Leicester City have made a decent start to the new campaign, picking up six points from a possible nine in the Premier League after seeing off Manchester City at Wembley Stadium to secure the Community Shield.
Although the Foxes’ performances haven’t been up to their usual high standards, victories over Wolves and newly-promoted Norwich City have come either side of a disappointing 4-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham United.
Those results have left Brendan Rodgers’ charges in a healthy position during the first international break of 2021/22, and it’s been one of the Midlands outfit’s usual suspects who’s led the way throughout August.
Despite the arrival of several exciting new acquisitions at the King Power Stadium over the summer, 34-year-old Jamie Vardy has continued to fire Leicester up the top-flight table.
As per SofaScore, the former England international has received a match rating of 7.43 out of 10 after bagging two goals and providing one assist in three league outings, the highest tally compared to his teammates.
And when looking at Vardy’s underlying numbers, it’s easy to see why he’s been awarded such a healthy score in the early stages of the season.
In his 261 minutes of Premier League action, Vardy has had five shots on target, made three key passes, won a massive eight duels and completed four of his attempted dribbles.
His impressive contribution to Leicester’s success highlights his importance to Rodgers’ side, despite the pacey striker entering the twilight years of his career.
The former Fleetwood Town gem will be aiming to pick up where he left off once the league resumes, with current champions Manchester City Vardy’s next opponent.