Leeds United bench against Tottenham is most experienced for nearly two decades

WHITES head coach Marcelo Bielsa named the most experienced Leeds United bench in nearly 18 years for Saturday's Premier League clash against Tottenham at Elland Road.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 12:33 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 12:34 pm

United's nine substitutes had 743 Whites appearances between them and that has not been topped since Leeds took on Middlesbrough back in August 2003.

Back then against the Riversiders the Whites bench had 983 Whites appearances between them.

Nearly 18 years on, the experience on the Whites bench against Spurs was led by Kalvin Phillips who has played 207 games for Leeds.

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Pablo Hernandez has amassed 174 appearances, followed by Gaetano Berardi with 155.

Jamie Shackleton has quickly clocked up 63 appearances for the Whites and Kiko Casilla is on 60.

The bench was completed by record signing Rodrigo (24 games), star winger Raphinha (27), Ian Poveda (19) and Leif Davis (14).

STRONG BENCH: Featuring Raphinha, second right, and Kalvin Phillips, third right. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

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