Kelechi Iheanacho will be hoping he gets to play some part tonight after he was named among the nine substitutes for Leicester City’s visit to Goodison Park to face Everton.
The Nigerian international forward has started just two of 10 Premier League games he has featured in so far this term and he is starting on the bench again tonight in what will be his 137th since he made his Premier League debut incidentally as a substitute against Watford in August 2015.
Out of the 136 times the Nigerian was dressed for the games prior to tonight’s tie,he has managed to get subbed on 85 times while he was an unused substitute 52 times. He has actually started just 42 of the games.
Iheanacho has however made good use of his substitute role as he has one more than one occasion proved to be the match winner. He did it for his former club Manchester City in August 2015 when he was subbed on in the final minute of the home tie against Crystal Palace and the former Golden Eaglets star scored the only goal of the match.
He was also the match hero for the Foxes against tonight’s opponent Everton as he provided the assist for Jamie Vardy three minutes after he came on in the 62nd minute to cancel out Richarlison’s second minute opener and scored the winner 25 minutes later for a Leicester City 2-1 win in December 2019.
The forward is yet to score nor provide an assist in 10 league games so far this season.
Iheanacho’s Nigerian compatriot at the club, Wilfred Ndidi made his 126th start in 131 Premier League games.