Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez will start in the Premier League this weekend against Chelsea, DZ Football understands.
Mahrez has not started any of the last four league games under Pep Guardiola since before the October international break. Leroy Sane is still out injured whilst Bernardo Silva will be serving a ban.
The African champion returned early from international duty and took part in extra training sessions in order to impress Guardiola and be ready to face Chelsea. Mahrez missed Algeria’s 6000km trip to Botswana in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The last time Mahrez scored against Chelsea was for Leicester City, which ultimately led to Jose Mourinho’s sacking by the West London club.
Mahrez has been assured of a start at the Etihad this weekend and must do his best to cement his place in the starting line-up. Follow all the Algerian football news in English with DZ Football.