Claude Puel: Jamie Vardy is the complete player

Jamie Vardy has scored seven goals in the Premier League this season

Jamie Vardy has scored seven goals in the Premier League this season

Leicester City boss Claude Puel describes Jamie Vardy as "the complete player" after his impressive form for the Foxes in recent weeks.

Puel has been impressed with Vardy during the short time he has been working with him and heaped praise on the player ahead of the trip to the north-east.

"Wilfred has made progress also", Puel told Leicester City Mecury.

Puel has a plethora of attacking options to choose from at the moment as the likes of Jamie Vardy, Islam Slimani, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa and Leonardo Ulloa are all available at his disposal, but given the fact that he can not hand all of the strikers enough game time, the French manager has admitted that he will be looking to offload a few of his attackers in January.

Highlights Leicester 1-0 Burnley                                       Highlights Leicester 1-0 Burnley
Highlights Leicester 1-0 Burnley Highlights Leicester 1-0 Burnley

"He's enjoying his football, it's incredible to see". He is a great player, and now with a lot of experience, maturity in the Premier League he can give a lot to the team. "I was surprised to know his qualities".

Leicester have won half of Puel's six matches in charge, including back-to-back victories against Tottenham and Burnley. "The most important thing is to continue the hard work and to keep building momentum and confidence". We can not play with all the players at the same time.

"We must keep a good focus and try to make a strong game. After, we'll see the result".

Robert Huth and Matty James remain out with respective ankle and Achilles problems, with the former yet to make an appearance this season, and no date has been set for the pair's comeback.