By Saikat Mandal

4th May, 2022 | 7:54pm

Danny Mills delivers verdict on Leeds United relegation chances

Danny Mills says that Leeds United need to keep fighting till the end to avoid relegation this season.

The Sky Sports pundit says that Jesse Marsch has done a really good job so far and the Whites have improved under him, despite the 4-0 defeat against Manchester City last week.

Leeds will face Arsenal and Chelsea in their next two games, and Mills thinks the relegation battle could go down to the wire.

“This is not really down to Jesse Marsch because he’s actually had a really good effect since he’s come in, in terms of results,” said Mills on Sky Sports‘ Football show, as relayed by Leeds Live.

“People will look at the Manchester City game and okay, it’s a 4-0 loss but that’s happened to numerous clubs this season. That’s never really a game that you’d expect to win especially with City pushing for the title.

“But tough games that are coming, Arsenal who are pushing for the top four, Chelsea after the defeats they’ve had recently, nothing much really to play for apart from staying in the top four. Obviously they’ve got a cup final coming up but they will want to be in third position and cement that.

“Brentford last game of the season, Brighton is never going to be easy with the way the way that they’re playing so they’ve just got to keep fighting. This is going to come down to two or three results.”

Big games

Leeds find themselves just above the drop zone, with only two points ahead of Everton who won 1-0 against Chelsea in their last game.

There’s no shame in losing to Manchester City, especially in a game where the Whites lost two of their key players – Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas – through injuries.

However, the next two games are absolutely vital.

The trip to Emirates this weekend will be followed by a home clash against Chelsea. Leeds need to get some points on board from those two games.

Burnley appear to have turned it around under their caretaker boss, while Everton have the game in hand advantage.

The Toffees have a good record at home, so they can catch up with both Leeds and Burnley if they win their games.

Every point gained is vital in the race for survival. Marsch looks like the right candidate to take the Whites to Premier League safety, but it will be really difficult for them considering the fixture list.

In other Leeds United news, Richard Keys has shared his relegation view on the Whites after the latest twist in the Premier League.