Many Leeds United supporters will surely be buzzing to see that Kalvin Phillips looks set to be involved for their match against West Ham on Monday night.
The latest on Phillips
Phillips hasn’t featured since he made his 200th appearance for the club on 8 February due to injury (Transfermarkt). A photo emerged on Twitter from @AllLeedsTV showing the English international travelling to the fixture with the squad, supporting this picture with the caption ‘You love to see it’.
This is a huge boost for Leeds
Marcelo Bielsa’s side face an in-form West Ham who are surprisingly battling for a Champions League spot (SofaScore). They have also been scoring plenty, with 40 goals in the division this term. Therefore, the possibility of Phillips being back in the side is a huge boost for Leeds.
The 25-year-old defensive midfielder loves to get stuck in and break up opposition attacks, as evidenced by his match averages of 2.7 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 1.8 clearances this season (WhoScored) – his tackling average is the second-highest in the squad. It’s no surprise, then, that former Whites striker Noel Whelan has said that Phillips is an “integral” player to Marcelo Bielsa’s plans.
To have the £24.3m-rated ace fit again will not just be boost for the game against the Hammers, but for the rest of the campaign as Leeds look to aim for a top-half finish in their first season back in the Premier League.
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