Leeds: Kiko Casilla stat has many fans talking

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A lot of Leeds United fans love the fact Kiko Casilla completed as many take-ons in the 4-0 win over Middlesbrough as Patrick Bamford, Mateusz Klich, and Pablo Hernandez.

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper received the ball from Ben White and waited for Ashley Fletcher to commit before selling the former Manchester United man with a dummy and playing the ball to Liam Cooper.

It was a moment that ensured that Casilla has completed the most take-ons out of any goalkeeper in the Championship.

Is Casilla the most improved player in the Leeds squad?

Yes, he has transformed as a player

Yes, he has transformed as a player

No, he is protected by the defence

No, he is protected by the defence

It certainly pleased these Whites supporters.

The total tally of 14 take-ons completed by the team was also the highest from any of the Whites’ matches this season, and this also pleased many other Leeds fans.

What do we think?

Casilla, who is valued at £2.7m by Transfermarkt, had an awful start to his time at Elland Road, but now he looks very comfortable and has quickly become arguably one of the best goalkeepers in the Championship.

His ability to play out from the back is superb, and that is reflected in the number of take-ons he has completed.

Leeds as a team have also only conceded ten goals this season, though, that is probably more to do with the defence rather than Casilla.

However, he was superb in the 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in October – a point that could prove crucial at the end of the season.

He can take pride in his improvement this year, and a lot of Leeds fans will be hoping that he can keep up this form and continue to take risks that seem to delight the Elland Road faithful.

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