Harry Kane’s lack of goals for Tottenham underlines the importance of Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has yet to score in the Premier League this season.

The England international has featured in all five league games and has created eight chances, but he has not broken his duck.

A disappointing shot accuracy of 40% suggests that Kane needs to finish his chances, but there can be no doubt that one of the main reasons behind his failure to score for Spurs is the absence of Christian Eriksen.

The Denmark international attacking midfielder has been on the sidelines since last month with a knee injury, although he could make a return against Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane in the Premier League today.

Eriksen is arguably the most creative player in the current Tottenham squad and probably the only Spurs midfielder who could potentially become world class in the future.

The absence of the former Ajax star has hit Tottenham hard and is the main reason why Kane is struggling to score goals.

The 23-year-old is one of the most creative players in the Premier League and a truly talented footballer.

During the 2013-14 season, Eriksen scored seven goals and created 68 chances in 25 Premier League appearances.

Last season, the Dane scored 10 goals and created 83 chances in 38 league matches, while he has crafted five chances in two Premier League fixtures so far this term.

Kane is Tottenham’s first-choice striker, and his struggles in front of goal suggest that he is not getting enough chances and underline the importance of Eriksen for Tottenham.

The sooner Eriksen returns, the better for Spurs.

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