Marcelo Bielsa has delivered a big Leeds United fitness update ahead of the Premier League clash with Southampton on Tuesday night.
The bad news is that Kalvin Phillips and Rodrigo are still missing through injury, along with Ian Poveda and Robin Koch.
Diego Llorente is available and there are no fresh injury problems.
His team news was relayed by Athletic journalist Phil Hay ahead of Tuesday’s game at Elland Road.
Latest team news from Bielsa ahead of Southampton – Phillips and Rodrigo are still out. No other fresh problems. Llorente available again but Poveda/Koch missing. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 22, 2021
Two teams on a bad run
Southampton are on a really poor run.
They haven’t won in the Premier League since the start of January and were absolutely smashed 9-0 by Man United.
They have also been beaten by Aston Villa and Newcastle in that period before managing a draw against Chelsea this weekend.
The run has dropped them below Leeds United in the league but a win would see them leapfrog us and drop the Whites down to 13th.
That will get some Leeds fans nervy about a possible relegation battle but we don’t think there’s a chance of that happening.
The bookies don’t think it’s going to happen either, with odds of 200/1 on Leeds going down.
Still, a win to stop the rot of two consecutive defeats would be good and these are the sort of games that Leeds should be winning.
It won’t be any easier without Phillips and Rodrigo but the team coped better with their absences on Friday against Wolves.
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