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Mauricio Pochettino Wants Wilfred Ndidi At PSG
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Mauricio Pochettino Wants Wilfred Ndidi At PSG

Mauricio Pochettino, the newly appointed coach of PSG ( Paris Saint German) has requested for the signing of Leicester City and Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, reports searchsport.org Pochettino has asked the club owners to make the acquisition of Wilfred Ndidi a top priority in the summer because his club, Leicester City would not be willing to let him go this winter transfer window. The PSG (Paris Saint German) coach has a lot of variety to select from but he prefers Ndidi, one of the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League. He has the likes of Idrissa Gueye, Marco Verratti, Ander Herrera, Danilo Pereira and Leandro Paredes to choose from but the former Tottenham Hotspot gaffer admires the work rate and the dirty works Ndidi put on display when he ...
Wilfred Ndidi ‘Happy To Be Back’ After Long-Term Injury Spell
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Wilfred Ndidi ‘Happy To Be Back’ After Long-Term Injury Spell

Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his excitement to be back to full fitness after spending Eight weeks on sideline. Ndidi was sidelined since October after he picked up an abductor injury against Burnley in the premier league. The defensive midfielder had surgery on the abductor and has since missed matches for both country and club. However, Ndidi could make his long awaited return as he is listed in Leicester City’s squad for the Europa league match against Zorya Luhansk. The Leicester City anchorman said in a video posted on the club’s Twitter handle that he’s happy to be back. “We are happy to be back and hopefully things go well this time, ” he said alongside his teammate Ricardo Pereira who is also returning from long lay off. The Foxes are already t...
Braga 3-3 Leicester City: Vardy seals Europa League progression in frantic fashion
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Braga 3-3 Leicester City: Vardy seals Europa League progression in frantic fashion

Jamie Vardy's 95th-minute equaliser against Braga proved enough to send Leicester City into the knockout stages of the Europa League. Jamie Vardy scored a last-gasp goal amid a dramatic finale as Leicester City clinched their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League in an enthralling 3-3 draw at Braga. With AEK Athens losing to Zorya Luhansk in Group G's other game on Thursday, the Foxes needed a point to book their place in the last 16, and thought they had it when Luke Thomas scored his first senior goal in the 78th minute to make it 2-2. Yet Braga, who led at half-time thanks to goals from Al Musrati and Paulinho either side of Harvey Barnes' equaliser, seemed to have snatched the win when substitute Fransergio slotted in on the counter.
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Every Liverpool Player Celebrated With Roberto Firmino After He Finally Ended His Goal Drought

  Liverpool players ran to celebrate with Roberto Firmino after the Brazilian broke his goal drought during Sunday's 3-0 win over Leicester City. The Reds played a weaker XI thanks to their injuries but still managed to get the job done at Anfield. What will have pleased manager Jurgen Klopp most was the team spirit shown when Firmino headed home. Firmino wheeled away in celebration and all his teammates followed, giving him a massive group hug. The 29-year-old scored just two home goals last season and fans had begun to lose patience, calling for summer signing Diogo Jota to replace him up front. It was a complete performance from Firmino and Klopp expressed his delight in a post-match press conference. "We were really happy and relieved," Klopp begun per Goal. "...
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Spurs face title test, wounded Liverpool host leaders Leicester

  Tottenham's title credentials face a thorough examination when they host Manchester City as the Premier League returns on Saturday after the international break. Spurs are just a point behind early pace-setters Leicester, but only three points separate the top six, with Chelsea and Aston Villa also having the chance to claim the top spot for a few hours at least when they face Newcastle and Brighton respectively. With the final international fixtures of the year done and dusted, a grueling winter schedule of club football awaits for England's top-flight with nine rounds of league matches before 2 January. Defending champions Liverpool are already bearing the brunt of the hectic schedule as Jurgen Klopp's squad has been ravaged by injury ahead of Leicester's trip to Anfie...
Leicester City 4-0 Braga: Iheanacho scores twice as Foxes take control of group
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Leicester City 4-0 Braga: Iheanacho scores twice as Foxes take control of group

Brendan Rodgers' men extended their perfect start in the Europa League by thrashing their main rivals for top spot in Group G. Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester City moved clear at the top of their Europa League group with a 4-0 win over Braga. Starting in place of Jamie Vardy up top, the Nigerian produced a fine individual performance, netting in either half and setting up substitute Dennis Praet for the third. Another impressive performer, James Maddison, then rounded off a comfortable victory with a goal late in the second half.
Rodgers Reveals Why Wilfred Ndidi Is Undisputed At Leicester City
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Rodgers Reveals Why Wilfred Ndidi Is Undisputed At Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers says Wilfred Ndidi has been so consistent and it’s one of the reasons French midfielder Papy Mendy has spent more time on the bench. Ndidi who remain one of Rodgers favourite soldiers has been sidelined with injury for over four week and Mendy has stepped up to replace him. Since his introduction into the team, the Frenchman, Mendy has been impressive and chunk out consistent performances on his own. Speaking ahead of Leicester City’s Europa league game with AEK Athens, Rodgers says the midfielder lack of game in recent seasons is down to the level and form of Wilfred Ndidi. “He’s a defensive midfield player, tactically very good, understands the role, and does a lot of dirty work for the team. “Of course, before he’s played with Wilf [Ndidi], who’s somethi...
Analysing Partey’s first Premier League start for Arsenal
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Analysing Partey’s first Premier League start for Arsenal

The Ghanaian played from the off domestically for the first time on Sunday, but Leicester City threw a spanner in the works at the Emirates Stadium Leicester City’s 1-0 success at Arsenal on Sunday was an anomaly in every saense of the word. The Foxes’ win in North London was their first victory on the road over the Gunners in 27 games in all competitions dating back to 1973. While Leicester’s first success in 47 years at the home of the historic club felt like a deviation from the expected, Jamie Vardy netting the game’s only goal was par for the course. Indeed, the Englishman’s headed strike with 11 minutes to play was his 11th in 12 appearances against the London side. As for Arsenal, their first home defeat under Arteta since Chelsea got the better of them 2-1 in December 2019 w...
Ceballos back in contention for Leicester clash as Arsenal provide injury update
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Ceballos back in contention for Leicester clash as Arsenal provide injury update

The Spanish midfielder missed the midweek trip to Rapid Vienna in the Europa League after taking a knock to his ankle Dani Ceballos has returned to training and is back in contention for Arsenal ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game against Leicester City. The Spanish midfielder sat out the Gunners’ 2-1 Europa League win over Rapid Vienna in midweek after picking up a slight knock to his left ankle. On Saturday, an injury update from Arsenal confirmed Ceballos is “now back in full training and available for selection”.
Maritimo Sign Richest Player In The World
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Maritimo Sign Richest Player In The World

    The so-called 'richest footballer in the world,' Faiq Bolkiah has moved to Portugal to sign for Maritimo, having previously been on the books at Leicester City. Faiq is known by the moniker as the richest player in the world due to his father Jefri Bolkiah, who is the Prince of Brunei and brother of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah. The family fortune is reported to stand at around $28 billion, as of October 2019, which means that Faiq's family is richer than most club owners as well. Faiq is 22-years-old and had previously played in England and signed for Leicester in 2016. He has now signed for Maritimo in the Primieria Liga, having never actually played for the Foxes. On signing for the Funchal based side, the winger said, "This is the best place to...
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future
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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Casts Doubt Over Mesut Ozil Future

Arsenal misfit Mesut Ozil is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium after Mikel Arteta snubbed the German for the win over Leicester City in the Carabao Cup. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted it is hard for outcast Mesut Ozil to barge his way into his plans at present. The Gunners’ top earner continues to pocket a hefty wage, despite not featuring at all since football restarted. Ozil was left out completely as Arsenal beat Leicester 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, despite a host of fringe players making the team. And Arteta says he must pick the players in the best shape, hinting Ozil will struggle to get back into the starting XI at the Emirates. “The players that we are changing that we are using,” he said after victory. It is very difficult for Mes...
Vardy Signs Contract Extension At Leicester City
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Vardy Signs Contract Extension At Leicester City

Jamie Vardy has signed a one-year contract extension at Leicester City that will take him beyond his 36th birthday, the club announced on Wednesday. The Foxes have rewarded the striker after he scored 23 goals to claim the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season. The deal will take Vardy, 33, to the end of the 2022/23 season. Vardy said: “The journey that I’ve been on with this football club is hard to describe, and although we’ve accomplished so much together already, I know that I’ve got so much more to achieve with this team, so it’s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester City once again.” The forward was signed from then non-league Fleetwood Town in 2012. He has scored 129 goals in 309 appearances for Leicester and is fourth on the club’s all...
Ben Chilwell Close to £50m Chelsea Move
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Ben Chilwell Close to £50m Chelsea Move

Chelsea are close to agreeing a £50 million deal with Leicester City for Ben Chilwell, according to Sky Sports. The two Premier League clubs have made progress in negotiations this week. Although nothing has been signed yet, a deal is expected to be completed early next week. Leicester have constantly made it clear they will not allow their players leave for low fees, and last summer, they made Manchester United pay £80m for Harry Maguire. The former champions are not under pressure to sell, as Chilwell is under contract until 2024, but the situation could change if he wants to leave. Chilwell is understood to be keen on the move with the opportunity for Champions League football at Chelsea.
Fenerbahce Prepare Loan Bid For Iheanacho
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Fenerbahce Prepare Loan Bid For Iheanacho

Turkish Super Lig outfit Fenerbahce are keen to sign Kelechi Iheanacho on a two-year loan deal from Leicester City. Fenerbahce, according to m.fotospor.com want the 23-year-old to replace Vedat Muriqi and are set to offer the Foxes €12m to secure his services. Iheanacho struggled for regular playing time at Leicester City last season, with the arrival of Ayoze Perez from Newcastle United further pushing him back in the pecking order. The Nigerian international scored five goals in 20 league appearances for Brendan Rodgers’s side last season. Leicester City according to reports are willing to allow the versatile forward leave the club to finance a move for Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard. Iheanacho linked up with Leicester City from Manchester City in 2017.
Chelsea 1-0 Norwich City: Giroud boosts Blues’ top-four hopes
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Chelsea 1-0 Norwich City: Giroud boosts Blues’ top-four hopes

Chelsea claimed a 1-0 win over Norwich City on Tuesday to move four points clear in third place. Olivier Giroud's third goal in four matches was enough for Chelsea to claim a 1-0 win over already-relegated Norwich City, giving them a four-point advantage of Manchester United in fifth. Champions League qualification appeared to be on the rocks after third-placed Chelsea lost 3-0 to Sheffield United last time out, but after Leicester City and United dropped points too, Frank Lampard's men have consolidated their place in the driving seat. That is not to say they were in great shape throughout at Stamford Bridge – there were times in the first half where the Blues looked like they might disappoint again, but Giroud finally punished slack defending in stoppage time.
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Glen Johnson Predicts how Chelsea, Leicester, Man Utd will Finish

Former Liverpool defender, Glen Johnson, has predicted the position Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United will finish in the Premier League this season. Chelsea is currently in the third position on the Premier League table with one point ahead of fourth place, Leicester City and two points ahead of fifth-place Man United after 35 games. However, Man United will go third position on the log ahead of Chelsea and Leicester if they beat Southampton on Monday night at Old Trafford. But Johnson, who played for Chelsea between 2003 and 2007, believes Frank Lampard’s men and the Red Devils will secure the third and fourth positions ahead of Leicester. When asked which teams will finish in third and fourth position between Chelsea, Man United, and Leicester, Johnson told Da...
Man Utd vs Southampton: Solskjaer Set to Break EPL Record
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Man Utd vs Southampton: Solskjaer Set to Break EPL Record

Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is set to break a 27-year-old record at Old Trafford when his side tackle Southampton in the Premier League on Monday night. Solskjaer’s side is in the middle of a 17-game unbeaten run in all competitions, and United will go third on the Premier League table ahead of Chelsea and Leicester City if they beat Southampton tonight. Man United have not lost a match since the restart of the Premier League. Their last three games have all ended with margins of three goals, with the likes of Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial in great form. However, according to the Daily Star, Solskjaer stands on the brink of setting a new Premier League record if he features the same starting XI that defeated Aston Villa 3-0 in their p...
Brendan Rodgers Explains Why he Substituted Iheanacho in Leicester 4-1 Loss to Bournemouth
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Brendan Rodgers Explains Why he Substituted Iheanacho in Leicester 4-1 Loss to Bournemouth

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has explained why he substituted Kelechi Iheanacho at halftime leading to their 4-1 loss to Bournemouth on Sunday. He said Iheanacho’s substitution which was pivotal in the defeat, was a tactical one. Leicester headed to the break leading Bournemouth 1-0 after several missed opportunities to kill off the game. The Foxes came into the second half without Iheanacho who played a big part in Jamie Vardy’s opener. Iheanacho was withdrawn at half-time at the Vitality Stadium, with Rodgers tweaking his system to bring on Dennis Praet. Leicester had controlled the first half, but Rodgers said he felt the need to swap a striker for a midfielder to provide more defensive security. The manager’s plan did not work, as his team ende...
Bafana Bafana midfielder Furman on why he didn’t become next Chelsea superstar
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Bafana Bafana midfielder Furman on why he didn’t become next Chelsea superstar

  The former Matsatsantsa skipper looks back at his career in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and England Former SuperSport United midfielder Dean Furman looks back at his stay in South Africa with the reigning MTN8 champions, saying it was a wonderful experience for him and his family. The 32-year-old also explains why he could not play for Chelsea’s senior team whilst also praising his former mentor, the current Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. Furman also says the coronavirus pandemic has hurt his plans as he looks to secure a new move.
Giroud’s hot streak against Villa continues as Chelsea win on Premier League return
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Giroud’s hot streak against Villa continues as Chelsea win on Premier League return

The Frenchman netted an all-important winner against Dean Smith's side to ensure the Blues tighten their hold on fourth place Olivier Giroud's hot streak against Aston Villa continued as Chelsea secured a win on their return to Premier League action. The Blues picked up their first away victory of 2020 by beating Villa 2-1 in their own backyard on Saturday afternoon. Frank Lampard's side moved to within three points of third-placed Leicester City as a result, while opening up a five-point lead over Champions League qualification rivals Manchester United.
Super Eagles Star, Wilfred Ndidi Celebrates his Wife on her Birthday with Lovely Photos
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Super Eagles Star, Wilfred Ndidi Celebrates his Wife on her Birthday with Lovely Photos

Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder, is celebrating his wife, Dinma, who is a year older today, June 19, 2020. Taking to Instagram to share these lovely photos of he and his wife, the 23-year-old football star wrote: 'Happy birthday my crown, as you turn a year older today. I pray that the Lord will make of you a great nation, HE will bless you and make you great and you shall be a blessing. HE will bless them that bless you and in you shall the families of the earth be blessed... LOVE YOU MY GUY.'   More photos below.
Lampard Ready to Sell Kante, six Others as Chelsea eye Havertz deal
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Lampard Ready to Sell Kante, six Others as Chelsea eye Havertz deal

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, would be willing to sell N’Golo Kante, in order to raise money to complete other deals, the UK Times reports. The Blues have already sealed moves for Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig ahead of next season. However, Lampard would have to sacrifice some members of his current squad, if he wants to bring in more new faces. Kante arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2016 from Leicester City and has become of the key players at the club. However, his future is now in doubt, with Chelsea very keen on signing Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. Others at risk include Marcos Alonso, Baba Rahman, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi. Havertz will cost around £75m, but is believed to favour a ...
Vardy not ruling out England return but wants other forwards to get chance
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Vardy not ruling out England return but wants other forwards to get chance

The Leicester City forward won his last international cap at the 2018 World Cup, but he hasn't shut the door on featuring for Gareth Southgate's team Jamie Vardy says he will not completely rule out a return to international football, but wants to see younger strikers given an opportunity with England before him. Leicester City striker Vardy won 26 caps for his country, the last of which came in the 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia, after which he informed England manager Gareth Southgate that he wanted to focus on his club career. The 33-year-old has remained one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League, scoring 19 goals in the 2019-20 campaign to top the scoring charts before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Man Utd Close in on £50m Nigerian Star as Van de Beek’s Alternative
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Man Utd Close in on £50m Nigerian Star as Van de Beek’s Alternative

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, this summer’s transfer window. This is as reported by a British newspaper, Daily Express on Monday. Man United view Ndidi as a viable alternative to Ajax’s Donny van de Beek, one of their priority targets for this summer. The Red Devils are seriously looking at Ndidi as manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, plots to add strength to his midfield this summer ahead of next season. Ndidi has drawn the interest of Man United in the past. The Nigerian international, who has also drawn the interest of PSG in the past, is expected to cost around £50million. The 23-year-old’s current contract at the Foxes will expire in 2024. Speaking on his future recently, Ndidi insisted that he is d...
Chelsea Put up Four Players for Sale
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Chelsea Put up Four Players for Sale

'Chelsea is ready to sell at least four players this summer, as it looks to oversee a huge squad overhaul ahead of next season. According to The Times, Chelsea wants to raise funds by offloading some of its defenders, Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen this summer. Frank Lampard’s side is keen to sign Leicester City left-back, Ben Chilwell this summer’s transfer window. Chilwell has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Meanwhile, former Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole, has since advised the club to prioritise a move for Chilwell this summer. “I would love to see Chilwell here,” Cole told talkSPORT. I think he’s a quality player. “I have heard he’s a Chelsea fan so yes I would like to see hi...
Roman Abramovich Approves two ‘Big-money’ Signings for Lampard
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Roman Abramovich Approves two ‘Big-money’ Signings for Lampard

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich has reportedly approved two ‘big-money’ signings for manager, Frank Lampard, this summer’s transfer window. According to the Athletic, Abramovich is “enthusiastic” about the club’s future under Lampard and is prepared to fund the signings at the end of the 2019/20 season. Chelsea and Lampard failed to sign in any player in the last January transfer window. One of Chelsea’s top targets to sign this summer is Leicester City left-back, Ben Chilwell. RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, Kai Havertz, Lyon forward, Moussa Dembele, and Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, are all on Chelsea’s shortlist. The Stamford Bridge club is also targeting Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico and Porto’s Alex Telles, but Chilwell is Lampard...
Chelsea lining up move for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
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Chelsea lining up move for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi

Chelsea are lining up a move for Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. Chelsea are ready to launch a move for Ndidi as Real Madrid step up their interest in Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante. The 29-year-old, who won back-to-back leagues titles with Leicester in 2016 and Chelsea in 2017, has struggled with injuries this season and could miss the rest of the campaign due to fears over the coronavirus pandemic. Zinedine Zidane is apparently a fan of the World Cup winner and if the Real Madrid boss makes an approach for Kante, the Leicester Mercury suggests Wilfried Ndidi could replace him at Stamford Bridge. Ndidi is said to be valued at £40m by the Foxes, an affordable amount for Chelsea who would surely pick up a higher fee for Kante if the tireless midfielder is sold.
Musa ‘was crying while playing’ – Ex-Leicester City winger on journey to stardom
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Musa ‘was crying while playing’ – Ex-Leicester City winger on journey to stardom

The Super Eagles winger has spoken of the challenges he encountered on his way to reaching the peak of his career Former Leicester City forward and Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa has opened up on his journey to stardom and the difficulties he faced. The forward revealed he started his career as a goalkeeper while in primary school and was so good in the position he was made the school’s games prefect. Musa later switched to an outfield player and joined GBS Football Academy and his pace and dazzling skills distinguished him in the youth team.
‘There were no fruits i didn’t sell’ – Super Eagles and Leicester City player Wilfred Ndidi opens up on tough childhood
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‘There were no fruits i didn’t sell’ – Super Eagles and Leicester City player Wilfred Ndidi opens up on tough childhood

Leicester City of England and Super Eagles of Nigeria star midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, has opened up on his experiences while growing up. Born and raised in Lagos, Ndidi, whose father was a soldier, said he had to battle through selling fruits on the streets of Lagos while navigating his father's ''hostility'' towards his football aspirations. According to the 23-year-old Ndidi, he had to help his mum sell fruits and food in order to sustain the family while he kept playing football and hoping for a breakthrough. Ndidi rose to prominence featuring for Nigeria at the 2013 Fifa U20 World Cup in Turkey before he was signed by Genk of Belgium, then in 2017 he joined Leicester city for £17m and he is now one of the first names on the team sheet for both club and country.  ...
Chelsea to Allow N’Golo Kante Miss Rest of the 2019-20 Season if Fears Over Coronavirus Continue’
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Chelsea to Allow N’Golo Kante Miss Rest of the 2019-20 Season if Fears Over Coronavirus Continue’

Premier League club, Chelsea are reportedly prepared to allow N'Golo Kante to miss the rest of the 2019-20 season if his fears over coronavirus persist. The French midfielder, 29, who reported for the first day of training at the club's Cobham HQ on Tuesday failed to show up for Wednesday's training due to health concerns linked to the coronavirus. On Thursday, Kante was present at the club's training ground on Thursday to undergo testing but is now remaining at home over concerns for his health over the ongoing pandemic. Sources told Mail Online Football that the World Cup winner is nervous about returning to action, and Manager Frank Lampard is said to be entirely supportive of his key midfielder's fears and decision. The insiders said that the club will put no pressure o...
Leicester, Everton join Prem scramble for Ugurcan Cakir
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Leicester, Everton join Prem scramble for Ugurcan Cakir

Premier League interest in Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir is growing. Fanatik says Leicester City and Everton have joined long time suitors Liverpool and Tottenham in the race for Cakir's signature. In England, there's a confidence Trabzonspor would be prepared to sell Cakir for £18m. Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu announced last month he'd rejected a euro;20m offer for Cakir from an unnamed foreign club. The 24 year-old is viewed in England as a goalkeeper to develop into an eventual No1
Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi and Wife Dinma Welcome their First Child
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Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi and Wife Dinma Welcome their First Child

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, and his wife Dinma have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl. The Leicester City star took to Instagram to share the good news with adorable photos of he and his wife with their newborn daughter, who they have named, Jaina. He wrote: 'I’m Fortunate to know that ‘’God is gracious’’ - JAINA .'The pair got married in May 2019. See full photos below.
Lampard Identifies Ideal Signing for Chelsea this Summer
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Lampard Identifies Ideal Signing for Chelsea this Summer

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has identified his ‘ideal signing’ for the club this summer transfer window. Lampard is eager to bolster his squad this summer after Chelsea failed to sign any player in the January transfer window. One of the major areas the Blues coach is looking to improve in the transfer window is the left-back position. Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso have shared the role without either player stepping up to take full charge of the position. And both Emerson and Alonso have been linked to joining former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, at Inter Milan. According to Bleacher Report, Leicester City left-back, Ben Chilwell is the man Lampard wants to recruit for the west London club this summer. Lampard has been a huge admirer of Chilwell since the begi...
Leicester City’s Ndidi names former Chelsea star Mikel as his idol
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Leicester City’s Ndidi names former Chelsea star Mikel as his idol

The 23-year-old has spoken of his admiration for the former Super Eagles captain and picked him as his role model Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has named former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel as his idol, stating he grew up watching him. Mikel made a name for himself at Stamford Bridge where he spent 11 years and his ball-winning skills stood out, helping the Blues to win a number of laurels including the Champions League and the Premier League. Ndidi played along with Mikel for four years in the Super Eagles before the 32-year-old retired from international duty after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Nigeria finished third and has spoken highly of his former captain.
Rio Ferdinand Names Ndidi, Niguez as Choice Picks for Man Utd in Summer
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Rio Ferdinand Names Ndidi, Niguez as Choice Picks for Man Utd in Summer

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has urged the club to make a transfer move for Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, or Atletico Madrid stars, Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey this summer. He also advised the Red Devils to make a move for Napoli centre-back, Kalidou Koulibaly, or Norwich City defender, Ben Godfrey. Man United has already signed Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo last January transfer window, but Ferdinand believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side still needs two to three players this summer to compete for the Premier League title next season. “I would maybe go get Partey from Atletico Madrid or Ndidi from Leicester,” Ferdinand said on The Beautiful Game podcast. “I like Saul Niguez. He’s a very, very good player in midfield. “And then a ce...
Ndidi Voted Leicester’s EPL Most Valuable Player This Season
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Ndidi Voted Leicester’s EPL Most Valuable Player This Season

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been voted Leicester City’s Most Valuable Player in the Premier League this season. This was announced on Sky Sports website after voting was concluded. Following the suspension of football in England following the coronavirus outbreak, fans were asked to vote for their club’s Premier League MVP so far this campaign. After the collation of votes, Sky Sports unveiled the MVPs for each of the 20 Premier League clubs. Commenting on Ndidi’s performance for the Foxes this season, 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 th...
Against Brazil we were in business’ – Heskey on England’s golden generation, Liverpool and being underappreciated
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Against Brazil we were in business’ – Heskey on England’s golden generation, Liverpool and being underappreciated

The striker's career spanned more than 800 matches over 22 years and he is remembered fondly at Liverpool where he won a treble in 2001 Emile Heskey has a confession to make. “I always preferred athletics to football,” says the former England striker. “When I was younger, that was what I cared about. Football was secondary.” He was good as well. He represented his district as a sprinter, and shone as a long jumper too. At junior school, his teachers felt he had what it took to pursue a career in track and field. Football, though, won the argument. Heskey was nine years old when he was spotted playing for his school, and invited for a trial at Leicester’s Centre of Excellence. The die had been cast “Football gradually took over,” he tells Goal. “Athletics is more seasonal, isn...
Wilfred Ndidi Likely To Undergo Surgery
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Wilfred Ndidi Likely To Undergo Surgery

Nigeria international Ndidi was missing from Leicester’s squad for their League Cup semi-final first leg against Aston Villa on Wednesday. Rodgers said Ndidi suffered an injury in Tuesday’s training session and may face an operation, although he did not specify what the problem is. “Wilf took a knock in training yesterday, which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation tomorrow,” Rodgers said. “That’ll put him out for a few weeks, but it’s not overly serious, so hopefully, going into February, he’ll be fit and ready to go again.” If Ndidi misses the rest of the month he will sit out five Leicester games, including their semi-final second leg at Villa on January 28.
Leicester captain Wes Morgan eager to put pen to paper
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Leicester captain Wes Morgan eager to put pen to paper

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has intimated he's ready to sign a new deal. Talks had been held about extending his stay by another 12 months but, like the season, that has been put on hold for the time being. “The gaffer (Brendan Rodgers) has been great with me," the 36-year-old told The Times. "Even though I've not been playing as much, there's so much to look forward to: a new training ground, potentially Europe next season."
Leicester, Napoli chasing Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne
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Leicester, Napoli chasing Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne

Leicester City are chasing Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne. The Foxes believe Castagne could be a potential replacement for Ricardo Pereira, who is expected to attract interest from across Europe this summer. But Napoli have now entered the race for the defender, with newspaper Corriere di Bergamo reporting that they're ready to bid £17.5 million for the Belgian, whose contract expires in June 2021, says the Daily Mail. The 24-year-old has impressed during his three seasons at the club since he joined from Genk in a £5.7 million deal in 2017. Last season, Castagne played a starring role as Atalanta secured Champions League qualification, scoring five goals in 35 appearances from a right-back position.
Wilfred Ndidi named Leicester City’s most valuable player in the Premier League
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Wilfred Ndidi named Leicester City’s most valuable player in the Premier League

Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has been chosen as the Most Valuable Player in the Leicester City squad. following his performances for the Foxes at the center of midfield this season. Ndidi has played 23 games in the English top-flight, scoring two goals and was in action for 1,892 minutes resulting in speculation of a transfer to Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.     Brendan Rodgers club side managed to win only one of the six matches Ndidi missed when he was injured showing how pivotal he is to the club's style of play and now British television sports channel Sky Sports has unveiled a list of the most valuable player for every Premier League club in the 2019-2020 season listing Ndidi as Leicester City's MVP. Sky Sports expla...
Boyd tells Celtic striker Edouard better to go higher than Newcastle
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Boyd tells Celtic striker Edouard better to go higher than Newcastle

Kris Boyd says Odsonne Edouard should sign for one of England's big clubs. The Celtic striker has been linked with Newcastle United, Leicester City and Arsenal. And former Rangers star Boyd believe Edouard has the ability to play right at the top. He told Sky Sports: "He's the outstanding player in the league – a class apart. "There's talk of him going to a mid-table team in England but he should just cut them out and go straight to the top with any of the big guns. "He's got everything. He glides past defenders as if they are not there. He's got skill, although perhaps one criticism can be his finishing, he tries to place everything in the corners. "He's not from the same finishing school as someone like [Celtic's Scotland forward] Leigh Griffiths but in terms of the ...
Nigerian Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho in Danger of Contacting Coronavirus
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Nigerian Striker, Kelechi Iheanacho in Danger of Contacting Coronavirus

Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho now in danger of having the Covid-19 virus, aka Coronavirus. On Thursday, Leicester City made a statement about a few players showing symptoms and signs of the virus. Moreover, the club’s manager made this revelation during a press conference on Thursday afternoon Furthermore, according to the manager; “We’ve had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs [of coronavirus]. “We’ve followed procedures and [as a precaution] they have been kept away from the squad.”
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City Discover Opponents in Next Round [Full draw]
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Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City Discover Opponents in Next Round [Full draw]

The draw for the quarter-final of this season’s FA Cup was conducted on Wednesday night. Holders Manchester City are away to Newcastle, as they seek to retain their trophy. Sheffield United welcome Arsenal to Bramall Lane, while Chelsea travel to Leicester City. The final fixture will see Norwich City take on the winner between Manchester United and Derby County, which will be played on Thursday. The matches will be played March FULL DRAW Sheffield Utd vs Arsenal Newcastle vs Man City Norwich vs Derby or Man Utd Leicester vs Chelsea
EPL: Iheanacho Reacts to Disallowed Goal in Leicester’s 1-0 Defeat to Norwich
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EPL: Iheanacho Reacts to Disallowed Goal in Leicester’s 1-0 Defeat to Norwich

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has insisted the ball did not touch his hand, after he saw a goal ruled out during their 1-0 defeat to Norwich City on Friday night. The decision proved to be a turning point in the game, as Jamal Lewis’ spectacular finish in the 70th minute gave the Canaries maximum points. But Iheanacho thought he had given the Foxes the lead four minutes after break, only to see VAR cancel the goal. “Obviously I was concentrating on the ball, I haven’t watched the replay yet but I feel it hit his shoulder and it (the ball) didn’t touch my hand. “As I said I haven’t watched the replay. If that’s the rule, then that’s the rule. I didn’t feel it touched my hand. Obviously if that’s the rule then you do nothing about it,” Iheanacho told Premier Leag...
John Terry Predicts Clubs to Finish Top Four this Season
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John Terry Predicts Clubs to Finish Top Four this Season

Chelsea legend, John Terry has predicted the English Premier League, EPL, clubs that will finish in the top-four this season. Terry believes Chelsea will finish in fourth position on the Premier League table ahead of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, while Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City will finish ahead of Frank Lampard’s side. The Aston Villa assistant coach said this following Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Man United in the Premier on Monday night. “The race for the last spot on the top four for Chelsea will start this weekend against Tottenham,” Terry said as quoted by Metro UK. “It will be the perfect match to come and respond if you are a Chelsea supporter or player. “Tottenham are probably our biggest rivals, in terms of derby. “Stamford Bridge ...
Chelsea vs. Man United: Ian Wright Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash
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Chelsea vs. Man United: Ian Wright Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has backed Chelsea to beat Manchester United when both teams clash in tonight’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea played a 2-2 draw with Leicester City in their last Premier League fixture, while Man United played a goalless draw against Wolves. Providing his predictions, Wright was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “I want Chelsea to beat Man United for some reason. “Because I don’t know Man United’s forwards that are going to play on Monday night against Chelsea. “Will Ighalo going to come in and score for Solskjaer’s men? Hopefully, he does, and if not, I think Chelsea will win. “I expect Frank Lampard’s men to have a go at United, and it is up to them to put the visitors under huge pressure.”
Michael Owen Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash Btw Chelsea and Man United
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Michael Owen Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash Btw Chelsea and Man United

Former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has backed Chelsea to beat Manchester United when both teams clash in Monday’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea played a 2-2 draw with Leicester City in their last encounter, while Man United played a goalless draw with Wolves. Providing his predictions, Owen was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “Manchester United have not scored in their last three Premier League matches. “Their clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge would not provide many opportunities in terms of creating chances for goals. “Man United demolished Chelsea at Old Trafford 4-0 in the first league last year, but I expect Frank Lampard’s men to take all three points against the Red Devils in what would be a close tie.” The kick-off ti...
PSG without Neymar, Mbappe held 4-4 by lowly Amiens
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PSG without Neymar, Mbappe held 4-4 by lowly Amiens

Amiens’ Serhou Guirassy scored an injury time equaliser on Saturday to secure a roller-coaster 4-4 draw with a Paris Saint-Germain side without Neymar and Kylian Mbappe ahead of next week’s Champions League last 16 tie at Borussia Dortmund. Relegation-haunted Amiens had been on course for a shock win when they surged into a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes before the French champions clawed their way back to lead 4-3 on the back of Tanguy Kouassi becoming PSG’s youngest scorer in 44 years. Brazil forward Neymar has been sidelined since February 1 with a rib injury while France World Cup winner Mbappe was rested ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Germany. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said the world’s most expensive player remained a doubt for the first leg tie. “For Tuesday I don’t know. ...
Kepa Reacted to Lampard’s Decision to Bench him
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Kepa Reacted to Lampard’s Decision to Bench him

Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga was ‘stunned’ by manager Frank Lampard’s decision to drop him, the UK Sun reports. He however expects to start on Monday, when the Blues host Manchester United in the Premier League. Lampard made the bold decision to axe Kepa for their trip to Leicester City before the winter break, with Willy Caballero starting in goal. Chelsea made Kepa the most expensive shot-stopper in history, when they paid Athletic Bilbao £72million for him in 2018. However, the Spaniard has struggled this season. Kepa is said to have held talks with Lampard this week and is eager to respond to his axing in the right way and rediscover his top form.