Leeds United fans are absolutely gutted after seeing Phil Hay tweet that Kalvin Phillips is a doubt for the match against Arsenal on Sunday.
Phillips, 24, was forced off with an injury in the late stages of Leeds’ 2-0 win against Crystal Palace at Elland Road on Monday night.
And it seems the England international could miss Leeds versus Arsenal at the Emirates this weekend, as per The Athletic journalist Hay on Twitter.
doubtful for Arsenal
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 11, 2021
It would be a massive blow for Leeds to be without Phillips.
The midfielder has made 18 Premier League appearances this season for the Whites and has missed four due to injury.
Out of the four games he sat out of, Marcelo Bielsa’s side won one match but lost the three others, including heavy 4-1 losses to both Palace and Leicester.
Arsenal are not exactly a team to fear with how badly they’ve done this season but without Phillips to rely on in the midfield, it is worrying to know how we might play.
Bielsa doesn’t really have a back-up for Phillips.
Pascal Struijk can play in the holding midfield slot but he’s needed at centre-back and is playing well in the defence at the moment while Mateusz Klich doesn’t perform well in that role either.
Could Stuart Dallas be used there? Whichever way you look at it, it’s a headscratcher for us and for Bielsa too.
Leeds fans on Twitter are struggling to stomach the fact Phillips might be missed this weekend, with one claiming Hay has caused his kids to get upset.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Cheers Phil. Kids crying 😭
— Dom 🏆 (@dommer14) February 11, 2021
Phil ruining weekends before they’ve begun 🙂 https://t.co/2qYIhKsD9p
— Bullen (@jordan_bullen) February 11, 2021
— * (@samlufcc) February 11, 2021
NO NO NO NO NO https://t.co/WQfEr7GP1O
— Greg Selby (@gregselby97) February 11, 2021
Nailed on loss it is https://t.co/DSA2QhQYn2
— Brady GOAT (@leedsinfidel) February 11, 2021
— Emma LUFC Holmes 💙💛 (@EmmaSmileHolmes) February 11, 2021
cheers phil, crying now
— macca (@maccalufc28) February 11, 2021
Cheers phil … Thursday evening/ night ruined.
And Friday.Saturday.Sunday. #LUFC
Nice one .
— eddieleeds 💙💛 (@eddieleeds1) February 11, 2021
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