Jamie Vardy inspires Leicester City to 2-0 win at Tottenham

The Foxes have been pushed to the sidelines in the title conversation in recent weeks but thanks to vintage performance from Jamie Vardy they are now right back in the mix.

The game was billed as a straight shootout between Vardy on the on form Harry Kane but the wily Vardy always look to have his number in North London.

Kane’s free kick on 33 minutes went down as the game first real chance just before Vardy’s whipped effort tested Hugo Lloris.

But the always persistent Vardy was not to be denied before the break as he fired the Foxes in front.
Serge Aurier’s clumsy challenge felled Wesley Fofana inside the box and Vardy stayed true to form and smashed home from the spot.

Leicester looked to have extended their lead immediately after restart as James Maddison clipped home James Justin’s long pass.

But referee Craig Pawson chalked it off for a VAR offside against the England man.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ side didn’t have to wait much longer to make it 2-0 as Toby Alderweireld deflected home Vardy’s header on the hour.

Spurs did look to rally themselves in the final 20 with Son Heung-min bringing an excellent stop from Kasper Schmeichel.

But in the end another bad day at the office means Jose Mourinho’s methods will once come under the microscope.

Full Time at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium it’s Tottenham 0 Leicester City 2

Premier League Preview: Liverpool v Leicester City

Jurgen Klopp is already without both of his first-choice centre backs after Joe Gomez joined Virgil Van Dijk on the sidelines.

Skipper Jordan Henderson is also out, after picking up a groin injury on international duty, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and
Mo Salah also missing from a depleted Reds side.

James Milner is expected to fill in for Trent at right back, with Fabinho moving back into defence in place of Gomez.

However, despite the mounting injury list for Klopp, Thiago Alcantara and Andy Robertson have both been passed fit to return.

For the Foxes, Rodgers also has issues in defence, with right backs Ricardo Pereira and Timothy Castagne ruled out.

Wesley Fofana should be OK to start at centre back, meaning Rodgers could name an unchanged starting line up from their win against Wolves last time out.

And it’s all set up for a 7.15pm kick off tomorrow night at Anfield.

Premier League: Leicester City vs Aston Villa

If Villa can make it four wins from four and Everton lose to Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime, Dean Smith’s side could be top of the league come Monday morning, which would cap off an incredible start to the season.

They’ll be full of confidence after smashing seven past Liverpool last time out, but face a Leicester side who will be trying to bounce back from a heavy defeat of their own, after the lost to West Ham before the international break.

The Foxes have injury worries to deal with though, as Wilfried Ndidi, Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira, Daniel Amartey and Filip Benkovic are all missing. There’s also a major doubt over Jamie Vardy, who will have a scan after suffering a calf injury in training.

Dennis Praet and Jonny Evans are also rated at 50/50, but James Maddison should make it after feeling tightness in his calf after the win over Manchester City. Cengiz Under could make his first start for the club since joining from Roma on loan, and Wesley Fofana is expected to make his debut.

There are no new injury concerns for Aston Villa, who will be without Tom Heaton and Wesley. The pair uploaded a picture to social media on Friday confirming that they are close to a return, but it won’t be this weekend. Bjorn Engels is back in contention after an injury of his own, but Kortney Hause is a doubt with a knock.

Leicester City take on Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, October 18th. Kick-off is at 7.15pm.

Leicester City and Tottenham to do battle over Swansea City’s Joe Rodon

Spurs have been heavily linked with the Welsh international during the extended EFL transfer window as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his defensive options.

However, with chairman Daniel levy looking to drive Swansea’s asking price down from £20m to around £15m, the Foxes could now move in with a last minute bid.

Brendan Rodgers has already secured a deal for St. Etienne centre back Wesley Fofana but Rodon is viewed as a long term partner for the Frenchman.

Leicester City Continue Fofana Pursuit

The 19-year-old is believed to be Brendan Rodgers’ top target this summer, with some reports claiming that Fofana has his heart set on a move to the Premier League.

The Foxes are said to be offering a 5-year deal for the French-born player, with the Ligue 1 side having rejected as many as 4 bids so far for his services.

It’s believed Leicester’s latest bid is in the region of €40m, including €5m worth of bonus payments.

Saint-Etienne are managed by ex-Foxes boss Claude Puel, who appears to be playing hardball with his former club.

Puel is keen to keep hold of Fofana for another season, whereas it’s claimed the board are willing to accept the tempting €40m offer.

Leicester are yet to hear back from the French side over the bid, and with under a week to go until the transfer window closes, it remains to be seen whether the Foxes land their man.