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I Benched Iheanacho Vs Chelsea Because Vardy Was Available – Rodgers

Kelechi IheanachoLeicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has come out to reveal why Kelechi Iheanacho was benched vs Chelsea in the FA Cup yesterday.

Rodgers simply disclosed that he did that because he felt Vardy was the better option for a potential victory.

According to him, Vardy looked fresh ahead of the match and it is common knowledge that he does not need too many chances to score a decisive goal.

He added that the game was so important for Leciester City so he needed to play his best team.

His words, “I was just looking at Jamie knowing he still looked fresh,”

“We felt he [Vardy] could grab a goal, he doesn’t need many opportunities, so it was just waiting for that opportunity for him to come. So it was as simple as that.”

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