- Leicester City currently sit top of the Premier League pile.
- The Foxes have the goals of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez to thank for their rise to the summit.
- Nigel Pearson brought Mahrez to the King Power Stadium in the 2014 January transfer window.
At this point in the season, the footballing fairytales are usually over and the status quo of the Premier League has fallen into place. However, Leicester City clearly didn’t get that memo because, with 14 games left of the 2015/16 season left, the Foxes sit three points clear of Manchester City at the top.
Whether you believe Claudio Ranieri guiding his side to the title is a good or bad thing, is obviously open for debate. However, one thing that is now a statement of fact rather than an opinion, is that Riyad Mahrez is an absolute baller.
Thanks to Riyad’s team-mate, Wes Morgan, we were treated to some 18 rated stuff from the 24-year-old:
— Wes Morgan (@Wes5L1nk) February 4, 2016
But that’s not quite as a good as the time he sent three players to collect their P45s with one move:
And it certainly doesn’t compare to the time the Algerian international ended the life of Stoke City’s Philipp Wollscheid.
Mahrez’s rise to fame shouldn’t surprise us really, given the fact the winger has been showboating for years:
Riyad Mahrez en 2008 à l’âge de 17 ans ! ?? pic.twitter.com/jfTgXY8Xrd
— EspoirsduFootball (@EspoirsduFoot) January 24, 2016