Owen lauds Wilfred Ndidi’s equalising goal for Leicester City against Chelsea

Sky Sports pundit Michael Owen has lauded midfielder Wilfred Ndidi after he managed to redeem himself during the Premier League clash against Chelsea. The Leicester City ace was guilty of handing the Blues with a seventh-minute goal after he was dispossessed by Mason Mount, who bagged his maiden Premier League strike.

Thereafter, the Foxes managed to gain control of the game with most of the action in the centre of the park and they eventually found the equaliser after the hour mark following a wonderful header from Ndidi, who are unguarded from a corner. Speaking after the game, Owen praised the qualities demonstrated by the Nigeria international, who made up for the mistake at the beginning of the encounter.

He said: “ He got a redemption there when he scored the goal and what a goal it was. Fantastic ball, out-swinging corner but still managed to land on the edge of the six-yard box which is just perfect really.
As you can see, Chelsea players all over trying to block the runners. Azpilicueta is the man in the centre of the goal and he's not too big himself. It's the downside of zonal marking I'm afraid but what a fantastic header, he rose high and headed it hard, great accuracy as well. Brilliant goal and no more than they deserved either.”

With the result, the Foxes have attained two points from their opening two league games and that can be regarded as a decent return, considering they have tackled Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers, who made the top seven last season. Still, Brendan Rodger’s side are bound to be ambitious with the quality of young players within their ranks and a top-six push may not be far off, should they find the form from the backend of the previous campaign. Leicester are away to newly-promoted Sheffield United next weekend.