By Daniel Feliciano

4th May, 2022 | 9:10am

Chris Sutton says Leeds United in 'big trouble' after Burnley resurgence

Chris Sutton believes Leeds United are in ‘big trouble’ after Burnley’s new found form dragged them back into a relegation battle.

The Whites were beaten 4-0 by Man City at the weekend following a 0-0 draw with Palace, which saw them fall to 17th place on goal difference behind Burnley and having played a game more than Everton.

Speaking on Football Daily Podcast, Sutton discussed how Mike Jackson has come into the Burnley setup and given the players more freedom to turn their form around, and that is a ‘spanner in the works’ for Leeds who are now in danger.

“Something’s clearly changed in the last couple of weeks within the group,” he said.

“People will ask questions as to what has changed, this word ‘freedom’ keeps coming up which suggests under Sean Dyche, Burnley were extremely structured.

“So the new manager Mike Jackson’s gone in and they’re playing a more open brand of football. The fixtures have been quite generous to Burnley with the teams that they’ve beaten but they have built momentum, they have a confidence.

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“They showed great resilience [against Watford on Saturday] to go a goal down and come back to deservedly win the game. He made the substitution to take [Wout] Weghorst off who everyone’s been raving about since he’s come to the country.

“It’s a hell of a win and they are the team that has put the spanner in the works which is why Everton are in big trouble and why Leeds are in big trouble.”


There is big, big danger at Elland Road right now that after a positive start with Marsch, Leeds could ultimately end up going down to the Championship anyway.

The Whites went five games unbeaten and looked to be safe, but because of Burnley turning things around and finding ten points from their last available 12, they’re right back in the mix now.

With games against Chelsea and Arsenal coming up next too, there’s a real possibility that they could get left behind in the race if Burnley maintain their form and Everton win their game in hand.

Sutton has summed it up perfectly by saying there was a spanner thrown into the mix, because nobody saw this coming. Now unless Leeds can get shock results, they’re in real trouble.

Their goal difference is leaving them in a hole too, meaning they must have more points than their rivals to ensure survival. They are in big trouble and need a favour.

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