Marcelo Bielsa handed huge double Leeds United fitness boost ahead of Tottenham clash

LEEDS United head coach Marcelo Bielsa appears to have been handed a huge double fitness boost ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road.

By Lee Sobot
Friday, 7th May 2021, 1:36 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 1:38 pm

Star men Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha have both been injured of late and Bielsa said at his pre-match press conference on Thursday that the duo were being "evaluated on a daily basis to see whether they can be available" to face Spurs.

Asked if the pair had at least trained this week, Bielsa again said that the duo's presence was "subject to an evaluation that is carried out on a daily basis."

Raphinha has missed United's last three games with a thigh injury picked up in last month's 2-1 victory at Manchester City after being crunched by Fernandinho whilst Phillips was forced to sit out last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Brighton due to a minor knee injury.

However, Phillips and Raphinha were both captured in a video of United training posted on the club's official You Tube channel on Friday lunch time.

It remains to be seen if either are fit enough to start or even feature against Spurs.

TRAINING: Leeds United duo Raphinha, far left, and Kalvin Phillips, second right, after their recent injuries. Photo by Lindsey Parnaby - Pool/Getty Images.

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