Crysencio Summerville was a surprise inclusion in the Leeds United starting line-up on Thursday as Leeds suffered a lacklustre 2-0 defeat to Leicester City – and the stats are proof that the young attacker missed his chance to shine.
Summerville, who turns 21 at the end of the month, was given his first-ever Premier League start. Jesse Marsch made a couple of bold decisions, dropping Jack Harrison and resting Liam Cooper. Summerville and Llorente came in.
But Summerville struggled in the first half. Losing the ball here and there, he had the chance to slip Patrick Bamford in at one point but instead, tried a tricky curling effort into the far post. Needless to say, the ball trickled wide.
It has been a moment the Dutch youngster, who has sparkled in the 21’s, has been waiting for. But he signed a new deal in the summer and was given the no.10 shirt – however, the WhoScored stats show he failed to make it count.
Summerville stats: Leeds attacker missed chance to shine
It must be said that only a couple of Leeds players earned pass marks. Illan Meslier really could not do anything about the goals. Llorente was average, Tyler Adams worked hard and Brenden Aaronson was by far and away our best player.
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But Robin Koch and Marc Roca, who have been good this season, were withdrawn at half-time. Patrick Bamford offered little up top. Junior Firpo was caught out of position for both Leeds goals. Leeds fans are frustrated and rightly so.
For Summerville, the stats are not good reading. WhoScored say he was offside once, lost possession twice, had an unsuccessful touch and committed three fouls – second most in the team. Attempting 26 passes, he misplaced seven.
Not a good night for Summerville and against Fulham, you would expect the youngster to return to the bench. Jack Harrison is much more likely to come in. It is now a crucial game at Elland Road – perhaps, for Marsch’s future.