Nigerian professional footballer and Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has made another Premier League history after scoring against Chelsea in an EPL encounter yesterday at Stamford Bridge.
He is the first player to score a goal in all seven weekdays (Monday – Sunday) within a single season 2020/2021 in the Premier League history.
You will recall shortly after Chelsea lost to Leicester City over the weekend in the FA Cup final by 0-1, both teams clashed again in the Premier League to fight for the top four hot spots at the end of which Chelsea took advantage of playing at home (Stamford Bridge) to claim the 3rd position in a 2-1 win with Kelechi Iheanacho scoring the only goal for his side, Leicester City.
Sunday ✅@67Kelechi is the first player in #PL history to score a goal on all seven weekdays within a single season 🇳🇬#CHELEI pic.twitter.com/m3zoOmIT97
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 19, 2021
Kelechi Iheanacho, who equally won the March Premier League Player of the Month, made this outstanding history as seen above with match appearances against the following clubs and scored at least a goal; Monday 26/4/2021 Leicester City v Crystal Palace 2-1, Tuesday 18/05/2021 Chelsea v Leicester City 2-1.
His other goal-scoring appearances include on Wednesday 3/2/2021 Fulham v Leicester City 0-2, Thursday 22/04/2021 Leicester City v West Brom 3-0, Friday 7/5/2021 Leicester City v Newcastle 2-4, Saturday 6/3/2021 Brighton v Leicester City 1-2, Sunday 14/3/2021 Leicester City v Sheffield United 5-0.
The Leicester City forward, who has been in super form this season, has scored 12 premier league goals this season with two assists in 24 league appearances for his club.
The 24-year-old Nigerian professional footballer was nominated for the April Premier League Player of the Month alongside other players such as Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Leeds United’s Stuart Dallas, Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, and West Bromwich Albion’s Matheus Pereira.
Other nominated players were Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin and Burnley’s Chris Wood with Jesse Lingard of West Ham winning the award.
Leicester City are now fourth position on the Premier League table after yesterday’s defeat to Chelsea.