Date: 13th February 2020 at 3:47pm
Written by: Brian Morgan

Tom Lees underperformed in Sheffield Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat to Luton Town and was blasted by supporters. He started alongside Dominic Iorfa and Julian Borner on Wednesday night, and all three players were criticised on social media for an abysmal showing.

Lees conceded a penalty just seconds into the game, fouling Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu in the area. The 29-year-old was also caught ball-watching from a cross that saw Izzy Brown somehow miss the target from six yards out. He frequently gave fouls away and consistently lost the ball throughout.

Against Luton, Lees played for 90 minutes, had 52 touches, won 12 aerial duels, created one chance, had one shot, completed 41.5% of his 41 passes, made three tackles, only found a teammate with one of his seven long balls (14%), made one interception and gave away four fouls.

Before the turn of the year, Sheffield Wednesday had the fourth-best defensive record (25) in the Championship – only Leeds United (20), Brentford (20), Nottingham Forest (23) conceded fewer goals on December 31, 2019.

Only six clubs have shipped more goals than the Owls (10) in 2020, however.

Where will Sheffield Wednesday finish in the Championship?

1st - 6th

1st - 6th

7th - 14th

7th - 14th

15th - 21th

15th - 21th

22th - 24th

22th - 24th

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article