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FPL Wildcard targets: Riyad Mahrez

The Scout 8 Jan 2018
Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City

Leicester City winger is back to his best and a key figure for managers rebuilding their squads, says The Scout

With the second Fantasy Premier League Wildcard available, The Scout reviews the top targets to consider for the chip.

Riyad Mahrez (LEI) £8.6m

The Algerian is surpassing the form that once made him the top-scoring player in the game.

Mahrez supplied 240 points in Leicester City’s 2015/16 season, at an average of 6.4 points per match.

The midfielder has produced a goal or an assist in eight of the last nine Gameweeks, averaging 7.3 points per match during that time.

Mahrez has scored or assisted 53% of Leicester's goals this season.

Again that betters even the title-winning campaign during which he contributed 45% of the goals scored when on the pitch.

Upcoming opponents

His prospects remain strong given Leicester’s forthcoming schedule.

Claude Puel’s side have four home matches over their next seven Gameweeks, while their visiting opponents to King Power Stadium all score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

The combination of form and fixtures means Mahrez is the second most-signed player ahead of Gameweek 23, 154,000+ making a move.

Leicester's next four home matches
GW Opponent FDR
24 WAT 2
26 SWA 2
28 STK  2
29 BOU  2
Also in this series 

Part 1: FPL Wildcard: Do managers wait or play? 
Part 2: FPL Wildcard targets: Jordan Pickford 
Part 3: FPL Wildcard targets: David De Gea 
Part 4: FPL Wildcard targets: Nick Pope
Part 5: FPL Wildcard targets: Adrian 
Part 6: FPL Wildcard targets: Marcos Alonso 
Part 7: FPL Wildcard targets: Phil Jones
Part 8: FPL Wildcard targets: John Stones 
Part 9: FPL Wildcard targets: Virgil van Dijk
Part 10: FPL Wildcard targets: Jesse Lingard
Part 11: FPL Wildcard targets: Marko Arnautovic
Part 13: FPL Wildcard targets: Eden Hazard
Part 14: FPL Wildcard targets: Harry Kane
Part 15: FPL Wildcard targets: Alexandre Lacazette
Part 16: FPL Wildcard targets: Alvaro Morata
Part 17: FPL Wildcard targets: Sergio Aguero

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