LEICESTER boss Claude Puel warned Cherries Jamie Vardy is "refreshed and hungry" as he prepares to return to action at Vitality Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

The striker has missed the past three matches through suspension following his straight red card during the home win against Wolves on August 18.

Vardy, 31, has also had a more relaxed international break after asking not to be considered for England duty any more, to allow younger players to get their chance.

Puel said: "He's not played a lot but I hope he can find his rhythm and tempo.

"I was happy to keep him for a few weeks and hopefully we can have Jamie with good fitness to play the next game.

"He's refreshed and will bring a good mentality, and he is hungry."

Asked about the striker during this morning’s press conference, Cherries boss Eddie Howe said: “He is a very good player, an outstanding centre forward who has done really well in recent seasons

"Whether the break inspires him, from our perspective we obviously want to keep him quiet and try to deal with his main strengths."

The Dorset club head into the fixture sixth in the Premier League, but the Cherries boss is not taking anything for granted.

"We are still in the very early stages of this season and still have a lot to prove," he added.

"We have achieved nothing yet and know every game is vital. We need to get the home crowd behind us and would love to put on a really good performance.

"The games against Leicester have always been entertaining and tight games, two good teams going against each other and tactically really interesting to play.

"I do think Leicester have changed under Claude Puel.

"Traditionally they have been very much a counter-attacking team in recent years, now they are more possession based, with the counter-attack threat still in there, so it makes them a dangerous team to play against."