Riyad Mahrez is set to Premier League history as Manchester City welcome Brighton & Hove Albion in the English top-flight encounter at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.

The defending champions cannot afford a slip-up at this stage of the season after Liverpool breathing down their necks with a 4-0 whitewash over longtime rival Manchester United at Anfield on Tuesday to go top of the league table.

Mahrez will be hoping to make his return to Manchester City starting eleven against London outfit Brighton.

The 2019 African Cup of Nation winner will set history at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night where he will make his 250 Premier League appearances.

Mahrez would become the first Algerian to reach the milestone after he becomes the third African player to make more than 100 appearances for two different clubs in Premier League.

The 2016 CAF African Footballer of the Year featured 139 times during time with Leicester City before King Power Stadium giants before heading for the Etihad Stadium.

Super Eagles legend Nwankwo Kanu became the first African to accomplish this milestone having reached a century of caps for Arsenal and Portsmouth respectively.

Senegalese midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate joined the respected ranks after featuring in over 100 league fixtures for West Ham United and Crystal Palace.

Mahrez has scored 22 goals in 40 appearances for Manchester City this season with 10 goals coming in the Premier League.

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