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FPL Lessons: Kane a strong partner for Haaland

By The Scout 21 Nov 2022
Kane and Haaland

The Scout on why managers should invest more funds in forwards in second half of season

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The Scout looks at the key lessons from the opening 16 Gameweeks of Fantasy Premier League, broken down by position.

Forwards

The early-season displays of Erling Haaland (£12.2m) and Harry Kane (£11.6m) have shown why Fantasy managers in have moved more funds into their forward lines in 2022/23.

Forwards have mainly been overshadowed by the output of midfielders in recent Fantasy campaigns, with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) so often the go-to captain for millions of managers.

Haaland’s impact at Manchester City has immediately changed that armband tactic.

The Norwegian sits at the top of the player standings on 123 points, producing 18 goals and three assists in 13 appearances.

And his huge 82 per cent ownership means he will remain the most popular captain in any given Gameweek.

Kane’s form under Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur suggests he should also be part of managers’ line-ups.

The Spurs striker is second only to Haaland in the player standings this season on 102 points.

Indeed, since Conte was appointed head coach last term, Kane’s total of 269 points is more than any other player. 

Top-scorers from GW11 last season
Player Total 2022/23
Kane 269 102
De Bruyne 267 90
Son 256 53
Salah 235 82
Maddison 234 77

Notably, the Spurs star has stepped up his consistency this season. 

Last season Kane produced a goal or an assist in 16 of his 28 outings, or 42.9 per cent of matches.

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However, he has returned in 12 of his 15 appearances in the current campaign, or 80 per cent. 

While Haaland may have established himself as the go-to premium pick in 2022/23 Fantasy, managers should also take advantage of Kane's form under Conte and spend heavily up front during the unlimited free transfers period.

Next: Solanke proving value

Also in this series

Part 1: Start Ward and free up funds
Part 2: Trippier an all-round star
Part 3: Target goalscoring centre-backs
Part 4: Forward role helping Rodrigo thrive
Part 5: Foden leads midfielders who thrive at home
Part 6: FPL unlimited transfers: Build around Salah and Haaland
Part 8: Solanke revived under new head coach

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