Ndidi by numbers: Optastats rates Super Eagles midfielder highly in Leicester City win

The numbers are so unreal as Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi started his first Premier League game since January 1 when Leicester City blew away Aston Villa 4-0 on Monday night.

Authoritative football statistics website Opta rated Ndidi as the best player on the pitch for the 83 minutes he was on the pitch before he went off for Nampalys Mendy and the rapturous applause from the fans at the King Power Stadium.

A brace each from Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy ensured the Foxes retained their third spot on 53 points, five points ahead of Chelsea but four behind Manchester City.

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