Nigerian Star Iheanacho Sets Huge Premier League Record After Scoring Against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Nigerian Star Iheanacho Sets Huge Premier League Record After Scoring Against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

- Kelechi Iheanacho was on target for Leicester City against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

- The 24-year-old needed just 16 minutes after coming on before finding the back of the net

- Iheanacho is now the only Premier League player to have scored a league goal on each day of the week this season

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Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho made history in the Premier League this season after becoming the first player to have scored an EPL goal on every day of the week this season.

The Super Eagles forward was on target for Leicester City in their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Stadium on Tuesday, May 18.

Iheanacho fired home from close range after receiving a superb pass from his countryman Wilfred Ndidi in the 76th minute of the fixture.

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The goal has now extended his figure so far this campaign to 19 and seven assists in 37 appearances for the Foxes - 12 of which came in the English topflight.

Nigerian star Ịheanachọ sets huge Premier League record after scoring against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Nigerian star Iheanacho celebrating his goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC
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According to stats provided by FlashScore Nigeria (@FlashScoreNG), the former Manchester City man scored most of his goals in the league this term on Sunday - with five goals recorded for him on this day.

His next best scoring day was on Wednesday having scored twice during the midweek and the rest had him find the back of the net once each.

As a reward for his progress, his goal against Crystal Palace was named goal of the month by Leicester City, while he was crowned Premier League player of the month once this season.

The attacker was instrumental to his side winning the FA Cup following their slim victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this month. Iheanacho is definitely unstoppable.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea gained a massive three points against Leicester City in a drama-filled 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, May 18.

In a game which the Blues thoroughly dominated, they went ahead in the second half courtesy of a goal from Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho from the penalty spot.

Leicester set up a tense finale courtesy of their in-form striker Kelechi Ihenacho, who halved the deficit 14 minutes from time.

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