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Premier League-leading stat highlights Leeds’ alarming reliance on Raphinha after opener vs Leicester

Premier League-leading stat highlights Leeds’ alarming reliance on Raphinha after opener vs Leicester

 

A head-turning statistic surrounding the production of Leeds United wide-man Raphinha over the early months of the campaign has come to the fore online on Sunday.

Barnes levels things up

Marcelo Bielsa’s men are of course currently locked in action.

After steadying the ship courtesy of four points secured from an available six over the last couple of weeks, the Whites welcomed Leicester City to Elland Road, aiming to build on their encouraging recent form.

And, as things stand on Sunday afternoon, Leeds are in position to pick up another credible point.

The hosts took the lead in the clash with 26 minutes on the clock, when star man Raphinha’s devilish set-piece delivery from the right made its way beyond everyone and in at the back post.

Remarkably, though, Leeds’ advantage lasted less than 60 seconds, as a stunning Harvey Barnes effort just moments after Leicester got proceedings back underway ensured that the two sides headed in at the interval on level terms:

Raph shining

As outlined above, meanwhile, on the back of the opening 45 minutes at Elland Road coming to a close, an altogether noteworthy statistic, surrounding the scorer of the hosts’ opener, has since come to the fore online.

As per the reliable OptaJoe, highlighting Leeds’ considerable reliance on key man Raphinha is the fact that no player plying his trade for a Premier League outfit to have found the net on ten or more occasions has managed a higher percentage of his side’s goals than Raphinha to this point in the campaign.

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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table

# Team MP D P

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4