Leicester: Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi can play a multitude of positions in midfield and even help out on the backline. He has already established himself as a consistent player in Leicester’s first team with 12 appearances in all competitions this season.
Ndidi made himself well known with Belgian club K.R.C. Genk. He played as a full-back and center-back before the club finally deployed him as a central midfielder, a position that he made his own as time went on. Ndidi has already looked like an incredibly solid defensive midfielder. An exceptional work rate and consistent ball winning abilities have drawn comparisons to N’Golo Kante.
If there’s a weakness in his game, it’s his offensive prowess. His ability on the ball is very cookie cutter. He doesn’t like to color outside the lines when playing in the midfield. Depending on how your team lines up, that may not be a weakness at all, but as managers demand more and more positional flexibility from their players, it couldn’t hurt Ndidi to develop that side of his game. Either way, he appears to have a bright future in holding midfield.