Former Blackburn and Norwich City, Chris Sutton believes Kelechi Iheanacho has earned Brendan Rodgers’ trust him as Leicester City plan for life after Jamie Vardy. Iheanacho took his red-hot form to new levels on Sunday as he blasted a hat-trick in the Foxes’ 5-0 trouncing of Sheffield United.
Having been back-up to Vardy for so long, Iheanacho is finally emerging from the City legend’s shadow and is proving he can be a key player under Rodgers.
“And I’m not just talking about his goals, but his link-up, his understanding with Vardy and Perez. “And that certainly bodes well for Brendan Rodgers and for Leicester City because he may be the one now. “Vardy is going to go – eventually he’s going to be too old, and he is irreplaceable.
“But he [Iheanacho] has done himself the world of good with his performances of late, and maybe there’s something now in Brendan Rodgers’ mind where he thinks ‘I absolutely can trust him.’”