Yannick Bolasie raves about Riyad Mahrez on Twitter, also lauds Dimitri Payet

The Crystal Palace forward was reacting to the Leicester man's performance v Manchester City but also had to mention the West Ham playmaker.

Crystal Palace forward Yannick Bolasie joined the legions of Riyad Mahrez admirers on Saturday in lauding the Leicester City man on Twitter.

Mahrez starred once more as the Foxes beat Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium to move six points clear at the top of the Premier League.

It was a result that will go down in history and sent further shockwaves through world football.

And Palace's Bolasie feels Mahrez is easily the player of the season in the top flight so far, edging the division's top scorer, Leicester team-mate Jamie Vardy.

However, despite the fact it's Leicester stealing the show, Bolasie couldn't help but praise West Ham United playmaker Dimitri Payet.

Indeed, as brilliant as Mahrez has been, Payet have stolen plenty of the Premier League limelight at West Ham.

The Frenchman has been scintillating, scoring goals and registering assists for fun for the Hammers.

And the Crystal Palace forward feels the West Ham man is also in contention for the player of the year award.

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