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ICT Index: Kane rediscovers his shooting boots

The Scout 16 Oct 2018
Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City

The Scout says striker has improved his accuracy in front of goal but has tough run of fixtures from Gameweek 10

The Scout runs the rule over players ranked high in the ICT Index, which helps Fantasy Premier League managers look beyond points to determine players' values as FPL assets through their Influence, Creativity and Threat.

Harry Kane (£12.5m)

The Tottenham Hotspur forward produced 16 shots over the last four Gameweeks, second only to the 18 of Sergio Aguero (£11.3m).

But for the number of shots on target, Kane fired double the number of his premium-priced rival, bettering Aguero by 10 to five.

Top forwards for ICT Threat GW5-8
Player ICT Threat Shots Shots in box Shots on target Goals
Aguero  267 18 16 5 2
Kane 262 16 13 10 3
Mitrovic   198 16 11 4 1
Deeney   194 8 7 4 0
Vardy    171 15 14 7 2

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The Spurs striker scored three goals over that period and his improving form was recognised by FPL managers.

Popularity gains

More than 380,000 managers brought him in for his Gameweek 8 home match with Cardiff City.

Indeed, Gameweek 8 was the first time that Kane was the top captain choice this season, with more than 1.1million managers handing him the armband.

When assessed against his early-season displays, the Spurs forward is boasting a greater threat.

He managed only three shots on target in the first four Gameweeks.

And he is now averaging a shot every 22.5 minutes, up from 35.9 minutes before.

Cardiff blank sparks sales

However, Kane's one-point return at home to Cardiff has triggered big sales.

He is the second-most transferred-out forward for his Gameweek 9 trip to West Ham United, moved on by 87,000.

The Hammers trip starts a testing run of opponents for Spurs.

Spurs’ next six Gameweeks
9 WHU (A) 12 CRY (A)
10 MCI (H) 13 CHE (H)
11 WOL (A) 14 ARS (A)
Happy against Hammers

Only two of their next six matches are at home and those are against Manchester City and Chelsea in Gameweeks 10 and 13 respectively.

The 31.2 per cent of FPL owners who still have Kane will be boosted by his record against West Ham.

He has seven goals in seven Premier League meetings with the Hammers, including a double in the corresponding fixture last season.

But if he fails to score against Manuel Pellegrini's side, further sales can be expected as his schedule toughens.

Also in this series

Part 1: ICT Analysis: Lowe matching top creators
Part 2: ICT Analysis: Maguire's impact soaring
Part 3: ICT Analysis: Anderson a creative spark for West Ham
Part 4: ICT Analysis: Hazard the standout threat
Part 5: ICT Analysis: Run of starts boosts Iheanacho

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