Date: 2nd January 2020 at 6:00pm
Written by: Zak Roome

Lots of Leeds United fans have been lauding Mateusz Klich on social media for his performance against West Bromwich Albion on New Year’s Day, after LUFC Data shared a selection of the midfielder’s stats from the 1-1 draw.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa opted against handing the Poland international a rare break when we travelled to the Hawthorns on Wednesday evening, by instead keeping Klich in the starting line-up for the 26th straight Championship fixture.

The 29-year-old would end the match with a game-high number of ball recoveries, take-ons and successful attacking third passes, while also recording the fourth-most touches of the ball of any player who featured for either side.

Klich registered 13 ball recoveries at the Hawthorns, along with three successful take-ons, 25 accurate final third passes from 32, and recorded 64 touches – only Luke Ayling (95), Ben White (72) and Liam Cooper (67) penned more.

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As well as leading in three categories and ranking fourth for touches, Klich also created two chances to beat Sam Johnstone, took one shot, made two successful tackles from three challenges and completed 42 of his total 53 passes, per WhoScored figures.

The £2.25million-rated ace won seven of his nine ground duels, as well, but lost possession 11 times, committed one foul, was dribbled past once and lost his only aerial duel, according to statistics collected by Sofa Score.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to LUFC Data’s stats on Klich’s performance against West Brom on New Year’s Day…

In other Leeds United news, the club’s rumoured plans to sign a £1.8m-rated striker have taken a dent following an update from his manager.

 
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