Leicester City’s Vardy Playing The Best Football Of His Career: Good Enough To Win The Golden Boot?

Leicester City centre-forward Jamie Vardy has made a sensational start to this campaign and he was once again an instrumental figure for the Foxes in their 2-0 home win over Arsenal on Saturday evening. The English striker overcame a slow start to the game and put in a match-winning display in the second half when he scored one himself and set up Maddison for the other goal which helped the East Midlands outfit bag maximum points at the King Power Stadium.

After the match, Vardy expressed his happiness and said (via BBC), “I’m playing probably the best that I ever have but there’s a long way to go.

“I’m always willing to learn, there’s new tactics with the gaffer and I’m always trying to give 100% and it’s paying dividends for myself.”

Vardy’s Excellent Start To This Premier League Campaign

The Sheffield-born striker is currently leading the Premier League goal-scoring charts having netted 11 goals in 12 league matches for the Foxes so far this season. He has also created two assists in the English top-flight this term. Vardy’s incredible form has helped Leicester consolidate their position in the top 4 heading into the international break.

The Leicester frontman is vastly experienced in English football, so he knows what it takes to consistently find the back of the net week in week out. However, he is yet to finish as the top-scorer of the Premier League and so this season could be his ideal opportunity to win his first golden boot at the end of this campaign.

What Makes The English Forward Such A Potent Goal-Threat?

The 32-year-old is still one of the quickest strikers in the top tier of England. The English talent is a prolific marksman as he can beat the offside trap by making a few well-timed runs behind the opposition backline. Furthermore, he is an unforgiving presence in the final third as he does not miss too many chances up top.

Is Vardy Good Enough To Win The Golden Boot?

Vardy has all the attributes to be the top-scorer in England this season. However, he can expect some stiff competition from other prolific goal-scorers such as Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Tammy Abraham and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.

What could give Vardy an edge over any of his other competitors is the fact that Brendan Rodgers has built a system which gets the best out of him in the offensive end of the field. Complimentary pieces like James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez have all helped in creating chances for Vardy this term at the King Power Stadium. Thus, it won’t be a surprise if the Leicester striker continues to score goals for fun in the English top-flight for the remainder of this campaign. 

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