Wilfred Ndidi joins Victor Moses and Joseph Yobo in Premier League’s hallowed ranks

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The midfielder became the third Nigerian to feature in every Premier League game of a single season

Wilfred Ndidi has joined Joseph Yobo and Victor Moses as the only Nigerians to have played every match of a Premier League season.

The Nigeria international joined the hallowed ranks after he was named in Brendan Rodgers’ starting line-up for their meeting with Chelsea at King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Yobo was the first Nigerian to achieve this feat having featured 38 times for Everton in the 2006-07 season, while Moses repeated the feat with Wigan in 2011-12.

In the process, he racked up 3,298 minutes of action to become Leicester City’s most-capped outfield player of the 2018-19 season, behind only goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (3420 minutes).

It was Ndidi's 88th match in England's top-flight, taking him to 16th on the all-time standings by Nigerians.

Overall, he made 83 interceptions made 143 total tackles and 80 clearances. Also, the former Genk man boasts with 1,985 total passes and 80% passing accuracy.

This season, the 22-year-old also set a record of his own after becoming the first player to top the tacklers’ chart for two consecutive seasons.

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On the international scene, Ndidi will hope to inspire Gernot Rohr's Nigeria side at the June-July Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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