Ranieri hails Foxes duo

Ranieri hails Foxes duo

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri praised Algeria duo Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez after the Foxes cruised past Burnley.

Striker Slimani, who cost £29million from Sporting Lisbon last month, marked his Premier League debut with a brace in Saturday's comfortable 3-0 win.

Fellow countryman Mahrez then created the third goal when Ben Mee turned his cross into his own net as last season's PFA Player of the Year turned on the style.

It capped a fine week for the Foxes after they beat Club Brugge 3-0 in their Champions League debut on Wednesday, when Mahrez scored twice, and Ranieri hailed the pair.

"It's good for Slimani and good for everyone. It was a very good performance from him, as well as his team-mates," he said. "He linked very well with (Jamie) Vardy and the others and he pressed so hard during all the match. We bought him for these characteristics.

"Riyad made two fantastic performances, in Bruges and here, and I'm very pleased when he plays in this tactical way because he was very clever, when to attack, defend and play in between the lines.

"Of course he's happy with Slimani here - he's happy with everybody."