Revealed Super Eagles Player is one of the best midfielders in England

Wilfred Ndidi has been named the top Premier League player in one key performance indicator in the 2018-2019 season. According to respected football statistics website, Whoscored, the Foxes number 25 has won possession in the midfield third more times (100) than any other player in the Premier League this season.

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Of the 22 matches contested by Leicester City in the English top flight this term, the Nigeria international has gone the distance in 21 games while he came off the bench in the first half against Brighton & Hove. Ndidi averages 3.1 tackles per game, 1.9 interceptions, 2.3 clearances and 0.2 blocks per game.

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Shooting from distance is part of the central midfielder’s repertoire of skills and he has averaged 1.9 shots per game. He opened his account for the season against West Ham in October and netted what proved to be only a consolation as Leicester City were beaten 2-1 by Southampton this past weekend.

5 Best Gifts Footballers Offered To Their Teammates. Ronaldo’s Gifts Are SHOCKING!!

Football players are among people who spend a lot of time together and share many experiences off and on pitch. Most of the time, this create a strong relationship between players and they prove that relationship in many different ways. Today, we want to look at 5 best gifts footballers offered to their teammates.

5.Mauro Icardi

To celebrate his Serie A highest goalscorer award [Capocannoniere title] last year, Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi offered a Rolex watch to each of his teammates.

4.Antoine Griezmann

And that was not the first time a player has spoiled his teammates; France national team and Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann is a big fan of NBA. On 15th of August 2018, Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid 4-2 to claim the European super cup. So, to celebrate the victory, the 27 year-old offered a ring to his teammates like in NBA!

3.Cristiano Ronaldo

After helping Real Madrid to win their 10th UEFA Champions League title [La Decima], Ronaldo wanted to show all his generosity. Each Real Madrid teammate received a BVLGARI watch worth $10, 000 each.

2.The late Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

After the unexpected title of Leicester, the late president rewarded his players with a huge gift. One BMW I8S per each player worth €123,000.

1.Ronaldo again!  

But, the king of gifts still remains Cristiano Ronaldo! For the wedding of his agent, the 5 time Ballon D’or winner offered him an Island in Greece.

Leicester coach reveals his teams best player

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has received words of praise from his coach and from the technical point of view, for his goal against Southampton on Saturday, with an expert verdict indicating that it came simply because he was in the right place at the right time, such was the assessment handed Ndidi for his face-saving goal in The Foxes’ 2-1 home loss to The Saints, as the former English Premier League champions noted in their technical report that the Super Eagles’ star made some telling contributions in the game.

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Although Southampton shocked their hosts at King Power Stadium, The Foxes’ technical buffs did not fail to note Ndidi’s efforts in the game, and subsequently highlighted the technical impact that led to his goal.

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After James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long struck in the first half for the visitors, Ndidi knocked home his second goal of the season in the feisty encounter that caught many Leicester fans unawares. The fixture means Ndidi has started all but one of The Foxes’ matches so far this season, with a total of 1,948 minutes to show, and technical egg heads at the club are not to be left out in pin pointing his strengths.

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The latest verdict going out for the former Racing Genk of Belgium star stated in part: “Wilfred Ndidi gave Leicester hope of a comeback, (while also) emphasizing his importance in midfield. “(He was) in the right place at the right time to convert Ricardo Pereira’s pass and halve Southampton’s advantage just before the hour. “He has completed the most successful passes, 885 in total. He also has the most tackles of any Leicester player, completing 51 dispossession.”

Again! Ndidi shows why he is one of the best midfielders in the world, see AMAZING stats

Over the weekend, Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi showed why he is one of the best midfielders in the world by putting up a good performance for his Leicester City side. Leicester website, in its assessment of their defeat to Southampton in the Premier League yesterday, hailed the impact of Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi despite the hosts losing 2-1. After James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long struck in the opening 45 minutes for the Saints at the King Power, Ndidi popped up in the right place to halve the deficit, scoring his second goal of the season in the process.
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Ndidi has started all but one game for Claude Puel’s men in the division this term, logging a total of 1,948 minutes. “In the right place at the right time to convert Ricardo Pereira’s pass and halve Southampton’s advantage just before the hour mark, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi gave Leicester hope of a comeback”, it wrote.

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“This season, he has completed the most successful passes for City, making 885 in total, while he also made the most tackles of any Leicester player, completing 51 dispossessions – emphasising his importance in midfield”, it wrote.  Barring injury or any last-ditch situation, Ndidi is set to represent the Super Eagles in their bid to win this year’s African Cup of Nations.

Leicester 1-2 Southampton: Ndidi goal not enough to beat 10-man Saints

Super Egles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi pulled one back, but he could not help the Foxes to a victory as Southampton defeated Leicester City 2-1 away from home at the King Power Stadium, after Ward-Prowse and Shane Long had scored first half goals in the Premier League encounter on Saturday.

Ten-man Southampton produced a fine second-half rearguard display to beat Leicester City 2-1 and move out of the Premier League’s relegation zone. Nampalys Mendy’s clumsy foul on Shane Long allowed James Ward-Prowse to drill home the opener from the penalty spot in the 11th minute, ending a run of four league visits to the King Power Stadium without a goal four Southampton.

Yan Valery was sent off shortly before Long double the lead in first-half injury-time, but a much-improved Leicester halved the arrears through Wilfred Ndidi just before the hour. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side faced relentless pressure from thereon in, but Southampton held firm for a crucial three points – their first away top-flight win at Leicester since 2001 – that lifted them out of the bottom three.

Leicester, dumped out of the FA Cup by fourth-tier Newport County last week, remain seventh. Stuart Armstrong had threatened twice by the time Ward-Prowse thumped a penalty high and left of Kasper Schmeichel after Mendy recklessly dragged Long to ground. Leicester were all at sea but nearly levelled when James Maddison’s free-kick fell for Wes Morgan, who was denied on the line by Jan Bednarek.

Saints saw Valery receive a second yellow for a needless pull on Marc Albrighton, but they were 2-0 up by the break. Ricardo Pereira failed to deal with Alex McCarthy’s punt and Long outmuscled Mendy on the left of the box before curling past Schmeichel. Leicester unsurprisingly had more verve after the break and Ndidi knew little about his effort off the knee from Pereira’s cross but it was a lifeline nonetheless.

Unsurprisingly it was one-way traffic from there and Jamie Vardy should have done better to direct Maddison’s cross goalwards from eight yards. Harvey Barnes and Maddison each tried their luck from range and Ndidi nodded wide from close range as Leicester pushed for a late leveller, but there was too much predictability about their play as Southampton returned to the south coast with a welcome win.

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What does it mean? Saints taking shape under Hasenhuttl

Saints’ initial upturn in fortunes under Hasenhuttl stuttered with a four-match winless streak in all competitions before this fixture, but there were plenty of encouraging signs here. The team pressed, harried and transitioned to attack well, while defensively they were solid following Valery’s red. The threat of relegation obviously still looms, but on this evidence, it is a battle they can certainly win.

Long stakes his claim as Redmond impresses

Hasenhuttl this week spoke of his desire for a new striker and allowed Manolo Gabbiadini to re-join Sampdoria, but Long – making his first league start since November 4 – did his chances of regular minutes no harm, cleverly winning the spot-kick and taking his goal well. Nathan Redmond also deserves credit. The winger can be a mercurial talent, but was a constant livewire with his pace and direct running on the break.

Mendy’s moments of madness prove costly

There were several under-par first-half performances from Leicester, with Ben Chilwell not his usual reliable self at full-back. But it really was a day to forget for Mendy, who gave away the penalty and allowed himself to be beaten far too easily for Long’s effort. He was unsurprisingly hauled off at the break as part of a double change from ex-Saints boss Claude Puel, which included an outing for the recalled Barnes.

What’s next?

The Foxes will look to bounce back when they make the trip from east to west Midlands to face Wolves next Saturday, while a rejuvenated Southampton welcome Everton the St Mary’s Stadium.

How former Chelsea boss Ranieri plans to perform another Premier League miracle after Leicester City title win

Claudio Ranieri says his Fulham side will be relegated from the Premier League this season if they do not sign an “experienced leader”. The Cottagers currently sit 19th in the Premier League, four points behind 17th-placed Cardiff City, and also crashed out of the FA Cup to League Two team Oldham Athletic on Sunday. “We have to sign somebody to survive and it would be a very good boost for all my players,” said Ranieri. “I need somebody who can help us; I need somebody.”

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The former Chelsea boss has been linked with a loan move for Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, who has only made one substitute appearance in the league in 2018-19. Fulham have conceded 47 goals in 21 matches – five more than any other top-flight team – and are currently without summer signing Alfie Mawson as he has a knee injury. “We have a very good team, but without experience,” added the Italian, who has only won two of 10 matches in all competitions since he replaced the sacked Slavisa Jokanovic in November.

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Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to a shock Premier League title in 2016, continued: “We need somebody who has experience, a leader, with good character, that’s his personality, then we can improve our team. I think we are open-minded, I speak every day with (vice chairman) Tony (Khan), and I hope we achieve what we are thinking. We are looking in every direction and we’ll see what happens. The market is open and we’re ready to take someone who can help Fulham.”

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Ndidi’s Leicester City teammate ends miserable Premier League spell

Super Eagles midfield star Wilfred Ndidi has seen his Leicester City teammate, Fousseni Diabate, leave the Premier League club in a loan move to Sivasspor in the Turkish Super Lig. The Mali international has made the move to Turkey for the rest of the 2018-19 campaign having found playing time limited in manager Claude Puel’s squad this term.

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The 23-year-old joined Leicester City from French Ligue 2 side Gazelec Ajaccio in the January transfer window of 2018, but has played only three games this season across all competitions including one appearance in the English top-flight against Fulham in December. His only goals for the Foxes came on his debut appearance in a FA Cup fixture against Peterborough United in January 2018 where he scored a brace in their 5-1 win back.

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Having sealed the move which promises to see him get more playing time in Turkey, Diabete will be linking another African – Cote d’Ivoire international Arouna Kone – in Hakan Keles’ set-up and will be looking to make his debut in a league encounter against Alanyaspor on January 20. Sivasspor are currently placed ninth in the Turkish Super Lig.

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See what Ndidi’s Leicester City teammate said to fans after shock FA Cup exit

Super Eagles midfield star Wilfred Ndidi saw his Leicester City side fall to a shock 2-1 loss at Newport County from England’s fourth tier in the FA Cup third round, prompting one of his teammate to apologise to fans of the Foxes. Algerian international Rachid Ghezzal owned up for the shock defeat against the League Two outfit on Sunday, despite scoring Leicester’s consolation goal.

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The Foxes started the game poorly after Jamille Matt opened the scoring 10 minutes into the encounter before the Algeria winger levelled proceedings – his third goal of the season – but Padraig Amond’s late conversion from the penalty spot secured a famous victory for Newport. Following the disappointing exit, the 26-year-old feels sorry for their fans who were hoping to win the Cup in memory of their late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

“I know the club has never won this cup,” Ghezzal told Leicestershire Live. “It was an objective for us, for the club and the Boss [Khun Vichai]. Today we are sorry to the fans. Now we need to keep working and focused on the Premier League,” he added. “When I scored it was more difficult and we conceded a penalty straight after, but that is football and we need to do better to win this game. We created so many chances and it is very disappointing. We had to score but sometimes it is like that. We tried but without success.”

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Ghezzal who has made 13 premier League appearances this season will hope to help Leicester City return to winning ways in their next league game against Southampton on Saturday.

Good times ahead for Super Eagles attacker Kelechi Iheanacho at Leicester City

Super Eagles attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho, is set for a starting berth at Leicester City in a familiar position. The Versatile Nigerian as found playing time hard to come by since been deployed as a striker by The Foxes boss, hereby competing with combative England striker Jamie Vardy.
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Iheanacho is set to compete for midfield positions as Leicester midfielder Vicente Iborra has joined Villarreal for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club have announced. The 30-year-old Spaniard joined Leicester from Sevilla in the summer of 2017 and went on to make 37 appearances for the Foxes.
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Iborra has agreed a four-and-half-year contract with Villarreal that ties him to the La Liga club until June 2023, the Spanish side detailed on their website. Iborra struggled to come in terms with the pace of English football and was reduced to cameo roles or cup competitions to show his abilities.
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He netted four goals during his time with Leicester – the most recent came in the 4-0 Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood Town back in August. Villarreal were delighted to secure the signing of the midfielder who brings a wealth of experience in Spain with him.
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Writing on their website, the club wrote: “He is an experienced midfielder who is dominant in the air.
“He has quality in front of goal, timing his runs from deep to perfection. He is a prestigious signing for the Yellow Submarine.” He posed with his new shirt and will have his eye on being involved when Villarreal face Espanyol in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night.

Nigeria’s Ndidi forces Leicester teammate to quit Premier League and join former Arsenal favourite in La Liga

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been in such consistent form for Premier League side Leicester City that it has made getting playing time in the first team for Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra difficult to get. As a result, the 30-year-old has left the English club to join former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla at Villarreal on a permanent deal.

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Iborra agreed a four-and-half-year contract with Villarreal that ties him to the La Liga club until June 2023, according to the Spanish club. A statement on the Villarreal website reads: “Iborra is an experienced midfielder who is dominant in the air. He has quality in front of goal, timing his runs from deep to perfection. He is a prestigious signing for the Yellow Submarine.”

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Iborra has made 37 appearances for the Foxes, scoring four times, since joining from La Liga side Sevilla for £12.5 million in July, 2017. However, he has started just three Premier League games this season, with Ndidi and Nampalys Mendy establishing themselves as Claude Puel’s first-choice pairing in central midfield. Hamza Choudhury also appears to have moved ahead of Iborra after starting four of Leicester’s last five matches.

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On their part, Leicester said in a statement: “The football club would like to thank Vicente for his contribution over the past two seasons and wish him and his family the very best in the future.”