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Wilfred Ndidi's Tackle

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Micky, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    I think Wilf has been tremendous lately. An incredible engine, an improved range of passing and a real maturity to his play.

     
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  2. Feriol

    Feriol Well-Known Member

    Who needs Kanté?
     
  3. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    N'golo who?

    Yes, Ndidi is coming on nicely. I hope he stays with us a bit, he's only a youngster and will only get better with match practice. Becoming more of a Pogba than a Kante perhaps?
     
  4. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    That's an amazing stat. Again, he must be worth a fucking fortune.
     
  5. tedfoxxx

    tedfoxxx Well-Known Member

    Wow, good stuff. I feel like he got massively swamped at the start of the season because we were so tactically poor and couldn't keep the ball at all. He looks a lot more confident now in a better system and has had a few really good games next to Iborra. Something I've noticed come into his game more since Claude was hired is Ndidi simply having a quick look over his shoulder and turning to open the play up and switch the ball. Basic, I know but then I really don't think he was getting the attention such a young player needs until recently.

    I think his game will only improve now that we have two more really experienced, classy players in Iborra and Silva. It's a very different midfield to what we've been used to but I think it's going to be great.
     
  6. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    Drinkwater, Kante, King, Inler and James

    or

    Ndidi, Iborra, Silva, James and King?

    ?
     
  7. tedfoxxx

    tedfoxxx Well-Known Member

    Drinkwater, Kante, Kante, Kante and Kante.
     
  8. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Quads, nice.
     
  9. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    I think as you have James and King in both lists are they not superfluous?
     
  10. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member


    It is excellent, but as with all stats, you need some context. A player in a team like ours that doesn't keep possession has more opportunities to make tackles than someone in a team that keeps the ball well. But even taking that into account, he's well above anyone else in the Premier League
     
  11. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Just looking at the tackle stats for our players, Maguire is second with 37. That's 54 behind Ndidi.
    Next come Simpson(32), Albrighton(28) and Fuchs(25).
    Mahrez has made as many tackles as Morgan (22).
     
  12. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Opened this thread with great excitement

    What a complete let down
     
  13. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    True. Kante's tackles and interceptions have dropped since joining Chelsea because they keep the ball much more than us.

    What has impressed me lately with Wilf is his use of the ball once he has won possession and the fact that he is not just winning tackles, he tends to win possession and then move the ball on to players in good positions.
     

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