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Jamie Vardy has won the Premier League Player of the Month award for October after netting four goals in Leicester’s three fixtures.
Brendan Rodgers’ side won two of their matches during the month, beating Southampton by a historic 9-0 scoreline, seeing off Burnley at the King Power Stadium, but falling short at Anfield by conceding an injury-time penalty to lose 2-1.
Nevertheless, Vardy shone throughout the month, netting a hat-trick during the rout at St Mary’s and also finding the back of the net against the Clarets on home turf.
As announced by the Premier League on their Twitter, those performances have warranted the 32-year-old the Player of the Month award, in what has been a superb individual campaign for the striker so far. Currently topping the scoring charts in the division, Vardy’s ten goals have him one ahead of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham.
Vardy’s supreme form has coincided with Leicester’s resurgence under Rodgers, who has lost just five of his 24 matches in charge since taking the reins towards the end of last season.
An exciting, free-flowing brand of football has breathed new life into the Foxes since the sacking of Claude Puel, and Leicester currently find themselves third in the table having lost only two of their opening 11 matches in the top-flight.
It has been a new lease of life for the former Fleetwood striker since Rodgers took over, with the 32-year-old scoring 19 times – five more than any other top flight player – during his coach’s reign in the Midlands.
With the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham faltering this season, Leicester are looking increasingly likely to acquire Champions League football this season, even if the league is less than a third of the way through.
Next up for the Foxes is a crunch home clash with the Gunners, knowing victory over Unai Emery’s side could be crucial as they extend the gap between the fifth-place side.