The Sky Bet Championship is on a brief hiatus thanks to the international break but this time next week we’ll be back among the action and ready to get into the busiest of periods.
The season in the second tier is a third of the way through now and we have a good idea of who is going to be challenging up near the top and who faces a long fight down near the bottom.
For Leeds United, it is the former again this season with them playing some very nice football indeed and looking like one of the hardest sides to beat in the league.
Indeed, defensively the Whites have been fantastically strong with Ben White coming in during the summer and proving a real revelation.
In fact, the Whites have been so good this year, they have achieved this top stat – courtesy of LUFC DATA on Twitter:
Leeds have conceded just FOUR league goals from open play in this season; the lowest amount in the top four tiers of English league football in 2019/20. 👊
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) November 15, 2019
It’s been an excellent year so far for the Whites at the back and if they keep going in this fashion they are bound to be there or thereabouts at the end of the year.
This reveal in mind, let’s take a look at what fans have said on Twitter in response:
Remarkable record however if you ask fans I think they’d say we look vulnerable from corners.
— Richard Walker (@richleedsuk) November 15, 2019
— Maurice Chadwick (@caddaharla) November 15, 2019
We'd be thirteen points clear if games were decided by xG!
— Neal Chadwick (@nealchadwick1) November 15, 2019
Losing Pontus has meant we have no height to defend set pieces or attack set pieces, but our defence this year has been incredible
— Joe Combellack (@joecombellack) November 15, 2019
After the shocking defences we've had in recent years it's lovely to now see us keep so many clean sheets. White will be playing for England soon and I would even be considering him now for Euros!
— Ryan (@RyanLUFC91) November 15, 2019
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— Chris Smith (@Chris_smith_87) November 15, 2019