Iheanacho ready for starting role against Spurs

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

The pair delivered a rare positive result in their partnership at Brighton, with both scoring their first goals of the season in their first league game in the encounter.

Both started in the Premier League for the first time this season, they combined within a minute and Daka put on 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 goalscorer in 2020/21 after a string of goals at the end of the season, he made just 13 Premier League starts last season.

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

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Rodgers, whose team is scoreless after six league games, says he is looking for a ‘certain dynamic’ in his team’s attack.

“We lack a certain dynamic in the team, so we have to find ways to create that,” Rodgers said of putting together a strike duo.

“That ability to have those two up there worked out well for us and the guys got off to a good start in the game.

“But it should always be in balance. You also need to make sure you’re right defensively. But I thought they did a really good job last week.”

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