Premier League and Carabao Cup: 10 things to look out for this weekend

28 February 2020 12:01
Villa try to break Manchester City’s League Cup stranglehold, Vardy needs a goal and Moyes must rouse HammersSince he scored 14 goals in 12 league games between late September and 21 December, in which he failed to find the net in only two matches (one of them against Norwich), someone has turned off Jamie Vardy’s scoring tap. In that free-scoring period there seemed to be no stopping him: he may not have been on the scoresheet against the Canaries, for example, but he played excellently and threatened constantly, and it was his (off-target) header from James Maddison’s corner that Tim Krul flapped into his own net for the equaliser in a 1-1 draw. But since Christmas he has not scored at all, and in six league games this calendar year he has had only eight shots – 50% of them against Manchester City last weekend – and only four on target, the most recent against Chelsea on 1 February, 235 pitch minutes ago. Brendan Rodgers’ priority must be to turn that tap back on. SB Related: Moyes plays percentages game but West Ham need inspiration soon Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian