Leeds suffered a big blow against Chelsea as defender Robin Koch suffered an injury, after which, he was replaced by summer signing Diego Llorente. Journalist Phil Hay has provided an update on the German but has also reported a new issue regarding Llorente.
The latest on the duo
Hay was reporting on the words spoken by Marcelo Bielsa in his latest press conference in the build-up to the West Ham game. Hay tweeted: “Bielsa in good form and upbeat today – but he thinks Robin Koch could be out for three months and Diego Llorente is also out for at least two weeks with a muscle problem”
This is a blow for Leeds
It was already gutting news for Leeds when Koch had to go off injured in the first ten minutes against the Blues. The German defender has been a key member of the backline for Leeds this campaign. He has featured in all ten Premier League matches and has been great at stopping opposition attacks. Koch has managed 1.8 tackles, 2.2 interceptions and 2.2 clearances per game (WhoScored).
To hear that he is out for three months is a worry, but those associated with the club would likely have felt that Llorente could have slotted in. However, with the Spaniard now injured again, it leaves the club a little light at the back.
The Chelsea game was Llorente’s first appearance for the club as he had recently returned from injury, and to see that he is missing again will raise a few eyebrows.
The fixture list is heavily congested in the Christmas period – a perfect example of this is the spell from December 16th-27th, which sees Leeds play three fixtures in quick succession.
The news of Koch being out for three months and the fresh injury to Llorente will definitely be a big worry and Bielsa will hope that Leeds will still be in a strong position in the division by the time they return.
In other news, here is the latest update on the club and their pursuit of a Serie A striker!
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