Diabate in Crooks’ team of the week
A first Premier League start for Fousseni Diabate and he’s made a first appearance in Garth Crooks’ team of the week (on the left wing in a 3-4-3 formation).
But of course, Crooks uses Diabate’s exciting display to talk about Riyad Mahrez…
“Leicester City may have found a new Riyad Mahrez, which is just as well because I cannot see the Algeria winger playing for them again,” said Crooks.
“Fousseni Diabate’s performance at Peterborough in the FA Cup was impressive – but that was Peterborough. Against a rejuvenated Swansea, he showed the same courage and mental strength Mahrez showed during the Foxes’ title-winning season.
“There is nothing more exciting than seeing a player taking defenders on and Diabate does it for fun.
“How tragic then that Leicester’s love affair with Mahrez has come to such a dramatic impasse. With a little bit of common sense, everyone would have won. Mahrez gets his move to Manchester City, Manchester City get the player and Leicester get a vast sum of money well in excess of what they paid for him.
“Now they have a distraction that will dominate their every press conference until it is resolved. Well done, Leicester.”