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Kelechi Iheanacho starting to prove his worth to Leicester City

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Kelechi Iheanacho starting to prove his worth to Leicester City

The striker has scored two goals and registered two assists in as many games this season.

Leicester City continued their impressive form on Sunday with a 4-1 demolition of Aston Villa.

The Foxes have been outstanding under the stewardship of Brendan Rodgers and remain firmly in the hunt for another Premier League title.

Leicester are currently eight points behind Liverpool but with the two set to clash on Boxing Day, Rodgers will remain confident.

Villa simply had no response to Leicester’s brilliance. The Foxes were strong at the back, mesmerising through the middle and brilliantly energetic in the final third.

Kelechi Iheanacho claimed a goal and an assist for the second time in three matches on Sunday.

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It was the first time he has started in the Premier League this season and following on from his goalscoring cameo against Everton earlier this month.

The 23-year-old was extremely impressive. He ran the channels well, linked up with Jamie Vardy and played with a point to prove.

 

Iheanacho has scored in every game he has played in for Leicester this season. He netted against Luton and Burton in the cup, making it four goals and two assists for the campaign.

The man with 23 caps for Nigeria is proving his worth. At £25 million (BBC Sport) he had become a bit of a flop, struggling to nail down a place in the Leicester team.

Reprieve

Despite not using Iheanacho at all during the first three months of the Premier League campaign, Rodgers has handed the striker a reprieve.

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On current form, he looks desperate to grasp the opportunity with both hands and his proving to be the player that Leicester fans hoped he would be when he signed.

At City, Iheanacho scored 21 goals in 64 games, despite largely being a backup striker.

Rodgers has a knack of getting the best out of players and having taken him in from the cold, Iheanacho might the next to benefit from his management style.

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