Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw and Dan James all put in poor performances during Leeds United’s League Cup defeat to Arsenal, as we analyse the numbers behind the defeat.
The Gunners beat the Whites 2-0 thanks to goals from Callum Chambers and Eddie Nketiah as the Elland Road outfit crashed out of the competition.
Here, we take a look at Leeds’ three worst players statistically on the night (via SofaScore), who lost possession a combined 22 times and lost a huge 80 per cent of their duels.
Stuart Dallas: 6.3/10
Dallas has been one of Marcelo Bielsa’s best players since Leeds were promoted to the Premier League, but he did not put in his best showing at the Emirates Stadium. The Northern Ireland international won just three of his ten duels and lost possession on 14 occasions, resulting in a 6.3 match rating.
The injuries which have forced the Northern Ireland star back into defence have been hugely detrimental this season, and the sooner Marcelo Bielsa can get Dallas further up the pitch again the better.
Adam Forshaw: 6.4/10
Injuries have prevented Forshaw from having as big an impact as he would have like in the past few years, but he did little to convince his boss he deserves to feature on a regular basis now he is fit.
He lost all of his three duels and conceded possession five times in the 45 minutes he played before he was hooked off at half-time.
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Dan James: 6.3/10
James made the move to Elland Road during the summer transfer window from Manchester United. However, he has not yet made an impact for his new employers, failing to provide a goal or an assist in eight outings (Transfermarkt), one of which was against Arsenal.
The Wales international prevailed in just one of his seven duels and, although he only lost possession three times, he did not do nearly enough.
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