Riyad Mahrez sees off Huddersfield!
Ever since Riyad Mahrez changed his hair to blonde, the Algerian playmaker has been in terrific form.
Mahrez – the Premier League player of the season in 2015/2016 – has been on fire under Claude Puel at Leicester.
And, Mahrez’s form continued on New Year’s Day at the King Power, as Leicester beat Huddersfield 2-0.
To say Mahrez was the star of the show would be an understatement.
Riyad Mahrez bags a goal & assist vs Huddersfield
After a goalless first half, Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring with a stunning goal – and the first real piece of quality in the Premier League game against Huddersfield.
From a long Christian Fuchs throw, Marc Albrighton hooked the ball in and Mahrez met it perfectly on the volley to smash the ball past Jonas Lossl.
A glorious goal from Riyad Mahrez!
Seven minutes later Mahrez set up the second for Leicester, scored by his Algerian international team mate Islam Slimani.
The Huddersfield back line was caught square, but Mahrez played the perfect ball through.
Mahrez was replaced with 13 minutes remaining after another sensational display for Leicester.
Claude Puel’s side made it 3-0 late on thanks to Marc Albrighton.
Is Riyad Mahrez playing for a transfer?
With the January transfer window opening on Monday, Mahrez’s heroics versus Huddersfield, and his recent performances have all been seen through one lens.
Mahrez is looking for a transfer and is scoring goals and providing them to move away from Leicester in the coming days and weeks…
Top class finish from Riyad Mahrez, making an early statement in the transfer window 😉
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) January 1, 2018
Sign Mahrez before somebody else does, what a player. Walks into our team.
— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) January 1, 2018
Mahrez playing for a transfer
— Raphael (@Kaihu_) January 1, 2018
Its obvious Mahrez wants a move away. The sudden gain of form towards the transfer window.
— Hiffey (@PsychoCesc) January 1, 2018
Can't be the only one who has noticed Riyad Mahrez always starts to perform about a month before every transfer window opens
— Vikram (@thereversefIash) January 1, 2018
Hey @ManUtd, can you please get us Mahrez this transfer window. For how long are we gonna crave a proper right winger
— Ayobami (@Heylade) January 1, 2018
Mahrez has outperformed Hazard this season & he is not happy at his club.Transfer window or not its elite mentality.
— Feitan (@Boikobo_) January 1, 2018
Mahrez really wants a move this transfer window….#LEIHUD
— AJ (@MrT_AJ) January 1, 2018
Mahrez twerking for a transfer
— new year same dommo (@LFC_DOOM) January 1, 2018