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Ndidi named among Sky Sports’ EPL breakout stars of the season

Ndidi named among Sky Sports’ EPL breakout stars of the season
May 19
15:05 2017

Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been listed among the five English Premier League breakout stars of the season.

The five breakout stars list was published by on Friday.

Sky sports assessed Ndidi’s performance since joining Leicester in January from Belgian club, Genk.

“N’Golo Kante’s departure left a gaping hole in Leicester’s midfield, but in Wilfred Ndidi they have unearthed a player capable of stepping into the void.”

“The 20-year-old arrived from Genk as a relative unknown in January, but he soon started living up to his £15m price tag.

“Ndidi was a key figure in the resurgence that lifted Leicester away from danger, offsetting Kante’s absence with energetic and combative performances at the heart of the team.

“Only Everton’s Idrissa Gueye has averaged more tackles per 90 minutes in the Premier League, and Ndidi also made an impact at the other end.

“He scored his first Premier League goal with a stunning long-range drive in a 2-0 win over Stoke in April, and he was on target again against West Brom earlier this month.

“Ndidi has already earned comparisons with Patrick Vieira. Leicester might face a fight to keep him at the club in the summer.”

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, Everton’s Yom Davies, Jordan Pickford of Sunderland and Rob Holding of Arsenal  complete the list of five breakout stars of the 2016/17 English Premier League season.

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