Leeds may look unstoppable currently, particularly in defence, but that hasn’t prevented fans from worrying about the threat posed by Jarrod Bowen when Hull City visit Elland Road.
The forward has been in excellent form this season with 14 goals in 20 league games, continuing on from where he left off last term.
In 2018/19 he proved a thorn in the side of the Whites with two goals against Marcelo Bielsa’s team, but Leeds have improved defensively and should be able to keep him quiet, especially since Kalvin Phillips will be back from suspension.
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They did the same to another in-form striker, Karlan Grant, at the weekend. However, Bowen has attracted Premier League interest because of his quality and that has led supporters to discuss whether he can be stopped.
Jarred Bowen against Ben White will be an insane clash.
Bowen will be his hardest yet, absolute joke of a player.
Would we man mark? 14 goals already 😂 he hurt us last year too.#LUFC
— Conor McGilligan (@Conor_ALTV) December 8, 2019
And Ben White wins. Best defence in Europe.
— spivo (@clivedyer4) December 8, 2019
Similar tactics to what we did with Dack and Eze, Phillip’s one on one. Starve them of possession and he wont get the ball. Hopefully
— Scott Kerrigan 💙💛 (@ScottKLUFC84) December 8, 2019
Yorkshire Pirlo should man mark
— Bielsa Ball 🇦🇷 (@BallBielsa) December 8, 2019
Think both kp and white will double up on him in certain passages of play
Cooper will be up for this one if he’s fit
— stringaz85 (@stringaz851) December 8, 2019
He has a great goal return and when one considers that he is still only 22-years-old there is no doubt that he has a great future in the game, and is likely destined for the Premier League sooner or later.
If Leeds do indeed get promoted he’d be a useful addition to make, but their priority first and foremost will be keeping him quiet, and considering the Whites’ defence has conceded an average of once every two games this season, they certainly have a good chance of doing exactly that.
As one fan alluded to, keeping hold of the ball and operating with a style of attack being the best form of defence could be the most effective way too shut him out, otherwise they risk losing three points and their winning streak.
If/when Clarke goes back to Tottenham next month I’d love us to put an offer in for him, could Hull gamble for a playoff place and risk losing him for nothing in the summer or would they take £5-6m?
— Leeds11 (@MWF11) December 8, 2019
Bowen would be a great signing if we go up
— Tom (@LeedsLeedsLee11) December 8, 2019
He’s class agree with that pal
— Robert James (@Robertkas86) December 8, 2019
However, fans’ concern should be reduced significantly due to the form of Kiko Casilla, who has improved significantly since the last campaign and could deal with Bowen because of that.