Reported Chelsea target Riyad Mahrez impressed as 10-man Leicester City picked up a goalless draw against the Premier League holders at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and Blues fans have urged their club to sign the winger.
The Sun reported on January 5 that the west London outfit were ready to step up their interest in the 26-year-old with Antonio Conte keen to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window, and that could be even more of a priority following their result against the Foxes.
The Blues have now drawn four successive matches in all competitions, and Conte certainly would have been impressed with Mahrez’s performance at the Bridge, where he proved to be a real menace to his side’s defence.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the Algeria international’s display via social media, and while one said “if we had any ambition we’d go out and sign him now”, another urged the club to “sign Mahrez and fix this mess”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Just sign mahrez
— Rebel (@Clyv_Mac) January 14, 2018
— Flávio Xavier 🇧🇷 (@Fxds13) January 13, 2018
If anyone in our club had brains they'd be convincing the board to sign Riyad Mahrez, he's out done us all game.
— – (@TheChelseaLewis) January 13, 2018
If we don't sign Mahrez after this
— Citizen Don Kekye ❓ (@citizendonGh) January 13, 2018
Mahrez doing bits on alonso and rudiger. I would absolutely sign him and start him over pedro and willian
— Ensign Lorenz (@coltismypassprt) January 13, 2018
Another Lackluster performance. Please from a concerned fan, sign Mahrez and fix this mess. @ChelseaFC
— Dera. (@okwuanalu_) January 13, 2018
Best thing about this game is that Mahrez was amazing, we have no excuses not to sign him
— – ChampagneNapi – (@Michaelangelo_D) January 13, 2018
On another note Mahrez absolutely bossed the game out there today, if we had any ambition we’d go out and sign him now
— Luke⚽️ (@LWCFC) January 13, 2018
Mahrez is literally perfect player for one of the areas we need.
We've lacked a right-winger who's left-footed that can cut in the inside like Hazard and Willy do on the left.
SIGN HIM UP!
— BlueTweetsFC™ (@BlueTweetsFC) January 14, 2018
PLEASE SIGN MAHREZ!! CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT HE COULD DO WITH HAZARD?
And please tell Conte to give up on bakayoko. He is a disaster.
— Ricardo Doig Garcia (@rbdoigg) January 13, 2018