Kelechi Iheanacho has been named on the substitutes’ bench for the eighth time against Chelsea who Leicester City host at the King Power stadium. The Nigerian has however gone on to make four substitute appearances against the West London side prior to Tuesday night’s game.
This term, Iheanacho has made it to the bench 16 times prior to the game against Chelsea and has been subbed on in seven of the games while he was an unused substitute in nine others.
Overall, the Super Eagles star has been named on the substitutes’ bench 137 times since August 2015 when he was an unused substitute in Manchester City’s 3-0 defeat of West Brom at the Etihad stadium.
Prior to Tuesday night’s game against Chelsea, the former Manchester City forward has made it to the substitutes’ bench 136 times and has been subbed on 84 times and left as an unused substitute 52 times. If he comes in at any point in Tuesday night’s game, it will be his 85th appearance as a substitute.
Iheanacho has made 126 appearances in the competition, starting 42 times. He has scored 21 times and provided 13 assists. He has fired 412 shots with 58 on target with a 41% shooting accuracy.
Meanwhile, Iheanacho’s compatriot at the club, Wilfred Ndidi made his ninth start in 10 games for the Foxes this term and 125th in 130 Premier League games since he made his debut in the competition, incidentally against Chelsea in January 2017 following his switch from Belgian Jupiler League side, RC Genk.