Former Premier League forward Chris Sutton has claimed that Leeds United’s performance at Arsenal on Monday night demonstrated ‘what a great addition they will be to the Premier League’.
The Whites could not progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup as they suffered a 1-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side gave a good account of themselves in the capital, though – finishing up with more attempts at goal and more possession than the home side – and exiting the competition might not be the end of the world as they can now fully concentrate on securing a return to the Premier League.
Not since 2003/04 have the Whites been present in the top flight, but they seem well-placed to earn promotion this season.
The fans will not be getting ahead of themselves after their team fell short last term, although things are looking good at the moment.
Indeed, a record of 52 points from 26 matches has left them top of the Championship table, level on points with second-placed West Bromwich Albion but nine points clear of third spot.
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And Sutton, who played the bulk of his football in England’s top flight, has said that Leeds will be an excellent addition to the Premier League.
The 46-year-old’s post on social media can be seen below:
Leeds United showed tonight what a great addition they will be to the Premier League…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) January 6, 2020