Saturday 19 January 2019

Mahrez left out to clear head

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez will not play for Leicester against Swansea today as he "clears his head", with his return to the squad set to be carefully managed by the Premier League club.

Mahrez saw a move to Manchester City fall through on Wednesday, the final day of the transfer window and he failed to show up for the trip to Everton on Wednesday.

The Algerian, who has two and a half years remaining on his contract, will remain at the King Power Stadium at least until the end of the season.

"Riyad will not be available for this game," said Leicester boss Claude Puel.

"Just about Riyad, I think the club took this decision in the best interests of Leicester."

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