Five reasons Chelsea should do everything in their power to sign Jamie Vardy

From certain viral tweets to his direct running and sharp shooting, Jamie Vardy has taken the Premier League by storm over the last 6 months.

The ‘fairytale’ story of the Leicester striker has seen him break the Premier League record for consecutive scoring games and has helped push Leicester – one of the favourites for relegation – into genuine Champions League contention as we begin 2016.

Defending against Vardy looks to be like playing against an in-form Rivaldo at the moment, as a testament to the 4-4-2 and how running fast and direct can cause even top quality defenders endless problems.

Leicester’s simply shocking season has largely been down to Vardy’s contribution, with the help of Riyad Mahrez, and it is about time that the former non-league man gets some reward for his exceptional work-rate with a tasty new contract, isn’t it?

Whether he makes it to the Euros or not, Vardy’s career is about to shoot up several notches and a move to Chelsea could be the start.

Here are FIVE reasons the champions must sign Vards…

Keep Costa off the pies

Costa injury

Costa has only just started actually running this season and it looks as though the big centre-forward had a few too many pies over the summer.

Sluggish and looking like he was carrying a fair bit of weight, the ex-Atleti man will need competition for his place to make sure that he is not going to become complacent and Vardy would provide just that.

A goal from somewhere, please?

Eden Hazard 1

Eden Hazard’s comically bad season has contributed to Chelsea’s lack of goals this season.

When Diego Costa has been struggling, the Blues have looked short of goal threats, with the defenders having to pop up with a higher share of the goals than you may have hoped.

The threat of Vardy would help increase competition for places, but would, crucially, be another player who is a regular goal threat.

Set Loic free

Chelsea v Watford - FA Cup Third Round

Its been a sad time at Stamford Bridge for Loic Remy and it is only a matter of time before he looks for a move away.

All PL fans are missing out with a super striker left rotting on the bench and the arrival of Vardy would likely allow the Blues to free up some wages by moving on Remy.

Cesc-y passing

Cesc Fabregas

As poor as Fabregas has been, playmakers like him thrive off of players making runs in behind.

Jamie Vardy is the ideal player to be found with Fabregas’ defence splitting passes and help stretch the game to allow Chelsea’s other more subtle midfield players the space to play.

Good ol’ Passion

Jamie Vardy (centre)

Personally, each time I hear the word ‘passion’ I want to throw up a little, but Jamie Vardy absolutely encapsulates the kind of energy and desire to help the team that Chelsea lacked in the final days of Jose Mourinho.

Vardy’s qualities are obviously far more than this, but that extra pressing could inject a fresh life into Chelsea’s weary looking players.