Marcelo Bielsa was uncertain over the fitness of Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips after the 4-2 defeat against Arsenal on Sunday.
The Yorkshire Pirlo missed the Premier League clash yesterday, after limping off against Crystal Palace last week at Elland Road.
Jamie Shackleton came into the side which saw Pascal Struijk into midfield, something which miserably failed once again for the Whites.
Speaking after the game, as relayed by BBC journalist Adam Pope on Twitter, Bielsa couldn’t give a clear answer over the fitness of his key man in midfield.
“Bielsa not sure when Phillips will return from injury,” he wrote.
Bielsa not sure when Phillips will return from injury #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) February 14, 2021
With the trip to Wolves being shown on Friday Night Football, Leeds and Phillips don’t have much time to work with before going to Molineux.
At a moment where everyone was looking for clarity, Bielsa failed to give us hope ahead of another vital trip to the midlands.
It is vital that Phillips returns.
The 25-year-old has completed 2.7 tackles per game according to WhoScored this season, no one in this squad has a better record.
If the midfielder was close to a return, Bielsa would have offered everyone a concrete answer, but it appears as though he is clueless on when his main man returns.
Having said that, Bielsa rarely likes to give away clues on his selection, so we can all cross our fingers over his availability.
We aren’t holding out much hope for the return of Phillips, who may be forced to miss yet another Premier League game this season.
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