The winger is believed to be keen on a switch to Southampton and as a result does not want to run the risk of getting injured, thus scuppering the chance of sealing a move to the Premier League side.
Thomas Ince took over Phillps's playmaker role at the weekend against Millwall and rewarded manager Ian Holloway with both goals in a 2-0 victory. The former Liverpool youngster is expected to keep his place for the visit of Leeds.
Veteran striker Kevin Phillips is also likely to continue in the starting lineup.
Blackpool: Gilks; Crainey, Evatt, Baptiste, Eardley; Gomes, Ferguson, Osbourne, Ince; Phillips, Taylor-Fletcher
Leeds: Kenny; Peltier, Pearce, Drury, White; Diouf, Norris, Varney, Brown; Becchio, McCormack
Sports Mole says: 2-1