Republic of Ireland former international, Andy Townsend says Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, is not in the same league with former England International, Jamie Vardy, adding that the Nigeria international will struggle to fill the boot of the Leicester talisman.
Vardy missed the Foxes last games against West Ham United and Newcastle following the birth of his daughter before picking up a calf injury upon his return to the club.
His absence provided Iheanacho the opportunity to lead the frontline and he didn’t disappoint as he scored the opening goal against the Hammers.
However, the former Chelsea midfielder believes Brendan Rodgers’ side will struggle without their talismanic striker despite Iheanacho showing good form in recent matches.
“It’s good news for them of late, he (Iheanacho) scored a couple of very important goals for his team recently,”
“They are never quite the same, Leicester, when Vardy doesn’t play. There is a significant chunk missing when he’s not there. That’s not an easy game.
“That’s a different Newcastle now from when Steve Bruce first went there. It’s a tough game for Leicester City.” he said.