Leeds United’s failure to transform their performances into victories has been criticized by Sky Sports activities pundit Paul Merson as a significant concern amid their relegation worries.
Will Leeds go down this season?
The Whites presently sit simply exterior the relegation zone, with solely purpose distinction conserving Javi Gracia’s workforce out of the underside three.
Maybe most worrying is how tight the underside half of the desk is, with only one level between Leeds and the underside of the Premier League desk.
Gracia have been in a position to choose up three factors from their opening two league video games however they tasted defeat final outing on their away journey to Stamford Bridge.
And talking forward of this weekend’s conflict in opposition to the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion, the Sky Sports activities man has shared his issues for the West Yorkshire outfit.
He informed Sportskeeda (by way of Sussex Stay): “It is a huge recreation for Leeds United. They’re taking part in OK however they maintain shedding video games. Typically groups play badly and get crushed. This Leeds workforce are taking part in properly however they nonetheless get crushed and that may fear me if I had been their fan.
“Brighton are an excellent workforce they usually play actually good soccer. Even after they had been crushed by Fulham just a few weeks in the past they dominated the sport. I might be shocked if Brighton do not win right here in opposition to Leeds.”
Can Gracia save Leeds from relegation?
It has definitely been a combined begin to life at Elland Highway for the Spaniard with Gracia getting his facet off to a flying begin with victory at house to relegation rivals Southampton.
However within the two video games after that, Leeds have fallen within the FA Cup in opposition to Fulham and have been narrowly defeated by Chelsea.
An exit from the FA Cup may properly assist Leeds in the long term with their sole focus now being solely on staying within the Premier League this season.
Will Gracia maintain Leeds up this season?
However whether or not the Whites will be capable to choose up sufficient factors earlier than the top of the season is one other query with some actually tough video games on the horizon.
And this weekend’s match in opposition to Brighton will show to be a stern check for the Spaniard and his facet as they face a facet chasing a spot in Europe.
Accidents to a few of their key forwards have proved an actual drawback for the Whites this season and Gracia faces some late choices on the likes of Rodrigo and Luis Sinisterra.
Nevertheless it looks like Leeds might want to benefit from their house crowd if they’re to remain afloat this season and Saturday’s recreation may properly be an actual confidence enhance if they’ll get one thing from the Seagulls.