Marcelo Bielsa finds himself flirting with an unwanted Leeds United record after six winless fixtures at the start of the Premier League season.
Leeds have slipped into the relegation zone following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham United.
This coming weekend, Leeds host Watford at Elland Road and supporters are craving those first three points of the season.
Leeds have suffered heavy defeats to Manchester United and Liverpool, prior to Saturday’s loss to West Ham. Their only points so far this season have come through draws against Everton, Burnley and Newcastle United.
This weekend, they host Watford at Elland Road, looking to put a first league win on the board against a newly promoted side.
As per LUFCDATA over on Twitter, Leeds have never failed to win their opening seven league fixtures, piling the pressure on Bielsa to avoid picking up an unwanted club record.
You need to give this a little bit of context.
Leeds have played two of the Premier League’s best sides in Man United and Liverpool. They’ve also faced very good Everton and West Ham teams, matching them over the best part of 180 minutes combined, with a number of injuries!
Maybe the points Leeds have dropped come at Burnley and Newcastle. However, Bielsa’s side haven’t surrendered defeat to either of them, which is a positive in itself.
This weekend, Leeds need a win, but not for Bielsa to avoid this record, more because it is what flashes of their recent performances have deserved.
For 45 minutes at Newcastle they were slick and the opening hour against West Ham was also very good. Stringing it together for 90 minutes this weekend is the aim.