Tim Sherwood has questioned the fitness of Leeds United ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle on Wednesday.
The Whites have only won one of their last six games in the top-flight and will be targeting the Magpies to kickstart their form once again.
Sherwood has claimed that Leeds look to have “blown a gasket” as they start to struggle after their positive start after promotion.
Speaking on Amazon Prime ahead of kick-off, Sherwood claimed that the Whites were struggling in their defeat against West Ham.
“Dare I say it, these look like they’ve blown a gasket already,” he said.
“They looked tired against West Ham. They’re supposed to be the fittest team in the League.”
Not this again.
Once Leeds start to lose games, whether, in the Premier League or the Championship, it all comes down to them faltering in terms of their work ethic.
The Whites lost against West Ham because of their failures to defend set-pieces, as well as their inability to break down the Irons when in dangerous positions.
Leeds Live shared that against Chelsea and West Ham, Marcelo Bielsa’s side made them both run more than 5km more than they have been averaging this season.
Are they stats of a team who have run out of gas already? Certainly not.
These are the same pundits that will be blown away should the Whites pick up a heavy win at Elland Road, and start backing them to finish closer to the top half.
Sometimes, you just can’t win.
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