Leeds United will be looking to finally build some momentum under Daniel Farke when the season restarts this weekend.
The Whites picked up six points from their opening five matches as Farke was forced to navigate through a difficult final month of the window both on and off the pitch.
With Farke now finally knowing what squad he will have at his disposal for the season ahead, it is time for Leeds to start picking up some wins on a regular basis.
However, if they are to start doing that, there is an alarming statistic Leeds simply must address that has continued on from the end of last season, into the start of this.
Leeds are yet to score the first goal in any of their seven matches across league or cup so far this term, which makes it twice as hard for themselves to get those victories.
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Farke must address Leeds’ failure to score first
Leeds can probably reflect on being the better side in matches against Cardiff City, West Bromwich Albion, Shrewsbury Town, Salford City and Sheffield Wednesday.
It is only against Shrewsbury they have managed to comeback to win and while they did not lose any of those aforementioned matches in normal time either, the failure to score first is preventing them from winning consistently.
In each of Leeds’ home league games so far, all three teams have been happy to sit deep and hit them on the counter-attack.
Matches would have entirely different complexions to them if Leeds were able to score first, as teams would be forced to open up and play more, which would allow Farke’s side more space to utilise the attacking quality they have.
Only Ipswich Town have been brave enough to try and outplay Leeds so far this season, and the Whites were able to put four past them on their turf, showing just how dangerous their attack can be.
Leeds will not lose many matches all from winning positions and so if they can arrest this frustrating statistic, it really would enhance their promotion prospects.