Leeds may have been handed a huge double blow ahead of their clash with West Ham this weekend.

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The Hammers face the Whites at Elland Road on Saturday.

West Ham beat Leeds both away and at the London Stadium last season. Marcelo Bielsa will surely have learnt from the way in which we picked his side apart both times.

David Moyes will still fancy his chances of leaving west Yorkshire with maximum points though.

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Leeds handed huge double blow ahead of West Ham clash with Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling expected to be fit (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Leeds handed huge double blow ahead of West Ham clash

Bielsa will be keen to have a full strength squad to choose from ahead of Leeds’ clash with West Ham.

And it seems as though two vitally important Whites players may not quite be ready to take to the pitch on Saturday.

Leeds have confirmed via their official website that Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling will miss tonight’s Carabao Cup clash with Fulham through injury.

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Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford of Leeds United celebrate (Photo by Jon Super – Pool/Getty Images)

It is suggested that ‘both players will continue their rehabilitation at Thorp Arch before Saturday’s Premier League game against West Ham United at Elland Road’.

 

Having both players unavailable for selection would be a huge blow for Bielsa and Leeds.

Now, they could both recover in time for Saturday. Even then though, recovering from injuries and being thrown back into the team is far from ideal.

Advantage West Ham. The Hammers players need to show up and be at their very best, of course they do.

If Moyes’s men are on it though, we should win the game.

Patrick Bamford is arguably Leeds’ best player:

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And if Leeds don’t have Ayling or Bamford available, or both, West Ham will fancy their chances even more so.

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