Super Eagles Star Iheanacho Reveals Reason Leicester City and Chelsea Players Clashed

Super Eagles Star Iheanacho Reveals Reason Leicester City and Chelsea Players Clashed

Akan Anwankwo

- Kelechi Iheanacho was one of the peacemakers when a scuffle broke out between Chelsea and Leicester City players

- The Nigerian international was seen preventing Antonio Rudiger from getting involved in the row

- The 22-year-old came in as a second half substitute and half the deficit but it was not enough to earn the Foxes a point

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Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed what he told Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger when he clashed with his teammate Ricardo Pereira.

Leicester City lost 2-1 to the Blues at Stamford Bridge making them lose hold of their Champions League spot on the league table.

If Liverpool beat Burnley then the Foxes will be hoping for a miracle when they take on Tottenham and the Reds play Crystal Palace on matchday 38.

Super Eagles star Iheanacho reveals reason Leicester City and Chelsea players clashed
Kelechi Iheanacho was among the peacemakers when Leicester City and Chelsea players clashed. Photo by Plumb Images
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Iheanacho who came in as a second half substitute while his team were 2-0 down, got one back to take the game to a nervy ending.

The talking points of the contest occurred during injury time when Rudiger reacted to Pereira's late challenge on Ben Chilwell.

All hell broke loose as players from both sides were involved in the scuffle before calm was restored.

Iheanacho was seen holding back Rudiger not to react and the Nigerian international revealed what he told the German defender.

The striker was quoted by Talksport:

“Antonio Rudiger went aggressively on Ricardo Pereira and that is what caused the fight. I was telling him to calm down.”

Iheanacho has now scored 12th league goals and 19 in all competitions as well as becoming the first player in Premier League's history to net in everyday of the week.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Thiago Silva's wife, Isabele da Silva, has hit back at Leicester City's Daniel Amartey on social after having a touchline brawl with her husband, Sport Bible.

Things got heated when the Foxes were in search for an equalizer during injury time as Ricardo Pereira stamped his boots on Ben Chilwell.

Antonio Rudiger got involved in the scene as he pushed the Portuguese defender which angered players from both teams.

Silva was at the forefront of the scuffle as Amartey who was on the bench joined the brawl and both players exchanged words.