Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City and the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been named to Whoscored’s English Premier League Team of the Month for March.
In March, the two players kicked off Nigeria’s victories over the Republic of Benin and Lesotho, as the Super Eagles qualified for the AFCON 2021.
Boss Brendan Rodgers signed Iheanacho and Ndidi to the starting lineup in all of Leicester’s March 2021 matches, with the striker playing a total of 247 minutes.
Ndidi’s display 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 deployed as a central midfielder along with Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City.
Iheanacho is partnered in attack by Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
On Iheanacho, the website wrote : “Kelechi Iheanacho scored in all three of his league appearances 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 unsurprisngly claimed a perfect 10 rating against the Blades, having also completed six dribbles, one fewer than he had managed all season prior to 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 interceptions combined (20) in the Premier League.
“We have said it time and time again, but why no one has tried to prise Ndidi away from the King Power Stadium is bizarre.
“Not just at his best defensively in March, Ndidi even registered two assists in three league matches. He registered six key passes in that time, half of his total for the campaign.”