MOT View: Leeds United squad value suggests Jesse Marsch is actually overachieving at Elland Road
Leeds United sit 15th in the Premier League table, but Jesse Marsch’s side are actually outperforming their squad value.
After a lightning-quick start to the season, Leeds have slowly tumbled down the Premier League order and find themselves floating just above the drop zone.
While some Leeds fans may see that as a disappointing position for the club to be in, it’s actually higher than where they sit in a table based on squad value.
As Yorkshire Post reported, Leeds boast the 16th most expensive squad in the Premier League, with only Crystal Palace, Brighton, Fulham and Bournemouth owning a cheaper squad.
Leeds’ squad value sits at £254.97million.
Credit where credit is due
After surviving by a thread last season, it would’ve been a huge ask for Leeds to immediately become a top-half side this season.
However, if Leeds United win their game in hand then they leapfrog up to 12th. While things look slightly bleak at the moment, Leeds are still in a good position and are still performing well.
Marsch set up the team brilliantly against Arsenal and Leeds were extremely unlucky to not come away with points against the Gunners.
Despite the summer investment, Marsch’s squad is still one of the cheapest in the league, so the American deserves credit for how he has his side playing.
If the performances stay consistent and the goals start to flow once again, then Leeds could easily find themselves a few positions higher.
But it’s important for fans to keep expectations realistic and get behind the team. Marsch is slowly improving the squad – all while playing exciting, attacking football.
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