Rio Ferdinand thinks Leeds United are already relegated from Premier League
Rio Ferdinand thinks injuries and suspensions mean Leeds United will be relegated from the Premier League this season.
The Whites clawed their way out of the relegation zone with a 92nd minute equaliser against Brighton at the weekend, and now sit one point above Burnley and one point below Everton with one game remaining.
But both Everton and Burnley have got an extra game to play, and with Leeds travelling to play Brentford on the final day Ferdinand told his ‘Vibe with Five’ podcast that Leeds will go down.
“Leeds are going down,” he said. “Leeds are down I think. Suspensions, injuries.”
Jesse Marsch’s side are without Daniel James and Luke Ayling for the final game due to suspension, while Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw, Crysencio Summerville and Tyler Roberts are guaranteed to miss the game.
There are also doubts around captain Liam Cooper and striker Patrick Bamford who have missed large portions of the season with problems too.
Not done yet
Ferdinand has made his mind up, but there is still plenty to fight for and while there’s a chance the team and fans cannot give up on survival.
Burnley will take on Aston Villa away and then Newcastle at home in their final two games and their recent performances haven’t shown that them taking points from either of those are a guarantee.
Leeds know that Brentford are solely playing for pride in their final game and that means they will have a big chance of getting points, and a win is an absolute necessity.
Even that may not be enough, but they must have hope or there is simply no point. As it stands, they’re not going down because points on the board is better than games in hand.
While there is a chance they have to give it everything and hopefully they can prove Ferdinand wrong come Sunday night.