Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi: N’golo Kante is a machine

N'Golo Kante, Wilfred Ndidi (GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
N'Golo Kante, Wilfred Ndidi (GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images) /

Wilfred Ndidi has described former Leicester City star and title-winner N’golo Kante as a machine. The two are highly rated defensive-midfield counterparts.

Is Wilfred Ndidi Leicester City’s most valuable player? Possibly not; if monetary valuation is the means of measuring his worth to the East Midlanders. However, when asking the question: ‘is Ndidi the Foxes’ greatest asset or most crucial player?’ – many Leicester supporters would instantly confirm that assessment.

If defensive-minded midfielders commanded similar pricetags to that of wingers and strikers, then you can guarantee that the Nigerian would be on that top echelon. Yet somehow there is a comparable gulf in cost between protective positions and their goalscoring team-mates.

Another elite player in the DCM spot and who has since lifted the World Cup with France, is N’golo Kante. He’s also a two-time Premier League winner; once with Leicester in an unfathomable, maiden English top-flight campaign.

Ndidi’s counterpart is probably the world’s best sweeper, when deployed in his most suitable role. Though the current King Power side representative has all the attributes to equal that efficiency – or even overtake Kante performance-wise.

Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi on N’golo Kante

While Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard constantly used and now use the Frenchman in an incorrect capacity – forward-thinking is not how to obtain the most from Kante – he will still provide all the effort available from his diminutive frame.

However, whilst on Filbert Way and only being utilised as an interceptor and the beginner of an attacking move – no one gets close to Kante’s productivity. Ndidi most likely benefits from his opposite number’s more advanced positioning in the premiership statistical department, and is astute enough to realize that.

Nigeria’s stalwart spoke on Instagram of his counterpart, seemingly agreeing with this writer’s evaluation of Chelsea’s star:

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"“Kante is a great player, if you see the way he plays, you’ll know he’s a machine.”– Wilfred NdidiThere’s more over at Leicester Mercury"