Premier League: Super Eagles ace Wilfred Ndidi tops highest tackler chart

Premier League: Super Eagles ace Wilfred Ndidi tops highest tackler chart

- Premier League.tackler chart have Super Eagles Wilfred Ndidi and Leicester City leading the race

- Leicester City (22.1 per game) have broken play more than any other Premier League club

- Ndidi and teammate Ricardo Pereira (35 tackles) have broken up opposition play the most.

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Leicester City have emerged top of the tackler chart in the Premier League.

According to The Guardian on conjunction with football statistics website Whoscored.com, the Nigerian international and Foxes currently lead the tackler chart in the ongoing 2019-2020 Premier League campaign.

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A breakdown of the figures showed that Leicester City (22.1 per game) have broken play more than any other side in the English topflight aside from parading the two top tacklers in the league.

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Furthermore, the Foxes have garnered 177 tackles to claim first spot ahead of West Ham (165), Southampton (161), Chelsea (160) and Brighton & Hove (156).

Equally, with 35 tackles each, Ndidi and Portuguese teammate Ricardo Pereira have broken up opposition play the most.

Interestingly, Ndidi has enjoyed lesser time on the pitch than Pereira, missing Leicester trip to Sheffield United due to hamstring issues back in August.

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However, Nididi made more tackles against Newcastle United (9), while breaking play four times each against the trio of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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