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GW30 Lessons: Kane a must-have for the run-in

The Scout 5 Apr 2021
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The Scout says Spurs star has bonus potential as he edges closer to his best-ever FPL season

A brace at Newcastle United helped Harry Kane (£11.6m) break the 200-point barrier for the fourth time in Fantasy Premier League.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker earned 13 points in the 2-2 draw at St James’ Park, taking his total to 204 for the campaign. 

Kane's goals v Newcastle

He is only 10 points behind Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) at the top of the player standings, having scored 19 goals and supplied 13 assists. 

Kane is also closing in on his best-ever haul of 224 points, set in 2016/17 when he produced 29 goals and seven assists.

The England international is averaging 7.3 points per match and still has eight matches left to play.

King of bonus points

A comparison of the two aforementioned seasons highlights a big improvement in the quality of chances Kane is creating for his team-mates.

His minutes per shot and key pass are both nearly identical, while his total of 66 shots in the box this term is just two shy of his 68 from 2016/17.

However, Kane's 14 big chances created this season is double his tally from 2016/17.

Kane season comparison
  2016/17 2020/21
Mins per shot 23.0 22.5
Shots in the box 68 66
Mins per chance created 62 63
Big chances created 7 14
FPL points 224 204

What does this mean for his Fantasy potential?

Combined with his goal threat, Kane's upturn in creativity has lifted his prospects in the Bonus Points System (BPS), which determines the bonus points in any given match.

Indeed, his total of 35 bonus points is more than any other player and is also his best-ever tally in a Fantasy campaign.

Put into perspective, apart from the 32 of Fernandes, no other player has managed more than 23 bonus points this term.

More to come?

Spurs' remaining matches only add to Kane's appeal in FPL. 

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), only two of their final eight opponents score more than three.

Furthermore, Spurs are the only side to have a Double Gameweek 32, when they face Everton and Southampton.

Kane's potential for multiple routes to returns makes him a must-have for the run-in as he approaches his best-ever season in Fantasy.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW30 FPL stats: Captain Kane rewards faith of millions
Part 2: GW30 Bonus points: Rodriguez and Coleman lead the way
Part 3: FPL Saturday review: Pereira stars on day of season-high hauls
Part 4: GW30 Lessons: Managers rush to Jota
Part 6: Who to target for the run-in? What the experts say

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