This season, Pablo Hernandez has been playing the best football of his three-year spell with Leeds United, with the Spaniard clearly thriving under the management of Marcelo Bielsa.
Leeds’ supporters adore Hernandez, with the 33-year-old bringing real swagger to Elland Road with everything he does. The fact he’s a doubt tonight to face Derby County is a mammoth blow for the Whites.
In our latest FLW Spotlight, we take a look at Hernandez’s 2018/19 impact:
Hernandez has featured on 19 occasions so far for Leeds this season, missing seven fixtures through injury earlier in the campaign.
In that time, he’s equalled his best ever goal tally for Leeds, netting seven times. In addition to that, he’s registered an impressive 10 assists, proving to be the key creative cog at Elland Road.
There’s an average of 2.5 shots per game, as well as 3.2 key passes from the former Valencia man.
On average, Hernandez attempts 52.4 passes per game, which come at a success rate of almost 75%.
It’s a cliché, but Hernandez is really like a fine wine, he’s getting better and better for Leeds and has been their Player of the Season so far.
Bielsa’s style of football suits him down to the ground and a switch into the No.10 role in recent weeks is only going to add to his influence, with those numbers expected to rocket.
Leeds are fighting for promotion this year and it is obvious that Hernandez is going to be key during the run-in.
It’s a case of managing Hernandez correctly and not overworking him, as he will be difference in the tight games, as he has been already this season.
Thoughts? Let us know!
Aston Villa21 hours ago
Aston Villa confirm new agreement with midfielder
Latest News22 hours ago
Lincoln City to beat Bradford to sought-after centre-back
Sky Bet Championship22 hours ago
‘This is the move he should make’ – West Brom eyeing deal for 27-year-old: Opinion
Aston Villa23 hours ago
‘He looks like a Tony Pulis signing’ – Middlesbrough plot deal for midfielder: Opinion
Nottingham Forest19 hours ago
Nottingham Forest weighing up move for 26-year-old as O’Neill revolution begins
Millwall21 hours ago
Journalist hints at the potential future of Millwall player
Nottingham Forest17 hours ago
Tricky midfielder rejects Nottingham Forest and Sunderland
Leeds United19 hours ago
‘This is massive news’ – Exciting Leeds United transfer update emerges: Opinion