Marcelo Bielsa provides update on Leeds United trio ahead of Chelsea clash
Leeds United rescue last-minute draw
Despite being by far the better side, it took until the 95th minute for Leeds United to get anything out of their clash with Brentford last weekend.
Patrick Bamford, returning after a long spell out, came off the bench to bundle in a late equaliser from a corner to send the Leeds faithful into jubliation.
Ninety-fifth minute corner flashed across the goal, Ayling gets the first header and Bamford puts it home off the bar with his knee.
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) December 5, 2021
However, it came at a cost. The Englishman, who finished as Leeds’ top scorer last season, is expected to miss much of the festive period through a further injury that he picked up whilst celebrating the equaliser.
He is not the only one, either.
Bielsa gives team news update ahead of Chelsea clash
Ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge to take on an injury depleted Chelsea, Bielsa revealed the extent of the injury problems to his own side.
And, if you are of a Leeds United persuasion, you may wish to look away.
Bielsa refused to be drawn on a possible timeframe for the injuries to Bamford, Phillips and Liam Cooper, instead simply claiming:
“The time that they will be out for is subject to their evolution”
🗣”The time that they will be out for is subject to their evolution.”
Marcelo Bielsa gives an update on Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips, and Liam Cooper pic.twitter.com/8t02x0zhIK
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 9, 2021
With rumours flying that Phillips could be out for as long as two months, to hear Bielsa refuse to commit as to whether he could return in December is a hefty blow to an already struggling Leeds side.
Can they still cause an upset at Stamford Bridge?