Pundit Paul Robinson has described the injury to Stuart Dallas as a massive blow after he was pictured in hospital due to the injury he suffered in Leeds’s recent game.
Stuart Dallas has been a mainstay in the Leeds side this season, he has started all 34 games in the Premier League, whilst contributing with one goal and one assist. Unfortunately for Leeds, Dallas will miss the remainder of the season due to suffering a broken femur.
Leeds currently sit one place above the drop zone, but if Everton win their game in hand then the Whites will slip into the bottom three with just four games to go.
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“It’s a massive blow,” He’s played left-back, right-back, central midfield and he’s an eight out of 10 every week regardless of where he plays.
“He’s the first name on the team sheet and he’s Mr Reliable week in, week out. Dallas has been a top player so he’ll be a huge miss. If you look at the formation they played [against Manchester City], it was kind of a five-at-the-back and he was at right-back with Luke Ayling, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk as the three centre-halves.
“Dallas moved to right-back and Junior Firpo surprisingly came back in. Dallas is going to be a bigger miss than Bamford and Phillips were,” Robinson said.
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Stuart Dallas has been one of the standout performers for Leeds this season, in the Premier League, he has the fourth-highest average player rating (6.9), the second-highest amount of tackles on average per game (2.7), and the third-highest amount of interceptions on average per game (1.7), as per Sofascore.
Leeds are in a difficult position heading into the dying embers of the season, and to be without one of their star defenders, which is a position that they lack in cover, could have a crucial impact on their chances of survival.