Jamie Vardy on the challenge Claudio Ranieri set Leicester City players

Jamie Vardy has scored in his last nine matches for Leicester City.

Jamie Vardy has told the Premier League’s official website that Claudio Ranieri challenged the Leicester City players to improve on their showings last season after he took charge.

Ranieri was appointed as the Foxes boss in the summer, and he was keen to ensure that every one of Leicester’s players improved their performances under his stewardship.

Vardy has said that the Italian boss was quick to lay out his demands of the squad during pre-season, and they have risen to the task – with the squad currently sitting in third place in the Premier League table.

"The gaffer said he wanted everyone to improve so I had to improve on what I did last year. I've doubled my tally already so hopefully it can continue, and hopefully it will be in the Saturday coming," said the England international.

There are very few players who can be accused of regressing under Ranieri’s leadership at Leicester, but few have progressed like Vardy.

The 28-year-old has been a revelation since the start of the season, and he has now scored in nine consecutive league matches.

Vardy already has 12 goals to his name for the season, and he currently tops the scoring charts in England’s top tier.

If he can keep up his current goalscoring form, then Leicester look well placed to continue their wonderful opening to the new campaign, with optimism very high at the King Power Stadium.

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