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The former Leeds midfielder who’s showing Bielsa what could have been

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Leeds United travel to the Madejski Stadium to take on relegation-threatened Reading on Tuesday evening. 

It’s sure to be a potential tricky game for Marcelo Bielsa’s men as they look to return to the top of the Championship table with a win over the Royals.

One man is set to line-up against his former club, with Lewis Baker likely to start for Jose Gomes’ side against the Yorkshire based side.

We compare Baker’s statistics in his time with Leeds and Reading this season in our FLW Duels ahead of the game.

Baker certainly had a time to forget at Elland Road in the first-half of this season and that’s evident from these statistics that we’ve obtained.

He made 11 appearances for the Whites, compared to the nine he has made so far for Reading, but he’s already performing better for Jose Gomes’ side.

He makes an average of 2.3 long balls per game, compared to just 0.7 during his short spell with Leeds.

It’s a similar situation with the amount of shots he attempts per game as well, with Baker having an average of 1/3 shots per game with Reading , compared to just 0.5 per game with Bielsa’s men.

The most telling statistic that stands out from these statistics is the amount of passes he attempts per game.

During his time with Leeds, he attempted just 11.5 per game, with Baker making over triple that for the Royals since signing in January. 

Despite making more passes per game for Reading, he still has a higher pass percentage with 87.5% for Reading, and slightly less with Leeds at 84.9%.

Baker has a point to prove to Bielsa and the Leeds supporters and will be hoping he can play his part in a shock Reading win this evening.

ScoopDragon Football News Network