Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham are aiming to finish in the top two of the Championship table this season.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has suggested to Leeds Live that West Bromwich Albion and Fulham are the two main threats to his side for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

West Brom, Fulham and Leeds all are aiming to finish in the top two of the Championship table this season and clinch automatic promotion to the Premier League.

While the Whites are fourth in the league table at the moment with 25 points from 14 matches, the Baggies currently find themselves at the top of the standings with 27 points and the Cottagers are seventh with 23 points.

When asked if the competition is stronger or weaker this season regarding promotion, Bielsa told Leeds Live: “I don’t have a response for that. Fulham is a team with very good performance, but the relationship between performance and results is not similar. They play better than their results. West Brom are a great team and after you have a big group of teams.

“Even if they are not teams with a big impact, the same level as West Brom and Fulham, but it’s a big group of those kinds of teams.

“You ask this because maybe you think the competition is weaker than last season. In the beginning, I thought that as well. In this moment, I would say there are fewer quality teams, but more difficult teams to play against.”

Back in action

Leeds will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

The West Yorkshire outfit will head into the match against Rangers on the back of a goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday away from home in the league.

The Whites will head into the match against Mark Warburton’s side as favourites.

In other news, Smith says he's spoken to Aston Villa man about his future after report emerges