Date: 28th May 2019 at 7:01pm
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A few Leeds supporters have been reacting on social media to a statistical rundown by LUFC Data that looked at the players who featured in the Championship during the 2018/19 season, and how well they affected results.

It featured a range of aspects relating to how well players faired in the recently concluded campaign, such as minutes played, goal involvement, and shot accuracy.

Moreover, it looked at how many big chances were wasted, how many shots missed the target, and who held the best or worse expected goals once the season drew to a close.

In terms of our budding attackers in Patrick Bamford and Kemar Roofe, the summer signing from Middlesbrough and 2016 arrival from Oxford saw out the term – including Play-Offs – with nine and 15 goals to their names respectively, while both assisting two goals.

Bamford held a better minutes per goals rate than Roofe with one every 161 minutes rather than one every 167, as well, but averaged a marginally higher shots per goal record, too.

The 25-year-old from Grantham also saw 27 of his 51 shots miss the target, while missing 15 big chances. Roofe, on the other hand, hit the target with all but 16 of his 80 efforts, and missed 16 big chances, having played ten more games.

Including their wayward efforts, Leeds missed a total of 65 big chances, which was more than any other Championship outfit.

Those figures meant Roofe was able to hit his expected goals (15.83) for the season when he struck the back of Derby County’s net in the Play-Off Semi-Final First-Leg, whereas Bamford missed his (11.5) by two.

One of the best over-achievers when it comes to expected goals against actual goals was Mario Vrancic of Norwich City, who was only expected to hit 5.19 but scored ten.

League-wide top ‘scorer Teemu Pukki, meanwhile, hit 29 goals from an average 2.35 shots per game, for an expected goal total of 22.8.

Here’s how some Leeds fans reacted to LUFC Data’s run down…

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