Riyad Mahrez insists Leicester City cannot win title

Leicester City Riyad Mahrez

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Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez insists the club cannot win the Premier League title this season despite their superb start to the campaign.

The Foxes are currently top of the table after collecting 32 points from their opening 15 matches and are already just nine points short of their tally for the whole of last season.

Algeria international Mahrez has been one of the team’s stand-out performers, as he has scored 10 league goals already this campaign, including a hat-trick in the 3-0 win over Swansea last weekend.

However, the 24-year-old does not feel the Foxes are genuine title contenders and insists their main priority is to avoid relegation back to the Championship.

He added: “I don’t think we can win the league. We just need to get the 40 points and then after that we will see.”

The former Le Havre player has formed a dynamic partnership with forward Jamie Vardy in recent months and believes the belief he now has in his own ability is the main reason why he is flourishing this season.

Mahrez said: “I’m not surprised because I knew I could do the things that I have done. Football is just confidence. When you start scoring and you carry on it gives you more confidence so maybe that has helped me.”

Claudio Ranieri’s side will take on Chelsea in their next league match on Monday and they are available at 3.20 to win the match, whilst the reigning champions are on offer at 2.25 and the draw is a 3.40 shout.

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