'Taken the Premier League by storm - Robert Snodgrass hails Leeds ahead of Elland Road return

Robert Snodgrass has claimed that Leeds United have “taken the Premier League by storm” this season.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 11:03 am
Robert Snodgrass. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The former Elland Road winger could line up against his old club on Friday evening when the Whites play host to West Ham.

The Hammers have been in impressive form of late, and won three of their last five top flight outings.

For their part, Leeds have won just one of their last five, but have persevered with the high-energy attacking style that has served them so well under Marcelo Bielsa, as well as winning them scores of admirers since their return to the top flight.

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Bearing the approaches of both sides in mind, Snodgrass is expecting an entertaining encounter in Yorkshire with a club who he still holds in high regard.

Speaking to West Ham’s official website, the Scot said: “It’ll be a great game for the neutral because you’ve got two sides who believe – two sides with confidence.

“Leeds have come up and taken the Premier League by storm, really. They’ve played against some of the best teams in the league, creating chances all over the place and having no fear.

“Friday will be a tough, tough game, something that the lads haven’t experienced where they go man-for-man and try and get all over the place.

“That club obviously means a hell of a lot to me. They gave me a chance when I was a young teenager, 19, and I left there as captain, so the club’s got a place in my heart definitely – but come Friday, I want the West Ham lads to get the three points and go further up that table.”