Ian Holloway says Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez is one of the best players he has ever seen

Former Leicester City boss Ian Holloway had real praise for Riyad Mahrez.

Ian Holloway has lauded Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez's superb start to the season.

The pundit told SkySports Morning View on Monday 21st September that the Algerian is one of the most impressive players he has seen grace the Premier League.

He said: "Mahrez is a sensational player. He is one of the best players outside the top five or six clubs, I've ever seen."

Mahrez scored one and provided another as Leicester kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-2 draw against Stoke City.

The 24-year-old now has five goals and three assists in his opening six Premier League games, but his talent lies far beyond just numbers.

It is his trickery, speed and direct running which makes him a joy to watch, and nightmare to defend against.

Holloway is a former Leicester manager, leaving the club after a short spell in 2008 having been unable to help them stave off relegation from the Championship.

Reflecting on the club's turnaround in fortunes, he added: "Leicester weren't much good for me, and I wasn't much good for them either, but its great to see a club with 30 odd thousand fans really enjoy themselves."

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