Vardy on the verge of creating another Premier League record
Jamie Vardy is in the form like never before, scoring eight goals in his last eight games for Leicester City. With a double in a 4-1 victory against Aston Villa, the Foxes have now registered wins in eight consective games, another club record. In all these games, Vardy has been the constant name on the scoresheet.
The 32-year-old, however, has scored against the bottom-half teams of the table during this commendable run, only Crystal Palace being a top-half team, which again is on the brink of becoming a part of the bottom half. Also, Arsenal being the only team from the ‘top six’ sides.
The Englishman is on the verge of breaking his record of scoring 11 consecutive games, which was set by him in Leicester’s only title-winning season (2015-16 season).
He is also, only the second player to score in 8 successive games more than once after Ruud Van Nistelrooy, who did it between January 2002 and August 2003. Vardy’s record against the top-six hasn’t been impressive after being shunned away by Manchester United’s defense and Liverpool.
Four goals in four successive Premier League games and history will be re-written by the 32-year- old. It won’t be a cakewalk, however, as they face both, Liverpool and Manchester City, home and away respectively before the new calendar begins. It is not impossible but it certainly won’t be easy with a thrilling chase going on between the defending champions and the current league leaders, Liverpool.
The Foxes are eight points off Liverpool and six points ahead of Manchester City. The other two fixtures are comparatively easier with hosting Norwich City being the first of the four games, while a trip to the London Stadium being the last.
Vardy now has a lot of pressure as many fans are supporting Leicester to stop Liverpool from winning their first Premier League title.
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