Kane vs Crouch: Tottenham Hotspur ace a clear winner

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is a big improvement on former player Peter Crouch.

Tottenham Hotspur travel to Stoke City at the weekend in a Premier League match which will see current favourite Harry Kane go head-to-head with former Spurs striker Peter Crouch.

Crouch had two full season at White Hart Lane, netting 12 Premier League goals and helping the club qualify for the Champions League for the first time since its change in format.

Nowadays, he is leading the line for the Potters and has notched seven goals this season – three more than he managed during his final campaign in North London.

On Saturday, Crouch will be eager to face his former club, although he will be conscious of the fact that his achievements this season have been overshadowed by new Spurs hero Harry Kane.

  Goals per GameShots per GameKey Passes per GameAerials Won per GameTouches per GameAccurate Passes per GameBall Recoveries per GameAppearances
Harry Kane 0.65 3.19 0.87 1.45 43.68 19 3.06 31
Peter Crouch 0.23 1.87 0.48 4.84 27.97 12.19 2.06 31

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Kane comes out on top in his head-to-head with Crouch is as many as six key attacking areas.

The recently capped England international has been a big surprise for Mauricio Pochettino’s men this season, scoring 20 league goals and 30 in all competitions.

Yet, the 21-year-old has far more to his game than simply scoring – averaging more shots, key passes, touches, accurate passes and ball recoveries per league match than Crouch this season.

During the upcoming encounter at the Britannia Stadium, it will be interesting to see how Spurs deal with the evident aerial threat of Crouch, especially as they know all too well about his strengths.

However, with Kane chasing the Premier League top scorer award, eyes will be firmly fixed on the youngster and Stoke boss Mark Hughes will be wary of the dangers the striker possesses.

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