Iheanacho set for starting role against Spurs

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Leicester City coach, Brendan Rodgers, could hand Kelechi Iheanacho his second start of the season alongside Patson Daka, when the Foxes travel to north London to face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

The pair provided a rare positive in their partnership at Brighton, with both getting their first goals of the season in their first league start in the encounter.

Both starting for the first time in the Premier League this season, they combined inside a minute, Daka setting up Iheanacho.

The strike for Iheanacho means he has now been involved in 20 goals in his last 25 Premier League starts. Despite finishing as the club’s top scorer in 2020/21 after a flurry of late-season goals, he only made 13 Premier League starts last term.

The Zambian then got his first of the season when he latched onto Youri Tielemans’ ball over the top.

Rodgers, whose side is winless after six league games, says he is seeking a ‘certain dynamic’ in his team’s attack.

“We’re missing a certain dynamic in the team so we need to find ways to create that,” Rodgers said on fielding a strike duo.

“That ability to have those two up there worked well for us and the guys started well in the game.

“But it always has to be in balance. You have to make sure you’re defensively right as well. But I thought the two of them did very well last week.”


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