• Ranieri considering dropping both Vardy and Mahrez

    Ranieri considering dropping both Vardy and Mahrez

    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri admits he is ready to drop misfiring Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

    The pair spearheaded the Foxes’ shock Premier League title win last season but have failed to recapture their form for the champions’ title defence.

    Vardy has failed to score in his last 15 club games – after netting 24 times last season – and reigning PFA Player of the Year Mahrez has just one assist and three league goals to his name this term.

    Leicester go to […]

  • Premier League: Tottenham collapse was funniest moment, says Mahrez

    Premier League: Tottenham collapse was funniest moment, says Mahrez

    Riyad Mahrez believes that Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in May was the “funniest moment” of last season.

    Tottenham headed into the clash with their London rivals knowing that only a win would keep alive their slim hopes of beating Leicester to the Premier League title.

    They took a two-goal lead against their bitter enemies, but Chelsea fought back to seal a 2-2 draw that crowned Leicester champions.

    Mahrez, who watched the game at Jamie Vardy’s home along with other […]

  • Leicester boss Ranieri considers dropping Mahrez

    Leicester boss Ranieri considers dropping Mahrez

    The reigning Premier League Player of the Year has struggled for form this season and it may be time to take him out of the firing line.

    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has conceded that Riyad Mahrez may need a break in order to rediscover his title-winning form of last season.

    The Algeria international was a key man for the Foxes in 2015-16 as they beat the odds to land the Premier League crown.

    His efforts were rewarded with the top-flight Player of the […]

  • We kept Mahrez quiet,Eagles accepting my philosophy – Rohr

    We kept Mahrez quiet,Eagles accepting my philosophy – Rohr

    Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has hailed his players, after a 3-1 win over Algeria on Saturday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

    Victor Moses scored twice for Nigeria, while captain John Mikel Obi also netted, as the Eagles extended their lead at the top of the African qualifying Group B.

    Nigeria now lead the group with six points. Cameroon have two, while Zambia and Algeria have one each.

    “We had a great first half but the second half was difficult,” […]

  • AC Milan eyeing Riyad Mahrez transfer after Arsenal’s summer failure

    AC Milan eyeing Riyad Mahrez transfer after Arsenal’s summer failure

    AC Milan are reportedly lining up a move for Leicester City winger and former Arsenal transfer target Riyad Mahrez this January.

    The Algeria international has not quite been at his best so far this season, with the Foxes suffering something of a hangover from their shock Premier League title win back in May.

    Still, Mahrez remains an in-demand talent after his scintillating individual displays saw him crowned PFA Player of the Year.

    According to Calciomercato, Milan are keen on the 25-year-old as they […]

  • All nominees for CAF Player of the Year award have equal chance – Adepoju

    All nominees for CAF Player of the Year award have equal chance – Adepoju

    Former international, Mutiu Adepoju, has said that any of the players shortlisted for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the year award for 2016, have equal chances the title.

    CAF recently shortlisted the Nigeria’s English Premiership trio of Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho among other African players that include Algeria’s and Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez among others for the award of best African footballer for 2016.

    Speaking yesterday, Adepoju said there are players who did well in the […]

  • Riyad Mahrez strike gives Leicester perfect Champions League start

    Riyad Mahrez strike gives Leicester perfect Champions League start

    Riyad Mahrez fired Leicester to the brink of the Champions League knockout stages after a 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen.

    The winger grabbed the winner to maintain the Foxes’ 100 percent record in Europe and keep them top of Group G. They are five points clear of Porto, the 2004 winners, and five and nine points ahead of FC Copenhagen and Club Brugge respectively with three matches remaining.

    Victory in Copenhagen in two weeks would put the Foxes through to the last […]

  • Mahrez, Mikel Obi, Iheanacho make 30-man shortlist for African Player of the Year

    Mahrez, Mikel Obi, Iheanacho make 30-man shortlist for African Player of the Year

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF), have announced 30 players who are up for the African Player of the Year award.

    Four-time winner Yaya Toure, who also made the final three last year is the obvious omission. But Andre Ayew, Islam Slimani, Mohamed Elneny, Victor Wanyama, John Obi Mikel, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Yannick Bolasie, Sadio Mane and Wahbi Khazri made the cut.

    The current holder of the award, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also included and is a strong favourite to win it […]

  • Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez has no regrets over failed Arsenal move

    Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez has no regrets over failed Arsenal move

    Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has told Canal+ he has no regrets over the collapse of a proposed summer switch to Arsenal and is not currently interested in a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

    Mahrez, 25, won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year as Leicester clinched the title last season, and his performances led to strong speculation over a move to Arsenal.

    The Algeria international ultimately signed a new four-year contract at the King Power Stadium, though, and he said: “I was […]

  • Riyad Mahrez signs new Leicester City contract after Arsenal transfer talk

    Riyad Mahrez signs new Leicester City contract after Arsenal transfer talk

    Leicester City have announced that winger Riyad Mahrez has signed a new four-year contract with the Premier League champions.

    Mahrez, 25, had been linked with making a move to Arsenal during the summer transfer window.

    But the Algeria international has followed striker Jamie Vardy in committing his future to Claudio Ranieri’s side.

    Mahrez scored 17 goals and assisted 11 as the Foxes claimed a shock Premier League title last season.

    The forward, who was on target in a 2-1 loss at Hull City in […]

  • Leicester cannot retain EPL title – Mahrez

    Leicester cannot retain EPL title – Mahrez

    Riyad Mahrez, one of the stars of Leicester City’s unlikely Premier League title triumph last season, has dismissed the Foxes chances of repeating their fairy tale success in the competition last season.

    “We know very well that Leicester are not going to win the league again, that we are not one of the Manchester teams or Chelsea. But if we can establish ourselves as a solid Premier League team that would count as a success,” said Mahrez.

    Mahrez, who has also been […]