Seven areas Harry Kane is outperforming Sergio Aguero

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The Tottenham striker may not have scored this season yet, but he is clearly contributing to his team’s attacking efforts.

Two of the Premier League’s most feared centre forwards will do battle later today, as Manchester City and Sergio Aguero travel to take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane, led by Harry Kane.

The Spurs homegrown hero is yet to score this season, with talk of a goal drought blighting his campaign.

The City forward has played a part in Manuel Pellegrini’s men firing themselves to the top of the Premier League table, but scored just once in 2015-16 so far.

Despite the contrasting fortunes of the centre forwards this term, examining the statistics show that Kane’s all-round play has been just as good, and better, than Aguero’s.

As can be seen in the table below, the England international’s statistics are superior in seven key attacking areas than the Argentine’s, with reason for optimism as a result for the Spurs fans.

  TeamShot assistsBig chances createdDribblesAccuate passesFlick onsLay offsAccurate passes in att thirdApps
Sergio Agüero Man City 0.83 0 1.5 15.83 1 1.5 13.5 6
Harry Kane Tottenham 1.5 0.33 1.83 19.33 1.17 2.5 15.17 6

The table shows that Kane has provided more passes leading to a shot for a team-mate than Aguero, while the Spurs star has also created more gilt-edged chances for his side.

The Englishman has dribbled past more defenders than his opposite number, while the number of flick-ons reaching team-mates, accurate lay-offs to members of his team and accurate passes in opposition territory are higher than that of Aguero.

Spurs fans will hope that Kane can break his duck today and score against City, but the statistics show that goals or not, he is playing an important role for his side.

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