It’s a well known fact that Harry Kane doesn’t score in August.
Throughout his entire career the England international has failed to find the onion bag before September but that hasn’t stopped him from going on to win back-to-back Premier League Golden Boots over the last two seasons.
As a result, his blank against Newcastle in Spurs’ 2-0 win over Newcastle last Sunday was expected. He still has two games to break his August duck, though, and given the rapid rise of Kane’s ruthlessness in front of goal, you still can’t bet against him doing so, either against Chelsea this weekend or Burnley the week after.
Kane’s prolific touch in front of goal over the last three season has earned him the honour of being the most expensive player on Fantasy Premier League. The 24-year-old is worth a whopping £12.5m on FPL, and rightly so.
His high value makes hims a must-have player for any FPL manager, mostly because those who choose not to have in their team end up struggling to free up enough cash to bring him in when he starts banging them in every week.
So it’s somewhat surprising to see that over 111k FPL managers have sold Kane after his blank and yellow card against Newcastle in GW1. Of course, Kane does face a difficult GW2 when Chelsea visit Wembley, but his record against the Blues is pretty good regardless – four goals and two assists in eight games.
Despite Kane’s struggles in August, selling him after just one game week knowing full well he is almost guaranteed to start scoring for fun pretty soon is a very risky move. Why sell him now and then struggled to bring him in again?