Leicester Boss Brendan Rodgers Speaks On Jamie Vardy’s Goal Drought

Jamie Vardy has not scored since the restart and his only goals of 2020 came in the final match before the lockdown in the Foxes’ 4-0 home win against Aston Villa.

The 33-year-old’s uncharacteristic spell appears to be mirroring Leicester’s recent form, with the Foxes yet to win since football resumed.

Asked if Vardy’s goal drought is a cause for concern, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers replied: “No, I think Jamie is proven and since I came into here he has been a breath of fresh air.

“His talent and his goal scoring ability has been right up there for the whole period I have been here. I think when he gets the opportunities he will take them and I think over the course of these games he hasn’t had many.

“I have spoken about ways that we can create him more chances because it’s about the team so we have to look to attack the games. I was encouraged by the second half at Everton as we had more numbers up there to score and when we have that it obviously helps him as well.

“I have no worries about Jamie. He is a top level striker and sometimes these milestones when they are so close can take that bit longer to achieve, but he is still such a real catalyst for us and a very important player for us.”

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Rodgers insists he never had any reservations about Leicester’s game against Crystal Palace going ahead on Saturday despite the Midlands city having lockdown measures re-imposed.

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