Date: 21st March 2021 at 10:05am
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Illan Meslier impressed again on Friday night as beat Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage.

Meslier recorded five saves, three punches and two claims (via @LUFCDATA).

He made a particularly good stop to keep out ’s half-volley in the first half.

There was little he could do prevent Andersen’s first-half equaliser, the 11th goal Leeds have conceded from a corner this season (via @OptaJoe).

Meslier has made a big impression in his first season in the top flight. Last week, journalist Adam Crafton admitted he was ‘in awe’ of the ‘gutsy’ 21-year-old.

He has earned a call-up for the group stages of the Under-21 European Championships this month, alongside Dimitry Bertaud and Nantes’ Alban Lafont.

And after another eye-catching display, a couple of Leeds supporters reckon he’s the prime candidate to seek Hugo Lloris in the French goal.

Lloris has 120 French caps under his belt and led the side to a World Cup but will turn 35 this year.

“Deserved a clean sheet for those 2 excellent saves. How many times this season has a set-piece been the only goal(s), we’ve conceded? Just thinking about how many more potential clean sheets he’d have if we could defend corners!!”

@Wakefield90

“Lloris, Areola, Meslier – I know who I’d pick out of that list on current form. But I understand he is still 21 so once Lloris is done, Meslier will slot right into the French squad”

@JSloan1995

“£5m – I have a feeling he will prove to be one of the best value signings we’ve ever made”

@adamddodson

“His reactions are astonishing and strength in his wrists and hands immense!”

@BrianWi322222829

“He will become the French number 1.”

@James_Rodgers1

“He played brilliantly last night!”

@GlennFPinder

“Absolutely incredible! Great performance at the right time. Thanks!”

@NoraDun24415845

Clearly, these fans enjoyed Meslier’s performance and are unsurprisingly backing him to become a success at Elland Road.