Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been named most valuable player (MVP) for Leicester City in the 2019/20 Premier League season.
Ndidi was chosen for the prestigious honour after
Sky Sports unveiled a list of the most valuable player for every Premier League club in the
The 23-year-old made 23 appearances in the English top-flight, scoring two goals and was in action for a total of 1,892 minutes.
Of the six matches Ndidi missed through injury, Leicester managed to win only once – against Sheffield United on matchday three.
Explaining the choice of Ndidi for the award, Sky Sports wrote:
“Leicester lead the way for counterattacks this
season, a hallmark of their game in recent years.
“The bedrock of their midfield and the key man in launching so many fast breaks is Wilfred Ndidi.
“The Nigerian is a master of the art of the turnover, regularly winning possession and springing attacks.
His 4.4 tackles per 90 minutes is the highest in the Premier League this season and significantly higher than the next-best central midfielder, Oriol Romeu on 3.2.
“Ndidi’s value was further demonstrated by his recent
injury absence – a five-game run that saw the previously high-flying Leicester take only two points from a possible 15.”