The Leicester City comet of momentum has sent the team all the way to the top of the league table.
A truly outstanding feat for a team that just got back into the Premier League this season.
Their success has attributed to what Chelsea manager describes as “a completely different reality from years ago. There is this risk.” One of the undeniable factors of Leicester’s success is the prosperous form of Jamie Vardy.
Vardy is quickly becoming a superstar in the Premier League with his incredible work rate and nose for goal. He drew first blood during Leicester City’s battle with the Newcastle Baggies. The goal also drew him even for most consecutive EPL games with a goal (10).
Vardy’s post-game press conference reveals just how intelligent of a striker the 28 year-old English international is,
“As soon as Leo put me through there was only one defender to beat so I’ve just knocked it to the side of him.”
“I’ve gone near post because nine times out of 10 the ‘keeper will think that you’ll try to bend it into the far stick. ”
Vardy isn’t alone, the striker also has Riyad Mahrez netting up a storm for Leicester with 7 goals. Their productivity has threatened to usurp the “big four” mentality that has pervaded the Premier League.
The question for the weekend is whether Hardy will be able to outpace Van Nistelrooy’s record this weekend and help Leicester hold on to the top spot with what is sure to be a tenacious match up between the newly crowned league leaders and second place Manchester United.