Wilfred Ndidi set a new personal Premier League record following his appearance for Leicester City in their 4-1 victory over relegated Huddersfield Town on Saturday. The Nigeria international was in action for 87 minutes against the Terriers, taking his total game time this season to 2,935 minutes, which is his best in a single season since his arrival in the Premier League from Racing Genk in January 2017.
Ndidi’s previous best was set in the 2017/18 season when he logged 2,899 minutes across 33 games before he sustained a hamstring injury that kept him out for the rest of the campaign. Should the central midfielder be involved in Leicester City’s next league match against Newcastle United, he would have played a record amount of games in a single season, 34.
With five Premier League games remaining, the Super Eagles star is also in contention to beat his personal best in terms of goals (2) which he first set in his debut season in England and has equalled this term. Of his 83 games in the top flight, he has started 82, a testament to his importance to the Leicester City side.