By David Woods

9th Nov, 2020 | 12:11pm

'Out of the PL by Christmas' – Former Leeds star turned pundit delivers dire warning to Bielsa

Former Leeds United star Carlton Palmer has delivered a dire warning to Marcelo Bielsa saying that his side could be “out of the Premier League by Christmas” if they don’t stop conceding goals. 

Leeds lost 4-1 to Crystal Palace on Saturday, which makes it eight conceded and just two scored in the past two games.

Leeds slumped to 15th in the league after the weekend fixtures, with Arsenal up next after the international break.

Talking to Football Fancast Palmer said, “If you’re conceding goals and you’re losing football matches, then that’s a major problem.

“If you’re conceding goals and you’re getting results, then I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

“If you do that [concede goals], and you’re getting beat, you’ll be out of the Premier League by Christmas.”

Many worse teams than Leeds

Staying in the Premier League is the only mission that Leeds have this season.

After a fast start, some fans thought that Leeds could aim even higher but the last two results have brought them back to earth with a bump.

The good news is that there are some truly awful sides in the Premier League this season – certainly one that are much weaker than Leeds.

Sheffield United have one point from their first eight games. Burnley and West Brom are also still looking for their first wins.

Leeds have a seven-point gap between them and the drop zone and are on the same points as Man United.

We think we’ll be okay and actually believe the two 4-1 results didn’t accurately reflect the games.

According to Understat, Palace scored four goals from an xG of just 1.30 on Saturday – that’s not sustainable. Leeds had an xG of 0.85 and a 1-1 draw would have been a fairer result.

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