Data compiled by popular Leeds stats provider @LUFCDATA shows the impact of Gianni Vio, the so-called ‘free-kick specialist’ since his arrival at Elland Road earlier in the season and it doesn’t make pleasant reading for the former AC Milan employee.

In 19 games before Vio joined the club, Leeds scored from 6 set-pieces and conceded from 9. Not amazing stats, but certainly better than what was to follow.

Since Vio joined the club, Leeds have played 28 games, scoring from 8 set-pieces and conceding from 20.

To simplify things, that means set-pieces were worth 0.32 goals per game before Vio, but only 0.29 since his arrival. That alone makes the man’s salary difficult to justify, but when coupled with Leeds’ worrying trend of conceding from set-pieces, which has risen from 0.47 goals conceded per game before Vio to 0.71 goals since his arrival, he has to rank as one of the worst hires in the club’s history.

There are certainly other factors at play here, particularly on the defensive side of things, but to have no impact at all on the goal-scoring side runs contrary to what Andrea Radrizzani said Vio would bring to the club.

 

3 Responses

  1. Henry V

    Just a mis-understanding really.
    He is a HAIR piece specialist.
    If we stopped giving stupid free kicks away around our box, that would be better.

    MOT!

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  2. Irving 08

    I think we need a ‘how to cross a ball’ specialist to tutor Dallas. Alioski and a few others in a skill that appears to have passed them by. And to think we let Souleymane go – disgraceful !

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