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Preview | May 22

Brentford-Leeds United

Will the hosts' good form continue?

Does a dramatic final day lie ahead? Brentford hope to extend their streak of two straight Premier League victories at home against Leeds. The Bees won't take their opponent for granted, as the last fixture between these sides ended in a 2-2 draw. This is only the 2nd ever Premier League meeting between the sides.

Brentford | WWLDW | 11th | Top Scorer: I. Toney (12)

Brentford look to keep momentum. They've emerged victorious in 3 of their last 5. The Bees generate goal opportunities with ease. They record on average 10.2 passes into the box per game (9th in the EPL), while sporting the league's 10th highest number of assists. Bryan Mbeumo will be leaned on for opportunity creation. He has been their top setup man this season with 7 assists (13th in the EPL).

Leeds | DLLLD | 18th | Top Scorer: Raphinha (10)

Leeds come in desperate for points after 3 losses in their last 5. Goals have been a luxury as of late. Their average xG (expected goals) over the last 5 matches of 1.0 is 24% less than their season average. Top distributor Raphinha will be looking to improve after recording 1.0 passes into the box per match in their last 5. Keeper Illan Meslier has felt the pressure as of late, allowing 10 goals in their last 5.

Brentford-Leeds Prediction: 2-0

Brentford's solid defence should be the foundation for another three points.

Did you know? The most goals conceded by Brentford at home in a Premier League match occurred in 2022, when the Bees lost 1-3 to Man United.

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Report | May 22

Brentford

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Leeds United

Sergi Canós 78 Raphinha 56 [PK]
Jack Harrison 90

Leeds claim last gasp win against Brentford.

Raphinha netted a penalty to open up the scoring for Leeds in the 56th minute. Brentford's Sergi Canós retaliated with an equalizer in the 78th minute. With the scores level, Jack Harrison netted a timely 90th minute goal that proved to be the difference, securing Leeds all three points.

The Overview

    • It was an even battle for possession (51% vs 49%) and both teams registered 14 shots.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Whites had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 43%.
    • In addition to red cards, Brentford lacked discipline generally, picking up three yellow cards. David Raya, Ivan Toney and Sergi Canós all ended up in the referee's book.

The Details

Jack Harrison continually probed down the flank, getting 5 crosses into the box. While the passing game was fairly consistent, the Whites had a slight advantage, clocking up 436 completed passes to the Bees' 415.

Brentford conclude the season in 13th. Meanwhile, Leeds fans can breathe a sigh of relief, they've survived the drop and can look for forward to another year as a Premier League team.

Top Performers

RaphinhaYoane Wissa
1 penalty wonAssisted 1 goal
1 goal scoredDrew 3 fouls (1st in the game)

Top Performers

RaphinhaYoane Wissa
1 penalty wonAssisted 1 goal
1 goal scoredDrew 3 fouls (1st in the game)

That rounds off another scintillating Premier League season. August 6 can't come soon enough.

Report | May 15

Leeds United

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Brighton & Hove Albion

Pascal Struijk 90 Danny Welbeck 21

Pascal Struijk snatches late draw against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Danny Welbeck began the scoring for Brighton in the 21st minute. Leeds' Pascal Struijk retaliated with a tying goal in the 90th minute, but there was nothing between the teams for the remainder, leading to a share of the spoils.

The Overview

    • In a tightly contested game, the teams had a fairly equal share of the ball with 50% possession for the Whites and 50% for the Seagulls.
    • The Seagulls may count themselves fortunate to share the points, having 15 shots compared to the Whites' 19 shots.

The Details

Raphinha posed a threat out wide all game, registering 9 crosses. While the passing game was close, the Seagulls had a slight advantage, clocking up 405 completed passes to the Whites' 392.

Leeds finally get another point on the board as they inch up the table. Meanwhile, Brighton's run of wins comes to an end.

Top Performers

RaphinhaDanny Welbeck
4 corners won (11th in the Premier League)1 goal scored
9 crosses (1st in the game)Took 3 shots (2nd on their team)

Top Performers

RaphinhaDanny Welbeck
4 corners won (11th in the Premier League)1 goal scored
9 crosses (1st in the game)Took 3 shots (2nd on their team)

Both squads play next on Sunday, May 22nd. Leeds meet Brentford at Brentford Community Stadium, while Brighton meet West Ham at the AMEX. Can the Whites build on this result? Will the Seagulls continue to climb the table?

Report | May 11

Leeds United

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Chelsea

Mason Mount 4
Christian Pulisic 55
Romelu Lukaku 83

Chelsea ease to victory over Leeds.

Mason Mount opened the scoring early for Chelsea in the 4th minute after a set up by Reece James. Christian Pulisic added another to put Chelsea 2-0 up after 55 minutes. Romelu Lukaku put the match away with a third in the 83rd minute, and Leeds were shutout as Chelsea secured a comfortable win.

The Overview

    • The Blues converted lots of possession (68%) into lots of chances, with 17 shots at goal.
    • The Whites didn't generate enough chances, only mustering 5 total shots.
    • The Blues got the job done handily, but it could've been even more comfortable, their shot accuracy was only 24%.

The Details

Reece James continually probed down the flank, getting five crosses into the box. In a further display of dominance from the Blues, they completed a massive 434 more passes than the Whites.

Leeds's woeful losing run continues as they squander an opportunity to move up to 17th in the table. Meanwhile, Chelsea get back in the win column.

Top Performers

Mason MountReece James
1 goal scoredEarned a clean sheet
Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)Assisted 1 goal

Top Performers

Mason MountReece James
1 goal scoredEarned a clean sheet
Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)Assisted 1 goal

Next up, Leeds meet Brighton at Elland Road on Sunday, May 15th. While Chelsea meet Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, May 19th. Can the Whites halt their terrible form? Will the Blues win again?

Report | May 8

Arsenal

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Leeds United

Eddie Nketiah 5, 10 Diego Llorente 66

Eddie Nketiah stars in Arsenal win. 

Eddie Nketiah netted the first goal of the match for Arsenal in the 5th minute. Then, Eddie Nketiah struck again in the 10th minute. Luke Ayling let his team-mates down after seeing red on 27 minutes, leaving them to fight with ten men. Leeds narrowed the 2-0 deficit in the 66th minute with a Diego Llorente goal, but Arsenal held on from there to pick up the win.

The Overview

    • The underlying stats were positive for the Gunners, they had 64% of possession and managed 19 shots.
    • The lack of attacking threat proved the Whites' downfall. They will know that 3 shots isn't enough to win games at the top level.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Gunners had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 47%.

The Details

Cédric posed a threat out wide all game, registering thirteen crosses, although Takehiro Tomiyasu was a frequent offender, committing 4 fouls. In support of the win, the Gunners moved the ball about nicely, completing 267 more passes than their opponents.

Arsenal extend their winning streak and narrow the gap to 3rd in the table. Meanwhile, Leeds hope this isn't the start of a losing streak as they squander an opportunity to move up to 16th in the table.

Top Performers

Eddie NketiahDiego Llorente
2 goals scored1 goal scored
Took 5 shots (1st in the game)1 interception (1st on their team)

Next up, Arsenal have a top of the table clash with Tottenham on Thursday, May 12th. While there's no let up for Leeds who face Chelsea on Wednesday, May 11th. Can the Gunners keep their great form going? Will the Whites get out of this rough patch?

Report | April 30

Leeds United

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Manchester City

Rodri 13
Nathan Aké 54
Gabriel Jesus 78
Fernandinho 90

Man City take three points away from Leeds. 

Rodri opened the score for Man City in the 13th minute after being assisted by Phil Foden. Nathan Aké then doubled the lead with a goal in the 54th minute. Man City proceeded to tack on two more to easily win this one against Leeds.

The Overview

    • City converted lots of possession (60%) into lots of chances, with 19 shots at goal, which is 6 shots over the league average.
    • The Whites had their chances, 7 shots were not enough.
    • Although they got the win, City were wasteful in front of goal, only getting 32% of their total shots on target.

The Details

Phil Foden posed a threat out wide all game, registering seven crosses. In support of the win, City moved the ball about nicely, completing 213 more passes than their opponents. For Leeds, Stuart Dallas seemed off the pace defensively, committing 5 fouls in a frustrating game.

Leeds' mixed form continues as they squander an opportunity to move up to 15th in the table. Meanwhile, Man City extend their winning streak.

Top Performers

Phil FodenGabriel Jesus
Assisted 2 goals1 goal scored
7 crosses (1st in the game)Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Phil FodenGabriel Jesus
Assisted 2 goals1 goal scored
7 crosses (1st in the game)Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Sunday, May 8th. There's no let up for Leeds United who face Arsenal, while Man City meet Newcastle at the Etihad. Can the Whites improve their form? Will City keep their great form going?