Who To Replace Harry Kane With On Fantasy Premier League?

Harry Kane hobbled down the tunnel at the new Spurs stadium on Tuesday night with what looked like an ankle injury that could end his season prematurely. Fantasy Premier League managers that own him (or had him in their Wildcard/Free Hit teams) must now look for a replacement. We’ve asked @FPLGeneral to provide his top five Harry Kane replacements ahead of Gameweek 34.

Sergio Aguero

Aguero was ineffective in the 1-0 defeat to Spurs in the Champions League midweek, missing a penalty and was replaced by Gabriel Jesus in the 71st minute. The Argentine missed City’s last league game against Cardiff due to injury which may explain why he had his minutes managed on Tuesday night.

Despite this, he’s sure to play a key role in the run-in for Pep Guardiola’s side as they look to fight off the challenge of Liverpool for the league title. Aguero currently leads the Golden Boot race and it would take a brave punter to bet against him winning it now with Kane crocked.

City travel to play Crystal Palace this weekend before a tricky Double Gameweek 35 consisting of Spurs at home and the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford. Not the best fixtures on paper, but I’m backing City and Aguero to deliver over the next three.

Raul Jimenez

With 12 goals and 10 assists to his name already this season, Jimenez is a no-brainer given his budget-friendly price tag. Wolves can focus solely on the league now having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Watford last weekend, a game in which Jimenez found the back of the net.

Only two strikers – Sergio Aguero and Aleksandar Mitrovic have registered more shots in the box than the Mexican in 2018/19. Wolves face Southampton away in Gameweek 34 before two home ties in Double Gameweek 35 against Arsenal and Brighton.

Jamie Vardy

The Leicester striker is the only player I’ve included here who doesn’t have an upcoming Double Gameweek. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him outscore the DGW35 strikers in one game against West Ham. Vardy has a nice fixture this week too, Newcastle at home. He’s red hot having scored 8 goals in his last 8 league games.

Leicester are flourishing under Brendan Rodgers and there is no sign of them hitting the beach just yet. Vardy is one of the few players who will make the cut in my final Wildcard squad on Friday who doesn’t have a double. I expect the party to continue and I want to be there.

Alexandre Lacazette

Lacazette has flown under the radar for most of the season because he’s been consistent in his returns rather than explosive. Both he and his more expensive teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have 24 attacking returns each this season.

With Aubameyang seeing his minutes curtailed by Unai Emery in recent weeks, Lacazette seems to be the best attacking assets to target from Arsenal who have a kind run of fixtures to end the season. Possible rotation with Europa League in mind is a worry but the Frenchman could be worth the risk.

Anytime Goalscorer Odds For Gameweek 34:

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Glenn Murray

It would have been a crime against football to put this article together without including the legend that is Glenn Murray. The 35-year-old has defied the odds this season to rack up an impressive 11 league goals. The attraction here is Brighton’s ‘Double-Double’ as they will play four times in the next two Gameweeks.

Murray is unlikely to start all four given his age, but he should get enough game time to do some damage. Home games against Bournemouth and Cardiff in Gameweek 34 are very appealing indeed. Two teams who have been poor defensively this season. Captain Murray anyone?


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Jamie Reeves

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