MOT View: Leeds problems go beyond Bamford not scoring
Leeds have scored four goals in the last six games. Four goals. In six games.
That’s shocking for a team that dominates and plays attacking football.
To put that into context, Barnsley, who are currently rock bottom of the Championship, have scored eight in the same period.
West Brom, top of the league, have scored 11.
Patrick Bamford hasn’t scored since August, but this isn’t just a problem of one player. West Brom’s strikers haven’t been scoring this season either. In fact, Bamford has scored double the number that Kenneth Zohore, Charlie Austin and Hal Robson-Kanu have.
Everyone else is scoring for West Brom. Matty Phillips and Grady Diangana are the club’s top scorers with nine between them from the wings.
This is a team problem for Leeds, that’s not being helped by Bamford’s drought.
Jack Harrison has scored one league goal and Helder Costa hasn’t scored in the Championship. That’s not good enough from our wingers.
Pablo Hernandez has got two and we’re really missing him – he scored 12 for Leeds in the Championship last season.
It’s an issue that’s becoming a really big problem. Eddie Nketiah is an option, but again this isn’t just about the striker and it’s not a problem that will be solved by one player.
Marcelo Bielsa has to acknowledge that his team isn’t scoring goals and he needs to crack the problem fast or start planning for a busier January than we expected. Time to move outside the 4-1-4-1?
In other Leeds news, Under-23s rated after 1-1 draw v Burnley as Cooper picks up knock