Jamie Vardy says Leicester outsiders 'enjoying the ride'
By Stephen Turner
Last Updated: 10/02/16 10:11am
Jamie Vardy says it is business as usual at Leicester as they prepare for another big test of their title credentials on Sunday.
Claudio Ranieri's side won over a few more naysayers with a convincing win at Manchester City at the weekend, and next up is a Super Sunday trip to Arsenal in their last meeting with any of the current top four.
Victory in north London would give them an eight-point lead over Arsenal, while at least one of City and Tottenham will drop points when they meet at the Etihad on the same day.
Arsene Wenger now makes Leicester favourites to upset pre-season odds of 5,000-1 and win the Premier League, but if that assessment was meant to put doubt in the outsiders' minds, it has not worked on Vardy,
"We're just enjoying it aren't we? We're just enjoying the ride," said the division's top scorer at the launch of the latest FIFA Ultimate Team 16 Winter Upgrades.
"If you start thinking about it too much it's going to affect you, it's as simple as that. We'll just continue to do exactly the same thing we've done all season.
"Arsenal are up there, we're up there, City are and Tottenham. Manchester United might be 10 points adrift but the way this season's going those 10 points can be picked up quickly.
"We'll just take every game as it comes, knuckle down and hopefully keep picking points up."
Arsenal are one of just two teams to beat Leicester in the league this season having won 5-2 in September's open game at the King Power Stadium.
But the leaders have conceded just twice in their past seven league games, and Vardy said: "I think it'll be a matter of us tightening up a bit defensively and, as we've seen, we've kept a lot of clean sheets recently.
"No doubt it will be tough, we know the players they've got are world class but although we lost 5-2 when we played them last time we did show that we can hurt them."
Jamie Vardy was speaking at the launch of the latest FIFA Ultimate Team 16 Winter Upgrades. To check out the latest upgrades head to https://www.easports.com/uk/fifa/fut-winter-upgrades