Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has lost further ground in the race to be the league’s top tackler for the third consecutive season.
Ndidi, who led the chart earlier in the season, has now dropped to third with 86 successful tackles, 20 behind Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City(106) and three behind Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
In interceptions, the Nigerian has lost the top spot to Bournemouth’s Diego Rico with 64 interceptions while Ndidi is second with 56 and another Nigeria-born player, Philip Biling of Bournemouth is just four behind Ndidi.
The Leicester City midfielder who was sidelined in January for a knee injury was rested by Brendan Rodgers during their side’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea last weekend so as not to aggravate the injury.
The 22-year-old will be looking to return to action when the Foxes face Wolves on February 14, 2020, immediately after the inaugural Premier League mid-season break.
Ndidi so far has 21 league outings for Leicester this season, from which he has two goals, one assist and three yellow cards.