Mateusz Klich: The numbers behind Leeds United’s midfield engine

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When the league fixtures were announced, all eyes were on the Champions Liverpool and how Jürgen Klopp’s men would start their title defence. Their first task was Leeds at Anfield.

Klich at his All-around Best

Before we look in detail at Klich’s game against Fulham, where he was excellent in all departments, here is a graph that shows his contributions defensively so far this season:

Creative Fulcrum

It should come as no surprise, then, that Klich has been one of the league’s most proficient players in terms of their shot-creation ability. As these numbers from Football Reference indicate, Klich is the fourth-best in the Premier League on a per match basis (this data is from the first 6 Premier League fixtures):

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