Sunday, 26 February 2017

Gameweek 26 Review: Harry Kane's Gameweek

It would be wrong not to make Spurs' number 9 the headline act of this weekend's Premier League action. Harry Kane has continued his knack of scoring in twos and threes, offsetting his dry spell of just 1 goal in 4 games prior to the visit of Stoke. Kane bagged a first-half hat-trick with three sumptuous strikes, all from outside of the area.

That's now 4 in 4, 7 in 6 or 10 in 10 for Kane. Kane has his fair share of blank returns, but when he does get on the scoresheet he is more likely to score more than one than he is to score a solitary goal. His goals can be erratic, meaning he is not always a reliable captain pick, but worth the gamble at home, where 12 of his 17 PL goals this season have come.

Chelsea Still Sitting Pretty

Pedro is the main man in the Chelsea team of late, but Hazard and Costa continue to chip in with goals and assists. They looked a dominant force once more against Swansea with the creativity and intricate passing of their Spanish maestros, with the dogged work of Kante. Pedro's fine form is starting to be noticed in the FPL community and at a budget price of 7.0. Step aside, Eden.

Notes For Blank Gameweek 28 Planning

It will be important to choose carefully which of your Chelsea and Spurs players to sell in preparation for their blanks in gameweek 28, when they don't play. The likes of Kane, Alli and Pedro will all rise in price as a result of good form and Costa went up in value most recently of all the Chelsea players, so it may be a good move to keep them in your team and cash in on their rises. None of the league's top defences play in gameweek 28 except the inconsistent Everton, so finding a short-term defensive replacement may be difficult. Hazard and Alli look the men to sell as the similiarly priced Liverpool trio of Mane, Firmino and Coutinho all look very tempting for their home game against Burnley.

Written by Kyle Norbury,

(Embarrassed) Stoke fan, football fan, fantasy football nerd