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The Scout’s World Cup review: Kane stakes claim for premium spot

The Scout 5 Dec 2022
Kane, Spurs

Find out which Fantasy stars impressed on Sunday and who is in action on Monday

The Scout looks at players in Fantasy Premier League who have impressed in the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches.

Harry Kane (£11.6m)

The Tottenham Hotspur forward continued his excellent tournament by scoring the second goal in England’s 3-0 win over Senegal.

Kane’s strike means he has now been involved in a team-high four goals in FIFA World Cup 2022, scoring one and assisting a further three.

His displays strengthen the appeal of investing heavily up front in Fantasy when the season resumes, pairing Manchester City’s Erling Haaland (£12.2m) with the Spurs talisman.

See: PL player World Cup tracker

Kane ranks second only to Haaland in the overall player standings, having blanked in only three of his 15 outings. 

A potential Double Gameweek 20 for Spurs merely adds to his appeal as the go-to replacement for Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) up front.

Meanwhile, Phil Foden (£8.3m) and Bukayo Saka (£8.0m) have each been involved in three goals for the tournament after combining for England’s third against Senegal. 

Foden added to his goal against Wales last time out with two assists on Sunday, while Saka has scored three goals in three outings.

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At the back, Kieran Trippier (£5.9m), the top-scoring and most popular defender in Fantasy, has now been rested in successive fixtures, with Kyle Walker (£4.8m) the preferred right-back for Gareth Southgate.

Earlier in the day, Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) of Spurs and Manchester United’s Raphael Varane (£4.8m) featured as France secured their place in the last eight courtesy of a 3-1 win over Poland.

A host of Premier League stars are again in action tomorrow, with Spurs and Chelsea players involved in both matches.

Ivan Perisic (£5.4m) and Mateo Kovacic (£4.9m) look set to start for Croatia against Japan in Monday’s early kick-off.

Spurs' wing-back Perisic has profited from a more advanced role during the tournament, supplying two assists in a 4-1 win over Canada.

His domestic team-mates Richarlison (£8.4m) and Son Heung-min (£11.6m) then go head-to-head as Brazil face South Korea.

Richarlison is in better form, having scored twice from his two starts for Brazil in the group stages.

Son to star again?

Son, meanwhile, provided the assist for South Korea's winner against Portugal last time out, scored by Wolverhampton Wanderers' Hwang Hee-chan (£5.7m).

Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva (£5.4m) and Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson (£5.5m) could also feature for Brazil alongside Man Utd midfielders Casemiro (£4.9m) and Fred (£5.1m).

Monday’s matches
15:00 GMT Japan v Croatia
19:00 GMT Brazil v South Korea

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