Leicester boss Claude Puel hails Wilfred Ndidi potential


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Leicester boss Claude Puel believes Wilfred Ndidi has made great strides over recent months and he has hailed the overall potential of the midfielder.

The Nigeria international only moved to the King Power Stadium from Belgian club Genk last January, but he has quickly established himself in the Foxes starting line-up, accumulating 39 Premier League appearances over the last 12 months.

Indeed, Ndidi’s form over the second-half of last season earned him Leicester’s Young Player of the Season award despite the fact he was only with the club for a proportion of the campaign.

The 21-year-old has continued his fine performances this season under the stewardship of new manager Puel, who believes the youngster has made great strides as a ball-playing midfielder over recent months.

“He puts in some fantastic work on the pitch,” Puel said.

“I think also he improves with the ball and plays with quality.”

The former Southampton boss expects Ndidi to continue to improve in that area over the coming years and he believes the midfielder has the potential to become a world-class player in the future.

Puel added: “I think he can make further progress in this area. He has great potential for the future.”

Ndidi has started all 22 of Leicester’s league matches to date this term and he is likely to retain his place in the starting line-up when the Foxes head to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on Saturday.

Leicester are priced at 10.00 to emerge from West London with all three points, while Chelsea are available at 1.33 and the draw is on offer at 4.75.

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