Alan Pardew impressed with Jamie Vardy

Alan Pardew

Leicester City will face Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has told the club’s official website that he finds Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy’s route to the English top flight astonishing.

The 28-year-old has been one of the best strikers in the Premier League so far this season, but not so long ago he was playing for Fleetwood Town.

The England international striker started his professional career at Stocksbridge Park Steels and moved to FC Halifax Town before joining Fleetwood in 2011.

Vardy, who has been on the books of Leicester since 2012, has scored nine goals in nine Premier League appearances so far this campaign.

The striker has created 13 chances, has a pass accuracy of 68% and a shot accuracy of 57%, and has won 32 headers, nine dribbles and 12 tackles.

Vardy will feature for Leicester against Palace at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead of the match, Palace boss Pardew suggested that he has been impressed with Vardy’s route to the English top flight.

Leicester are fifth in the Premier League table at the moment with 16 points from nine matches, just a point behind fourth-place West Ham United. Palace are a point behind the Foxes in sixth.

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