Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell has revealed that Riyad Mahrez told him about Manchester City's gameplan after the hosts won 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
Mahrez was on the scoresheet for City, netting the equaliser, and was a bright spark throughout, causing Chilwell continuous problems down the left-hand side.
The victory means that City have moved one point behind Leicester in the Premier League standings and now sit 11 behind leaders Liverpool, who have a game in hand.
Chilwell, who remains very highly-rated, struggled to cope with Mahrez throughout the game and shared what Mahrez said to him after the final whistle.
"I spoke to Riyad after the game and he said that was part of their gameplan, trying to get the wingers one-v-one," he told Sky Sports.
"It's very difficult when they overload the wide areas, especially with the wingers they've got it makes it a very challenging game for us as full-backs, especially when it's for 90 minutes.
"Like I said it was a tough game for us, we tried to keep ourselves in the game for as long as possible but when they've got such quality and they're clinical as well it makes it very difficult."
The England international was then asked if he had ever had a harder game in his life and admitted it was a difficult match against Pep Guardiola's side.
"I've had games up there, it was difficult," he said. "For the whole game it was very tough but on the ball, second half, we tried to get on the ball a bit more and now we've got to look at the positives from the game.
"Which was we tried to get on the ball second half, we did create a few chances and we've just got to look forward to getting back on the training ground Monday and then at the King Power Thursday - another great test (vs Liverpool)."