The Nigeria international returned to club action following the international break, but he could not help the Foxes avoid a defeat against the Blues
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is the butt of jokes from fans on social media after losing his battle against France international Ngolo Kante.
The Nigerian international replaced Kante at Leicester in 2017, after the France international left for Chelsea in 2016.
When Ndidi joined Leicester, Kante was the best defensive midfielder in the world, and he is still seen as the best by some today.
However, Ndidi’s performances for the Foxes since he replaced the World Cup winner have also put him in the conversation.
And ahead of the clash between the two sides on Saturday afternoon, some fans made an argument for Ndidi as the better player between the two.
However, the Nigeria international was second best throughout the encounter as Kante put up a midfield masterclass to help Chelsea to a 3-0 win and go six points clear at the top of the Premier League, courtesy of goals from Antonio Rüdiger, Ngolo Kante and Christian Pulisic.
The World Cup winner had an 85% pass accuracy, while he also made two interceptions and two tackles, respectively. He managed three shots on target, with one ending in the back of the net, which happens to be Chelsea’s second.
In contrast, Ndidi had just 67% accuracy, made two tackles and just one interception. But the highlight of their battle was when Ndidi slipped after he was embarrassed by Kante’s body movement.
Following the game, fans could not resist trolling him for that particular moment in the game.
What Kante did to Ndidi here is a violation 😭 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/Dictiq9raa
— Trigger 🇬🇭💉 (@_Trigger_Boy) November 20, 2021
They really had the nerves to compare Ndidi to the World’s best midfielder. 😂pic.twitter.com/b2GgEhUFdr
— 🧙♂️ (@CFCLamps_) November 20, 2021
— Bench and Bleachers Podcast (@BenchNBleachers) November 20, 2021
Why did Kante do my country man like that…. Naaah Madison has to pay for setting ndidi up like that😭😭😭😭
— Ebube🏆⭐⭐ (@EbubeCFC) November 20, 2021
Kante took the Ndidi comparisons personally 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/BxfZ36gANL
— Chelsea FC parrot (@nuraldo9) November 20, 2021
Someone said Kante is sending Ndidi back to Nigeria 😂pic.twitter.com/R3DyJDpUcn
— BREAST BOARD CHAIRMAN (@NUFUO_mu_IGP) November 20, 2021
They were saying names like Ndidi pic.twitter.com/RhB3iVBEwl
— Chessy Hour® ☆☆ (@ChessyHour) November 20, 2021
— Oniletvng (@Oniletvng) November 20, 2021
Kante don turn Ndidi to outside broom
— Sly Ehis (@therealEhis) November 20, 2021
— Hungry & Eager 🙏🏾💪🏿 (@MoroAdam8061) November 20, 2021
Kante just used NDIDI to mop the pitch. Y’all want to continue the comparisons? #LEICHE
— Mr. Reezy Sama 😳 (@armadillo_reezy) November 20, 2021
That moment when Kante turned Ndidi inside out 😭.. I’m sorry my country man 😭
— okiks (@young_okj) November 20, 2021
Someone was saying Ndidi is a better tackler and better at interception than N’golo Kante before this game.
Because I’m a Nigerian doesn’t mean I shouldn’t tell the truth.
How did it go today?
— PULISIÇATE (@Pulisicate) November 20, 2021
Na Okra Ndidi chop come field today 😂😂… Kante be using our 9ja man to mop floor 🥺💔 pic.twitter.com/38UutJ80uO
— 223s MAC11 AR15💚🦅 (@ishola_snz) November 20, 2021
Kante had Ndidi doing the slip and slide.😹💔 pic.twitter.com/Z1HftIRSkt
— the.blackboi🌚⚡️ (@Adges6) November 20, 2021
Meanwhile, Ndidi’s countryman, Kelechi Iheanacho, came on at half-time, but he could not save Brendan Rodger’s men defeat, either.