Kelechi Iheanacho made history last night as the first Premier League striker to score on all seven days of the week in a single season.
The in-form Nigerian striker was on target for Leicester City as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea to achieve the milestone.
The 24-year-old now boasts 12 goals in 24 Premier League appearances so far in the 2020-21 season. Overall, he is Leicester’s highest goalscorer in all competitions with 19 goals.
Buoyed by the presence of 7,999 returning fans, Chelsea looked like a different side from the one that lost to Leicester City just three days earlier in the FA Cup final as they played with great intensity. German striker Timo Werner twice thought he had put Chelsea in front but was twice denied by the VAR, first for offside, and then for a handball.
Both teams went into halftime level before Chelsea opened the scoring just 96 seconds into the second half as Antonio Rudiger bundled home from a corner kick. Chelsea soon added a second in the 66th minute after Jorginho calmly scored from the spot following a foul on Werner in the Leicester City box.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers turned to his joker Kelechi Iheanacho after Chelsea’s first goal, introducing him for James Maddison after an hour, and it was the striker who pulled one back for the Foxes when compatriot Wilfred Ndidi picked the pocket of Mateo Kovacic and slipped the ball to Iheanacho in the Chelsea penalty area, and the striker struck a low shot beyond the despairing dive of Chelsea keeper, Edouard Mendy in the 76th minute. It was Ndidi’s third assist for Iheanacho in the league this season. Chelsea closed out the game to secure a huge 2-1 win in the race for Champions League football next season.