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Marcelo Bielsa makes Jack Harrison claim ahead of Leeds vs West Ham
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Marcelo Bielsa makes Jack Harrison claim ahead of Leeds vs West Ham

Jack Harrison could be a surprise inclusion for Leeds against West Ham on Saturday after recovering from Covid, according to Marcelo Bielsa.

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The Whites play host to the Hammers in the three o’clock Premier League kick-off at Elland Road on Saturday.

Leeds have made a shaky start to their 2021/22 campaign, having taken just three points from their opening five games.

West Ham, meanwhile, have picked up where they left off last season, and are sitting comfortably in eighth spot in the Premier League table. A win on Saturday could take us as high as fifth.

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The Hammers will fancy their chances having beaten the Whites at Elland Road and the London Stadium last season. And Leeds have a handful of key players who will definitely not play.

Jack Harrison could play for Leeds against West Ham

Despite plenty of bad injury news for the West Yorkshire outfit ahead of Saturday’s game, there could be one big very big boost for them.

Marcelo Bielsa suggested that Harrison, 24, is available after recovering from Covid, although that doesn’t mean that he is fit enough to start, as quoted by Leeds Live:

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“Harrison would be in condition to play with the protocols. Just because the rules say he can does not mean he will be ready to play.”

The 24-year-old spent two years on loan with Leeds before making his move to Elland Road a permanent one in the summer.

Harrison is a vital player for Leeds. He really impressed last season, bagging eight goals and eight assists in 36 Premier League games for Bielsa’s side (Transfermarkt).

The former Manchester City ace hasn’t played for Leeds since September 12th. And with so many key players out injured for the West Ham game, his return to action could be a very welcome one.

Jack Harrison at his best:

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Whether he is match-fit, however, is another matter entirely.