“Leicester City player better than Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante” – Maddison claims

Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi

Leicester midfielder James Maddison has previously claimed that Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is a better player than Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.

“I think he’s the best in the Premier League at tackling and winning the ball back, bar none,” Maddison told Football Daily in 2020.

“I know [N’Golo] Kante is a brilliant player and there are players like that. But actually winning the ball back and taking the ball off the opposition, I don’t think there is anyone better than Wilfred.

“Sometimes you get a player like that and what he does doesn’t get on the back page of the papers, doesn’t get talked about on Match of the Day.

“He’s fantastic at what he does and he lets players like me and Youri Tielemans do our thing higher up the pitch because we know we’ve got that solidity behind us.”

Saturday’s midfield battle between Kante and Ndidi will be an interesting one as Chelsea face Leicester City.

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