Fantasy Premier League

Can Kane end away-day drought?

The Scout 15 May 2017
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Manchester United

Spurs striker delivers their final goal at White Hart Lane as 20% of Fantasy managers hope for an end to his barren run on the road

The Bonus Points

Chrisitan Eriksen (£8.9m) topped the Fantasy Premier LeagueBonus Points System (BPS) in Tottenham Hotspur's final match at White Hart Lane, helping them to a 2-1 victory over Manchester United.

The Dane provided the assist for Harry Kane's (£11.7m) decisive second goal, one of five key passes supplied by Eriksen in Sunday's contest.

Victor Wanyama (£4.8m) claimed bonus points for only the second time this season after scoring 28 in the BPS.

The Kenyan scored Spurs' opener with a soaring header, while he also completed 86% of his 52 passes and produced seven recoveries to earn two additional points.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United, Victor Wanyama scores
Victor Wanyama earned bonus points for just the second time this season having scored Spurs' opening goal against Manchester United

The remaining goalscorers - Kane and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (£8.6m) - were tied on 27 BPS, picking up a single bonus point apiece.

The latter provided three key passes, though his BPS total suffered after committing five fouls and having been tackled on three occasions.

Similarly, Kane also registered two key passes but committed three fouls and was tackled twice. 

The ICT Index

Kane, however, topped the ICT Index with a tally of 12.5, thanks to a Threat score of 64.

The striker registered five touches in the Man Utd penalty area, firing three of his four shots from close range.

Eriksen was the most inventive player on show in Sunday's contest, recording 78 for Creativity.

Chrisitan Eriksen, Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City
Christian Eriksen moved to 18 FPL assists having set up Harry Kane's winning goal on Sunday

He succeeded with four of his 12 crosses, creating two big chances - or gilt-edged opportunities.

The Scout Notes

After scoring Spurs' final goal at White Hart Lane, Kane has now netted in his last seven home matches.

Sunday's seven-point return maintained his 6.5 points per match (ppm) average - top for FPL forwards and second only to Arsenal'sAlexis Sanchez (£11.6m and 6.7 ppm).

Captained by 235,000 (5.5%), Kane will now travel to Leicester City for his second fixture of Gameweek 37 on Thursday.

He is without a goal in five away matches, with a trip to relegated Hull City scheduled for the final day.

Wayne Rooney goal, Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
Wayne Rooney has scored three goals from his last four Gameweek starts for Manchester United

Now only two goals behind Everton'sRomelu Lukaku (£10.1m) in the tussle for the Golden Boot, Kane's 20% ownership will hope that he can end his away-day drought.

Meanwhile, Eriksen's assist was his fifth in seven Gameweeks and an eighteenth of the campaign, taking him level with Manchester City'sKevin De Bruyne (£10.5m).

Scoring eight points, Eriksen is also tied with team-mate Dele Alli (£9.2m) on 209, with the pair ranked joint third in the FPL midfielder standings.

For Manchester United, Rooney's goal was his third in four Gameweek starts.

However, with UEFA Europa League ambitions maintained, manager Jose Mourinho continues to shuffle his line-up, deterring Fantasy investment for the final-day fixture with Crystal Palace.

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