By Pranav Shahaney

27th Sep, 2021 | 9:15am

Leeds United have conceded 112 shots this season

Leeds United lead the table for shots conceded this season, which would be a worry for Marcelo Bielsa and the Elland Road faithful.

The Football Fanalytics Podcast shared the statistic, via their official Twitter handle, that Leeds have conceded a staggering 112 shots this season.

The graph below showcases which areas of the pitch are the opposition being allowed shots at goal.

Looking at the graphic, a huge number of those shots have been from point-blank range.

Against teams that have better finishers, the Whites could find themselves conceding more goals than they usually are, which is not a pleasing sight for a side that finished in the top half of the Premier League in their first season after being promoted.

Bielsa is dogmatic in terms of his playing style, but he needs to make colossal changes to the structure of this team.

Towards the end of last season, we saw a change in the way the team played and something similar is needed this time around as well.

There are defensive injuries much like there were a few months ago, but the Whites navigated that tough phase with big results against the sides gunning for European places.

Liam Cooper has been underwhelming at the heart of the defence and the Argentine should look to phase him out should things not improve.

Even the midfield looks pretty open and some sort of structure is needed there as well ahead of Kalvin Phillips.

Hopefully, a midfielder walks through the door in January, but until then Bielsa must make do with the tools he’s got at his disposal.

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