By Adefunmiloye Alani

29th Nov, 2021 | 6:10pm

Gabby Agbonlahor tips Leeds to be involved in the relegation battle

Gabby Agbonlahor has included Leeds United in a list of seven teams he expects to be neck-deep in a relegation battle this season.

The Elland Road outfit have won just two Premier League games this season out of 13, losing five, and the talkSPORT pundit has claimed on air that their struggles mean they are going to be fighting all season to escape the drop.

Leeds are currently in 17th place in the table, with just three points between them and 18th-placed Burnley – who have a game in hand.

Agbonlahor said (as shared on talkSPORT official Twitter account): “I think if you look at the table now, though and how these teams have performed this season, they are all going to pick up points, but they are all going to struggle in games and not pick up points.

“If you look at Brentford, Southampton, Newcastle, Norwich, Burnley, Leeds, Watford.

“I feel like the seven teams they are going to battle it out. I don’t think Norwich and Newcastle are not going to be cut adrift. I think these teams are going to keep losing games, not picking up points, so it’s going to be down to those seven teams.”

Very possible

With a third of the campaign gone, things are not looking good for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, and while injuries have seen them struggle to perform, they just do not look like the same team from last season.

Leeds are struggling to create chances and have continued to leak goals at the back.

Having Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling and Robin Koch back in the team will come as a massive boost, but they need more than the trio if they want to start winning again.

Leeds host Crystal Palace on Tuesday before welcoming Brentford this weekend, and those two fixtures are followed by games against Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Failure to pick up a lot of points from their next six games could see the Yorkshire side slip down into the relegation places, and that will not be good for them entering into the second half of the campaign.

Leeds have what it takes to turn their fortunes around, but they need to start doing it very soon as they cannot afford to go down.

In other Leeds United news, a major update on Whites January bid to sign attacker has been provided, with pen-to-paper imminent.