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Fantasy Premier League Player of the Week: Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez

On the back of a hat-trick against Swansea, the Algerian earns POTW honors for the second time this campaign.

Leicester City are proving they're the real deal, with Mahrez at the front of the queue.
Leicester City are proving they're the real deal, with Mahrez at the front of the queue.
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If there are any doubters left, they're certainly not making themselves heard. Leicester City are proving week in, week out that they are worthy of their lofty position in the league table and while they most likely will not finish the season as title winners, you would have been laughed out of whatever venue you chose to make that assertion at this time last year.

While Jamie Vardy has rightfully been the man claiming the headlines on his way to setting the Premier League record for consecutive games with a goal, there have been a number of Foxes players worthy of recognition for the miraculous turnaround under Claudio Ranieri. While N'Golo Kante certainly gives him a run for best player in the Leicester City side (seriously, if you haven't been watching him, you should), Riyad Mahrez has been incredible this season.

The Algerian midfielder put in another man of the match performance against Swansea City, scoring all three goals in the 3-0 victory on Saturday. While the opening goal was more a case of right place, right time than anything else, both of the remaining finishes were high quality strikes worthy of a player who now has a staggering 10 goals and 7 assists through 15 games in the Premier League this season.

Here are the full highlights from the match: