Date: 17th February 2020 at 7:00pm
Written by:

Lots of Leeds United fans have been lauding Stuart Dallas on social media, after LUFC Data echoed InStat Football figures highlighting the defender’s “excellent” output at home to Bristol City on Saturday.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa named the 28-year-old as his starting left-back at home to the Robins, opting to stick with Dallas for the role following his performance away to Brentford last Tuesday night.

It was the eighth instance this term across all competitions that Bielsa has tasked Dallas with playing as his left-sided full-back, knowing that the Northern Ireland international is a vastly versatile option from his numerous appearances at right-back and in midfield.

Some fans now feel that Bielsa ought to stick with the Cookstown-born ace at left-back going forward, having displayed enough at home to Bristol City on Saturday to firmly move ahead of Ezgjan Alioski and Barry Douglas in the boss’ pecking order.

That’s because Dallas registered the highest successful percentage of total match actions by any outfield United player over the weekend, having been effective with 88% of all incidents contended and/or attempted against the Robins.

Who is Bielsa's best left-back right now?

Dallas

Dallas

Alioski

Alioski

Douglas

Douglas

Davies

Davies

Dallas helped dominate the left-hand channel at Elland Road in support of wide midfielder Jack Harrison, with the 43-cap international taking 90 touches, recording 51 accurate passes (86%), one clearance, one interception and two successful tackles, per Sofa Score data, while creating one big chance to score, taking three shots, winning five of ten ground duels and one of two aerial duels.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Dallas registering the highest successful percentage of total match actions by any outfield United player against Bristol City on Saturday…

In other Leeds United news, fans have been tearing into a 5 ft 10 Whites man for his performance on Saturday despite initial praise for his display.

 
Click for the forum