Marcelo Bielsa has overseen 41 Leeds United clean sheets in 101 fixtures in-charge of the club.
Leeds have progressed from a mid-table Championship side into a Premier League club under Bielsa’s watch.
Defensively in the Premier League this season, they’ve struggled on occasions, but Sunday’s goalless draw with Arsenal moved Bielsa’s side onto an impressive record.
Leeds were left frustrated on Sunday afternoon after failing to breakdown 10-man Arsenal.
Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford and Raphinha all hit the woodwork, whilst Arsenal were on the ropes for large periods and leant on their goalkeeper to deny Leeds a winner.
At the other end, Illan Meslier scrambled to deny Bukayo Saka and keep another Leeds clean sheet.
As per GOAL, that means it is 41 clean sheets in 101 fixtures under Bielsa, with no other side in the top four tiers of English football able to match that.
This season, Leeds have three clean sheets in nine Premier League games.
The way Leeds’ defence has been shaped over Bielsa’s tenure is interesting.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Luke Ayling, Gaetano Berardi, Liam Cooper and Barry Douglas were his first ever defensive unit, with only two of that quintet remaining against Arsenal.
Ayling was the right-back, with Cooper at centre-back. Meslier was in goal, with Robin Koch and Ezgjan Alioski making up the back-four.
Pontus Jansson and Ben White have played their part in that record, whilst Stuart Dallas is usually part of the back-four.
All these players (with maybe the exception of Jansson) are so progressive with their play and Leeds’ best form of defence is to attack.
That was the case against Arsenal, despite conceding eight goals in the two previous games, which is full credit to Bielsa.
His bravery and vision for the set-up of the side has got Leeds into such a strong position.