Leeds fans have expressed some huge concerns over varying aspects of their play following defeat against Charlton.
It was from a set-piece that Leeds conceded and a stat courtesy of LUFC Data detailed just how poor Marcelo Bielsa’s men have been at defending those scenarios this season.
Leeds have now conceded 3 of our 5 goals from corner set-pieces in the Championship this season. Achilles’ heel. #LUFC
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) September 28, 2019
It was damning evidence of where they need to improve going forward and it had many supporters thinking about where it went wrong.
One supporter claimed it was because they no longer had Pontus Jansson while another described the issue as more of a gaping wound than an Achilles heel.
A further individual noted how it was an inevitable consequence of bringing in someone like Ben White to replace the Swede over the summer. Leeds’ inability to find the back of the net was also bemoaned by one fan.
Here’s the best of the discussion.
almost like the guy who used to sort that out plays somewhere else now
— Matthew Mulkeen (@mattkeeny) September 28, 2019
Achilles heel is not being able to score. Can there be another team in the history of the game with as much possession and as few goals? It’s becoming farcical.
— Andrew (@ANWilson76) September 28, 2019
More gaping wound …
— RIP @waccoe #MOT #54 – Alan (@penderel) September 28, 2019
Could it have something to do with having players just over 6ft in this “Land of the Giants” League.
— Tommy McGuinness (@luscbradford) September 29, 2019
— Graham Bloor ?? (@graham_bloor) September 28, 2019
Cos we have no height in there ?
— kev 64?? (@kev64uk) September 28, 2019
Set plays not a thing for MB, either to use or defend against and is a problem
— Phil M Taylor (@Philtaylor04) September 28, 2019
Perhaps it is inevitable consequence when replacing an aerially dominant CB (one of the best in League) with a smaller but cultured-ball-player/interceptor CB? Lose presence in the box (plus Bamford tends to offer little defensive help, unlike Chris Wood back in 2016/17 season)
— RJ (@realrj80) September 28, 2019