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Ndidi: Is Leicester City Man The Midfielder Chelsea Need?

The goal against the Blues aside, the anchorman’s body of work means he could be considered to solve Frank Lampard’s midfield conundrum

Ndidi: Is Leicester City man the midfielder Chelsea need? - Sports News Feed

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When Wilfred Ndidi smashed Leicester City into an early lead on Tuesday, it not only allowed the Foxes to settle into what turned out to be a 2-0 win over a spineless Chelsea side that offered little for 90 minutes, but it also shook the already fragile confidence of Frank Lampard’s men.

The Nigeria defensive midfielder opened the scoring via some quick thinking from a sixth-minute set-piece, partly aided by a Harvey Barnes miscue, to score his first Premier League goal since September 2019.

To some extent, the upshot of that strike also threw Lampard’s plan out the window regarding the Englishman’s bold selection at the King Power Stadium. The former Derby County boss went with a midfield of Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, and Kai Havertz, with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, and Tammy Abraham as the attacking trident.

 

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