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GW7 Lessons: Kane on the up

The Scout 1 Oct 2018
Harry Kane - Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur

The Scout looks at the rising interest in Spurs striker after his season-high haul at Huddersfield Town

Managers in Fantasy Premier League have been quick to react to the two goals Harry Kane (£12.5m) scored against Huddersfield Town.

His brace on Saturday at the John Smith's Stadium earned Kane the maximum three bonus and helped him to 13 points, his highest total of the season.

As a result, he has been brought into 103,000+ squads for Gameweek 8, more than any other forward.

Kane's form over the last two Gameweeks has demanded attention.

He has produced exactly half his 44 FPL points in that period, totalling three goals and six bonus.

Catching Aguero

The 25-year-old is only seven points behind Sergio Aguero (£11.4m) at the top of the forward standings and has the chance to overtake the Manchester City striker in Gameweek 8.

Kane's Tottenham Hotspur will host Cardiff City while Aguero travels to Liverpool.

Already over 34,000 managers have made the direct swap from Aguero to Kane ahead Gameweek 8's deadline of 19:00 BST Friday 5 October.

Both players have scored five goals in the first seven matches.

Diminishing goal threat?

Yet the underlying statistics show Kane's goal threat has slowed when compared with last season.

He has averaged 31.4 minutes per shot this term, down from 16.8 minutes.

By contrast, Aguero has improved. He averages 13.6 minutes per shot, up from 20.9 minutes in 2017/18.

Indeed, he has totalled 38 shots to the 20 of Kane.

Captaincy favourite

Nevertheless, Kane will be one of the big favourites for the Gameweek 8 captaincy against Cardiff.

But, he has three away matches in the next four fixtures.

Kane's form and output over that period can have a major impact on the plans of FPL managers as he looks to overtake Aguero as the premium go-to forward.

Spurs' next seven fixtures
GW Opponent FDR
8 Cardiff (H) 2
9 West Ham (A) 2
10 Man City (H) 5
11 Wolves (A) 3
12 Crystal Palace (A) 3
13 Chelsea (H) 4
14 Arsenal (A) 4
Also in this series

Part 2: Buy Kane? The FPL experts have their say
Part 3: GW7 Lessons: Time to focus on Foxes

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