Jamie Vardy's party, version 2.0: Closing in on his previous scoring record

marca.com, 14 December 2019, 05:11

Leicester City's Premier League title win was supposed to be a flash in the pan, but the Foxes are second this season and appear more likely to challenge Liverpool than Manchester City.

One of the reasons for that is, once again, Jamie Vardy's incredible form in the Premier League, where he's currently the top goalscorer.

"I know that if I have a chance I'll take it," Vardy said after scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Aston Villa to keep Leicester second.

Vardy is throwing a second party this season. He's scored in eight consecutive matches, of which Leicester have won each, and he's closing in on the record he set when they conquered England by scoring in 11 straight games.

"He's one of the best strikers in Europe," said coach Brendan Rodgers.

"What I like about him is his hunger. He never gives up. That's what's taken him to where he is."

Since Rodgers arrived at the King Power Stadium in February, Vardy has scored 25 goals in 26 Premier League games.

He's England's top scorer with 16 goals in as many matches.

In November 2015 he completed 11 consecutive scoring appearances against Manchester United, taking over Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of 10 that he achieved in 2003.

"To score goals you have to work hard and be persistent," Vardy said, and that's exactly what he does and is.

Thirty-nine percent of his shots have gone in, he has 16 goals already - one more than he had at this point in the title-winning season - Leicester have more points too (38 compared to 35), they have more goals (39 to 34) and look, arguably, a more complete team.

Rodgers has built a new team, and Vardy is throwing another party.

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