Leeds could be missing 12 players for their Premier League trip to West Ham on Sunday afternoon according to Leeds Live.
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Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa could be without 11 players through injury and will definitely be missing Diego Llorente through suspension.
Sunday’s game is an absolutely huge one for both the Hammers and the Whites, but for very different reasons.
West Ham are currently sitting in fourth spot in the Premier League table, two points clear of fifth placed Arsenal and four ahead of sixth placed Tottenham.
And with the North London clubs set to meet each other on Sunday, David Moyes will be sensing a real chance to create a bit of a gap in the race for the Champions League places.
Meanwhile, Leeds are languishing down in 16th spot in the table and are only eight points clear of 18th placed Burnley despite having played two more games than them.
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Leeds Live have outlined some real problems for Marcelo Bielsa and his side ahead of their clash with the Hammers at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Argentinian could be without up to 12 first-team players for the Premier League game in East London.
Liam Cooper, Charlie Cresswell, Kalvin Phillips, Rodrigo, Jamie Shackleton, Pascal Struijk, Joe Gelhardt, Tyler Roberts, Raphina, Patrick Bamford and Junior Firpo are all either definitely out of Sunday’s clash with the Hammers or they are doubtful.
And with Llorente missing out through suspension, Leeds will be weakened to the extreme at the London Stadium.
What a great opportunity this is for West Ham to make it four Premier League wins on the bounce and really assert ourselves in the race for the top four.
This may well be our best chance to crack the top four. West Ham face games against Leeds and Manchester United on Sunday and Saturday respectively before the two-week winter break.
Six points from those two matches really would put us in a great position.
The Hammers players have proven that they have Leeds’ number over the past two years, winning our last four meetings against the West Yorkshire outfit.
And with Bielsa’s side depleted, battered and bruised, it seems like West Ham could be about to chalk up another three points in the race for Champions League football.
It will be vital that the West Ham players don’t get too complacent, however. David Moyes will undoubtedly ensure that they don’t, but it’s something to be aware of nonetheless.
Leeds can still hurt teams on their day with their unique, intense playing style. Even so, with so many first-team players missing, it will be a huge ask for them to take anything from the game against the Hammers on Sunday.
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