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Wilfred Ndidi once again showed why he is the best defensive midfielder in the World

Up until Leicester City had a man sent off in their goalless draw against the reigning Premier League Champions Chelsea on Saturday, the Foxes had everything under control.

In fact, the visitors with the marauding runs of Riyad Mahrez and directness of Jamie Vardy looked the better side for the most part of the game till Ben Chilwell got his marching orders for a second bookable offence.

A testament to the visitors' dominance was Leicester City's 12 attempts on goal in the first half was the most of any visiting side to Stamford Bridge since 2003-04, the Foxes gave it all and were not afraid against the champions till the red card.

Key to all that Leicester did was Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi who as always won everything and made "arguably the best defensive midfielder in the world looked like a Sunday League player.

Wilfred Ndid whose days are numbered at the 2016 Premier League champions was everywhere winning tackles, intercepting and breaking Chelsea's plays.

The former Genk midfielder recorded monstrous numbers against Chelsea on Saturday to further cement his place as the best enforcer in Europe's top five leagues.

Wilfred Ndidi won more tackles (5) and interceptions (4) than any player on the field (including Ngolo Kante). In fact, Ndidi's display on Saturday could make a case for him as one of the best all-round midfielders in the world.

His 82 touches at Stamford Bridge were second only to Chelsea’s César Azpilicueta. He attempted 56 passes and completed 86 percent of them.

By: Tope Adefala

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