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FPL Lessons: Home form can make Kane essential

The Scout 26 May 2019
Harry Kane, Spurs

The Scout says goals at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could help Spurs' star striker become the go-to premium forward in 2019/20

The Scout takes a club-by-club look at the 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League season.

Tottenham Hotspur

When it comes to choosing premium forwards next term, the home form of Harry Kane could be decisive. 

Spurs' top five FPL performers
Player Position Points
Eriksen MID 161
Kane FWD 160
Son MID 159
Lloris  GKP 145
Lucas MID 131

The Tottenham Hotspur forward was the most prolific player away from home in FPL this season, scoring 11 goals in his 16 away appearances.

But Kane struggled at home, scoring only six goals over his 12 matches.

That left him second behind Son Heung-min's eight for Spurs, level with his midfield team-mates Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura.

Pricey pick

Kane’s relatively poor form at home was in stark contrast to his rivals among premium FPL forwards, Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The pair scored 15 and 13 goals respectively in home matches.

Costing £12.5m at the start of the season, Kane’s troubles at home meant he failed to live up to his price tag.

But his underlying statistics suggest he was somewhat unlucky.

At home, Kane’s total of 20 shots on target matched Aubameyang's and was just six fewer than Aguero's. 

Familiar surroundings

Kane could also be boosted by Spurs’ move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which ended their spell at Wembley Stadium.

In his last full season at the club's old White Hart Lane stadium, he scored 17 of his 29 goals in home matches.

If he maintains his record on the road, a revival of that home form would dramatically raise Kane’s appeal as a captaincy candidate. 

No 1 choice

At the back, rotation among the Spurs defenders means Hugo Lloris is likely to remain the most reliable pick.

Managers who prefer premium goalkeepers should certainly consider the Frenchman.

Lloris’s average of 4.4 points per match in 2018/19 was identical to Ederson's for Manchester City.

While Son has the potential for explosive scores, it is Kane who can be the game-changer for FPL managers in 2019/20.

If he can rediscover his old home form at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, he can become a must-have next season.

See: The Scout's 2018/19 club-by-club FPL lessons

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