Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi has gained another milestone to his name, with latest statistics revealing that the former Racing Genk of Belgium star was the most number of tackles by any player in the English Premier League, megasportsarena.com reports.
Information provided by whoscored.com, a world renowned football statistics website, reveals that Ndidi is leading the pack, after making his EPL debut against Chelsea on January 14, 2017, with a total of 394 tackles to his name, thereby placing him first ahead of ex-Everton midfielder, Idrissa Gueye with 302 and Chelsea’s former Leicester battler, N’Golo Kante on 263.
Ndidi achieved 68 tackles during his debut campaign, when he joined The Foxes midway through the during the 2016/17 season, then got 138 the following term, which was his first full season in England, with his tally rising to 143 in 2018/19, and he has already achieved 45 in nine outings so far this term, with an inkling that he can go much higher along the way.
It is also noteworthy that the Super Eagles’ midfield enforcer was the top tackling player in the EPL for the past two seasons and, despite two red cards to his name within the course of his career in Queensland, Ndidi has never been suspended due to accumulated yellow cards.
However, one of his club pals, Ricardo Pereira, with 47 tackles to his name, has won more in that category than Ndidi this season, but the Eagles’ star is still the league’s best ball winner and first overall in terms of the top-flight league’s interception ratio, with 32 on his cards so far this term.