We all know what the problem is for Leeds United this season, and why they aren’t running away with the league like they should be doing.
The fact is that they can’t quite finish off the chances that they are creating, but when you put the facts into figures like these, then it really does make for some stark reading.
@LUFCData has put together a whole host of figures and statistic that showcase and compare the top 28 strikers in the league this season, and obviously a lot of attention is going to be focused around the trials and tribulations of Leeds United’s own Patrick Bamford.
So what did the Leeds fanbase think when they saw these numbers? Well they fell into one of two camps.
There were some who put the blame squarely at Bamford’s feet, saying that it showed just how badly he is doing, whilst there were others who felt that the rest of the team needed to pick up the slack, saying that it can’t always be down to the striker to score the goals.
He’s ok but a better finisher would see us streets ahead at the top
— jon rosten (@jonro1465) January 15, 2020
Agree, midfielders need to score more and need a few goals from Cooper and White. PJ and KB and even Cooper used to bag us a few from FK/corners.
— Wards (@1wards) January 14, 2020
I agree with this, he's the scapegoat. So many chances missed by everyone. We are ruthless at pressing, attempts but our conversion rate is a shambles. Look at the contribution of Man City's players in goals, its outrageous that OGs are our second highest scorer.
— Jake Kelly (@KakeJelly24) January 14, 2020
Show all the charts you want. I have eyes and can confirm his finishing is poor.
— . (@robw123q) January 14, 2020
Collectively we don’t convert enough of our chances …. hence the absolute need for another striker, or two(?), in the January window.
Rocket science it ain’t!!!
— Paul Spink (@PaulSpink1) January 14, 2020
100% but when you have 62 shots inside the box and find the next 10 times. Questions have to be asked of a so called striker
— Brandon Yates (@Brandon7Yates) January 14, 2020
-5.61xG… That's league 2 standard
— Carll Light (@Cfbhfdcvjgf) January 15, 2020
The whole team are terrible in front of goal but bamford is a striker and it's a strikers main job. Its frustrating watching them miss so many easy chances in every game. But all I can think of is at least I get to watch them creating all those chances and play great football.
— mightywhites#lufc (@Greg94677) January 15, 2020
Does Bamford get too much blame for our lack of goals?
Which side of the argument do you fall on?