Date: 29th March 2011 at 4:38pm
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Following on from looking at the Leeds stats so far this season we know take a look at how they are comparing with the rest of the Championship.

Leading Goalscorers – Championship

Leeds currently have three players in the top twenty scorers in the division with a former Leeds loanee leading the way overall.

Watford striker Danny Graham who had a brief loan spell at Leeds during their last spell in the championship is currently leading the goalscoring charts with 22 goals.
Luciano Becchio is Leeds best placed player in fourth place with 16 goals so far this season.
Max Gradel (14) is 9th and David Somma (11) is joint 14th.

Leeds are the only side in the division to have three players in double figures so far this season and they are very close to making it four with John Howson scoring 9.

Leading scorers
Graham – Watford 22
Long – Reading 18
Sinclair – Swansea 17
Becchio – Leeds 16
Holt – Norwich 16
Bothroyd – Cardiff 15
Sharp – Doncaster 15
Taarabt – QPR 15
Gradel – Leeds 14
King – Leicester 13

Not surprisingly, Leeds lead the way with goals scored so far this season having scored 69 goals in 38 games.
They have also been involved in the most goals overall with 129 goals in their 38 games.
Despite being in the top six for a large portion of the season, they have the fourth worst defensive record in the division having conceded 60 goals.

Overall goals – most
Leeds 69-60 = 129
Watford 68-54 = 122
Doncaster 49-67 = 116
Leicester 56-56 = 112
Norwich 62-47 = 109

Most scored
Leeds 69
Watford 68
Norwich 62
QPR 60
Cardiff 60
Reading 60

Most conceded
Scunthorpe 68
Doncaster 67
Preston 65
Leeds 60
Crystal Palace 59
Sheffield United 59

Overall goals – least
Hull 42-38 = 80
Nottingham Forest 48-35 = 83
QPR 60-23 = 83
Swansea 53-36 = 89
Millwall 51-40 = 91
Coventry 41-50 = 91

Least scored
Scunthorpe 33
Sheffield United 34
Crystal Palace 37
Coventry 41
Hull 42

Best defensive record
QPR 23
Nottingham Forest 35
Swansea 36
Hull 38
Millwall 40

Leeds also leads the way with the amount of shots they have had on target this season, amassing 268 so far this season.
Burnley have had the most of target with 254 whilst Norwich have had the most combined with 495.
Coventry City have hit the woodwork the most times so far this season with 25.

Most shots
Norwich 495 259 on 236 off
Leeds 492 268 on 224 off
Leicester 492 242 on 250 off
Coventry 489 256 on 233 off
Burney 487 233 on 254 off

Most on target
Leeds 268
Cardiff 264
Norwich 259
Swansea 257
Coventry 256

Most off target
Burnley 254
Leicester 250
Millwall 237
QPR 237
Norwich 236

Hit woodwork
Coventry 25
Leeds 23
Preston 20
Burnley 18
Swansea 18

Shots – player
Queens Park Rangers Adel Taarabt is a long way clear of his nearest rival in the shooting stakes.

Taarabt as so far this season had 140 shots on goal with 79 on target 61 off target with three hitting the woodwork.

He is almost 40 shots clear of second placed Steve Morison of Millwall who has had 101.
Max Gradel leads the way for Leeds with 78 attempts on goal, 49 on and 29 off target.

Not surprisingly, Taarabt has had the most shots on and off target this season.

Keith Treacy is the unluckiest player in the division so far this season hitting the woodwork on no fewer than 9 occasions.
Leeds midfielder Bradley Johnson is not far behind with 7.

Most shots overall
Taarabt – QPR 79 on 61 off = 140
Morison – Millwall 52 on 49 off = 101
Eagles – Burnley 53 on 44 off = 97
Holt – Norwich 41 on 54 off = 95
Rodriguez – Burnley 43 on 51 off = 94

Shots on target
Taarabt – QPR 79
Eagles – Burnley 53
Morison – Millwall 52
Gradel – Leeds 49
Koren – Hull 49

Shots off target
Taarabt – QPR 61
Holt – Norwich 54
Rodriguez – Burnley 51
Morison – Millwall 49
Nugent – Portsmouth 45

Hit woodwork
Treacy – Preston 9
Johnson – Leeds 7
McSheffrey – Coventry 6
Bullard – Ipswich 5
Clingan – Coventry 5
Commons – Derby 5
Whittingham – Cardiff 5
Bellamy – Cardiff 5
Gallagher – Leicester 5

Watford have the best discipline having conceded just 345 fouls.

Doncaster Rovers and Leicester City have received the least amount of yellow cards having both received 38 each.

Nottingham Forest, Cardiff City, Middlesbrough and Scunthorpe have all received just one red card so far this season.

Best discipline – fouls
Watford 345
Middlesbrough 361
Swansea 368
Leicester 370
Doncaster 376

Yellow cards – least
Doncaster Rovers 38
Leicester City 38
Watford 41
Scunthorpe 43
Swansea 46
Bristol City 46

Red cards – least
Nottingham Forest 1
Cardiff City 1
Middlesbrough 1
Scunthorpe 1
There are seven sides who have received two red cards.

Leeds have the worst disciplinary record so far this season. They have committed the most fouls with 463 and have also received the most yellow cards with 71.
Sheffield United have received the most red cards with 10 and Crystal Palace have conceded the most penalties having conceded 11 so far this season.

Leeds have received 4 red cards and have also conceded 4 penalties.

fouls – most
Leeds 463
Millwall 458
Sheffield United 456
Barnsley 452
Preston 440

Yellow cards – most
Leeds 71
Preston 68
Crystal Palace 66
Hull 65
Derby 63

Red cards – most
Sheffield United 10
Crystal Palace 5
Coventry 5
Millwall 5

Penalties conceded
Crystal Palace 11
Sheffield United 9
Barnsley 7
Middlesbrough 7
Coventry 6

Norwich City striker Grant Holt has conceded the most free kicks so far this season having given away 88.
Leeds striker Luciano Becchio is in 4th place having conceded 69.

Dean Leacock – Derby and Daniel Fox – Burnley are the only two players to have received ten yellow cards this season and served a two-match suspension.
Amazingly, they have both made just 24 fouls each.
Leeds have two players on the edge with Paul Connolly and Bradley Johnson having both received 9.

Alan Dunne – Millwall, Matt Connolly – QPR and Lee Williamson – Sheffield United are the only players to have received more than one red card this season having all received two.

Crystal Palace defender Patrick McCarthy has conceded the most penalties so far this season having conceded three.

Most fouls
Holt – Norwich 88
Elliott – Bristol City 76
Long – Reading 71
Becchio – Leeds 69
Parkin – Cardiff 65

Most yellows
Leacock – Derby 10
Fox -Burnley 10
Connolly Leeds 9
Johnson Leeds 9

Barker – Derby 9
Dawson – Hull 9
Derry – QPR 9

Clean sheets
League leaders Queens Park Rangers have kept the most clean sheets so far this season having kept twenty-one.

Preston North End have the worst record having kept just four.
Leeds have kept nine and are in joint 13th place.

Most clean sheets
QPR – 21
Millwall – 17
Swansea – 17
Hull – 16
Bristol City – 12
Nottingham Forest -12

Least clean sheets
Preston – 4
Doncaster – 6
Middlesbrough – 7
Sheffield United – 8
There are eight teams (including Leeds) that have kept nine clean sheets.

Players Used
Leeds have currently used 31 players this season and John Howson is the only player who is an ever present having started all 38 Championship games.

Hull City have used the most having used 39 whilst Burnley have used the least, using just 27.

Most players used
Hull City 39
Leicester 37
Ipswich 37
Derby 37
Preston 37

Least amount of players used
Burnley 27
Portsmouth 28
Nottingham Forest 28
Watford 29
Norwich 30
Leeds 31

Most appearances
Leeds midfielder John Howson is one of only twenty players in the Championship who have started every game so far this season.
Of the sides that have players who have started every game, Watford have the most individual players with three, who have started every game.

Bradley Johnson has made 37 appearances for Leeds with 33 starts and four substitute appearances. The only game he has missed was the trip to Swansea City after being sent off against Barnsley.
Luciano Becchio is next for Leeds; he has also made 37 appearances, with 31 starts and 6 substitute appearances.

Leeds United has the best average attendance this season in the Championship with an average of 26,966 going through the turnstiles at Elland Road.

They also have the highest individual attendance this season when 33,622 turned out for their home game with Sheffield United in September.

Leeds have also helped pack them in on their travels this season, 12 of their 19 away games this season have been the highest home gate of their opponents.

Highest average
Leeds 26,966
Derby 25,884
Norwich 25,202
Leicester 23,823
Nottingham Forest 23,223

Lowest average
Scunthorpe 5,618
Doncaster 10,065
Preston 11,738
Barnsley 11,973
Millwall 12,249

Highest attendance by team
33.622 Leeds v Sheffield United
33,010 Derby v Nottingham Forest
30,919 Leicester v Leeds
29,490 Nottingham Forest v Derby
28,184 Coventry v Leeds

Lowest attendance by team
4,190 Scunthorpe v Preston
7,921 Doncaster v Coventry
8,894 Preston v Barnsley
8,937 Millwall v Scunthorpe
10,250 Barnsley v Scunthorpe

All these stats will be updated when the Championship season is over.

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