Wilfred Ndidi ended his Premier League goal drought as Leicester City defeated Chelsea 2-0 on Tuesday evening.
First-half goals from the Nigeria international and James Maddison helped the Foxes secure their 12th win of the 2020-21 campaign.
With that strike, Ndidi scored for the first time in 37 English elite division games. The last time he found the net was on September 29, 2019, when Leicester City romped to a 5-0 win over Newcastle United.
Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi has scored more Premier League goals vs Chelsea than any other team (2), while three of his seven goals in the competition have come from outside the box. pic.twitter.com/AuFUdEczEN
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In his post-match assessment, Ndidi spoke of his side’s confidence while hoping the King Power Stadium giants keep improving in subsequent matches.
“I’m very happy. In these games, we wanted to try as much as possible to get these points. I feel very good. I would say there are still more games to come,” Ndidi told LCFC TV.
“As a team, we want the points. We want to play and get the points. So, I just feel it’s one of these games that we really did good, but there’s still more to learn and hopefully better games coming our way.
Aside from that, the result saw Leicester City overtake Manchester United as league leaders after accruing 38 points from 19 games.