Look, we do not want to see opposition players getting injured.

Well, at least not seriously.

However, we’d be lying if we said that we didn’t have a little smile on our faces when Riyad Mahrez pulled up clutching at his hamstring during their game against Watford.

It seemed like his game, and the next few weeks were over.

But he played on and speaking after the match, Claudio Ranieri said he had ‘no concerns’ over his star player.

“It’s not an injury, just a little cramp, but his job was done and I prefer to change him,” Claudio said.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City holds his hamstring during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Leicester City at Vicarage Road on March 5, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – MARCH 05: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City holds his hamstring during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Leicester City at Vicarage Road on March 5, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

“It was nothing. He wanted to continue, but I thought his job was done. We had to be solid in defence.” 

One of the reasons that Leicester have enjoyed such an impressive season is the lack of injuries they have had to endure. Dubbed the ‘Tinker Man’, Ranieri has used a very settled starting XI for the majority of the season.

Mahrez himself has played in 28 of Leicester’s 29 games, averaging just under 82 minutes per game. He was on the bench for the one game he did miss.

Arsenal, on the other hand, have experienced the least settled starting XI from the sides making up the top three in the league at this point.

Could you imagine how long Alexis or Ramsey would be out if this had happened to them?

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