Very telling: Leeds United's Wiedwald compared to Rob Green's first 11 games

Bremen's goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald thanks the supporters ahead of the German first division Bundesliga football match between Werder Bremen and Hertha Berlin on April 29, 2017 in Bremen,...

Leeds United goalkeeper has struggled in recent matches.

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Leeds United goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald has had a mixed start to life in English football.

In his first game he conceded twice before keeping six clean sheets, but since then doubts have begun to creep in.

Part of the clean sheet success was the impressive defence in front of him. In recent away defeats to Millwall, Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday, Wiedwald has come under more pressure.

Leeds sold veteran Rob Green to Huddersfield Town in the summer, and a comparison of Wiedwald's performances in his first 11 games compared to his predecessor's first 11 matches in 2016/17 shows up a glaring weakness.

  Saves per gameSaves from shots inside box per gameSaves from shots outside box per gamePunches per gameGood High Claims per gamePassing AccuracyGoals Conceded per game
Felix Wiedwald 2.09 1.18 0.82 0.82 0.27 67% 1
Robert Green 2 1.36 0.64 0.82 1.09 51% 1.18

The big discrepancy is clear in Wiedwald's inability to deal with crosses.

This was evident in the calamitous 3-0 loss at Sheffield Wednesday, but the statistics reveal just how far behind he is behind Green.

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald collides with his own player Pontus Jansson whilst clearing a corner during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff...

Green on average collected a high cross in every match he played.

Wiedwald on average will successfully claim a cross once in every four matches.

It is a clear weakness which could only get worse as teams cotton onto this flaw and begin to test him even more regularly.

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