Ndidi Stuns Stamford Bridge With Error-Mending Goal In Chelsea, Leicester Draw

Ndidi Stuns Stamford Bridge With Error-Mending Goal In Chelsea, Leicester Draw

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi netted the equalising goal as Leicester City forced Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in their Premier League clash at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

The hosts made a vibrant start to the match and deserved the lead when Mason Mount gave it to them after only seven minutes, with the English man robbing Ndidi of possession of the ball before scoring.


Ndidi leaps highest to connect James Madison’s corner kick with powerful header


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Leicester looked like an entirely different team after the interval and equalised through Ndidi who made amends his earlier howler by nodding home James Maddison’s corner kick in the 57th minute. But The Foxes mised a string of chances to condemn Chelsea to a third consecutive defeat in the early stage of the new campaign.

The result leaves the home side with just one point from their opening two league outings under Lampard, while it is back-to-back draws for Leicester at the start of the new campaign.

Mason Mount celebrates after dispossessing Ndidi to net Chelsea goal

Leicester City’s Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho was benched for the entire 90 minutes of the game.

Iheanacho is yet to make an appearance for the Foxes this season.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Pompei 2 years ago

    In our Sunday recreational football, if you give someone a pass and the opponent is close by, you’re supposed to let him know! A shout of MAN ON YOU will likely be made. To give your team mate a pass on the edge of your box is a school boy error you don’t expect to see at this level. So granted, the guy that passed the ball to Ndidi did him no favors, and bears a hefty portion of the blame for Chelsea’s goal. But Ndidi with his experience, should have been on guard! You receive a pass on the edge of your box, your instinct should be to clear your lines immediately. Attempting more than two touches in that area at this level is a huge, unnecessary risk, that is usually punished swiftly! Young DMs growing up, don’t mess around in front of your box! Happily, he powered home that header to silence the vicious criticism that would have ensued. That equalizer probably saved his spot in the starting eleven.

    • Nkemjikapj 2 years ago

      His spot was never in danger.I am a Chelsea fan and I strongly believe he was unplayable for majority of the game
      He is and would always be no. 1 on their team list or is there a better player in the team that does his job better than Ndidi

      • Pompei 2 years ago

        Nobody is above mistake. But when the mistake is one that would embarrass a secondary school kid, then a word of caution is necessary. As I mentioned, the person that gave him the pass in such a vulnerable position shares a huge portion of the blame. But a highly rated DM like Ndidi should never have his pocket picked like that, in front of his box! As SE fans, we want to believe he is the best Leicester have. That he is even indispensable. News flash – nobody is indispensable. Ndidi should avoid mistakes like that in future, because they can cost him his starting shirt.

  • Who the hell is Iheanacho’s manager?
    What in the world is he doing in Leicester?
    If Cotinho is going on loan to Beyern Munich, why cat this young man get the hell out of Leicester to save his career? What is wrong with him?

    Congratulations Ndidi, so proud of you.

    • Patrick 2 years ago

      ihenacho has to leave the club in other not to destroy his career.

  • Nacho seem not to understand the white man especially the English. ” Their smile, their laugh, their praise, their sweet talk etc all a deceit.. They only respect people like pogba, Hudson Huddoi who are very hot headed n ready to call off their bluff. You flow with their smile, laughter n praise, you dead. Nacho be warned else your career is gradually fading away.

    • Pompei 2 years ago

      The English are well known for their deceit. Even in the game of snooker, this is somewhat alluded to…LOL! The word ENGLISH in snooker means making the ball spin, so snooker players put ENGLISH on the ball to make it curve and bend. So yes, Nacho should take whatever he is being told there with a good pinch of salt. Having said that, Nacho is up against a really good, consistent striker in Vardy. There are two ways into the first eleven for Nacho:
      1) Convince the gaffer that playing him alongside Vardy is the optimal attack formation. He can also play in the hole behind Vardy, or try to play as an AM.
      2) Show the gaffer he can play on the right wing, which he did very well at the U-17 level.
      I would expect Nacho to roll up his sleeves and do the work required to force the gaffer’s hand. But if it is to compete directly with Vardy, sorry ooooo. Vardy is good, and he is also ENGLISH. Not gonna happen.

    • Omo9ja 2 years ago

      Thank you for this statement bro. You have seen it all.

      I have said it on this forum and this is going to be the third time. Nigerians in abroad should please come back home and invest home by yourselves.

      Nigerians shouldn’t go by what they are seeing on TV.

      That place is not for us black people. Too stressful, always on the go and no time to do anything.

      Hmmmmm, am I lying? Ask yourselves oooo. That is why Oga refused to go back there because he won’t get a job. That is the bitter truth.

      No place like home. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • I believe kelechi should find himself a new home bcos he’s got a lot of talent in him, he should go out on loan or better still leave the foxes and search for a good team in other to get regular playing time, if not he will be frozen out of SE, with d likes of onyekuru n osihmen playing ahead of him.

    • Greenturf 2 years ago

      Kelechi probably didnt get offers in England so his best bet would have been outside the country but for British passport he wouldn’t dare because he needs to stay in the country for over five years to achieve that.The young man knows what he’s doing so don’t stress too much he is ok.

      • Pompei 2 years ago

        That’s right. No point leaving England for now.

      • Sometimes, it baffles me, to see our multi-millions footballers willingness to sacrifice their God given talents just for British citizenship. With the kind of money these players have, I for one, will not waste a second in this country, talkless of destroying my talent just so I can get British citizenship.

        • Pompei 2 years ago

          Of course, Glory. However, the other thing keeping them in England besides immigration issues is the fact that they are well paid! The only thing a chap like Nacho is missing out on is PLAYING TIME. The objective for showcasing your skills via playing time is to get better compensation. Nacho already has that. So, no point taking a pay cut just to get more playing time elsewhere.

        • Blame your country.. Many wise igbo footballers when they get the chance to play in England they don’t mind sitting on the bench to get English citizenship.. Go and ask Mikel he would tell… When last did an igbo man become president it’s close to 30 something years now and till they kingdom come they wouldn’t still smell the seat so you don’t expect him not to change his country of origin for a country that does not regard his tribe.. Ahmed musa doesn’t need to stay in England after retirement he would surely get a federal appointment to keep him steady but hardly do you see Ibo in power.. I’m not starting a tribal war but everything I wrote is true.. Iheancho pls football isn’t everything plan for your future and unborn children.. Your millions would not last forever

          • Hahahaha….ha. No problem, but SE should not suffer. For me I think our players are letting themselves down with this attitude. Reason non of our players are getting a look in to be voted Africa’s best. It’s even more sad, when you know they ve got the talent to be there.

      • I doubt they are in England waiting for a British passport. Yes, different players have different immigration requirements and yes, many are there on financial grounds (better pay, better regulations etc), however, the money Vs career conundrum still applies.

        Does a young player benefit more from playing time to enhance their earning potential in the long term (exposure, improved deals, move to better clubs etc), or do they sit out their very good contract on the bench or in the second team.

        Each has their own priorities, but if I were Iheanacho, I would look to team up with Pelegrini at West Ham, a manager who gave him playing time at Manchester city or at least, forge a mentoring relationship with him and see if he can suggest clubs that’ll fit him.

        Sitting on the bench devalues a player and means it’ll be very unlikely that he’ll get as good a deal when the current one expires

    • Patrick 2 years ago

      Ihenacho has to leave his club.

  • Is there no Nigerian who can advise Leicester City’s Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho to join another club may be Turkey instead of being on the bench and wasting his talent. Please do help him attain his greatness and his potential.

  • Bomboy 2 years ago

    If Iheanacho was on the bench in Man City or any other top three Premier League club, I would excuse him. But sitting on a Lesicecter (how is the word spelled again?) bench from one season to another is unacceptable.

    GET OUT OF THERE BOY! Even the legendary Okocha played for Bolton. I will prefare Kelechi playing for a newly promoted side than to be sitting on any bench.

    Hope the lad knows what he is doing!

  • Bomboy 2 years ago

    Meanwhile, Drinkwater (rememeber him?) has moved to Burnley to save his career…

    • Pompei 2 years ago

      So Drink-kaikai (or is it Drink-ogogogoro) has left Chelsea for Burnley? Das awright.

      • Pompei 2 years ago

        Sorry, meant to say Drink-ogogoro. Or if you’re from Ghana, you can call him Drink-Akpeteshie 🙂 🙂 🙂