Should Leeds United fail to beat Watford this weekend in the Premier League it will be the first time in the club’s history they’ve failed to win one of their opening seven fixtures of a league season.
Leeds have drawn three and lost three of their opening six fixtures this season, dropping into the Premier League relegation zone on the weekend gone by after losing to West Ham.
Ahead of Leeds hosting Watford on Saturday, LUFCDATA has revealed on Twitter that the club has never failed to win a single game in the opening seven fixtures of a league season.
Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa, then, should be feeling the heat heading into this weekend’s meeting with Watford.
In response to this stat emerging, many fans have had their say on Twitter.
Naturally, some are worried that this record is there to be broken and more disappointment is on the horizon. Others, though, are a lot more positive:
There’s pressure on the game, no doubt.
Leeds need a win that their performances have been building towards and games against sides like Watford will define where Bielsa’s side are come the end of the season.
The record that will be set this weekend if Leeds don’t win is an unwanted one, but it won’t be playing on Bielsa’s mind.
His focus is going to be on just producing the best possible performance and getting over the line with a victory.
Nothing will have changed in his approach and that will run down into the team.
We’ve just got to trust the process and shut these kinds of things out of our minds.