Leeds United are not under threat of being relegated to the Championship, according to former top flight striker Kevin Campbell.
The Lowdown: Leeds make poor start
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are still without a win in their opening six Premier League games this season, losing and drawing three apiece to date.
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to West Ham was the latest disappointing result, with the Whites a pale imitation of the side who thrived so much in 2020/21.
Leeds are now sitting 18th in the table and in the relegation zone, leading to fears that they face a battle to remain in the division.
The Latest: Campbell bullish about Whites
“Look, the second season is always the most difficult for a club like Leeds. Last season teams don’t know what it’s like to play against them. Teams can scheme against them now and that is why life is a lot more difficult for them.
“The wins aren’t coming at the moment. The team might have to up it one or two per cent more to get the results they need.
“I wouldn’t say Leeds and relegation in the same sentence at the moment, definitely not. They have too much quality in their team. To tell you the truth, I really think they will be alright.
“One thing we know about them is that they go right to the end. They have great team spirit. When the winter schedule begins I think they will start picking up points. The way they play will stretch quite a few teams.”
The Verdict: Too early to panic
There is certainly reason for negativity at Leeds currently, but it is also important that there isn’t an overreaction to this slump.
We are still only six matches into a 38-game season and there is no reason why one positive result can’t turn Leeds’ fortunes around, perhaps starting against Watford at Elland Road on Saturday.
It would be a huge shock if they were relegated this season, with Bielsa too good a manager and the team showing too much ability last term for that to be a worry on the agenda right now.
In other news, Phil Hay has made a claim regarding Marcelo Bielsa. Read more here.
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