What next for Vardy?

Jamie Vardy has broken the Premier League record for scoring in consecutive games, but what records are the Leicester City striker next in line to break?

Few would have imagined that Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of goals in 10 consecutive matches would be beaten by a player who in the 2010/11 season was plying his trade in the seventh tier of English football, the Northern Premier League.

Vardy moved up to the Conference Premier (one league below League Two) with Fleetwood Town in 2011, and it was from there that the Foxes signed the striker for a reported fee of £1 million, which was a non-League record.

The signing resulted responses such as this one…

There was a lot of humble pie doing the rounds last week, not least for that chap…

Vardy has most certainly had the last laugh, but what now for the 28-year-old?

The all-time record for scoring in consecutive games is held by none other than Lionel Messi, who scored in 21 La Liga games in succession. A run that began against Mallorca in November 2012 and ended against Atletico Madrid in May the following year.

Should Vardy feature in all of Leicester's league matches, he could break Messi's record against Manchester City on Saturday, February 6, having equalled the record four days earlier against Liverpool.

While you can't put anything past Vardy at the moment, Messi's record might be a bridge too far for the England international. However, there are some more achievable records on the horizon…

12 – If Vardy scores against Swansea on Saturday he will move past Gabriel Batistuta's record of scoring in 11 consecutive Serie A matches.

13 – Vardy will hold the record for the second most consecutive games scored in the English top flight if he scores against Swansea and then again Chelsea on December 14. The record of 12 games is currently held by Jimmy Dunne, who achieved the feat for Sheffield United 1931/32.

15 – Further goals against Everton and Liverpool would see Vardy surpass Stan Mortensen, who scored in 15 consecutive appearances for Blackpool in England's top flight in 1950/51.

17 – Should Vardy then add further goals against Manchester City and Bournemouth, he will beat the Bundesliga record of 16 which is held by Bayern München's Gerd Muller.

22 – Only five more goals from there and he'll beat Messi…

How long do you think Vardy's run will continue?

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