Leeds won 3-0 against Chelsea earlier in the season and put in a spirited display against Arsenal on Sunday, where they lost 1-0, but had plenty of chances and missed a penalty.


In contrast, Leeds have dropped points this season to Aston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace, with the Whites currently wedged between the three sides in the Premier League table.



Walton is not surprised that two of Leeds’ best performances this season have come against Arsenal and Chelsea as they play a brand of football that allows the Whites themselves to shine.


The ex-Leeds star thinks though that the Whites need to bring a similar level to the games against their rivals in the bottom half of the table as well and not just show up for the matches against sides who are near the top.



Speaking on BBC Radio Leeds post-match about the Whites performing their best against Chelsea and Arsenal, Walton said: “It’s easy to see why, because the chances we are creating come from us winning the ball back when teams come out to play and willing to take risks in those areas.


“Like Arsenal did today where the likes of [Marc] Roca, [Brenden] Aaronson, and Tyler Adams can get in and around the area and win the ball back, we create chances.



“So that is another area that we’ve got to look into because we don’t play top teams week in, week out, you’ve got to be able to perform against the teams in the lower echelon of this league.


“It’s kind of strange that we are talking about our best performance coming against two of the best teams in the league, which is not a recipe for success because you need to be winning games against the teams in and around you or who are in and around you come the end of the season.”


Leeds now take on Fulham and Leicester City in quick succession this week, with both teams in the bottom half of the table.