Richard Keys shares Leeds United relegation verdict after Everton win v Chelsea
Richard Keys says Leeds United have been dragged back into the Premier League’s relegation battle after Everton won against Chelsea on Sunday.
Richarlison scored the only goal of the game as Frank Lampard got one over on the club that sacked him as their manager last season.
Leeds are now just two points ahead of Everton, who also have a game in hand.
Ex-Sky Sports man Keys was quick to point that out after full-time.
“Richarlison’s goal settled it but my goodness, Jordan Pickford came up with two stunning saves in the second half that meant the goal [Richarlison] had scored delivered three massive points for Everton. Massive points for Everton ,” said Keys on beIN SPORTS’ official Twitter account on 1 May.
“And they’re back in touching distance of the two in front of them. Leeds and Burnley, who have 34 each and they’ve got a game in hand.”
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Everton have a game in hand, a better goal difference, have better fixtures and have the wind in their sails after a massive win over Chelsea.
Leeds, on the other hand, are suffering with injury blow after injury blow, had tough games on the horizon and are still leaking goals to top clubs.
Stuart Dallas has joined Liam Cooper, Adam Forshaw, Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts on the sidelines after breaking his leg against Manchester City on Saturday.
It’s going from bad to worse and when things keep going wrong, that usually means that you’re going to go down.
Burnley have easier matches left than Leeds too and are in the best form out of the three clubs who could join Norwich and, more than likely, Watford in going down next term.
Leeds need to restore their form as soon as possible but, as it stands, staying in the Premier League technically isn’t in our hands anymore.
What a massive couple of weeks this is going to be.
In other Leeds United news, Gabby Agbonlahor has also shared his view on Leeds’ situation down at the bottom.