Rodgers heaps praise on Wilfred Ndidi for his Leicester City displays

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Wilfred Ndidi following his consistent displays for the Foxes this term. The Nigeria international has been a solid performer at the heart of the Foxes midfield and he is currently the best tackler in the Premier League with 65 after the opening 14 matches.

Speaking in a press conference, Rodgers hailed the midfielder as an incredible player and compared him to a soldier on the battle field, he told: “He’s an incredible player. We have lots of artists and he’s the soldier. He provides the platform for the attacking players. Every top team needs a player like that. He’s been phenomenal in the time I’ve been here.”

Ndidi has grown into a better footballer during his time with the Foxes and he can now be regarded as the perfect replacement for N’Golo Kante, who was instrumental towards the club winning a historic Premier League title three years ago. The east Midlands outfit have even failed to make the top six over the past few years but they have certainly had a change in fortunes under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.

During the backend of the previous campaign, there were certainly signs that the Foxes could be competing for the European spots at the least but they have exceeded the expectations and seem on course for the top four and a probable title challenge. Heading into the festive schedule, the Foxes find themselves within eight points on league leaders Liverpool and they could be regarded as genuine title contenders, should they beat the likes of Reds and Manchester City this month.

Leicester are scheduled to face Watford on the road this weekend and they should be favourites with the home advantage. The Hornets have already sacked two managers at the helm and they have a tough road ahead to beat the drop. They are currently rock-bottom of the league standings and six points adrift of safety.