Date: 9th February 2021 at 12:05pm
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Leeds United have been discussing midfielder following an incident during their win over Crystal Palace.

The 25-year-old had something of a rough night against the Eagles, having suffered a slight knock half-way through the second half, he managed to play on through the pain before eventually being replaced in the 88th minute by Jamie Shackleton with noted journalist Phil Hay claiming that the club wouldn’t ‘risk him any longer’ with the game seemingly put to bed.

The knock clearly didn’t affect his play that much, as he still managed to put in a 7.8 performance based on the WhoScored rating, joint second-highest amongst all players on the pitch. However, some Leeds United fans weren’t too thrilled with the way the club handled the situation, leaving it so late to bring him off, potentially causing him a lot more damage in the long-run:

“Feel he should’ve taken him off first time he went down tbf don’t risk it we all know without Kalvin were nowhere near the same level”

“Risk him? They should have taken him far sooner. You can see he’s struggling the last 20, he’s played like the tin man”
“Any longer should of come off straight away if there was and potential
“Worrying sign”
“Hope that’s just a slight pull or small bit of cramp”
“His face looks sad like it’s a miss a few games kind of knock”

Is Kalvin Phillips currently Leeds United's most important player?

Yes

Yes

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No

With a big game against Arsenal coming up at the weekend, and Leeds holding on to a slim chance of , hopefully the decision to keep him on the pitch hasn’t backfired and ruled him out of contention.