Good news to Chelsea and their fans as their manager, Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League manager of the month for March.
The Chelsea boss remains unbeaten in 14 matches since taking over at Stamford Bridge and says is determined to keep that strong run going as he Blues target a top-four finish and Champions League glory this season.
Chelsea beat Liverpool and Everton in March before drawing away at Leeds as they moved back into the top four.
They return to Premier League action against West Brom on Saturday before facing Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final next week.
“I am really happy to have received this award and I believe it is a great achievement for everybody at the club who is involved in putting the team together to play each week,” said Tuchel.
“The award would not be possible if it wasn’t for the hard work of all my coaching staff and the wider support team who all push the team in the same direction, to achieve success.
“Lastly, I want to acknowledge the hard work of the players who have given me their maximum efforts and commitment since I arrived and we hope we can keep this strong run going until the very end of the season.”
Premier League Player of the Month
The Nigerian forward is rewarded for a spectacular March in which he found the back of the net in every game he played
Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has been named the English Premier League player of the month for March, becoming only the fourth Nigeria to be so recognised.
Iheanacho scored seven goals in just four matches in March to beat others to the award.
Bolton Wanderers icon Austin Okocha was the first Nigerian to claim the award in 2003 before former West Brom striker Osaze Odemwingie notched it three times between 2010 and 2012.
Ex-Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo also won it in 2015 when he was still with Watford. Iheanacho’s incredible month started with a fine finish in City’s 2-1 victory at Burnley on the third.
The 24-year-old then struck again three days later in another 2-1 win at Brighton.
Iheanacho’s month got even better when he smashed home his first EPL hat-trick in the 5-0 demolition of Sheffield United.
And just before the international break, Iheanacho bagged a brace and an assist as Brendan Rodgers’ men knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup after handing the Red Devils a 3-1 defeat.
The former Manchester City star carried that brilliant form to the national team, where he provided an assist as the Super Eagles thrashed Lesotho 3-0 in the final match of the Afcon qualifying