EPL Team Of The Week: Alan Shearer says Iheanacho is thriving alongside Vardy

Vardy – Leicester City have recently lost two of their most creative players to injury in James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, but Kelechi Iheanacho has stepped up to maintain the Foxes’ goal threat and top-four push.

The Nigerian striker scored his first Premier League hat-trick in a 5-0 home win over Sheffield United, taking his tally to five goals in three matches.

With two of his strikes against Sheff Utd set up by fellow forward Jamie Vardy, the Premier League’s record goalscorer, Alan Shearer, highlighted the relationship between Leicester’s front two as he named Iheanacho in his Team of the Week.

Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)

“Made three very good saves to keep his clean sheet and maintain Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten start at Chelsea.”

Ozan Kabak (Liverpool)

“More performances like this and Liverpool may end up making his loan move permanent.”

James Tarkowski (Burnley)

“Another superb match for Tarkowski, standing tall as Burnley defended their lead.”

Luke Shaw (Man United)

“Manchester United’s best player once again. Excellent in defence and a threat going forward.”

Leandro Trossard (Brighton)

“A big goal and a big performance from the Belgian, securing a much-needed win against Southampton.”

Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)

“Man of the Match in his first north London derby. Absolutely outstanding.”

Tyler Roberts (Leeds)

“Gave Leeds United an attacking option from midfield and was a constant thorn in Chelsea’s side.”

Ayoze Perez (Leicester City)

“He played with a free role and was excellent, scoring a fine goal in the process.”

Erik Lamela (Tottenham)

“He had to be in the team for that outrageous rabona goal, despite his sending-off!”

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)

“A hat-trick and a superb performance. The Nigerian is really thriving alongside Vardy up front.

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