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Marcelo Bielsa confirms triple Leeds blow for West Ham with key stars ruled out
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Marcelo Bielsa confirms triple Leeds blow for West Ham with key stars ruled out

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed he has been hit by a triple blow ahead of the game against West Ham United on Saturday.

David Moyes looks set to have a full strength West Ham squad available for the trip to face Leeds at Elland Road with the exception of Ryan Fredericks who picked up a knock in the Carabao Cup win over Man United.

But that is not the case for Bielsa who has confirmed three key Leeds players will miss the West Ham clash, including striker Patrick Bamford.

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West Ham head to face Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.

After a fast start with a 4-2 win over Newcastle and 4-1 win over Leicester, the Hammers have failed to win in their last three in the league, drawing with Crystal Palace and Southampton and harshly losing to Man United last time out.

But Wednesday night’s 1-0 victory at Old Trafford will boost a team which has been in highly consistent form for the last 18 months.

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Leeds are still searching for their first league win of the campaign but beat Fulham on penalties in the Carabao Cup after a 0-0 draw on Tuesday night.

That meant they had an extra day of rest than West Ham.

But any advantage may have been negated as Moyes rested almost his entire first XI while Leeds have at least three big absentees.

And it could be more between now and Saturday according to their Argentine boss (leedsunited.com).

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“Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Patrick Bamford won’t be available,” Bielsa told the press ahead of the game against West Ham (leedsunited.com).

“The rest of them I couldn’t tell you if they will be or they won’t be. 

“If I said they would definitely play or wouldn’t play, neither of those things are certain. That’s why I can’t confirm either of the two alternatives.”

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