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Leeds' Premier League-leading stat highlighted after Jesse Marsch's arrival


Jesse Marsch took over from Marcelo Bielsa

 

A head-turning statistic, highlighting just how potent an offensive threat Leeds United have proven since the appointment of Jesse Marsch, has come to the fore on Sunday afternoon.

American tactician Marsch was of course installed on the bench at Elland Road late last month.

Amid a testing campaign, which saw the Whites fall victim to a major case of '2nd season syndrome' back in the Premier League under the watch of Marcelo Bielsa, it was decided by the powers that be in west Yorkshire that the beloved Argentine was no longer the right man to lead the club forward.

Marsch, in turn, was chosen as Bielsa's replacement, in the hopes of the former RB Leipzig boss sparking a swift push away from the relegation zone.

And, after an altogether shaky start, the last couple of weeks have seen Leeds' new headmaster manage precisely that.

Back-to-back wins over Norwich City and Wolves have culminated in the Peacocks climbing a full seven points clear of Watford in 18th, amid fresh hope of extending their top-flight status for, at the least, another 12 months.

And, as alluded to above, Marsch's telling impact over the early weeks of his Elland Road stint has since given rise to an altogether head-turning statistic.

As per statistician The xG Philosophy, across the club's first four outings under the watch of their new boss, Leeds have average more expected goals per game than any other Premier League side:

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Turning attentions back towards the road ahead, Leeds are set to kick the club's survival efforts back into gear next weekend.

On the back of the latest international break coming to a close, the Yorkshire outfit will welcome Ralph Hasenhuttl's Southampton to Elland Road on Saturday, April 2nd, no doubt confident in their chances of making it three wins on the bounce in the Premier League.

 

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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