It took Harry Kane more than nine-and-a-half hours of Premier League football to open his scoring account for Tottenham this season, but North London’s boy wonder has finally hit top form again.
Kane has seven goals in his last four league games – including an immensely satisfying hat-trick against Bournemouth, and the opener in the derby away to Arsenal earlier in the month. Now he faces the same Chelsea side he put to the sword on New Year’s Day, when Tottenham ran riot winning 5-3 with Kane bagging a brace. And it’s worth siding with Kane again, as his record in London derby games shows he’s comfier in the capital than the cast of Eastenders.
Harry Kane’s has played in 12 all-London league clashes since the start of last season, and he’s scored 11 goals – averaging a goal every 77 minutes. He’s bagged goals in seven games in total, and helped himself to four braces – against West Ham, Chelsea, Arsenal and QPR. Kane’s record in all-London affairs is a mighty impressive nine wins, two draws and just one loss – that defeat being the 3-0 loss at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea 12 months ago. When Kane has found the net however, Tottenham have five wins and two draws in capital clashes. Unsurprisingly, according to our traders Kane is the most likely man to break the deadlock on Sunday at and he’s to find the onion bag at anytime.
In fact in his entire Tottenham carer, Kane has scored in 23 top flight matches, and when he’s scored Spurs have gone on to win 78 per cent of the time. A handy stat to keep to hand if you’re having an in-play punt. The only two games Kane has scored in and Tottenham have gone on to lose were a 2-1 defeat away to Crystal Palace and a 3-2 defeat at Anfield against Liverpool.
So with that in mind Harry Kane to score and Tottenham to win is a shot we can definitely get on board with. Spurs are now unbeaten in 12 league games, while Chelsea barely managed to dig themselves out of a three-game losing streak with victory at home to Norwich. Plenty has been made of Chelsea’s poor season, and it gets drastically worse if you single out their away form. Four defeats in six league games, with their only points on the road coming from a 2-2 draw away at Newcastle and a 3-2 win away to West Brom. It’s bleaker than an afternoon in the company of Piers Morgan.
Killer Kane is in pole position to heap further pressure on Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, and at 10/3 we hope we won’t be feeling blue come Sunday evening.
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