Leicester City and Super Eagles of Nigeria, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Wilfred Ndidi have been added to the English Premier League Team of the Month of March by popular football statistics website Whoscored.
The two players commenced Nigeria’s wins against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho played in March as the Super Eagles qualified for the AFCON 2021.
Iheanacho and Ndidi were picked in the commencing lineup by manager Brendan Rodgers in all the matches played by Leicester in March 2021, with the striker playing a total of 247 minutes.
Ndidi’s appearance over the course of last month was rated at 7.53 and Iheanacho received a rating of 8.02.
In a 4-4-2 formation, Ndidi has been accepted as a central midfielder along with Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City.
Iheanacho is partnered in assault by Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
On Iheanacho, the website wrote: “Kelechi Iheanacho scored in all three of his league displays in March, finishing with five goals in total after capping the month with a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over strugglers Sheffield United.
“Iheanacho undoubtely claimed a perfect 10 rating against the Blades, having also finished six dribbles, one fewer than he had handled all season before that.
“The 24-year-old has now scored as many non-penalty league goals as striker partner Jamie Vardy this season (6).”
On Ndidi, they wrote: “Leicester’s midfield star, Wilfred Ndidi, finishes March with the second most tackles and passes combined (20) in the Premier League.
“We have mentioned it again and again, but why no one has tried to prise Ndidi away from the King Power Stadium is strange.
“Not just at his best risk free moment in March, Ndidi even entered two assists in three league matches. He entered six key passes in that time, half of his total for the campaign.”