Date: 15th April 2019 at 6:56pm
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Leeds fans have been reacting in their numbers on social media, after LUFC Data shared that Kalvin Phillips has won more defensive duels than any other player in the Championship this season.

The 23-year-old has recorded a staggering 372 successful duels this term, which is 15 more than Queens Park Ranger’s second-placed Massimo Luongo, and 26 more than Sheffield United’s Enda Stevens.

Phillips has been one of the most integral aspects to Marcelo Bielsa’s starting XI since the boss’ appointment in the summer, and has started 39 of our 42 Championship ties so far.

Beyond out-right defensive duels, the 23-year-old has also registered the joint-eighth-most successful tackles for any player in the division with 96 from 139 – the same as Ezgjan Alioski, but the Macedonian has attempted two more.

All things considered, some supporters have been suggesting that Phillips would be worthy of our Player of the Season Award, ahead of Pablo Hernandez, who has scored our second most goals (12) and leads the side for assists (14).

The Player of the Season Award will be announced on April 27, with the event originally scheduled to be held following our game against Aston Villa, but the match will now come second thanks to its rescheduling for TV.

For now, here’s what’s being said on Twitter after LUFC Data shared Phillips’ remarkable stat…

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