Agbonlahor: Leeds United are in big trouble after Premier League development
Leeds United are in “big trouble” in their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Burnley and Everton have both won this weekend while Leeds lost 4-0 at home against Manchester City.
As it stands, Jesse Marsch’s men are just two points clear of Everton in the bottom three while they also have tough fixtures on the horizon, a poor goal difference and have played one more game than the Toffees.
Agbonlahor was less than impressed by the display against Man City and now predicts the Whites will be relegated back to the Championship.
“Leeds, for me, were playing as if they’re safe,” said Agbonlahor when talking about Leeds’ defeat to Manchester City, as shown in a clip on the talkSPORT Twitter account [1 May].
“If they go into the changing rooms after the game and look at the table, the table shows that Leeds are on 34 points, are behind Burnley now and have got the worst goal difference out of all three teams vying to stay in the Premier League.
“Leeds fixtures, as well. I’m looking at them.
“Arsenal away, Chelsea at home, Brighton have just beaten Wolves – that’s not going to be easy at Elland Road – and then Brentford away on the last day of the season.
“Brentford players are playing for new deals and to be part of the team next year so Leeds are in big trouble and they could be one of the teams I’m looking at going down.
“Forget Burnley and Everton, Leeds are in big trouble.”
We don’t say this many times so we’ll whisper it quietly. But we think Agbonlahor is right.
Nothing is in Leeds’ favour right now.
Burnley have the best form, Everton have the best fixtures and a game in hand and Leeds have the worst fixtures, have had a dip in form, have new injury issues and have played one more game than Everton.
It looks like we’re going back down.
It was unthinkable that we’d be in this situation a couple of weeks ago but Everton’s win against Chelsea on Sunday has changed absolutely everything.
We didn’t expect them to get those three points and that is a huge morale-booster for Frank Lampard and his players going into what is an easy-ish run of games for them.
Burnley’s decision to sack Sean Dyche has proven to be the right decision too based on what we’ve seen since.
It’s all going wrong for Leeds.
We’re going down, aren’t we?
In other Leeds United news, a journalist has torn the referee to shreds in Leeds’ loss to Manchester City.