Super Eagles attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho has been rated as Leicester City’s most effective substitute so far in the 2019/20 Premier League season which is set to restart on Wednesday, June 17.
According to leicestermercury.com, the Nigeria international has been at his best whenever he played a cameo role for the Foxes in the EPL, becoming the most effective sub at Leicester this term.
The website wrote: “Where Leicester City lead the way and the rule change that could help them further. Football’s law-making governing body, IFAB have temporarily increased the number of substitutes permitted to five because of busy league schedules amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This season, no club has seen players from the bench provide more goals and assists than Leicester City. A total of 12 goals have either been scored or assisted by City substitutes, three more than the next best side, Manchester City.
“It’s a statistic that demonstrates both Leicester’s strength in depth and Brendan Rodgers’ tactical shrewdness and two extra substitutes give the club and the manager further opportunities to show their superiority in this area.
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“Leicester City’s most effective substitute this season has been Kelechi Iheanacho. With a goal and two assists from the bench, Iheanacho is City’s leader in this regard.”
With a potential for 12 games in 42 days when City return, given a possible FA Cup run, rotating the squad will be significant and Iheanacho could be of immense help.
Meanwhile, Leicester boss, Brendan Rodgers has promised to rotate his squad.
“It’s something that comes into consideration,”
Rodgers said on squad rotation. “It will be important, like it always had been. It’s definitely something we will look at over the course of the games.”
Iheanacho has rediscovered himself with the attacker now getting game time on a regular basis for the Foxes so far during the 2019/20 season after falling out of favour last term, netting eight times in 18 games in all competitions.