Many Leeds United fans have been lauding Kalvin Phillips on social media for producing a ‘masterclass’ performance during our 1-1 draw with Brentford on Tuesday night.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa was able to name Phillips in the starting line-up for the 28th time this Championship season so far at Griffin Park, having welcomed the 24-year-old back into the squad following a three-game suspension.
Phillips was highly influential to our performance in Greater London, as he quelled much of what the Bees sought to produce and forced multiple errors from their midfielders as our anchor dominated the centre of the field.
Per statistics shared online by LUFC Data, Phillips led the match for the most ball recoveries recorded on Tuesday night with 14, while also leading the way for successful passes (66/76) which brought a game-high pass success rate of 86.8%, too.
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Phillips completed 14 of his 18 attempted passes in the final third, as well, while finding teammates with 13 of his 15 attempted long passes, created one chance to score, made one successful take-on and won two tackles.
The 5 ft 10 ace also took 94 touches and enjoyed 9.8% of all possession, which were respectively game-high totals, per WhoScored, while winning five of his six ground duels, was fouled twice, made one interception and never committed a foul, according to Sofa Score.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans raved over Phillips’ performance against Brentford on Tuesday night…
Different gravy this lad, he would be an asset to any premier league team 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Dan (@walkerdan85) February 11, 2020
14 ball recoveries😮😮 how good is he👏🏻
— Sean Hunter (@Seanrh11) February 11, 2020
Absolute masterclass today from Kalv.
— Richie lyons. (@richieleelyons) February 11, 2020
Thank god he came back, cleaned up everything that we’ve missed over the last 3 games, says it all when the most dangerous attack in the league does nothing and doesn’t really create a good chance
— Regan (@ReganHinds) February 11, 2020
Man of the match by a mile.
— Andrew Thornton (@DrT1974) February 11, 2020
— Lewis Stant (@_LewisStant) February 11, 2020
Best player on park by a country mile – big big player for us.
— Bobbo (@ricky_bobbo) February 11, 2020
Superb performance as always
— Alex Sherriff (@SherriffAlex) February 11, 2020
Think well of him lads n lasses. We don’t go up he is off. He was by far the best player on pitch tonight
— Nala’s Duddy💙💛 (@Stephen_2610) February 11, 2020
Great performance from the main man, would benefit hugely with a fit Forshaw beside him💙💙🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Kevin Connolly (@KevRedCon) February 11, 2020
In other Leeds United news, a former £4m transfer target is set to become a free agent in the summer.