There are very few like Wilfred Ndidi in the EPL, and on Saturday night at the St. James’ Park he proved once again why he should be on the books of any Top four team.
Ndidi bullied the Newcastle attackers in the air and still managed to stay out of the Referee’s book – which was an interesting aspect of his 95 minutes on the turf.
On the ground, he was a menace and has continued to dominate the stats board in the number of successful tackles made in the PL (65) this season- 18 more than N’golo Kante and 11 more than second-placed Idrissa Gueye.
Another plus to the 20-year-old’s game is his knack for attacking play registering two goal attempts and an assist against Newcastle.
At the moment he’s tied on a number of assists provided (3) with Cesc Fabregas, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Mohamed Salah – one more than Roberto Firmino and Eden Hazard.
No doubt his performance on Saturday aided Leicester City’s victory; the fourth under Claude Puel in seven league matches with only one defeat.
Fittingly, the Nigerian was voted man-of-the-match to the delight of his teammate Kelechi Iheanacho who then tweeted a photo of the midfielder holding up his plaque with a £50,000 smile beamed across his face.
NP: You might need a second read of Iheanacho’s tweet:
“Tough game today but we came out with 3 points.Congrats to my brother @Ndidi25 Wilfred onyi’nye’chukwu on been named The Man Of Match⚽️”
— Kelechi Iheanacho (@67Kelechi) December 9, 2017