By Craig Scott

15th Apr, 2020 | 3:30pm

Leeds listed above quarter of PL clubs and Ligue 1 giants in global rankings

Leeds United have been ranked as the 60th-best club in world football by statistics website FiveThirtyEight.

It means that Leeds have been listed higher than five Premier League clubs – West Ham (67), Bournemouth (85), Newcastle (91), Norwich (105) and Aston Villa (121) – as well as Ligue 1 giants Monaco (63) and Marseille (68).

Championship leaders Leeds are, unsurprisingly, the highest-ranked second-tier club with Brentford ranked 75th and second-placed West Brom ranked 118th.

FiveThirtyEight’s rankings are based on expected goals scored and expected goals conceded against the average opposition.

According to the Birmingham Mail, those ratings produce an SPI rating, “which represents the percentage of available points (a win being three points, a draw being one and none for a loss) that the team would be expected to take if that match was played over and over again”

It just goes to show how efficient Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side is.

We have all seen the expected goals statistics and since Bielsa’s appointment at Elland Road, the Whites have always been among the best in the Championship.

It just goes to show how well United may do in the Premier League too with them ranked above five other clubs, including the likes of big-spending West Ham and mid-table Newcastle.

If Leeds do win promotion to the Premier League and are able to keep up their current expected goals scored and conceded ratings, they may surprise a lot of people.

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