Championship

Introducing: The first man back on the bench when Hernández returns, Ezgjan Alioski

Introducing: The first man back on the bench when Hernández returns, Ezgjan Alioski

Leeds have made a very good start to their Championship campaign. They currently sit in third place, and manager Marcelo Bielsa has turned them into a formidable side. 

The danger a team faces when they are playing well is having players that are carried by the team. The majority of in-form performers can bail out a player that is not up to scratch. This works when a team are playing well, but when a drop in form occurs, the weak players are the first to become exposed.

The Leeds man guilty of this is currently Ezgjan Alioski. The Macedonian has commendable stats in the league so far this season; three goals and three assists is a respectable return in twelve games. However, in a team that are performing so well, those kind of stats can be expected, but they are certainly deceiving.

The winger has been consistently wasteful in possession all season for The Whites, and this has been a great cause of frustration for the fans. He also just doesn’t appear to be a creative force down the left flank.

In the player’s defence, he is primarily a right-sided player, but has been deployed on the left, but that is still not a convincing excuse for some of the performances he has displayed. There are some attributes in football that transcend positions, and the 26-year-old seems to lack them.

The injury to Pablo Hernández came at a terrible time for Leeds, as the Spaniard looked to be in devastating form, but when he returns, he should walk into the team ahead of Alioski.

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