Study makes surprise revelation on Leeds' top attacker this season
By Russell Edge
Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been ranked as the club’s most effective attacker this season, according to a statistical study.
Football news and stats website Squawka looked in depth at the players who have scored for the Whites in the Championship this season, analysing their conversion rates from how many goals they scored from the attempts taken.
Leeds have scored 18 goals this season, and excluding an own goal and a strike from former forward Chris Woods, it left seven candidates on the list, with it being midfielder Phillips who led the way.
While the 21-year-old’s four goals put him as the club’s top league scorer this season, they also make him the most clinical finisher of the campaign, having netted the quartet of strikes from just nine attempts, leaving him with a conversion rate of an impressive 44 per cent.
This will come as a surprise to many Leeds fans, who would have expected one of their numerous attacking talents to be leading the way rather than the central midfielder.
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At the other end of the table is summer signing Ezgjan Alioski, who, despite topping the table for attempts on goal with 18, has managed to net just once in the league this season, giving him a conversion rate of a mere 5.6 per cent.
Following Phillips in terms of efficiency were Kemar Roofe, Stuart Dallas, Piere-Michel Lasogga, Pablo Hernandez and Samuel Saiz, with Alioski bringing up the rear.
Leeds will be hoping that all their players can rediscover their goal scoring form after the international break, having looked bereft of ideas during their 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
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