He has not been receiving the plaudits his performances have merited so far this season, but Wilfred Ndidi is the best defensive midfielder in the world, according to stats.
When compared with the best defensive midfielders in the Sport, Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has no equal in the world.
The former Genk star has been one of the standout performers for the Foxes, scoring two goals and claiming two Man of the Match awards in 15 league appearances this term.
Brendan Rodgers men have racked up 12 wins in just 16 games to sit second on the Premier League table with the 22-year-old Nigerian playing a key role in that run.
Boasting the best defensive record in the top flight, Leicester City have shot up the table to sit six points above champions Man City and eight points behind league leaders Liverpool.
According to stats made available on Whoscored.com, Ndidi has earned a higher rating than all the other defensive midfielders in the world at the moment.
It is noteworthy that these stats are constantly changing, but as at December 14, 2019, Ndidi’s rating of 7.62 betters those of the PSG’s of Idrissa Gueye (7.55) and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey (7.09). Real Madrid’s Casemiro (7.55) and Manchester City’s Rodri (7.39) complete the world’s top five.
Ndidi has been equally inspirational for the Super Eagles, having played a crucial role in helping Gernot Rohr’s men remain unbeaten in the six matches played since losing an AFCON semifinal tie against Algeria back in July.