Leeds United may axe Jaidon Anthony for Bristol City Championship clash
Daniel Farke may decide to bench Jaidon Anthony for the Leeds United v Bristol City clash on Saturday, 5 October in the Championship.
The German decided to hand the deadline day signing from Bournemouth a start against QPR where the Whites won 1-0.
It was an evening to forget for the 23-year-old and Farke has no choice but to wield the axe on him for the game over the weekend.
Anthony’s vision and passing range has been impressive and he’s shown glimpses of that playing for Bournemouth.
He also possesses the creativity to unlock defences with precise through balls and incisive crosses.
Despite his relatively small stature, he’s fearless in challenges, displaying determination and tenacity when battling for possession.
However, according to Sofascore, he proved to be a liability on Wednesday and that could see Farke drop him for Dan James.
He completed just one of his attempted four crosses and did not even complete a single long ball all game.
His dribble success rate was also just 25 per cent and on a couple of occasions, his losing the ball saw QPR start a counter attack.
Anthony also lost 11 of his 15 attempted ground duels so it’s evident that he wasn’t doing enough out of possession to regain the ball.
He also got dribbled past thrice and that’s not really a good look for a player who’s fighting to keep his place in the final third where there are a number of suitable candidates.