Many Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to hail midfield ace Adam Forshaw after an incredible stat emerges, revealing that the 30-year-old stat has covered the most distance per 90 minutes of any outfield player to play at least 300 minutes in the Premier League this season.
Forshaw has started each of the last four league games since returning from an 800-day injury lay-off against Southampton in October, and was once again exceptional against Crystal Palace at Elland Road on Tuesday evening, recording a 90.7% passing accuracy and successfully completing 39 out of his 43 midfield passes (as per LUFCDATA).
Have Leeds missed Forshaw?
Now, Opta’s Jonny Cooper has revealed that among the 289 outfield players to play at least 300 minutes in the Premier League this campaign, Forshaw has covered the most distance per 90 minutes of any of them, recording an average of an incredible 12.11km.
What did these Leeds fans make of incredible Forshaw stat?
“Missed the last 2 seasons – deserves such praise this lad”
“Jesus’ resurrection has nothing on Adam Forshaw’s. Was good of the surgeon to replace his hips with Iniesta’s”
“While I’m not surprised, I should be. He’s just spent two years out and producing numbers like this. Mind-blowing”
“Tremendous professional. A credit to our club. His desire and resilience is evident in his performances”
“Amazing stat. Big inspiration!”
“If that’s true that is absolutely mind blowing Come back good as new hasn’t he”
The midfielder, who joined Leeds from Middlesbrough for a reported fee of £2m in 2018, has now featured in nine senior games across all competitions, including four starts in the Premier League, reintroduction into Bielsa’s first-choice XI has also really taken a lot of pressure off the shoulders of England ace Kalvin Phillips, who has been a prominent feature of Bielsa’s squads at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa will be hoping Forshaw can maintain his excellent form when they take on Thomas Frank’s Brentford side at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon as they seek to continue to surge up the league table.