Leeds United face Manchester City at the Etihad this weekend looking to cause a huge shock, but will be without a star player for the trip.
Leeds have fared very well in the Premier League this season with their points tally surely enough to see them avoid relegation this season.
Five more points would be enough to mathematically secure that, but the next game presents a complete free-hit against the champions-elect, Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s men are still fighting for silverware on four fronts, but still have a job to do to advance to the Champions League semi-finals against Borussia Dortmund.
Last time Leeds faced Man City, it was an enthralling, end-to-end clash at Elland Road as the points were shared.
Rodrigo scored his first goal while Ian Poveda dazzled against his former club.
The winger came on to help cover for the lack of Jack Harrison, who couldn’t play for the Whites due to his loan from the Manchester club.
Harrison is in his third loan spell from Man City, with this summer certain to see him sign a permanent deal with Leeds, but until then, he’s technically a City player.
With that in mind, he won’t be available for Leeds on Saturday as his parent club host Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Harrison’s form has been outstanding recently, with a goal and an assist in his last two outings as well as creating Phil Jagielka’s own goal that won Leeds the game against Sheffield United.
It’s a huge blow to our starting lineup whenever Harrison is absent, as much as some people might not notice.
His hard work out wide is a hueg reason for why he isn’t really ever dropped under Bielsa, but he’s also adding goals and assists to that this season.
This isn’t quite his best season for goal involvements as he stands two behind last season’s tally, but that will be far more games and in a lesser league.
His partnership with Raphinha on either wing has been marvellous to watch this season and hopefully whoever steps in can show they’re ready to step up.