Loads of Leeds United fans have been in discussion on social media, after a debate on who has been our Player of the Season so far drew in a vast range of responses.
Manager Marcelo Bielsa has called on 23 players in the Championship after 26 games this season, ranging from first-team mainstays Ben White, Kiko Casilla, Jack Harrison, Mateusz Klich and Stuart Dallas, to emerging talents like Oliver Casey, Pascal Struijk, Leif Davis and Jordan Stevens.
Some players have been tasked with occupying multiple positions over the course of our promotion-chasing campaign, as well, with Dallas given minutes at right and left-back, defensive and central midfield and on the right-wing.
The team also plays vastly differently with and without leading goalscorer Patrick Bamford, who offers the side a focal point as well as someone who has found the back of the net ten times – double that of second-most man Harrison.
Who has been your POTS so far?
On-loan Manchester City winger Harrison has earned a lot of admiration at Elland Road for his performances this season, though, as the 23-year-old has returned for a second campaign and struck five goals and penned a team-high six assists.
But for some of the fanbase in West Yorkshire, their Player of the Season so far has been another one of our on-loan talents in Brighton & Hove Albion’s White, who moved to the club last summer shortly before we sold Pontus Jansson but has stepped into the line-up and filled the void left by the Sweden international.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans discussed who has been our Player of the Season so far…
Very difficult but, I’ll go with;
1) Dallas (consistently excellent)
2) White (incredible footballer)
3) Harrison (massively improved)
4) Phillips (just a little notch below his phenomenal level of 18/19).
— HungryDuck 💙💛🇬🇧🏴 (@LUFCPATRIOT69) January 8, 2020
It’s Ben White. We left a huge Jansson filled hole in the summer and he’s come in and eclipsed him.
— batesyV3 (@BatesyV3) January 8, 2020
Stuart Dallas due to the multiple positions he’s had to play.
— GJR 💙💛 (@GregJReilly09) January 8, 2020
Bamford so far , maybe Costa by end of season
— bobaxe1 (@bobsween166) January 8, 2020
Between White or Harrison.
Lord B also deserves a mention.
— Adam Clark (@addss2) January 8, 2020
Really tuff call, so many having a great season. We’re greater than the sum of our parts. For me KP is key, completely indispensable.
— Karl (@karly057) January 8, 2020
Been really impressed with Stuart Dallas this season
— pedro (@gansteadwhite) January 8, 2020
the Cookstown Cafu
— Alfie (@AlfieLUFC17) January 8, 2020
White and Harrison both Prem quality now!
— Mark Burns 💛💙 (@HAV_Burnsy) January 9, 2020
All of them. Playing so well as a team hard to pick one player.
— astrogilly 💛💙 (@astrogilly1) January 8, 2020
they’ve all been brilliant in their own way but I’d say Dallas or Bamford
— Armo☀️🌙 (@Jordan_Armo) January 8, 2020
All given 100% not sure I can pick one so I will pick 3 Ben White, Harrison and Dallas. But could have said any of them
— SuperLUFC (@dansfootprints) January 8, 2020
— Greg Selby (@gregselby97) January 8, 2020
In other Leeds United news, the club will not be signing a 9-goal striker this month.