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Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi is Premier League’s top tackler

19:40 EAT 12/05/2019
Wilfred Ndidi
The Nigeria international has finished the season as the top tackler in the English top-flight ahead of Idrissa Gueye and Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidid has finished the 2017-18 English Premier League season as the top tackler, ahead of Idrissa Gueye.

He was on parade for 67 minutes before making way for Shinji Okazaki in his side’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea.

In the just-concluded season, Ndidi made 144 tackles, ahead of Gueye’s 143 and Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s 128.

Since his move from Genk, the 22-year-old has been outstanding in the English top-flight. In his first season, he topped the tacklers' chart with 138 tackles and in the process was named Leicester's Young Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season.

He has also made history by becoming the first player to lead the top of tackle charts for two consecutive seasons.

When the Africa Cup of Nations commences in Egypt, he would be relied on to power Gernot Rohr’s men to victory.

The Super Eagles have been drawn in Group B alongside Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar.

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