How Riyad Mahrez has transformed into a ‘must-have’ fantasy football pick
Leicester City are in touching distance of the English Premier title after thrashing Swansea City 4-0, even without the suspended Jamie Vardy. There was no surprise in seeing Riyad Mahrez opening the scoring and it turned into a fantastic day for the Algerian as he also picked up the PFA Player of the Year award in Sunday’s ceremony.
Mahrez has been the revelation of the season and he now has a total of 28 goals and assists, ranking him in 1st place, as illustrated in the Oulala infographic below.
Algeria may be more famous for its desert sands but these statistics are like gold dust. Mahrez’s improvement is quite remarkable. He chipped in with just 3 goals and 4 assists in the Foxes promotion winning season and only got on the score sheet 4 times while contributing 3 assists, as Leicester pulled off their great escape last season.
The quality of his play has been outstanding, capped off by some exquisite finishes. However, the big question for City fans is whether Champions League football will be enough to keep him at the King Power Stadium next season as the big clubs are bound to come calling in the summer.
Wherever he ends up plying his trade next season – there is a likely to be one constant – Riyad Mahrez’s fantasy ownership levels will remain sky high!
It promises to be a summer Leicester City fans will never forget, but the transfer speculation is sure to gather pace. Can the Foxes hang on to their prized asset?