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Leeds will need to keep close eye on Charlton playmaker Jonny Williams

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Leeds will need to keep close eye on Charlton playmaker Jonny Williams

Leeds United travel to Charlton Athletic on Saturday in the Championship and it’s a great opportunity to try extend their lead at the top of the table.

Marcelo Bielsa’s sit top of the league on goal difference ahead of Swansea City after eight games, but their performances have perhaps deserved more points.

The Yorkshire giants know that Charlton are without their talisman Lyle Taylor at the weekend, as the centre-forward is currently sidelined through injury.

But they are still a dangerous team that sit eighth in the table and will be confident at home.

One of their main creative threats comes in the shape of Jonny Williams, who Leeds enforcer Kalvin Phillips needs to keep a special eye on.

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Williams is someone that has had torrid luck with injuries so far during his career, but can be a brilliant player when get gets a run of games.


The 25-year-old has started the new Championship campaign in great form for Charlton and has four assists in the opening eight games.

He is a diminutive playmaker that finds intelligent spaces in the number 10 role and has an eye for a pass.

The Wales international will look to dictate play for Charlton in the final third, which is why Leeds need someone to stick tight to him and limit his influence.

Phillips is a defensive midfielder that sits in front of the back four and mops up trouble, something he will need to do against the dangerous Williams.

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