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Can a price drop boost Harry Kane’s FPL appeal?

Harry Kane (£11.0m) has been handed an eye-catching starting price by the Fantasy Premier League decision-makers.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker is available for £11.0m going into Gameweek 1, the cheapest he has started a season since 2016/17.

Kane’s 2018/19 ended in frustrating fashion for the England centre-forward, with two separate ankle ligament injuries forcing him to miss ten of Spurs’ final 16 Premier League fixtures.

A total of 160 points represented his lowest FPL score in five seasons as a first-team regular in north London, although 23 attacking returns was more than any of his teammates managed and his points-per-match average of 5.71 was the second-best among FPL forwards in 2018/19.

With Kane’s starting price dropping by £1.5m on what it was 12 months ago, does he again become one of the more attractive premium options in the game?

The Members’ article below delves into the data to analyse Kane’s season and ponder his worth.

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  1. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    I am pretty surprised that premier league clubs didn't want to go for Free transfer Diego Godin..The guy has atleast 2 good seasons left in him, plus he adds so much more experience and composure at the back.

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      True surprised Arsenal or Man Utd didn't go for him lol

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Didn't Mourinho want him? Too old for Edwood Woodwood.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Fairly timeless defender so consistent. A big project going on at inter and he’ll be a key part of forming it

  2. The Head-Ake
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    She looks good I reckon. Thoughts on this?

    Ryan - (Button)
    Robertson - TAA - Laporte - Coleman - (Kelly)
    Salah - Sterling - Maddison - Siggy - (Dendonck)
    King - Jota - (Nketiah)

    1. pm17
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Little light up front...
      Can be bold by downgrading Sterling to KDB and Upgrade Jota
      Otherwise it's a good starting team

    2. Indpush
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Or could keep it the way it is going light up front and strong in mid and the back. Looks bold as is.

  3. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    So the new Brighton manager wants a more attacking approach, and they've just signed a wide forward who was touted in various Youtube comment sections to join Arsenal. Sounds like a good mix - quality attacking forward, new attacking manager.

    So Leandro Trossard, worth a punt? Or have Youtube comment sections lied to me? 😯

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Oh, his father actually confirmed it:

      “Because he has not skipped a single step in his career. He could go to Atlético or Arsenal today, beautiful clubs, but that is too early,” Comhair explained.

      “To take the next step, he must now go to Brighton. If he shows his Genk performance at Brighton, then the big clubs will come and get him next summer.”

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Hey GB,

        Do you still want to post the data you were trying to post last night? If so, I can help with that 🙂

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Nah, it's all good.

          Had a load of other stuff to go with it that's gone now, but probably best I keep it to myself 🙂

          1. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Fair enough 🙂

            Give me a shout if you do want to do something like that in the future, I'm eager to encourage it! Sorry I missed you when you tried doing it

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Don't want to come over all Merse here, but no one's heard of him! I'm waiting on reliable reports; in the meantime, I'm attracted to Gross if Brighton show more attacking intent.

    2. firetog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Maybe worth monitoring and bringing in after a few weeks of real season action.

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      The official FPL site have a piece on him

  4. anish10
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Hows this draft:

    Ryan
    VVD -- TAA -- Laporte -- Digne
    Siggy -- Salah -- KDB -- Zaha
    King -- Vardy

    Button -- Dendonker -- Kelly -- Greenwood

  5. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    I made up a team to see could I go 3-4-3 with Kane/Salah/Sterling and two liverpool defenders.


    Pickford (Steklenburg)

    Robertson-TAA-Smith-(Kelly-Gibson)

    Salah-Sterling-Fraser-Norwood-(Dendonker)

    King-Kane-Long

    I assume the FFS community would like it.
    Basically because it has the three 'big hitter' captain choices and double liverpool defence.
    But I got to be honest I am not sure about it at all not much flexibility.
    I suppose Norwood could be changed to McGinn later gw4 and Fraser downgraded.
    It assumes Kelly will start for palace, Long gets his place for the saints and Gibson moves to another PL club,
    It does solve the goalkeeper conundrum though.

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Ryan+1M over Pickford?

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        There is that option I suppose.
        But then it is
        Ryan plus a 6/5.5 midfielder/striker v Pickford his fixtures
        I suppose it is close dependent on whether you get the midfielder/striker right.

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Premium; Salah Kane Sterling Van Dijk Robertson

      Mid Price; Leno Coleman King Ward Prowse Zaha

      Budget Button Kelly Dendoncker Simpson Nketiah

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        4-4-2

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        That does not look too bad - but I feel that the 4.5m striker is asking for trouble. That is why I was trying to find a way around it.

  6. jayzico
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Morning y'all

    I see fredericks in a few teams. Is he nailed on? Better attacking threat than diop and rotates perfectly with a.smith

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      He is in a fair few teams and appears to be nailed. He looks good on paper, but he did naff all last season: one goal, 0 assists and about 3 CS.

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Zabaleta is 34, but I still think he'd get the odd game over Fredericks, because he adds something different.

      Balbuena is the best option if you really want in to that dodgy defence. He has good goal threat.

      1. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        yeah zab was my worry

    3. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Smith isn't nailed on for starters. BOU and WHU defence are not good anyway 🙂

      1. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        what two 4.5s would you recommend?

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Taylor and Lascelles might be solid. Charlie Taylor was looking attacking for Burnley towards the end of the season, and there's always the hope of Burnley becoming tight again. Lascelles is dented by Rafa leaving, but I still think they'll be ok defensively. Decent rotation.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I looked at the fixtures of Brighton and Palace and for 4.5 rotations Ward and Dunk look goers.

    4. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I could be proved wrong, but he may not make the team.

  7. ng259
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on this 1st draft?

    Lloris
    Robbo-Gomez-Coleman
    Salah-De Bruyne-Sigurdsson-McGinn
    Kane-Jota-King

    Button-El Mohamedy-Kelly-Dendoncker

    Cheers!

  8. New Post
  9. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Ha

    Doherty is currently more widely owned than all the Chelsea backline. Admittedly Chelsea are an unknown quantity but their track record over a whole raft of managers has been consistently good.

    I keep coming back to the thought that either a nailed Azpi or Luiz is likely to outperform most 6.5 forwards over a stretch of games.

    1. Queenofthestoneage
      3 months, 23 days ago

      You are correct. Azpi/Luiz will get over 150p and Im struggling to see attackers under 7 reach that. I have brought in King as third striker tho. But yeah, a nailed Chelsea defender is a great asset at 6.0.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      First off, whilst Doherty served me very well last season, he's got a big price hike and starts off with the Europa curse.
      Secondly, Chelsea haven't even got a manager yet (could change by the time I press 'post') - I'd want to see how they shape up pre-season before looking at any of their assets.
      Third, do you think the Azpi and Luiz will outperform Digne and Coleman?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Doherty was gold for a while - missed him completely of course -but for me was overpriced at the end of the season. Having missed him I felt no inclination to get him when i rejigged ariubd 25

        Yep anything Chelsea is even more conditional than all the other pre preseason picks

        I have Digne and Luiz atm in my big back 6. My thinking is to spread the love and not gamble with double ups there apart from Pool. Cs are so unpredictable - think City last time out. But with Spurs Chelsea City Pool and Everton I’d be hoping for close to 50% most weeks. Was not part of the beauty of RAM - missed too of course - that there were 3 chances of cs as well as those attacking returns

  10. cpo001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    A) Ryan and Robertson
    B) Alisson and 5.5 (AWB/PVA/Alderweireld)

    (defence is X, Walker, Coleman, Diop and Rico)

  11. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Which 4 do you prefer

    A) kane, Kdb, Coleman, pickford
    B) vardy, sterling, digne, Ryan

    1. britzdubb
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      A

  12. britzdubb
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    comment on this first draft please

    ederson/lloris
    vvd chilwell monreal aarons cathcart
    salah kdb zaha siggy pereyra
    king jimenez long

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      My view is that a team should look to contain 5 from liverpool and city

    2. cpo001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Why two premium keepers? Waste of money there.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      To be frank, it's awful!

  13. jamiet
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    André Gomes at 5.5m Midfielder

    with Everton's first run of games surely this is a positive option as a rotation midfielder

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Plays too deep, doesn't he?

      1. jamiet
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Not to deep, gets let loose with idrissa gueye covering

        finished last season strong, not to much attacking returns but can only get better in an Everton team that is slowly adapting.

        Thought he might be a good 5th

  14. zinaks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 22 days ago

    thoughts?
    *****************fabianski***********************
    tdd*****robertson****walker****digne
    fraser****salah****kdb***siggy
    king****ins ==>>(upgrading to giroud after 1st game)
    2M bank

    1. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      hurts my eyes

  15. Worsle90
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    What is wrong here?

    Lloris, Heaton
    AWB, Mendy, TAA, Digne, Schär
    KDB, Mane, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Armstrong
    Arnautovic, King, Deulofeu

    1. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      All the money sat on the bench

  16. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Votes please?

    A) Auba or Kane
    B Robbo or TAA
    C Mendy or Laporte

    1. GoodFella93
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A) Kane
      B) TAA
      C) Walker (transfer to Mendy when fit)

  17. GoodFella93
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    What do we think the Spurs defence? Looks to be value there for sure, but who??

    They seem very short of full backs with Tripper out of the door and Rose potentially on the way?

    If it wasn't for Rose's transfer talk, and I'm inclined to ignore it anyway, I'd have thought Foyth and KWP would be competing for RB and Danny Rose and Davies rotating at LB?

    Either way I'm thinking of going 5 at the back: Coleman, Van D, TAA, Walker (swap to Mendy when fit) and a Spurs defender.