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Kane injury forces rethink for FPL managers

The Scout 16 Jan 2019

The Scout assesses the best replacements for injured Tottenham Hotspur forward

Managers in Fantasy Premier League are scrambling to revise their forward lines after Harry Kane (£12.5m) was ruled out for at least seven weeks with an ankle injury.

Since the news broke on Tuesday evening, the Tottenham Hotspur forward has been sold by more than 320,000 FPL managers. 

Kane's value has already dropped by £0.1m and is expected to fall further before the Gameweek 23 deadline of Saturday 19 January, 11:30 GMT.

The most popular replacement has been Marcus Rashford (£7.5m), with 126,000+ swapping out Kane for the Manchester United man.

Here are some options for the remaining Kane owners who are yet to make a trade.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) £11.3m

An explosive source of returns, Arsenal’s leading forward has produced 12 or more points on four occasions.

Four of Aubameyang’s next six Gameweeks score just two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

Marcus Rashford (MUN) £7.5m

The Man Utd striker has averaged 7.6 points per match under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rashford has the fixtures to continue that form, too, with five of his next seven Gameweeks scoring just two in the FDR.

Raul Jimenez (WOL) £6.4m

The Mexican is the second top-value forward in FPL, returning 15.0 points per million.

Jimenez avoids all of the current top seven teams in his next seven Gameweeks.

Banking more than £6.0m with the transfer to Jimenez would also free up funds to sign premium midfielders such as Mohamed Salah (£13.4m), Eden Hazard (£11.1m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.3m).

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