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Soccer News of Monday, 22 November 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Rodgers explains decision to rest Iheanacho against Chelsea

Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City coach, Brendan Rodgers has explained his decision to introduce Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho as a substitute in Saturday's English Premier League match against Chelsea.

Speaking to the press after the loss at Chelsea, Rodgers said: “To bring more technique into the game. We played exactly the same system in the first half, trying to keep the two wingers in.

Leicester was beaten 3-0 at the King Power Stadium by a strong Chelsea team.

Despite starting the game, the Nigerian duo, Wilfred Ndidi, and Ademola Lookman couldn't stop Chelsea's victory on Saturday.

Chelsea went into the break with two advantages, thanks to strikes from Ngolo Kante and Antonio Rudiger.

The visitors killed off the tie in the second half after Christian Pulisic scored the third goal.