Riyad Mahrez's funniest moment of last season will annoy Tottenham fans

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Riyad Mahrez deservedly won the 2015-16 PFA Player of the Year award after his sensational campaign inspired Leicester City to a remarkable Premier League triumph.

They had barely avoided relegation in the previous season, but that didn't stop the skilful winger from registering 17 goals and 11 assists in the league as he, in tandem with striker Jamie Vardy, tore defences to shreds.

Tottenham kept pace with Leicester for many weeks, but the day which handed the Foxes their first title in their 132-year history was May 2, when Mauricio Pochettino's side squandered a two-goal lead against Chelsea to draw 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.


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Speaking to FourFourTwo, the 25-year-old admitted that the Leicester players watched that game unfold together at Vardy's house and he also revealed what, in his opinion, was the funniest moment of last season.

Mahrez's funniest moment of 2015-16 campaign

It's clear that Mahrez found the dramatic collapse of Spurs' title challenge as the most amusing moment of what was such a historic season, saying, via Sky Sports: "The funniest moment (of last season)? I think it was when Tottenham were 2-0 ahead of Chelsea.

"All the team were at (Jamie) Vardy's house thinking 'we're probably not going to be champions tonight'. I was like, 'What's the point of coming?!', and then, 2-1, 2-2. It was funny."

Second-season syndrome?

Even the most dominant teams in English football have found it difficult to successfully defend their league title, however Leicester have made a disastrous start, winning just three of their 13 league games and finding themselves a mere two points above the relagation zone.

Things have been tougher for Mahrez in England's top-flight this term, having produced three goals (all penalties) and one assist, but the playmaker has shone in the Champions League, with four goals and one assist in only five group games.

Mahrez and everyone associated with Leicester will hope that they can start to reproduce their form in Europe domestically, beginning with Saturday's trip to bottom of the table Sunderland.

Will Leicester ever rediscover their title-winning form of last season? Have YOUR say in the comments box below!

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