Leeds United have had a topsy turvy 2019-20 Championship season, dominating against most teams, but struggling to get the job done in recent weeks. The Whites are second in the league after 30 games and are still one of the favourites to earn promotion despite their dip in form.
Marcelo Bielsa has a strong squad at his disposal, although some fans have complained about the squad lacking depth this season. Some players have stood out from the rest, put in great performances time after time and have won over the fans this season.
Let’s take a look at the top 3 Leeds United players so far this season
Ben White has been a revelation in Leeds colours. The centre-back, who was signed on loan from Premier League side Brighton, has played every minute of the league season so far, not missing any of the 30 matches in the English second-tier this campaign. The 22-year-old has settled into Bielsa’s set-up very well and has formed a strong partnership with captain Liam Cooper at the heart of the defence.
White is strong in the air, a confident passer, and also reads the game very well to make key tackles and interceptions. With him at the back, Leeds have the second-best defence in the Championship this season.
Another player who has contributed to Leeds’ strong defence is defensive midfielder, Kalvin Phillips. Ahead of the 2019-20 season, there were several reports of Phillips leaving the club, with Premier League sides interested in signing him.
But the 24-year-old stayed with Leeds and signed a new deal with the club, and his form has been consistently good. He has provided a fantastic shield to Cooper and White at the back, with his only blemish being his recent red card.
Jack Harrison is another loan player who has impressed for Leeds this season. The Manchester City player is currently enjoying his second loan spell with the Whites, having spent the entire 2018-19 season at Leeds as well. The 23-year-old winger has been in fine form and has been an ever-present fixture on the left side of Leeds.
Like White, Harrison has started every game for Leeds this season, scoring 5 goals and assisting 6 more. The winger not only contributes in attack, but also tracks back, and is a player very well suited for Bielsa’s style of play. The Englishman has been a dependable figure in the Leeds team this season, and it won’t be a surprise if they sign him on a permanent deal at the end of the season.