Championship table over last 7 games is scary for Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United celebrates scoring the first Leeds goal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Leeds United at The King Power Stadium on...

Aston Villa are the best team in the division over the last few weeks, but promotion chasing Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday should be worried.

Leeds United's Danish manager Thomas Christiansen gestures on the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power...

Leeds United lost at the weekend to Sheffield United but the one consolation is that they sit in fifth place in the Championship table.

This is owing to a storming start to the season which even saw them hit top spot, but to pretend everything is fine because of this would be neglecting their shortcomings.

Leeds have lost five of their last seven games- near enough relegation form instead of promotion.

Leeds United's German goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald looks to release the ball during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power...

This has the Whites with the 19th best record since mid-September, not exactly where they aspire to be.

Sheffield Wednesday are another promotion hopeful team in a dire predicament.

  WonDrawnLostPointsPlayed
Aston Villa 5 1 1 16 7
Sheff Utd 5 0 2 15 7
Wolves 5 0 2 15 7
Bristol C 4 2 1 14 7
Norwich 4 2 1 14 7
Brentford 3 4 0 13 7
Cardiff 3 3 1 12 7
Derby 3 3 1 12 7
Millwall 3 2 2 11 7
Forest 3 0 4 9 7
Fulham 2 3 2 9 7
Hull 2 3 2 9 7
Ipswich 3 0 4 9 7
Middlesbrough 2 3 2 9 7
Preston 2 3 2 9 7
Birmingham 2 2 3 8 7
QPR 1 4 2 7 7
Barnsley 1 3 3 6 7
Leeds 2 0 5 6 7
Bolton 1 2 4 5 7
Burton Albion 1 2 4 5 7
Reading 1 2 4 5 7
Sheff Wed 1 2 4 5 7
Sunderland 0 4 3 4 7

Sheffield Wednesday won just five of the last seven matches - this came against Leeds, and have the 23rd best record in the Championship over the last few weeks.

The Owls have reached the play-offs in the last two seasons and may have missed their opportunity.

The team who knocked them out of the play-offs last year, Reading, are in an equally woeful situation in Jaap Stam's second season in charge.

Their dire run has left Carlos Carvalhal's side in 16th place, overshadowed by in form rivals Sheffield United.

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