Fantasy Football

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane struggling ahead of Liverpool clash

Tottenham Hotspur head to Anfield on Sunday desperately in need of a win over the Premier League leaders. Spurs are winless in their last two league fixtures losing to Brighton 3-0 and drawing with Watford 1-1 following the international break.

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With issues surrounding Tottenham Hotspurs’ form this season, fresh speculation around Harry Kane’s future at the club has surfaced. Kane has not scored a goal in his last two league games for Spurs, which has been part of their problems in the final third over the last 180 minutes of football.

Tottenham Hotspur’s attack has been lacking this term although they have scored 15 goals in nine matches. Injuries to Dele Alli, Giovani Lo Celso, and the form of Christian Eriksen have been major issues for Spurs going forward. Kane’s five goals have kept Tottenham Hotspur afloat but going up against Liverpool’s vaunted defence in gameweek 8 could continue the striker’s poor run of form.

Liverpool have conceded the joint fewest goals in the league this term with seven. The Reds are beaten in their last four matches against Tottenham Hotspur and that includes Liverpool’s 1-0 win in the Champions League Final last June.

Kane has tallied 48 Fantasy Premier League points this season in 804 minutes. He hasn’t missed a league fixture playing a full 90 minutes in eight of Tottenham Hotspur’s nine matches.

The Englishman isn’t cheap in FPL and going up against Liverpool after back to back matches without a goal sees his price tag as too high. Kane costs £10.9 million after gameweek 9 in which just two points were tallied against Watford. Kane’s price has decreased slightly for gameweek 10 from £11m to £10.9m.

There were 1,311,565 who selected Kane for gameweek 9. With Liverpool up for gameweek 10, 70,010 FPL managers have transferred out the striker.

Kane does have a good goalscoring record against Liverpool. The Englishman has bagged five goals and two assists in 10 matches all-time. However, Kane has won just once against Liverpool in his career. Spurs have posted a 1W-4D-5L record against the Reds.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward is “in decline” and his digression could be due to playing too much over the last 12 months. His ankle injury at the end of last season and rush back to the team followed by international football could be one of the major issues he is having.

Of course, Kane could rise to the occasion against Liverpool and scoring goals. However, he is out of form and FPL managers could replace the £10.9m man for someone else of equal or lesser cost.