Scoring double team


January 02, 2016
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy (right) celebrates with Riyad Mahrez after scoring his side's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match at The King Power Stadium, Leiceste on December 16. Leicester beat Chelsea 2-1.

It seems Leicester hotshots Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have some competition as the most lethal double act in the Premier League Watford pair Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney.

Ighalo has scored in each of his last six games heading into today's match against Manchester City at Vicarage Road, and finished 2015 with 30 league goals for the year the best in English football.

Deeney, meanwhile, has six goals and four assists in his last 10 games.

They are the reason why promoted Watford is only two points off the European positions, and must be relishing the prospect of facing a City defence missing captain Vincent Kompany (calf).

Leicester's surprising title challenge was supposed to falter in a six-game run that included matches against Chelsea, Man City, Man United, Liverpool, and Everton. Yet the team lost only once in that period and looks to be the real deal.

Things get slightly easier for Leicester in January, starting against Bournemouth today.

Also today, it's West Ham vs. Liverpool, Norwich vs. Southampton, Sunderland vs. Aston Villa, and West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke. Tomorrow, it's Crystal Palace vs Chelsea and Everton vs. Tottenham.

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