'Really does not look good' - Sky pundit urges Bielsa to leave out Leeds ace v Cardiff
Danny Mills has urged Marcelo Bielsa to rest Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips against Cardiff City after seeing him at Elland Road on Saturday.
The Sky Sports pundit admitted that he saw the 24-year-old limping after he missed the 2-0 victory against Huddersfield Town.
Marcelo Bielsa confirmed after the clash that he was confident that Phillips will be available at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Mills questioned that though and admitted that he would potentially rest him once again to make sure that he is back to his best against Fulham the following Wednesday.
“The slight concern that I have is that Kalvin Phillips was parading around the pitch afterwards and was limping. That would be a worry,” he told Football Insider.
“I wonder if you leave him out for Sunday’s game, no matter what. Then hope that he is right for next Wednesday’s game against Fulham. That is the big game, is not it?
“You could tell. He was limping around and you think that does not look good. It really does not look good. That would be my worry and I do not think they should risk him.”
Leeds strolled to victory against Huddersfield without Phillips, but everyone would immediately bring the enforcer back into the heart of the side.
Gareth Southgate has been keeping a close eye on Phillips with an England call-up in mind, and the 24-year-old has been in great form – completing more tackles per game than the Three Lions captain Jordan Henderson [WhoScored].
Mills may have a point to rest Phillips for the Cardiff clash, but another three points could be vital with the Cottagers entertaining Brentford on Friday and we expect him to start in the Welsh capital.
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