By Daniel Feliciano

2nd May, 2022 | 3:40pm

Simon Jordan wants Leeds United to avoid relegation, Jim White agrees

Simon Jordan and Jim White have admitted they want Leeds to stay in the Premier League, with Jordan believing they are ‘more deserving’ than Everton and Burnley.

Everton sit two points behind Burnley and Leeds in the bottom three after their win over Chelsea on Sunday, but have six games left to play rather than five.

But following defeat to Man City, with games against Arsenal and Chelsea to come next, Jordan told his talkSPORT show [May 2nd] that he doesn’t want to see a ‘huge’ club like Leeds get relegated.

“I genuinely don’t know [who gets relegated],” he said. I genuinely don’t know. I would have said Burnley were dead and dusted. I do think, probably, at this moment in time as much as it pains me, the bottle is spinning towards Leeds.

“For me, again I don’t want it to be Leeds because Leeds are a huge club that I admire. People are looking at these teams, saying who do you want to stay up? I know who I would want to stay up. Who would you want to stay up?

“Of the three I think Leeds are probably, with the way they’ve come into the Premier League and the injuries they’ve had this season, I think they are the more deserving of those three sides to stay up.”

White was in agreement replying, “I would want Leeds to stay up. Everton and Leeds.”

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It’s going to get very, very tense over the next couple of weeks and survival is no longer in our own hands.

Burnley’s amazing form has seen them leapfrog Jesse Marsch’s side because of the Whites’ shocking goal difference after heavy defeats under Marcelo Bielsa, and it means if Everton win their game in hand then they will drop into the relegation zone.

After working so hard to pull away from the drop zone, a draw with Crystal Palace and defeat to Man City have dragged them right back into the dog fight.

They have got two absolutely massive games coming up where even a draw would be deemed as a positive thing in reality, but they need wins to pull away once more.

At the end of the day though, the teams that stay up are the teams that are most deserving. The team must perform on the pitch to ensure they’re one of those.

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