Arsenal legend Ian Wright tips Leicester to challenge for champions league spot with the return of Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi
Ndidi plays a pivotal role in Brendan Rodgers side (Photo by Chris Donnelly/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Image)

Arsenal great Ian Wright is backing Leicester City to challenge for a Champions League position this season following the return to action of their influential holding midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and the form of other key players.

A comprehensive 3-0 win over Brighton & Hove at the King Power Stadium on Sunday night, help Brendan Rodger’s side to secure the top three position after matchday 12.

The Foxes secured their eighth win of the season courtesy of three first half goals, a brace from James Maddison and Jamie Vardy.

Making his first Premier League start since September, Ndidi came close to giving Leicester City an early lead but saw his attempt sail over the crossbar inside 120 seconds.

The Foxes have done well in the new season despite their fixture congestion, finishing top of their group to make the last 32 of the Europa League and have kept kicking on in the Premier League, fighting for Champions League football.

Speaking on  Premier League Producti s  after tonight’s clash vs the Seagulls, Wright stated: “If you look at Ndidi coming back, Maddison finding his form, Jamie Vardy looking like he’s still 27, 28-year-old, Tieleman fantastic in midfield, the team is more than good enough to sustain the challenge.

“More than good enough, exciting team to watch from back to front”.

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Ndidi was replaced by Nampalys Mendy in the 80th minute of the game in with an eye on Leicester’s next fixture against Everton next Wednesday, at the king power stadium.

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