However, the Leicester striker’s rating isn’t that high to be honest, and several less prolific strikers are still boosting a higher rating. We sum up the five most surprising ones…
Steven Fletcher (rating: 76)
Look, Fletcher is a decent player. He works hard and has scored a total of 53 goals in 189 Premier League appearances for Burnley, Wolverhampton and Sunderland.
But his last double digits scoring season came during the 2012/2013 one, in which he scored 11 in his first season with the Black Cats.
He moved to French club Marseille on loan during the January transfer window, but not because he’s on the same level as Vardy. That’s just insane.
Fabio Borini (rating: 76)
Liverpool famously spent £10 million on Borini during the summer of 2012, only for the Italian to score a total of three goals in 38 appearances for the Reds until he was sold to Sunderland three years later.
Borini has hit the net twice this season for the Black Cats, but he’s miles away from Vardy’s performances in England’s top-flight.
Andy Carroll (rating: 78)
That £30.75 million transfer fee Liverpool paid for him during the winter of 2011, will hunt Carroll for the rest of his career. He scored just 11 goals in 58 appearances for the Reds and left Anfield just two-and-a-half years later.
Carroll has proven to be a useful striker, when healthy, but he’s never come close to Vardy’s level, scoring more than ten Premier League goals just once in his career.
Fernando Torres (rating: 79)
If Torres was handed this rating seven or eight years ago, we would be stunned about how low it was. But at this moment in his career, the Spaniard is no way near his old level, let alone that of Vardy.
The conclusion is that Torres should have stayed at Liverpool, where he scored 81 goals in 142 appearances. But he failed at Chelsea and Milan, before joining his old club Atletico on loan. But even that didn’t spark the 31-year-old to refind his old form…
Radamel Falcao (rating: 83)
Just check these numbers. Falcao scored 34 goals (2009/2010), 38 goals (2010/2011), 36 goals (2011/2012) and 34 goals (2012/2013) before he suffered an ACL injury.
The Colombian moved to Monaco for a £32.25 million transfer fee, but was not able to find his best form in France. He joined Manchester United on loan, but didn’t make a strong impression. Falcao was loaned to Chelsea, but he scored just once before suffering another injury…