By Joe Ellis

29th Apr, 2022 | 8:10am

Leeds United relegation this season 'not impossible' - Robbie Savage

Leeds United are preparing to take on Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday and they will be nervously looking over their shoulders.

The Citizens’ visit to Elland Road starts a tricky run of three fixtures with a trip to the Emirate to take on Arsenal and the visit of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea next on the agenda.

With the threat of relegation still very much present, especially considering Burnley’s resurgence since sacking Sean Dyche, Jesse Marsch might not be out of the woods just yet.

Robbie Savage is fearing for the Whites with a mixture of their schedule and the Clarets’ upturn in form.

“It is impossible Villa will go down but not impossible Leeds will go down,” Savage said on BBC 5 Live 606.

“Leeds might go down – when I looked at the Premier League table and saw their next three games… Wow, they are right in it. You can see momentum with Burnley with seven points from nine but Leeds – wow.”

No need to panic

While Burnley could very conceivably reach Leeds United’s points tally, they aren’t the club we need to be worried about because they are already out of the drop zone.

The real question is if any of Everton, Watford or Norwich City can also find some form and overhaul the Whites and that looks increasingly unlikely.

The Hornets and the Canaries are probably dead and buried already despite it still being mathematically possible they stay up but they are so far behind that it would take a near-perfect end to the season.

Everton are well within reach and it wouldn’t take a miracle for them to reach our points tally but they are in such turmoil that you can hardly see them picking up one point let alone the five they need just to move to parity with us.

It could get tight towards the final two games but we have, thankfully, only got Brentford and Brighton to play and we should get across the line regardless.

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