Leeds United have been dealt a huge blow on the injury front following the news that star midfielder Kalvin Phillips is set for a spell on the sidelines after the England international suffered a hamstring injury during the last Premier League game, an home clash with newcomers Brentford.

The Leeds United player spent 55 minutes on the pitch before he was subbed off during the league encounter with the Bees on Sunday. Leeds United had to settle for a point via a 2-2 draw at the end of the Brentford after Patrick Bamford to score a stoppage time equaliser. The Whites had taken a first half lead through Tyler Roberts before they were pegged behind by the goals from the Brentford duo of Shandon Baptiste and SergiCanos thus leaving the way for England international Bamford to secure a point for him team with the second Leeds United goal in the fourth minute of second half added time.

The extent of the hamstring injury suffered by Philips has not been determined, but widespread reports claimed that he could spent two months on the sidelines thereby tiling him out of the festive period fixtures completely. The 26-year-old England international had earlier missed two Leeds United games in October due to a calf problem. He will certainly miss the trip to London to face Chelsea this weekend and games against the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool could also follow in that order.

England midfielder Philips is a key player for Leeds United and his absence would potentially be a big blow for the Whites who are very close to the relegation zone. Leeds United have six points more than the bottom three teams in the race to survive the drop at the end of the season.

Apart from Philips, Leeds United skipper Liam Cooper might miss the Chelsea game as well after he went off injured with a hamstring issue during the Brentford game.