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Mahrez: Why Hasn’t Pep Leaned On Wideman In Man City Resurgence?

There’s been a decrease in-game time for the Algeria star since the Manchester Derby, prompting fresh questions over the wideman’s current role

Why Riyad Mahrez wonder goal may not save him from Pep Guardiola's Man City  axe - Stuart Brennan - Manchester Evening News

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On Sunday, as goal after goal went in for Manchester City against Crystal Palace to take Pep Guardiola’s men above Liverpool for the first time this season and indeed since the start of the previous campaign, Riyad Mahrez cut a neglected figure on the City bench.

Pep’s three substitutions against Palace saw Phil Foden replace Bernardo Silva on the hour, Ilkay Gundogan was withdrawn for Ferran Torres, and Joao Cancelo replacing the irrepressible Kevin De Bruyne 10 minutes later.

The upshot of those changes for Mahrez means he’s now failed to come off the bench in three of City’s last six games, seeing only 89 minutes of action from a possible 540.

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