Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi no longer occupy the number one spot in the EPL top tacklers’ race after being overtaken by Foxes teammate Ricardo Pereira.
The Nigerian previously led with 85 tackles while Pereira was second with 83 tackles – that is before weekend’s game – but the Portuguese have now moved to 90 tackles ahead of Ndidi following Leicester’s shock 1-2 home loss to Southampton.
Ndidi, who has undergone a successful operation on his meniscus last Thursday, his absence has been greatly felt by the Foxes who were held to a 1-1 draw in their Carabao Cup semifinal first leg tie against Aston Villa last Wednesday.
The Super Eagles star, who has two goals in 20 EPL appearances so far in the ongoing season, is now recovering and is expected to return to action within four to six weeks according to coach Brendan Rodgers.
Ndidi, however, still leads others in most interceptions with 55.
Second-placed Diego Rico is still on 51 while Jan Bednarek who previously had 44 has moved to 46 in the third position.