Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi has found yet another feather added to his cap of laurels, as he has now been rated ahead of his former club mate, N’Golo Kante in terms of work rate during matches in the past English Premier League season.
The Foxes’ midfield enforcer already picked up several accolades and top spots in various statistics throughout season, but he has now received the additional top rating as fourth most hardworking player in the EPL.
This is according to a report by popular British tabloid, The Sun, which disclosed that Ndidi covered a distance of 408.3 kilometers to place fourth on the list behind Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojevic (447.1km), Burnley’s Jack Cork (445.6km) and Chelsea’s Jorginho (418.8km).
This means Ndidi has outranked Kante, whose position he stepped into at King Power Stadium, as the Chelsea battler covered a distance of 407 kilometers in 36 games to place fifth.
The Super Eagles’ star also ranks ahead of César Azpilicueta (Chelsea), James McArthur (Crystal Palace), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Abdoulaye Doucouré (Watford) and Ben Chilwell (Leicester), all in the top ten.
Ndidi, who was involved in all 38 games Leicester played in the league, is the only African in the top-20 ratings of the most hard working players in the EPL, over the campaign under review.