Leeds United currently sit in 12th place, having picked up four wins from 10 Premier League fixtures. Goalkeeper Illan Meslier has kept four clean sheets in that time, while Patrick Bamford has disspelled predictions that he would struggle in the Premier League. But still, TalkSPORT host Alan Brazil has claimed Leeds could still get relegated.
The Whites have starred in the Premier League – with many claiming they have become their second team. Marcelo Bielsa’s quick tempo and attacking style of play has left fans from both Leeds and beyond with their jaw on the ground. They have beaten an impressive Aston Villa, a Sheffield United team that finished in the top half last term, Scott Parker’s Fulham and Everton – who started the season in supreme fashion.
New signings Raphinha and Robin Koch have fitted in like a glove and Rodrigo has shown moments of magic. The likes of Stuart Dallas, Meslier, Bamford, Mateusz Klich and Liam Cooper have all stepped up in the Premier League – while matchwinners Kalvin Phillips, Jack Harrison, Luke Ayling and others continue to show why they are the club’s best.
It has been an excellent start to life in the Premier League – the first season in which Leeds have been in the top tier for 16 years. They have even played some of the hardest teams – Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Wolves and Everton last time out. But TalkSPORT host Alan Brazil thinks the club could still be relegated.
Speaking to Ray Parlour, he said: “They’ve got to be careful Ray, looking at the table – they don’t want to have a little slump. I want Leeds to stay up, but if they have a bad Christmas and then into the new year – I look at the bottom of the table, some of the results have been ridiculous. You’ve got to be on that button all the time.”
But Brazil has missed the point. The fact Leeds are where they are in the table right now having already played some of the division’s biggest sides already shows just how far they can go. Suggestions of burnout are ridiculous, given Leeds have played the same way under Marcelo Bielsa for two seasons in the Championship – which is a campaign eight games longer than the Premier League.
Leeds icon Jermaine Beckford stepped in. Having worked for TalkSPORT already, the Leeds striker put Brazil in his place perfectly on Twitter – explaining exactly what every Leeds fan is thinking.