Meslier was one of Marcelo Bielsa’s standout performers in the 0-0 draw with Chelsea, with the £10.8 million-rated shot-stopper making eight saves – six of which were from attempts inside the area – one high claim and successfully completing 83% of his passes, culminating in a SofaScore match rating of 9.0 – ranking him as the best player from either side on the day.
And, after Leeds United shared footage of one of the 21-year-old’s saves from the match on Twitter, fans of the club flocked to have their say on the matter, with many heaping a considerable amount of praise on the display of the France U21 international, as well as the goalkeeper’s level of performance overall this season.
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So, what exactly did these Leeds United fans have to say in reaction to the footage of Illan Meslier?
“He’s too good for us at times.”
“Announce key to the city.”
“Can’t believe some pundits can criticise him, amazing keeper.”
“There are just some players Leeds have to keep, and Meslier is just one of them.”
“£2.5m for Peacock-Farrell, £5m for Meslier – take a bow Victor.”
“Love this guy. Better with every game.”
“Made it look easy.”
“We are blessed to have such a talent, in a few years he could be world-class.”
All in all, it would appear as if these Leeds fans were delighted with the display of Meslier against Chelsea, as well as the impact the ‘keeper has had on their side so far this term.
And considering the 21-year-old was United’s best performer on Saturday, as well as his average SofaScore match rating of 7.11/10 ranking him as the club’s fourth-best performer in the top flight so far this season, it is not difficult to understand why.