Advocaat has outlined how many points Sunderland need to pick up from their remaining games.
“We need at least six points from the last six games to stay up,” the Dutch coach admitted.
This is a tally that would put Sunderland on 35 points, and seems exceptionally low in a relegation battle. Two clubs are just one point behind the Black Cats, and Leicester are currently in much better form, whilst QPR and Burnley are three points behind, and could probably be considered as being out of the race to survive.
Not only are these six points that Adovcaat wants from six games a low number to keep them in the top fight, but it is also hard to see Sunderland picking up that many points from their remaining games.
On ability of their respective squads, it should be suggested that the Black Cats will lose to Chelsea, Arsenal and Southampton, whilst Stoke and Everton will also likely claim victories. This leaves just the Leicester game as one that is potentially winnable, and even then the Foxes are flying at the moment off the back of three straight wins.
This is not to write Sunderland off, as they proved last season they can defeat anyone with their victory over Chelsea, but it certainly appears as if Advocaat has got a real task on his hands to keep the Wearside club in the top flight.