Alan Shearer raves about Leicester City defender Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on December 08, 2019 in...

Leicester City defender Jonny Evans scored en route to the Foxes winning 4-1 to keep Brendan Rodgers' side within reach of the Premier League top spot.

Alan Shearer takes his position in the commentary box ahead of kick-off during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in...

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has spoken highly of Leicester City defender Jonny Evans, naming the Foxes ace in his Team of the Week (Premier League website).

Leicester made it eight wins in a row at the weekend as they won 4-1 away at Aston Villa, a result which kept them second in the table and, at the end of matchday 16, six points clear of Manchester City.

 

Brendan Rodgers' charges reduced the deficit on top-placed Liverpool to eight points once more with a clinical display at Villa Park, in which Jamie Vardy netted for the eighth successive match.

Vardy netted a brace to open and round off the scoring, while Kelechi Iheanacho and Evans - with a thumping header - netted for the Foxes, either side of Jack Grealish's goal in first-half injury time.

As well as his goal, Evans put in a superb defensive performance to thwart the opposition, and as such, Shearer named the 31-year-old in his TOTW along with fellow Leicester man Vardy.

Jonny Evans of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on December 08, 2019 in...

"Only getting better with age," Shearer wrote on the Premier League website about Evans. "He reads the game well and gives everyone around him confidence."

Of Vardy, the Newcastle and England icon said: "Added two more goals to his tally. There is just no stopping the Premier League's leading scorer."

Leicester are back at the King Power Stadium this weekend as they host struggling Norwich City.

A general view of the Kjng Power Stadium before the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at the King Power Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Leicester, England.

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