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Alan Shearer makes “fantastic” Jamie Vardy comment in dig at Chelsea’s Timo Werner

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Former England strikers and Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer and Ian Wright have explained why Jamie Vardy is in such good form.

The former England striker scored twice in the first half as Leicester ran out 4-2 winners over Watford at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Vardy was at his vintage best, while James Maddison found his swagger again as City picked up all three points in difficult snowy conditions.

Speaking on Match of the Day 2, Shearer and Wright were keen to break down just why Vardy is such a good striker.

“When they’re missing Youri Tielemans, you need someone like James Maddison, with the capabilities that he has,” Wright said.

“You need him to step up because in Jamie Vardy you’ve got a willing runner, somebody who is constantly threatening the back of teams. Today, with the amount of mistakes Watford made, they played into his hands.”

Shearer highlighted Vardy’s movement as the key to success, with a tip of the hat to Maddison for his fine playmaking form.

Shearer: “I spoke about the lack of movement of Werner for Chelsea (against Man United),” Shearer said.

“Vardy is exactly the opposite. His movement is fantastic. His ability and his energy to run in behind. It helps when you’ve got Maddison on the form he’s in – then he can help him in terms of picking out the passes that he so obviously loves.