Jamie Vardy has made a decent start to the 2019/20 Premier League season, scoring three goals in five matches.
The Leicester striker will be confident he can add to his tally when the Foxes entertain Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime.
You can listen to commentary of Leicester vs Tottenham LIVE on talkSPORT – the first of our three live commentaries on GameDay.
But it’s not just because he’s in good form that Vardy will feel he can increase his goals when Spurs come to the King Power Stadium.
Since playing his first match in the top flight, Vardy has developed a good habit of scoring against ‘Big Six’ opposition including five to his name against Spurs.
In fact, since the beginning of the 2014/15 season, Vardy has scored more Premier League goals against Spurs, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea than anyone else.
He has 31 goals in 57 appearances against ‘Big Six’ sides to his name which is an average of 147 minutes per goal.
Below you can see the huge names that Vardy has eclipsed in terms of his Premier League goals against ‘Big Six’ sides since the start of the 2014/15 campaign.
Top scorers against ‘Big Six’ opposition
Vardy tops the goalscoring charts against ‘Big Six’ opposition since the start of the 2014/15 season
1) Jamie Vardy – 31 goals in 57 appearances
2) Sergio Aguero – 30 goals in 44 appearances
3) Harry Kane – 23 goals in 46 appearances
4) Sadio Mane – 18 goals in 50 appearances
5) Gylfi Sigurdsson – 16 goals in 55 appearances
6) Roberto Firmino – 14 goals in 37 appearances
7) Eden Hazartd – 13 goals in 48 appearances
8) Olivier Giroud – 12 goals in 42 appearances
9) Ashley Barnes – 12 goals in 45 appearances
10) Mohamed Salah – 11 goals in 22 appearances
Should Vardy get on the scoresheet, he’ll extend his lead over Sergio Aguero, no matter how well the Argentine does this weekend as Manchester City are playing Watford, who are not a ‘Big Six’ side.
But whether Vardy is firing or not, Leicester vs Tottenham promises to be a good game with the hosts level on points with Mauricio Pochettino’s side going into the game.
Ahead of the contest, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said: “There is a strong culture here of learning and wanting to do better. We have very talented young players and also a great group of experienced pros to complement that.
“All of them have the hunger to improve and when you mix all that together then ambition will hopefully help you to progress.
“We are trying to form an identity here and we know we must improve – and we will over time.
“But we know we haven’t fully got to our top level yet and we’re still in a good place – fifth in league and still in a cup and showing some good qualities with lots still to improve on.”
LIVE on talkSPORT
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- Leicester vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT
- Leeds vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Everton vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Newcastle vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
- West Brom vs Huddersfield (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2
Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – with Leicester vs Tottenham among our games this weekend.