Beware Leeds United.
That’s the message from Opta journalist Jonny Cooper who laid out a remarkable stat from the 20/21 Premier League season.
Only five teams – Liverpool, Man City, Leicester (x2), Burnley and Newcastle have won Premier League games after playing Leeds this season.
He said the string of results go: WLLWDLWLLDLDDDWLDDWWDLLDLL.
Only five teams (Liverpool, Man City, Leicester x2, Burnley and Newcastle) have won their Premier League match directly after playing #lufc this season. The full results read:
— Jonny Cooper (@JRCooper26) March 3, 2021
Aston Villa were the latest victims after beating us 1-0 last week.
They went from that high to losing 1-0 to rock bottom of the league Sheffield United in midweek.
Athletic journalist Simon Johnson said that Chelsea were “still getting their breath back” after playing Leeds and then drawing with Krasnador and losing to Wolves and Everton earlier in the season.
That was the start of a run that saw off Frank Lampard.
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) December 15, 2020
Leeds run more than any other team in the Premier League.
We’re as fit as anyone in the league, thanks to Marcelo Bielsa’s incredibly tough training regime.
And, it seems that even when teams match us on the pitch, it takes it out of them for weeks to come.
This is nothing new. Nottingham Forest crowed about beating us last season as they eyed promotion before losing their next and then only winning one in the next seven.
Come at us if you dare, but be warned, victory against Leeds comes at a price.
West Ham fans might be hoping we bust the London curse on Monday for the sake of the rest of their season.
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