The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Mon 9th Sept) - Leeds lead the way statistically!

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The #LUFC Breakfast Debate (Mon 9th Sept) - Leeds lead the way statistically!

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Good Morning. It's Monday 9th September, and here are the Leeds Utd headlines...

Leeds leading the way in many of the Championship Stats

After 6 league games, Leeds have had 106 shots at goal; more than any other Championship team. They also lead the way for shots on target with 31. Realistically, what kind of conversion would you be looking with?

Here is a list of various statistics taken from the Championship after 6 league games...

Shots at goal
Leeds 106
WBA 99
Cardiff 93
QPR 92
Brentford 87

Shots on target
Leeds 31
Fulham 31
Cardiff 29
Sheffield Wednesday 29
Swansea 28

Fewest shots on target
Huddersfield 15
Birmingham 16
Stoke 16
Blackburn 17
Millwall 17

Most successful passes in opposition half
Romaine Sawyers West Brom 214
Filip Krovinovic West Brom 192
Pablo Hernandez Leeds 183
Matt Grimes, Swansea 167
Tom Cairney, Fulham 163 Fulham 1,348

West Brom 1,313
Leeds 1,212
QPR 1,089
Brentford 1,044

Most chances created in the Championship so far this season
John Swift Reading 23
Mateusz Klich Leeds 17
Stewart Downing Blackburn 16
Pablo Hernandez Leeds 16
Barry Bannan Sheffield Wednesday 14

Most chances created from open play
Mateusz Klich Leeds 15
John Swift Reading 14
Pablo Hernandez Leeds 12
Tom Cairney Fulham 12
Henrik Dalsgaard Brentford 10

Most shots on target so far this season
Jarrod Bowe, Hull 9
Martyn Waghorn Derby 8
Patrick Bamford Leeds
Lyle Taylor Charlton 7
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 7
Pablo Hernandez Leeds 7

Most headed shots on target so far this season
Lukas Jutkiewicz Birmingham 5
Borja Baston Swansea 4
Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham 4
Kristian Pedersen Birmingham 4
Matt Smith Millwall 4

Most fouls conceded this season
Barnsley 53
Huddersfield 51
Blackburn 46
Brentford 45
Wigan 44
Charlton 44
Hull 44
Leeds 43

Most successful passes overall this season
Leeds 1,384
Fulham 1,341
West Brom 1,321
Brentford 1,238

Phillips about to put pen to paper

We are waiting for official confirmation that Kalvin Phillips has agreed a new five year deal with the club which will see him become one of the highest earners at the club. After months of painstaking negotiations, both sides have reached a compromise, and the 23yo who has been at Leeds since 2010 is due to commit the next five years of his playing career to the Whites.

Meanwhile, Stuart Dallas is in the last year of his contract at Elland Road. The 28yo Northern Ireland International is keen to remain part of Bielsa's plans for the future.

Is Dallas good enough for the Premiership? If not, will we see the end of a Dynasty?

Which players are going to be good enough to step up to the Premiership?

Courtesy of Doc, here is a list of players who will be out of contract by 2021. Should Leeds go up, who would you keep, and extend their contracts?

Berardi, Pablo, Klich, Huffer, Stevens, Coyle, Kun, Male, Huggins, Hudson, Hosannah, Miazek, Casey, Kamwa

Ayling, Cooper, Douglas, Alioski, Shackelton, Bogusz, McCalmont, O'Kane, Nessy, Davies, Bouy, Edmondson, Cibicki, Amor, Grot, Struijk, Jenkins, Kenneh

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While stats can be misleading at times (i.e. a shot hitting the woodwork is off target but a 30 yard shot that trickles through to the keeper is on target) it is interesting to note how many chances Klich has created, more than Pablo and more than our no.10 Forshaw. Certainly something to think about for those suggesting he be dropped so Eddie/Costa can come in.

Will leave it to the club to decide who is good enough to keep if we do go up. A year ago most of our players weren't deemed good enough for the championship by most of the fans and there is a lot to be said for continuity especially given how differently Bielsa ball is played compared to other tactics/formations.
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Klich my player of the season so far, first name on the teamsheet
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'I am heartbroken': Graffiti group claim responsibility for covering up 14 'Burley Banksy' Leeds United murals

The 'Burley Banksy' has been left devastated after 14 of his Leeds United murals were painted over by a graffiti group - including a Gary Speed tribute on what would have been his 50th birthday.

Andy McVeigh, 49, has spent the last 12 months coming up with creative designs to paint over graffiti or brighten up the dull electrical boxes and bollards.
Dubbed the 'Burley Banksy' by his friends due to his art-style and elusiveness, Andy creates pieces for iconic moments throughout the history of the club.

However, 14 pieces of Andy's work has been covered over the weekend.

The pieces covered include a poignant mural tribute to Gary Speed - which was painted over on the morning of his birthday by the group.

Now, 'Leeds Residents Against Graffiti' have claimed responsibility for the cover-up.

In an email sent to the Yorkshire Evening Post, a member of the anonymous group said: "We had a trial run using red hammerite on two boxes which had been covered by graffiti.

"The vandal then decided to repaint them, which was a foolish decision.

"This looks much more dignified than the childish scrawl of a man who should be old enough to know better.

"Let's have an end to this graffiti."

Andy has been left in disbelief by the group's actions.

He said: "I am gutted for the fans.

"I didn't sleep a wink last night after I found out, I just feel sick.
"So many people say the pieces are part of their match day experience.

"I can't believe it."

The group said they have covered the art - which Andy believes is the entire Leeds United section of his work - with 'black paint'.

They added: "It is horrible stuff but nothing will stick to it now.
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