This time last season, Leicester forward Jamie Vardy was scoring in a record straight 11 games and leading the Foxes to glory.
However, this season the star Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, whom was a massive Arsenal target over the summer, has failed to follow up on his standout performance of last season.
The English forward’s goalless streak is now up to 15 games having last scored when the club suffered a 4-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
Vardy also has failed to score since the removal of his famous wrist cast that he wore almost all of last season and for the opening months of this campaign.
Former Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester United forward Michael Owen called Vardy out recently on BT Sport as quoted by the Express calling him a hit it and hope striker rather than a true finisher:
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Despite his criticism of Vardy, Owen went on to discuss the importance of his running and work ethic and claims it will be only a matter of time before he gets back on the goal trail.
The real issue is that without his goals this season he is looking on the verge of ineffective.
Without his goal contribution he is starting to look expendable up front and despite his massive new contract this summer, if he doesn’t start to produce the Foxes have to find a solution before they are even more sucked into a relegation fight.
According to First Post the blame can also be pointed at Riyad Mahrez, but the Algerian has started to chip in some penalty goals in the last few weeks.