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Eddie Nketiah’s impact underlined in wake of Leeds United, Arsenal transfer agreement

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Leeds United striker Eddie Nketiah proved super-sub once again on Sunday against Barnsley and then found the net twice for the under-23s on Monday evening to continue his fast start to the season.

He came off the bench to replace Patrick Bamford against the Tykes and broke the deadlock in the 84th minute before winning a penalty five minutes later to allow Mateusz Klich to put the game beyond any doubt.

Nketiah joined on loan from Arsenal on transfer deadline day amidst some reported hot competition from other sides.

The England under-21 international has proved why he was so in-demand already this season and a stat has emerged showing just how prolific he has been.

According to LUFCDATA, if you include his performances for Leeds, Leeds under-23s and England under-21s, Nketiah has scored nine goals already this season, which is a phenomenal total at this point.

What makes that even more impressive is that he has done it scoring a goal every 56 minutes on average.

The 20-year-old is yet to make a Championship start for Leeds this season and has been kept out of the side by Patrick Bamford, who has four goals in seven games.

The Verdict

This stat shows just how lethal the Englishman has been in front of goal this season and will surely only make the calls for him to be included in the Championship starting XI louder.

Twice this season, Nketiah has come off the bench to rescue the three points for his side and you wonder how long he is going to have to continue to do that.

The Whites face a struggling Derby County on Saturday in a game that is likely to be fiery, given the Rams knocked them out of the play-offs just over four months ago.

Leeds have won just once in their last seven games at home and visiting sides have been successful sitting back and ensuring they stay solid, so Bielsa may feel now is the time to unleash both his forwards at once.

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