Alan Shearer has included a Leeds United trio in his Premier League Team of the Week after the 2-1 victory against Fulham on Friday.
Illan Meslier, Raphinha and Patrick Bamford all left Craven Cottage with glowing praise and have been handed spots in this side.
The Whites took huge strides towards Premier League survival with this win, Marcelo Bielsa’s first in London since taking charge of the club.
The Premier League shared Shearer’s side on their official Twitter account on Monday evening, and it was littered with Leeds players.
— Premier League (@premierleague) March 22, 2021
On what was a memorable night in London, Leeds and their squad have come in for great praise after managing to sweep aside their fellow promoted side.
After a run of three without a win, the Whites will have been desperate for three points, and despite some tricky moments, they dominated the Cottagers.
Bamford was inspirational in scoring and grabbing an assist for Raphinha’s goal, but it was Meslier who made a number of critical saves.
Despite conceding from another corner, Leeds were solid in defence against the pace and power on show for Scott Parker’s side.
Meslier was forced into five saves at Craven Cottage, and also claimed the ball twice in his own area according to WhoScored as he dominated his box.
The French sensation is proving his worth and more every single week, and this continuous recognition just proves how much of a bargain Victor Orta has managed to secure.
Bielsa has guided the Whites almost to Premier League survival, and he has these three players to thank massively for that throughout this season.
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