Premier League legends attack Super Eagles star despite current impressive form for club

Premier League legends attack Super Eagles star despite current impressive form for club

- Andy Townsend and Emile Heskey are not convinced with Kelechi Iheanacho's performances as a top player

- The Premier League analysts praised Iheanacho's current goalscoring form but questioned his qualities at top flight level

- Iheanacho scored in back-to-back games against Bunrley and Brighton in the Premier League

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Premier League legends Andy Townsend and Emile Heskey have questioned Kelechi Iheanaho's qualities for Premier League side Leicester City.

The Nigerian international has been in stunning form for the Foxes in their last two matches, saving them from the jaws of defeat.

The 23-year-old scored a brilliant volley that earned Brendan Rodgers' side a draw against Burnley at Turf Moor.

Premier League legends attack Super Eagles star despite current impressive form for club
Andy Towsend and Emile Heskey 'attack 'Super Eagles star despite current impressive form for club. Photo by Simon Stacpoole, Neil Hall, and Plumb Images
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And the Super Eagles star equalized for the King Power outfit in their away game at Brighton which they eventually won by 2-1.

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However, speaking on the Premier League show, analysts Townsend and Heskey still doubted Iheanacho's competence at the top level of the game for Leicester.

Former Southampton and Irish legend Townsend said in the post-match analysis on the Premier League TV show:

"With all due respect to Iheanacho, I have never seen him as the kind of top quality player for Leicester City if they are to win the Premier League.
"Though he scored brilliant goals in his last two games but he is yet to prove he is up there."

Ex-Leicester City striker Heskey also commented:

"If Harvey Barnes or James Madison were not injured Iheanacho will not have a first team chance."

Iheanacho has made just seven starts out of 15 Premier League matches so far this season but as scored seven goals in all competitions.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Kelechi Iheanacho was on target for Leicester City as they moved to second on the Premier League table following a 2-1 win at Brighton.

The Nigerian international scored his second goal within the space of four days after helping the Foxes get back into the game while trailing in the first half.

The Seagulls took the lead in the tenth minute through former Liverpool striker Adam Lallana courtesy of an assisted pass from Neal Maupay.

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