The Championship clubs that were most wasteful with possession in 2018/19

Possession is pretty important if you want to win in modern football.

By Nancy Frostick
Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 2:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 3:51 pm

But which Championship teams were most wasteful with the ball in the 2018/19 - and who was dispossessed the most often? Click and scroll through the pictures to find out...

The league leaders were dispossessed more than any other team last season, as they lost the ball a total of 531 times.
Reading pulled off the great escape to avoid relegation this season but lost the ball a total of 517 times.

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The Swans were dispossessed a total of 516 times.
The Bees lost the ball on a total of 514 times.
Blackburn were dispossessed 510 times in 2018/19.
The play-off finalists were dispossessed 502 times in the 2018/19 season.
QPR lost the ball on 500 occasions last season.
Frank Lampard's men lost possession 490 times in total in 2018/19.
Marcelo Bielsa's men lost possession a total of 478 times during the season.
Birmingham lost the ball on 473 occasions this season.
The Owls were wasteful with possession on 466 occasions.
The defeat play-off semi-finalists conceded possession 459 times.
The Millers were dispossessed 454 times as they were relegated from the Championship.
Forest lost possession on 450 occasions last season.
The Robins gave away the ball 442 times in total in 2018/19.
The Tigers were dispossessed 429 times in 2017/19.
Alex Neil's side had one of the best possession rates in the league, as they were only forced off the ball on 426 occasions.
Bolton will be in League One next season but managed to limit losing possession to just 415 occasions.
The Potters lost the ball 413 times in total.
Tony Pulis' side lost possession on a total of 408 occasions.
Ipswich had a woeful season but were only dispossessed 407 times.
Wigan only lost the ball 386 times least season.
The Blades only lost the ball 376 times on the way to promotion this season.
The Lions were only forced off the ball 375 times to take the title of best possession record in the Championship.