Is this the stat that proves Kane must start for England?

Defence - Spurs v Chelsea

Harry Kane is lined up to win his first England cap.

Kane has enjoyed a fantastic season for Tottenham Hotspur, and he is in line to win his first caps for the senior England team.

He has netted 29 goals in 43 games for the Lilywhites this term, and is currently joint top Premier League goalscorer with Diego Costa.

At the age of just 21, Kane has been the real success story of the season, and no one would deny him the chance to make his Three Lions debut this week.

With Daniel Sturridge dropping out of the side through injury, there is even more reason for Kane to be named in the starting XI. But, even if Sturridge were in there, the statistics prove that the Tottenham local boy should be leading the line for the Three Lions, as they take on Lithuania and Italy.

With his 19 Premier League goals this season, Kane has scored as many goals as Wayne Rooney, Sturridge and Danny Welbeck between them - the three other striking options in the England ranks.

That is impressive in itself. But, to really appreciate just how good Kane has been this season, you have to remember that the youngster did not start a Premier League fixture for Spurs until mid-November, having only scored his first goal at the beginning of that month.

It is almost impossible to not like Harry Kane, regardless of who you support. And, judging by his season, no one would deny that he deserves to be leading the line for the Three Lions.

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