Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy focused on survival

Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy

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Leicester forward Jamie Vardy insists his side’s priority remains Premier League survival despite their blistering start to the campaign.

The Foxes are one of only two unbeaten sides left in the Premier League, along with top of the table Manchester City, and they have taken 11 points from their opening five matches of the season.

The Blues fine form stretches back to the end of last term and in total they have won 10 of their last 14 top flight matches, losing only once during that period.

England international Vardy has heaped praise on manager Claudio Ranieri for their fine start to the campaign, revealing that the Italian coach encourages them to start every game as if they are on zero points.

He said: “The manager has got it built into us that we start every game as if we are on no points and we need to pick the three up to start the season again.”

The 28-year-old confirmed that the club’s main focus is still to ensure survival in the top flight and only once they have achieved that feet will they turn their attention to pushing up the table.

He continued: “We know how hard the league is, so first and foremost for everyone it is making sure you are away from the relegation zone.

Then once you have got to the points stage where you think you are safe, then you can reassess and maybe push on.”

The Foxes travel to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke in their next match on Saturday and they are available at 3.00 to secure another three points, whilst the Potters are on offer at 2.38 and the draw is a 3.25 shout.

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