Leeds rampant display widens gap for automatic promotion
02 Dec 2019 08:27am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Monday 2nd December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Gap widens at the top of the Championship as Leeds win 5th game in a row
Leeds returned to the top of the table in emphatic style hammering Middlesbrough 4-0 at Elland Road on Saturday. Goals from Bamford, Costa and a brace from Klich saw the Whites return to the top of the pirch at least until Monday evening when the Baggies travel to the Deepdale Stadium.
Not only do Leeds have the meanest defence in the division, conceding almost one goal every other game, but on average the remainder of the top 6 have conceded twice the amount of goals compared to Bielsa's men. It is not surprising therefor that the Whites also have the best goal difference in the Championship!
The only downside on Saturday is influential midfielder Kalvin Phillips picked up his 5th booking of the season and will be sidelined for Leeds West Yorkshire Derby against Huddersfield on Saturday. Word has it that Bielsa has already nominated Ben White to take his place.
Thoughts? If a silly offer were to come in at the end of the season for Phillips, if Leeds were able to sign White instead, who would be in agreement of that?
Moving White to defensive midfielder would surely mean recalling Berardi to partner Cooper in the heart of the defence. Whilst on the subject of Berardi, the 31yo will not be offered a new contract when his terms expire at the end of the season according to sources at Elland Road!
Post Match Press conference
Promotion / Relegation
Looking at the league table, who do you think (apart from Leds of course) will be promoted this season? Who would you like / dislike to see / miss out on promotion? The same question regarding relegation!