ball recoveries than the Scotland defender.
|Position||Team||Touches||Accurate Pass||Total Pass||Ball Recovery||Duel Won||Effective Clearance||Poss Won Def 3rd||Appearances||Mins Played|
The Ivory Coast international also managed three effective clearances - the most of any player on the pitch - to illustrate his reluctance to take risks; the like of which have cost, say, Giuseppe Bellusci in recent outings.
Bamba did go for, and subsequently miss, a header in the passage of play which led to Scott Arfield's winner within 60 seconds of kickoff, but it would be hugely unfair to judge him on that rather his performance as a whole.
@PhilHayYEP Bamba was excellent today. Didn't really put a foot wrong.— David Roberts (@DaveyRoberts) April 9, 2016
Wood should have drawn/won it for us. Feel with Micro up top we always look more of a threat. Bamba was immense Murphy not so #LUFC— Tony Mulraney (@tmulraney) April 9, 2016
Bamba has been excellent today...except for their goal when he missed the header.— John Breakey (@john_breakey) April 9, 2016