How can Leeds avoid Premier League relegation?

Jude Summerfield
Survival isn't yet guaranteed for Jesse Marsch and Leeds
Survival isn't yet guaranteed for Jesse Marsch and Leeds / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Following an upturn in form following Jesse Marsch's appointment, a few disappointing results - coupled with good results from Burnley and Everton - have plunged Leeds back into relegation worry.

A porous defence which has conceded the most goals in the Premier League so far this season has been their undoing, and things have now been taken out of Leeds' hands as we head into crunch time.

They have two games left to confirm their top-flight status. Here's how the Whites can avoid dropping into the Championship.

How Leeds can avoid relegation from the Premier League

Having previously won three games from four, Leeds looked well set to beat the drop.

However, a run of five matches without a victory, coupled with wins here and there for Everton and Burnley, mean the Whites' fate is no longer in their hands.

They sit a point behind Everton and one ahead of Burnley, but both of their rivals have a game in hand to play before the final day of the season.

If Everton beat Crystal Palace on Thursday night, they will be mathematically safe from Premier League relegation, which would leave Leeds and Burnley scrapping to avoid the final relegation spot.

If Burnley win both of their games in hand, they will definitely finish ahead of Leeds. Jesse Marsch's side would be safe if the Clarets were defeated in both fixtures, but know a victory at Brentford is imperative to give them the best chance of staying up.

Leeds remaining Premier League fixtures (17th; Played 37, 35pts)

  • Brentford vs Leeds (16:00) - 22/05/2022

Everton's remaining Premier League fixtures (16th; Played 36, 36pts)

  • Everton vs Crystal Palace (19:45) - 19/05/2022
  • Arsenal vs Everton (16:00) - 22/05/22

Burnley's remaining Premier League fixtures (18th; Played 36, 34pts)

  • Aston Villa vs Burnley (20:00) - 19/05/22
  • Burnley vs Newcastle (16:00) - 22/05/22