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FPL watchlist: Kane the standout striker

The Scout 19 Jul 2021
Harry Kane, Spurs

The Scout on why Spurs talisman can be the top-scoring forward in Fantasy once again this season

As Fantasy Premier League managers can now select their 15-man squads, The Scout analyses standout budget and premium players in each position.

Harry Kane (TOT) £12.5m

Tottenham Hotspur have two testing home matches in the first five Gameweeks, entertaining Manchester City and Chelsea.

But their three contests in between those two encounters lift Kane’s potential as a major captaincy pick.

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According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), their matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Watford and Crystal Palace combine for a score of just seven. 

Spurs’ first five Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR
1 MCI (H) 4
2 WOL (A) 3
3 WAT (H) 2
4 CRY (A) 2
5 CHE (H) 4

Kane enjoyed the most successful Fantasy season of his career in 2020/21.

The Golden Boot winner scored 23 goals and also supplied 14 assists, tallying 242 points. 

That helped him to second place in the overall player standings, just two points behind Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes (£12.0m).

Kane's total was 48 points more than any other forward.

All of Kane's 2020/21 goals

Kane’s exploits have resulted in a price rise, with the Spurs striker now the joint-most expensive player in the game alongside Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (£12.5m).

The underlying numbers show why Kane’s style of play makes him the standout pick in his position.

With 137 shots, he had the league-leading total in Fantasy last season.

In addition, his 51 shots on target, 49 key passes and 14 big chances created were also the top tallies among forwards in the campaign.


Kane’s all-round potential suggests he will again finish as the top-scoring forward, offering managers a major captaincy option in the vast majority of Gameweeks.

See: The Scout's FPL watchlist for 2021/22

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