Ahead of the match, Marcelo Bielsa has delivered the latest team news update, and Leeds fans won’t be very happy with that.
The Leeds boss has confirmed that both Kalvin Phillips and Rodrigo are out for this tie once again.
He claims that Mateusz Klich is doing well at the moment, but when asked whether he is available for the weekend clash, Bielsa replied – “I don’t know.”
The Polish midfielder was forced off in their last match against the Saints.
Robin Koch due back in training the first week of March. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 25, 2021
Bielsa has suggested (as per Phil Hay) that the club is not taking any risk with Phillips who is currently out with a calf injury. He fears that Phillips’ injury could get worse if he is not given enough time for recovery.
Diego Llorente was impressive in the last match and it won’t be long before another summer signing, Robin Koch, returns to action again. Bielsa expects the German international to return to full training in the first week of March.
Leeds returned to winning ways on Tuesday night after beating Southampton 3-0 at Elland Road.
Aston Villa are struggling with their form a bit, having managed just one win in their last four Premier League games. So, it’s a good time to face them.
Losing Phillips once again is a big blow for Leeds, but Biela will hope to have Klich available against Villa.