The Premier League returns for its first weekend after FA Cup and international breaks, and the predicted Leeds team is still hindered by injuries.Leeds have endured an up-and-down period of late, winning two league games since the beginning of December. In fact, both of those victories have come since the turn of the year.
Indeed, the Whites defeated strugglers Burnley in January, and then beat high-flying West Ham two games later. They also came from 3-1 behind to draw against Aston Villa last time out.
However, injuries are still hindering Bielsa, a factor he mentioned while speaking before the game.
“Phillips, Cooper, Firpo and Bamford as in the game against Villa, won’t be considered,” he said.
“[Phillips] is expected to return in the first few days of March and his recovery has been going as expected.”
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