Many Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media, after LUFC Data shared a statistical comparison of the Whites’ shots-to-goals ratio to that of West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers.
The Baggies boast the highest-scoring offence in the Championship after 27 games having found the back of the net 50 times, while our tally of 43 strikes is enough for Marcelo Bielsa’s men to rank fourth behind QPR (45) and Brentford (44).
United are miles clear of the competition when it comes to shots taken in the second-tier this term, though, having tried our luck a league-high 433 times whereas West Brom have unleashed the seventh-most efforts on goal (358).
Saturday’s opponent QPR have also scored more goals than us from far fewer shots, as Mark Warburton’s side have registered the tenth-most efforts in the Championship with 347 shots.
Given we have taken vastly more shots overall than any other second-tier side so far this season, it is no surprise that United also lead the division for shots that have found the target, but our total of 138 is only nine more than second-most team Brentford.
Are you concerned by our wasteful numbers in front of the goal?
Our number of on-target efforts is so low as 189 of our 433 shots have failed to find the mark, eight have been noted as hitting the woodwork and 106 have been blocked.
Patrick Bamford has been responsible for 19.6% of our shots this league season having taken 85 in 26 appearances, of which only 32 have been on target and ten have resulted in goals.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the difference in the number of shots to goals between West Bromwich Albion, Queens Park Rangers and us…
The Bamford effect. Every club he’s ever signed for said the same thing. Good player but too wasteful
— Jack Hinchliff (@hinchliff_jack) January 17, 2020
Right to the top of “things I didn’t need to see today” list
— Tommy (@thetommymchale) January 16, 2020
That’s just ridiculous is that
— 💙Russ💛 (@russcausier) January 16, 2020
I suppose it’s all bamfords fault
— Joe Underwood (@joeuC4) January 16, 2020
Its not all his fault. It’s no secret he’s had and missed more good chances than anyone else though. We play well when he’s on the pitch, but if Leeds wanted someone that runs a lot they could have gone for Mo Farah instead. We need a finisher.
— Scott 💙💛 (@Carnage_SC) January 16, 2020
We do seem to have a very obvious problem!
— Tony Goodwin (@TonyGoo51910248) January 16, 2020
Leeds are 1 point behind WBA and several points above QPR. Any other stat is worthless??
— PaulMak (@pmak27) January 16, 2020
any good news?
— Simon Kaiser 🦆 (@curlywand) January 16, 2020
In other Leeds United news, the club are claimed to be mulling over a bid to sign a towering £3million star this month.