Date: 17th February 2020 at 6:00pm
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Hordes of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media to a graphic highlighting how many games each promotion challenger has remaining against the other clubs currently residing in the top seven of the Championship standings.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites were able to remain in the top-two on Saturday with a 1-0 win at home to Bristol City, while reducing the deficit to leaders West Bromwich Albion and pulling away from third-placed Fulham after the Baggies drew with Nottingham Forest and the Cottagers lost to Barnsley.

We now sit four points from the top of the table and three clear of the Play-Off positions, which are currently separated by three points and have Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City only three points further behind.

But in what could be a boost to our hopes of promotion into the Premier League, Bielsa’s men have fewer games remaining against the current top seven than any other side contending for a place in the top-tier next term.

Will this come as a boost to our promotion hopes?

Yes, they'll take points off of each other

Yes, they'll take points off of each other

No, we struggle vs the others

No, we struggle vs the others

Fulham are the only current promotion challenger that we are still yet to face twice this season, whereas the Cottagers have the most matches remaining as Scott Parker’s South West London outfit must face each of the other five – as well as us.

Brentford and Forest have the second-fewest fixtures remaining against other top seven teams with three games, while Bristol City and West Brom have four and Preston North End have five.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the potential promotion boost…

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