Leeds United put in a solid shift to come away victorious from Goodison Park with a well-earned win over Everton. The Whites jump up into 11th place with a crucial three points to see them into strong territory. Their recent dip in form has been rectified with this win and their draw against Arsenal last weekend.
Richarlison had a goal chalked off to deny the Toffees an opener, only for Marcelo Bielsa’s side to dig deep and come up with the winner late into the second half. Raphinha was the man on song just before the 80th minute to put Leeds ahead and give them the win.
Despite the match-winning performance from the Brazilian winger, it was Mateusz Klich who stole the show with his solid balance between attacking and defending contributions.
According to Sofascore, the midfielder made a total of two key passes, created one big goalscoring opportunity and put in a impressive four tackles. Klich also completed 50% of his dribbles and 100% of his long balls.
Marcelo Bielsa recently identified the Poland international as one of his key players. The £45,000 per week midfield man was lauded for his influence in the engine room, with the boss saying that he simply “cannot do better” on the pitch. Indeed, he has been an ever-present member of the Leeds squad so far this campaign.
Klich has started every Premier League match for Leeds this season and has notched up two goals and three assists so far (via Transfermarkt). He has proved to be imperative to this club as they look to survive their first season back in England’s top flight after 16 long years.