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Fantasy Premier League Player of the Week: 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Riyad Mahrez

After becoming the first player to feature twice last week, Riyad Mahrez has now earned back-to-back POTW honors.

Mahrez has earned back-to-back POTW honors. Unstoppable.
Mahrez has earned back-to-back POTW honors. Unstoppable.
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Riyad Mahrez cost Leicester City just a shade more than a week of Wayne Rooney's wages in January 2014. Nearly two years on from his transfer to English football, the Algerian is far more deserving of that kind of salary than the Manchester United man.

The 24 year-old was at his best again on Monday evening against Chelsea, where he weighed in with an assist to Jamie Vardy before putting Cesar Azpilicueta and Thibaut Courtois to shame with the match-winner. Mahrez's excellent form has translated into a boatload of fantasy points as well, and this week was no exception, with 13 points in the fantasy game and an incredible 25 and 27 in Fantrax and Perfect XI, respectively.

In case you missed it, here's the incredible goal Mahrez scored to lead Leicester back to the top of the Premier League table: