Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has labelled Jamie Vardy as “world class” after the striker scored his 100th goal for the club during the Foxes’ 3-1 victory over Fulham.
Vardy scored twice and assisted Youri Tielemans for the opening goal as Rodgers registered his first victory as Leicester boss, following a last gasp defeat to Watford in his first game in charge.
The former England international has scored three goals in the two games since Rodgers took over as manager, and the new Leicester boss believes he has inherited a “world class” forward in the shape of Vardy.
He’s showed over the past couple of years that he’s a world-class striker. I’m just really glad that he’s here. He’s a brilliant focal point for the team.
Vardy could have scored his 100th goal for Leicester to open the scoring but instead assisted Tielemans after rounding the keeper.
The striker did complete his century in the second half, however, putting the home side back in front after Floyd Ayite’s equaliser, before rounding off the victory with his second of the game and 101st Leicester goal.
And Vardy revealed after the game to BBC Sport that he is benefitting from the style of play Rodgers has implemented at the King Power Stadium.
We’re trying to win the ball back as quickly as possible. It’s definitely benefited me, but there’s a lot more hard work to come. We knew Fulham were going to cause us problems – we’ve been working on that. For the majority of the game we got the plan spot on.
Tielemans is another who has flourished in the two games since Rodgers took charge at Leicester, assisting Vardy in the defeat to Watford before the striker returned the favour for the Belgian to open the scoring against Fulham.