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FPL Wednesday review: Kane a top target again

By The Scout 5 Jan 2023
Kane, Spurs

Forward is most-bought player in last 24 hours as The Scout looks at key takeaways from Wednesday's matches

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Harry Kane (£11.6m) has emerged as a top target in Fantasy Premier League after delivering his best return of the season against Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward combined two goals with an assist in the 4-0 win to collect 16 points at Selhurst Park.

Kane is the most-bought player in Fantasy over the last 24 hours, earning more than 58,000 transfers in.

Crucially, he avoided his fifth yellow card of the campaign, which means Kane is available for Spurs' Double Gameweek 20 against Arsenal and Manchester City.

Nonetheless, managers should wait until the FA Cup Third Round results have passed this weekend before bringing him in for the Double.

Should Spurs or Man City require a cup replay, their Gameweek 20 fixture would need to be rescheduled and moved to later in the season.

See: FA Cup results can help steer Gameweek 20 moves in FPL

Kane was among a number of Spurs players to deliver big hauls against Palace.

Wing-backs Ivan Perisic (£5.5m) and Matt Doherty (£4.6m) also earned double-figure returns, while Son Heung-min (£11.6m) scored his first goal since Gameweek 8. 

Bank on Leeds stars

Elsewhere, Leeds United’s Rodrigo (£6.3m) became the first midfielder in 2022/23 Fantasy to score 10 goals. 

Playing as a forward, the Spaniard netted the Whites’ equaliser in a 2-2 home draw with West Ham United

Leeds are now set to embark on a favourable schedule that hands Rodrigo the chance to extend his run of returns.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), five of their next six matches score only two.

Leeds' next six fixtures
20 AVL (A) 2
21 BRE (H) 2
22 NFO (A) 2
23 MUN (H) 3
24 EVE (A) 2
25 SOU (H) 2

Winger Crysencio Summerville (£4.3m) also impressed in his first start for Leeds since domestic action returned, supplying an assist. 

He has three goals, two assists and 31 points in his last four appearances in their first XI. 

Wolverhampton WanderersDaniel Podence (£5.3m) is another cut-price midfielder offering value in Fantasy.

Podence's goal in the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa means the winger has scored two of his side’s three goals in their three matches under new head coach Julen Lopetegui.

Finally, Dean Henderson (£4.7m) climbed to joint-second in the goalkeeper standings thanks to Nottingham Forest's improving form in defence.

Their 1-0 win over Southampton means Henderson has delivered four of his five clean sheets this season in his last seven outings, compared with just one clean sheet in his first 10 appearances.

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