Kalvin Phillips has warning for Leeds United

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips vies for possession with Derby County's Mason Mount and Harry Wilson during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Second Leg match between Leeds United and Derby...

Leeds United finished third in the Championship this past season.

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips in action during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off  First Leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at Pride Park Stadium on May 11, 2019 in Derby,...

Leeds United central midfielder Kalvin Phillips has suggested to The Yorkshire Evening Post that teams in the Championship will be more prepared for them next season.

Phillips, who is an important player in Marcelo Bielsa’s side and also operated as a central defender on occasions this past campaign, has said that hopefully Leeds have something else up their sleeve in 2019-20.

Phillips told The Yorkshire Evening Post: “I think a lot more teams will be prepared for us now, but, hopefully, we will have something up our sleeve and we can start the season how we did last time.”

 

Promotion challenge

Leeds finished third in the Championship this past season and deservedly booked a place in the playoffs.

However, the Whites failed to get it over the line, and the team will be determined to get the job done this time around.

Teams in the Championship will have wised up to Bielsa’s way of playing, and it is going to be hard for Leeds to repeat their heroics of last season in 2019-20.

11th May 2019, Pride Park, Derby, England; EFL Championship football, playoff semi final 1st leg, Derby County versus Leeds United; Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United warms up for the game

Linked away

Phillips has been linked with a move away from Leeds in the summer transfer window.

According to The Mirror, Aston Villa - who will play in the Premier League next season after clinching promotion from the Championship via the playoffs - are planning to make a £14 million bid for the 23-year-old central midfielder.

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips reacts after the final whistle  during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Second Leg match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on May 15,...

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