Leicester City suffered a frustrating loss at the King Power Stadium as Everton took a 2-0 win back to Merseyside last night.
Thanks to their draw against Arsenal, Southampton have now leapfrogged the Foxes in the Premier League table. The two are tied on 24 points each, one behind second placed Spurs. The title race is still wide open as it stands, but Leicester will need to pull their socks up ahead of their next match if they want to keep up with the pack.
They will face Tottenham in their upcoming weekend fixture, which will be another huge title-contending clash.
Although the majority of Leicester’s team disappointed on Wednesday, Wilfred Ndidi looked sharp.
Despite missing a total of eight matches this season with an abductor injury, the Nigeria international has returned to action with a bang. Ndidi’s appearance against Everton was his second start since came back from his injury and Brendan Rodgers started him in defence due to the absence of Jonny Evans.
Although he had natural centre-back Wes Morgan on the bench, the 24-year-old got the nod ahead of the club captain. And whilst it wasn’t the result they wanted, Ndidi’s personal performance was one that will have impressed the boss.
According to Sofascore, the man dubbed the “best in the Premier League” by his teammate James Maddison made an impressive six tackles, three clearances and two interceptions against the Toffees. He also won 100% of his ground duels and completed 92% of his passes.
Leicester must put this loss behind them and put all eyes on their weekend fixture. If they lose to Spurs, they risk slipping out of the top four and losing grip on a strong finish this season. Champions League football will undoubtedly be the main aim for this campaign, but with just four points between the top four sides, the Foxes still have a chance of snatching another Premier League title.
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