Leeds United’s 7-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City is undoubtedly one of the bleakest moments of Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure.
The Whites were blown away by Pep Guardiola’s side as they ruthlessly dismantled Bielsa’s side at the Etihad.
Question over the 66-year-old’s future were raised by a number of pundits in the aftermath of the defeat with the Whites having spent the majority of the season locked in a relegation battle.
In truth, Leeds United have been plagued with injuries throughout the season which hasn’t helped their cause.
Nonetheless, FiveThirtyEight, a football supercomputer, is predicting the Whites will have enough to stave off relegation, despite the 7-0 drubbing.
The predictor believes Leeds United will finish the season in 16th on 41 points, five above Watford who are the team predicted to be relegated alongside Newcastle and Norwich City.
The Whites currently have an 18% chance of relegation and unsurprisingly, have less than 1% chance of qualifying for the Champions League or winning the Premier League title – not that fans had any expectation of that happening.
Delving further into the prediction, Bielsa’s side are expected to have the fourth-worst goal difference, at minus 21, come the final whistle of Premier League games on May 22.
The Whites leaky defence has been one of the major issues for the head coach this season, not helped by injuries to Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Luke Ayling, to name a few.