Jimmy Greaves explains why Harry Kane must 're-adjust' style of play

Former Chelsea and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves believes current Spurs star Harry Kane needs to re-adjust his game as defenders learn more about him.

On Sunday afternoon, Chelsea and Tottenham meet in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley Stadium in what promises to be a keenly contested London derby.

The two sides met in January at White Hart Lane, with Spurs running out 5-3 winners in one of the games of the Premier League season so far.

The hero for Spurs that night was striker Harry Kane, who scored twice for Mauricio Pochettino's men and caused Chelsea problems throughout.

The 21-year-old now has now hit 24 goals for Spurs this season, and having been rested for Tottenham's Europa League clash against Fiorentina on Thursday, Kane should be raring to go when they meet Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be wary of what Kane can do having already witnessed him causing no end of problems to the Blues back line, meaning Kane will have to make things happen on his own - as he did against West Ham last week.

In an interview with Sky Sports, former Chelsea and Spurs striker Jimmy Greaves, who hit 400 goals during his collective time with the two clubs, said that Kane will have to re-adjust his style of play as defenders grow familiar with what he can contribute.

"Harry looks a good player," said Greaves. "He's got to carry on, obviously, developing the way that he has, and that gets harder because it's difficult; he's come on the scene, and he's sort of caught people out a little bit with the way that he plays and obviously his goalscoring prowess."

"Defenders learn very quickly, so you have to re-adjust. You have to keep thinking all the time: 'how am I going to approach it?', you can't play the same way all the time," he added.

Last week against West Ham, Kane cut a forlorn figure as Tottenham struggled to give him service, and whilst he scored the dramatic late equaliser, he will have to learn how to cope with defences playing to shut him down - and Chelsea may well do that in the Capital One Cup final.

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