After 11 games in the 2019-20 Championship, Leeds United are two points away from the league leaders, West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest, having dropped quite a few over the last few games.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men have won six, drawn two, and lost three in the opening 11 games of the season.
Leeds will have to be more consistent if they want to secure automatic promotion, and will also have to be stronger going forward. The Whites dominate matches, but haven’t been able to see off games.
There have been a few players that have been consistently good this season. Let’s take a look at 3 standout players for Leeds United so far this season
3 Most Standout Players For Leeds United So Far
Central defender Ben White was signed from Premier League side Brighton, on a one-year loan deal, and the young centre back has impressed so far.
The 21-year-old has possibly been one of Leeds’ best players and formed a solid partnership at the back with captain Liam Cooper before the latter’s injury.
White has started all 11 games in the Championship this season, and has been an integral part of the back four that has conceded the least goals (7) of any Championship team this season. White is calm and composed on the ball, and makes quite a few tackles as well.
Injury to experienced right-back Luke Ayling, kept him out of the start of the season, but the Whites did not seem to miss him as Stuart Dallas has been very good at the back.
Dallas, who has been converted from a winger to a full-back, is tactically and defensively sound, can adapt to situations easily, while also having the ability to build from the back with his passing.
He has averaged 1.7 tackles and 1.5 interceptions per game this season, and averages 56 passes per game.
Dallas moved into a central midfield role for the last game against Millwall due to injuries to various first-team stars. With Ayling back from injury, Dallas could possibly compete for a wide or central role.
Leeds United’s dip in form in the Championship, where they have lost two of their last three games has coincided with the absence of veteran winger Pablo Hernandez.
Hernandez has missed the last three games due to injury, but was in good form in the opening 8 games of the Championship season.
The Spaniard has scored twice and assisted twice in 8 starts, from his wide right position. He averages 2.8 key passes per game this season – the most by any Leeds player.
The Whites desperately need Hernandez back, which could happen post the international break.