Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez played an influential role in his side’s 2-2 draw against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, and Chelsea fans have urged their club to sign the Algeria international.
The Blues failed to find a breakthrough in their goalless draw against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, and they now lie 16 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City at the halfway point of the Premier League campaign as they bid to retain their title.
Mahrez has recovered from a disappointing personal start to the campaign to score five goals and provide a further six assists, including one for Jamie Vardy against the Red Devils, in 19 top flight outings.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the 26-year-old’s display via social media, and while one simply said “sign Mahrez”, another said “Mahrez is better than Willian and Pedro”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Sign Sanchez and Mahrez in jan and we win the 17/18 UCL.
— The KING (@DonOrpzy) December 24, 2017
@TheLiberoRoIe the only way forward for us is to sign a striker, an attacker and a lb. Icardi and Mahrez would be ideal bcos they can play ucl, don’t know about a top lb tho who can play ucl if we sign in Jan
— hazard fc (@Remy_crown) December 24, 2017
Sign Mahrez in January @ChelseaFC
— الله هو قوتي (@iModest) December 24, 2017
Come on chelsea sign up mahrez before he joins one of our rival's.#CFC
— cristo andreas (@CAgisilou) December 23, 2017
I’d sign Mahrez. Right hand needs needs work
— Adam (@LabileFC) December 23, 2017
@ChelseaFC SIGN MAHREZ FFS.
— MahrezToCFC.Please (@Shivam_CFC) December 23, 2017
No jokes yh? Let’s sign Mahrez. I’m tired of seeing Willian start for my team. @ChelseaFC
— Temitayo Iwobi (@JeSuisChiby) December 23, 2017
Mahrez is better than Willian and Pedro . He creates and score goals as well something we're missing
— Ali (@FutbolBallack) December 24, 2017
Chelsea has to sign Mahrez in January like ffs .
— Aderanti Adeola (@deoRanti_) December 23, 2017