By Mark Smith

11th Feb, 2021 | 12:00pm

Ben Parker & Eddie Gray blown away by Leeds ace Raphinha in Premier League

Leeds United cruised to three points with ease in their 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Monday evening.

The Whites got the perfect revenge for the controversial 4-1 defeat earlier in the season at Selhurst Park, with the transition to the Premier League fully complete now.

Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford got the goals for the three points, but it was Raphinha who caught the eye yet again – Ben Parker has called his skill “crazy.”

Speaking on the Leeds United Show on YouTube, Parker was blown away by the Brazilian before admitting that the Whites are a different animal at this stage of the season.

“Obviously, you have got your standout players,” he said.

“Raphinha yet again – crazy bit of skill on Gary Cahill near the byline. It’s lovely to see that and players are stepping up in the right positions, right time.

“We’re proving a real difficult outfit to play against right now.”

Eddie Gray seemed to agree with Parker: “Rodrigo and Raphinha, who has been tremendous.”

We are running out of words to describe Raphinha.

When we all think we have seen just how good he can be, he seems to take it too another level and shock us with something like that piece of skill against Palace.

The 24-year-old has been nothing short of phenomenal.

Raphinha is among the best in the Premier League, with Ian Wright even claiming that wingers that cost more than double his price aren’t doing half of what he is.

That’s special praise, but it’s true. Take Nicolas Pepe of our next opponent, costing nearly £70million and only being involved in four goals this season.

The winger is quickly becoming a fan favourite, and long may that continue.

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