Leeds United are finding their stride under Daniel Farke after picking up just two points in their first three Championship outings.
The Whites defeated Watford 3-0 on Saturday afternoon, with second-half goals from Joel Piroe, Sam Byram, and Jaidon Anthony securing all three points after some great goalkeeping denied the hosts in the first half.
We constructed the best XI from the weekend’s Championship matchups using player ratings from statistics website WhoScored, with four Leeds United players making the cut.
Birmingham City, Ipswich Town, Plymouth Argyle, Cardiff City, and Preston North End are also represented. Examine this…
1. Goalkeeper: John Ruddy (Birmingham City) – 8 points
In a 0-0 draw with QPR on Friday night, the Birmingham goalkeeper produced four stops to keep his clean sheet and win his team a point.
Perry Ng (Cardiff City) – 7.8 DEF
On Sunday, he was instrumental in the Bluebirds’ 1-0 victory over Sunderland. Contributed six tackles, three interceptions, and two clearances to a crucial clean sheet.
Liam Lindsay (Preston North End) – 8.7 DEF
Preston’s unbeaten start to the season was extended with a 1-1 draw at Rotherham thanks to a good performance at the back. Scored the equalizer, won 13 aerial duels, and cleared seven balls.
Liam Cooper (Leeds United) – 7.7 DEF
He made his first appearance since the opening-day tie with Cardiff, and he played at the back. Four aerial duels were won, four clearances were made, and two interceptions were made.