The Foxes are yet to win a game since the Nigeria international picked up an injury early in the year and fans are now in agreement as to the cause of the club’s current dip in form.
According to a section of the Foxes fans, Ndidi’s enforced absence is the reason Leicester City have suffered a badly timed mid-January blip.
The Super Eagles star picked up a knee injury in the first week of January and is not expected to make a return until the end of the month.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have sorely missed the 23-year-old, with the 2016 EPL champions yet to win a game – or keep a clean sheet – since his injury.
On Sunday, the Foxes fell to their second consecutive defeat as struggling Burnley came from behind at Turf Moor to claim a 2-1 win.
A former Nigeria international Joseph Dosu had earlier opined that Ndidi’s absence was the reason for their surprising loss to Southampton last week. Manager Brendan Rodgers also hinted that the former Genk star had been irreplaceable in midfield.
After two losses and a draw in their last three matches, the Leicester fans are now in agreement that Ndidi is the reason for the Foxes recent slump after looking so strong during the first half of the season.
Since Wilfred Ndidi went on injury,
Leicester City is yet to win or draw a single match.
Engine room of Leicester City.
— Barca Principal (@TheGeniusJaj) January 19, 2020
Leicester, 'title contenders', have tried Choudbury and Mendy in DM in their 4-1-4-1. 2 games, two L's.
It's so clear Ndidi's been the heart of that team. And some will still argue he isn't the best in the league.
Mention one other player who's been this irreplaceable.
— Ayodeji Ayodeji (@AyodejiX2) January 19, 2020
Ndidi got none of the credit when Leicester were flying…and everyone else did, from Vardy to Söyüncü’s hair. Then he gets injured, team falls off, and he’s on everyone’s lips.
It’s almost like Makelele/Madrid. Rolls Royces don’t work without their engines.
— Emmanuel❣️ (@em_umoh) January 19, 2020
Ndidi…i keep telling my football illiterate friends to watch him..some have realized my obsession ..thebest DM in the league
— KrisJerry JR (@XjERRY_11) January 20, 2020
Seriously missing ndidi in the middle of the park. He gives licence for others to do their stuff. Mendy was ok but is no ndidi, sorry
— Craig (@Craigocraig0) January 20, 2020
Leicester lost back to back prem games 2-1 at home and away!! Looks like they’re falling, but I don’t think so, I believe it’s because of wilfred ndidi not playing tbh
— 𝐀𝐱𝐞𝐥 🥽 (@brumaxe) January 20, 2020
Imagine thinking Ndidi isn't world class. Check how many goals Leicester have shipped in since he got injured and notice the absolute decline in their attack transition.
— Isaac🕊️ (@PurewhiteUTD) January 20, 2020
Wilfred Ndidi is dramatically underrated…
— Mazi Miguel (@Mazi_Miguel) January 20, 2020
Ndidi was back in training last week after undergoing knee surgery. He’s recovering very well and Rodgers is hopeful he will return in time for the League Cup semi-final second leg. He's been a massive miss and we have gone three games without a win in his absence #LCFC pic.twitter.com/ouzapd42Pl
— LCFCFoxes.com (@LCFCFoxes_com) January 20, 2020
Ndidi had everyone fooled into thinking Rodgers was a tactical genius.
— Quinton (@futebolbaseroom) January 20, 2020