Football fans feel Leeds United should be promoted to the Premier League

  • Tom Kelly
Middlesbrough v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship

Well, this is a bit of a weird situation, isn't it?

While football fans across the country are twiddling their thumbs due to an extended absence of football, the Premier League and the EFL are brainstorming ideas of how to bring an end to their seasons. 

However, what does this mean for Leeds United?

At the turn of the century, Leeds were considered to be one of the superpowers of English football, and The Whites even achieved semi-final success in the 2001 edition of the Champions League. Nevertheless, after financial implosion in 2004, Leeds United dropped to the Championship and have failed to return to the heights of the Premier League ever since. 

After falling just short last year under the management of Marcelo Bielsa, it now appears that Leeds could be set to make their first appearance in the Premier League for over 15 years. However, despite occupying the top spot of the Championship, the coronavirus pandemic could put an end to their promotion dreams. 

The hierarchy of the Premier League and the EFL, alongside the UK government, are currently debating the future of these leagues. With the outcome being one of two options: completing the rest of the fixtures at a later date, or throwing out the rest of the season and starting from scratch. 

Now, with the Premier League and EFL chief's seemingly scratching their heads at the debacle, we put the question to the wise readers of GiveMeSport to see what they have to say. 

In a Facebook poll which included 64,000 participants, 66% of voters stated that Leeds United should be promoted to the top flight. 

However, if this was to occur, this would result in the relegation of Norwich City, Aston Villa or Bournemouth - and the Cherries will certainly feel hard-done-by.


Taking into consideration that Bournemouth are currently on level points with West Ham and Watford, Eddie Howe would certainly argue the case that his side could climb out the relegation zone in the remaining nine fixtures. 

On the other hand, Aston Villa currently persists of a game in hand over the other relegation candidates, with a win guaranteeing them safety. Within this situation, would it be a level playing field if the season was to grind to a halt and the newly-promoted side having not played as many fixtures as their counterparts? 

Nevertheless, after an incredibly successful season, Bielsa and Leeds United will be hoping that Elland Road will be hosting Premier League football next season - well, that's if we are actually allowed out of our houses by that point. 

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