By Ben Brown

19th Apr, 2022 | 2:25pm

Leeds United now only face 10% chance of relegation, according to supercomputer

A supercomputer predicting the final standings in the Premier League has given Leeds United a boost in their survival chances after the weekend’s games.

As reported by LeedsLive (17th April), FiveThirtyEight’s machine now has the Elland Road outfit down as an outside 10% shot for relegation after Burnley could only draw against West Ham on Sunday.

It means the Lancashire side sits eight points behind Jesse Marsch’s men with a game in hand, although they are probably looking more keenly at Everton who are now within three points of the drop zone.

The Toffees game in hand gives them a huge advantage on the algorithm, with the Merseysiders only holding a 30% chance of going down compared to Burnley’s 60%.

Surely Safe

10 points from the last 12 available has allowed everyone involved with Leeds to breathe a little easier over the last week, with a 15-day break returning to action against Crystal Palace allowing them to stop and take stock of the current situation.

Last weekend’s convincing 3-0 success over Watford helped reinforce confidence that the Whites will now stay up, and Burnley’s subsequent results have further eased concerns over a return to the Championship.

Jesse Marsch has managed to get a tune out of several previously underperforming players and has implemented a rigid but effective system that looks to have done its job.

For now, it’s all about substance over style for Leeds, something they’d gained far too little of under previous boss Marcelo Bielsa, adored as he was by all fans of the club.

Marsch seems to have overcome his first big hurdle since coming in at Elland Road and the stats agree that the American will see Leeds safe come May.

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