Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City has been named Premier League player of the month for March.
In the run-up to the international break, the 24-year-old netted five goals in three league games for the Foxes, including his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United.
Iheanacho, whose partnership with Jamie Vardy took centre stage in the absence of James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, also scored league goals in a 2-1 victory over Brighton and a 1-1 draw with Burnley.
The Nigeria international beat out Chelsea midfielder Andreas Christensen, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, West Ham’s Jesse Lingard, Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier, Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, and Brighton’s Leandro Trossard to receive the trophy.
On Saturday, Leicester City will host league leaders Manchester City, who have won both the player and manager awards in the last two months thanks to Ilkay Gundogan and Pep Guardiola.