The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has delivered the latest injury update ahead of Leeds clash against bottom of the league Norwich City at Carrow Road this afternoon.
Leeds picked up an important point in their latest Premier League clash against Wolves on Saturday, with Rodrigo scoring a stoppage-time penalty to equalise against Bruno Lage’s men. The result gave the impression that Marcelo Bielsa’s side may finally be ready to kickstart their season, but the game was not without a downside for the Whites.
Star player Raphinha had to be taken off nine minutes into the second-half after being brought down by Romain Saiss, with the winger’s ankle being caught by the sliding Wolves defender.
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However, writing in his matchday discussion for The Athletic this morning, Phil Hay revealed that the Brazilian star is now set so start against Daniel Farke’s side this afternoon, with England Midfielder Kalvin Phillips also expected to start after completing a full 90 mins in the Yorkshire outfit’s 2-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates on Tuesday. Bielsa’s side will be looking to secure a vital three points and really kickstart their season, although they will still be without key duo Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling who are absent through inury.
“There’s no Bamford again today and no Ayling either but Raphinha should be involved and Phillips is fine after his outing at Arsenal. We’ll
Probably be looking at a back three because Norwich have started using two up front so no surprise if Pascal Struijk comes into the team”, Hay wrote in his Matchday discusssion.
What did these Leeds fans make of Phil Hay’s injury update?
“Anything less than 3 points and we riot. Into em”
“Cannot afford anything other than a win in this one”
“Nothing but a win is expected”
“This is serious now”
“Nervous about this but one”
Sunday’s game is simply a must win for Bielsa’s men, while a draw or a defeat will only raise further question marks about their start to the season.