By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes
Thierry Henry has compared Jamie Vardy’s movement and desire to chase down lost causes to south American stars like Alexis Sanchez and Luis Suarez.
Vardy been one of the stars of the season, scoring 14 goals in 15 Premier League matches including a record-breaking run of a goal in 11 consecutive top-flight games.
Henry has been struck not only by Vardy’s productivity but his tireless work ethic which forces defenders out of their comfort zone.
“Back in the day, if you were a defender facing an English centre-forward, you knew what to expect. They were in your face, running into the channels, and never giving you a breather,” Henry explained in his Sun column on Sunday.
“That is what I like about Vardy. He makes the centre-half sprint an extra 20 yards chasing a ball he thinks is going out, because he knows Vardy has not given it up.
“And you can’t try to rough him up because it wouldn’t bother him. It’s something you only see from the likes of Luis Suarez, Carlos Tevez and Alexis Sanchez etc.”
Vardy and his Leicester team-mates take on champions Chelsea on Monday night as they aim to continue their excellent run of recent form.
Claudio Ranieri’s team dropped to second in the table after Manchester City defeated Swansea 2-1 on Saturday but they will return to the top if they claim at least a draw against Jose Mourinho’s visiting side.