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Leeds United: Raphinha failed to impress against Brighton

Leeds United came away from their match against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium with a point and a clean sheet after drawing 0-0 with Graham Potter’s side.

While a positive can be taken in the fact that they managed to keep a clean sheet, everyone at the Yorkshire club will undoubtedly be disappointed that they couldn’t score a goal on the day and barely even threatened.

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One man who failed to have a significant attacking impact against the Seagulls was Leeds winger Raphinha.

With the full 90 minutes under his belt, the 24-year-old failed to have even one clear shot at goal and only completed one of the five dribbles that he attempted, losing possession of the ball 21 times. With 52 touches of the ball, he only managed to complete 20 of his 28 passes, while he also struggled out of possession by losing eight duels and being dribbled past twice.

This performance ultimately earned the 24-year-old an uninspiring overall match rating of 6.4/10, making him the lowest-rated Leeds player on the day according to SofaScore.

In addition, Leeds Live‘s Beren Cross was rather damning of Raphinha’s display on this occasion, saying that it was “possibly his worst performance in a Leeds shirt.”

Labelled an “unbelievable” player by Leeds teammate Illan Meslier, it was clear a day to forget for the Brazil international.

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While his place in the team may not necessarily be at risk at the moment given how he’s only missed two of the Whites’ league games so far this season, Bielsa and everyone else at the club will be hoping that the winger doesn’t deliver another performance like the one he produced against Brighton.

With Leeds set to take on Crystal Palace on Tuesday night in their next league outing, this will not only be a great chance for them to pick up a win in front of their fans at Elland Road but also for Raphinha to put his performance at Brighton behind him and potentially add to his goals and assists tally for the season.

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