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Jamie Vardy goals keep Leicester City dreaming

Jamie Vardy, Leicester City, English Premier League
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Vardy troubled the scorers against Watford as Brendan Rodgers’ side comfortably secured the points on offer at the King Power Stadium.

Before the start of season Liverpool were expected to fight Manchester City for the English Premier League title. However, it is Leicester City who are challenging for the title as City languish with an injury crisis. Pep Guardiola’s side are not far but do not seem to be in driving seat this season.

After impressing in Scotland, Brendan Rodgers is en-route to his second assault on the Premier League. However, this time he is fighting his former employers with whom he failed.

It was Luis Suarez who led Liverpool’s bid for the elusive English top flight title. This time around Jamie Vardy is leading his charges. And Vardy is in a better goal scoring form than the Uruguayan during his time at Anfield.

Turning 33 this January, Vardy has not shown any signs of stopping ever since he lifted the Premier League title.

Departure of Claudio Ranieri from the King Power Stadium resulted in a blip but it was soon forgotten. His flirtations with Arsenal also had an impact that year but once he signed a long term contract, his goal scoring form returned.

Rodgers sprinkles his magic

But it under Rodgers that he has truly thrived. Scoring more frequently than he did under the Italian tactician. Leicester are built around his strengths and he is showing why that decision was made.

Profiting from the increased responsibility and with Ayoze Perez to complement him, Vardy is in the form of his life.

He is leading the Premier League goal scoring charts. To top it off, the Sheffield native has managed to hit the back of the net 9 times in the Foxes last seven matches. All coming in successive matches.

Vardy now stands four matches away to equaling his record for goals in 11 successive fixtures. Moreover, his 14 goals in the current campaign have attributed to Leicester winning 10 games.

To put Vardy’s importance into context, Brendan Rodgers’ side have won 11 matches in league competition this campaign. He was not on the score sheet in Leicester’s two domestic defeats to Liverpool and Manchester United. Both losses came on the road.

Leicester take on the challenge of Manchester City and Liverpool in their next four league outings. Their title credentials will be tested then. Foxes fans will hope Jamie Vardy to continue scoring to keep their hopes alive.

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