Leeds United succumbed to their 20th Premier League defeat of the season on Sunday as they were beaten 3-1 at West Ham United.

The Whites squandered yet more points from a winning position after taking the lead through Rodrigo Moreno in the first half.

Despite West Ham having been in European action on Thursday, it was them who came on strong as Declan Rice’s equaliser got them back on level terms.

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After the interval, it was pretty much all one way traffic which eventually reflected in the scoreline as Jarrod Bowen and Manuel Lanzini both scored in the final 20 minutes.

Sunday marked Leeds‘ 49th Premier League game since Marcelo Bielsa’s departure from Elland Road and even though the end of his reign was tough, the 15 months that have followed since have been a catastrophe.

Shocking Leeds stat emerges

Leeds have won just 11 of the 49 league matches they have played in the period following Bielsa’s exit, which is just wholly unacceptable.

On three separate occasions this season, Leeds have endured winless runs that have spanned at least eight matches and the only surprise is they still have half a chance of survival on the final day.

In total, Leeds have accumulated just 46 points in those aforementioned 49 games, equating to less than one a game.

The appointment of Jesse Marsch as Bielsa’s successor did nothing other than undo all the foundations that had been built under the Argentine.

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While Leeds were renowned for their running power during Bielsa’s time at the club, they were also equally as capable in possession with fast, incisive attacks.

From almost minute one under Marsch, Leeds’ ability on the ball evaporated and players now have little, to no idea what to do in possession, which you can’t get away with at this level.

The Bielsa succession plan has been a shambles and it is wholly reflected in the statistics.

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