Leeds may be riding high and enjoying a six-match winning run but some supporters can’t help but admire rival Championship players.
Along with Leeds, West Brom are the other side in the division in a rich vein of form, and that is reflected by the fact that the two clubs are leading the rest, and now have a gap of eight and ten points respectively.
If they maintain the winning streak they could fight it out for the title, and Matheus Pereira could be the key to making that happen for the Baggies.
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The attacking midfielder blew away Swansea on Sunday with a goal and three assists, and Leeds fans certainly took notice and paid him a number of accolades as a result.
He’s absolutely run rings around them, what a player
— Ashleigh (@ashlaurenn_) December 8, 2019
Definitely – no one better at the moment
— LUFC💙💛 (@LeedsUnited97) December 8, 2019
Top class that kid.
— . (@LeedsYunited) December 8, 2019
Hes very good was WBA best player at ER earlier this season
— Jordan Townend (@GoOnGarySpeed) December 8, 2019
he’s the good version of Pablo Hernandez
— Alfie (@AlfieLUFC17) December 8, 2019
As shown, one supporter has made comparisons to Pablo Hernandez, which though sensible is a little harsh on the Spaniard, as he influences Leeds just as much, albeit in a different manner. He’s contributed to six goals this term.
While Pereira is showing form and quality which suggests he is a level above, fans should appreciate what their own team are producing, gaining a fine win over rivals Huddersfield at the weekend despite missing key players shows promotion mentality, and they aren’t showing signs of slowing down.
There are still a number of matches left and players’ form can fluctuate massively, so although Pereira is at the top of his game right now, Leeds fans don’t need to feel too jealous about West Brom’s position.
Pereira is quality and deserves to be playing premier league football
— lee (@lee76729385) December 8, 2019
Will be player of year come the end i reckon
— Darren Barker (@DazJBarker) December 8, 2019
Far too good for the championship imo
— Jordan Wright (@joord195) December 8, 2019
Elsewhere, Leeds transfer plans may be gathering pace but they depend on the future of one key man, which still appears unclear at the current time.