Raphinha stats at Leeds United 'incredible' compared to rest of Premier League - pundit
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Paul Robinson has been blown away by the influence Raphinha has had on the Leeds United attack this season.
Raphinha, 24, has been in superb form for the Whites and has scored five goals in 10 Premier League appearances this term.
It means that he’s scored just under half of all Leeds’ Premier League goals and while Robinson feels that’s an amazing stat, he’s not impressed by the over-reliance upon the Brazil international.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “If you look at Raphinha’s stats compared to the rest of the Premier League, it’s incredible.
“They’re so heavily reliant upon him for their creativity and goals but they can’t keep doing that.
“If you put Patrick Bamford into that team, it’s a different story but without Bamford, there’s no one else who can play in that position.
“They need somebody for when he can’t play.”
Ahead of Leeds’ clash against Brighton on Saturday evening, stats by WhoScored show that Raphinha had contributed to 42 per cent of Leeds’ goals in the Premier League this season.
Only Jamie Vardy at Leicester [44%] was relied upon by his team more for goals than Leeds’ Brazilian winger while Maxwel Cornet is third and has scored 36 per cent of Burnley’s goals.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has dropped a Marcelo Bielsa exit verdict amid recent speculation.