MOT View: Stats show Leeds passing their way to the top of EFL
We know Leeds United are good under Marcelo Bielsa.
We know they’ve got the best defence in the EFL, with just 10 goals conceded in 19 games.
But they’re not just tight. They play exactly the sort of football that makes terraces sing.
Attacking, fast-paced… some of the Leeds play can be found in the dictionary under the Beautiful Game.
There’s another stat to make Leeds fans proud, too. The playmakerstats Twitter account has highlighted that Leeds have made the most accurate key passes in the whole of the EFL.
West Brom are second but a distant second with 155 passes to 183 from Leeds. Coventry, Crewe and Fulham pad out the top five.
📈 Most accurate key passes made (EFL; 2019/20):
— playmakerstats (@playmaker_EN) December 4, 2019
Mateusz Klich is the star man for Leeds, with 30 key passes. He was bemoaning his lack of goals this season but scored two in the 4-0 win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Goals are the only thing missing for Leeds now. That might sound strange after a 4-0 win but Leeds are still over eight goals off their xG (28/36.67 – WyScout).
If they can find the goals that the play and these key passes deserve, Leeds will romp to promotion this season.
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