By Mark Smith

3rd Apr, 2021 | 11:50am

Phil Hay: Mateusz Klich is major doubt for Leeds clash v Sheffield United

Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich remains a major doubt for the Premier League clash against Sheffield United, according to Phil Hay.

The Polish international was spotted in training at Thorp Arch on Friday, after testing positive for COVID-19 during the international break.

Despite that, the Athletic journalist has reported that Klich may not have been given confirmation to play against the Blades.

Writing in his Athletic pre-match Q&A on Saturday morning, Hay claimed that it is highly likely that Klich will miss out in the Yorkshire derby.

“Leeds are safe now, we know that for certain, but you can’t see Bielsa letting up in terms of intensity or team selection,” he wrote.

“Mateusz Klich is a major doubt after his Covid bout but Liam Cooper is fit and both Rodrigo and Pablo Hernandez are available too.”


Given that Klich was fit enough to return to training, he must have received clearance from the FA, alongside a negative COVID-19 test at Thorp Arch.

With that being given for training, surely the midfielder must have been given the all-clear to play in the Premier League too, although that may not be the case.

Klich will only have trained a couple of times though since quarantining, so Marcelo Bielsa will likely have only placed him on the bench, he is still a great option to have.

The Whites have rarely had a full-strength squad available to choose from since promotion to the Premier League, and Klich’s absence could be the only one should he miss out.

In other Leeds United news, Sky Sports pundit has predicted a ‘terrifically hard’ battle for the Whites against Sheffield United

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