Leicester City boss compares Ndidi with Kante. Reveals where Ndidi is better

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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been a massive player for the club since signing from Leicester City after their Premier League title win in 2016.

The Foxes are having yet another phenomenal season this term as they currently lie in third place, and one player who has been a key member for them is Ndidi Wilfred.

The 22-year-old Nigerian international arrived Leicester City in January 2017 as a direct replacement for Kante, and has excelled at the King Power Stadium.

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Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has hailed both Ndidi and Kante, but believes that Ndidi reads the game better.

“I think they’re different,” Rodgers told a news conference on Thursday.

“Wilf (Ndidi) is a young player at 22 but reads the game so well and how he recovers the ball to allow our attacking players to play.

“Both players recover the ball so well, but their play is different.

“Kante’s game is very much the same in terms of having big energy in the game.

“He gets forward a little bit more. Here, he was covering spaces, there, he’s playing more advanced, breaking up the play further up the pitch.

“Wherever he plays, he’s a top-class player. Every team he’s played in he’s made better. A fantastic better.”

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