One area where Harry Kane is showing remarkable improvement

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Harry Kane may not be scoring goals for Tottenham Hotspur at the moment, but he is creating chances for his teammates.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is struggling to score goals this season.

Everyone knows that. What is going unnoticed is how much he is helping his teammates in scoring.

Or at least he is trying to.

As the following Opta Stats table shows, the England international is the fourth-highest creative ‘forward’ in the Premier League so far this season.

  TeamChances CreatedGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Jamie Vardy Leicester 14 1 8 712
Pedro Chelsea 12 1 6 450
Raheem Sterling Man City 12 1 7 519
Harry Kane Tottenham 11 0 8 685
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 11 0 8 608
Troy Deeney Watford 10 3 8 714
Jeremain Lens Sunderland 10 2 8 673
Gabriel Agbonlahor Aston Villa 9 1 5 435
Marko Arnautovic Stoke 9 2 7 492
Graziano Pellè Southampton 9 2 8 709

The 22-year-old has created as many as 11 chances in eight league appearances, just three fewer than Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, who has played more minutes than the Spurs youngster.

Chelsea’s Pedro and Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling have created more chances than Kane, but they are attacking players who are expected to create chances.

This means that Kane is the second-best striker in the Premier League after Vardy in terms of creating chances.

That is certainly something to note, especially as the Englishman has improved in that area.

  SeasonChances CreatedGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Harry Kane 2014-2015 27 4 34 2,581
Harry Kane 2015-2016 11 0 8 685

As the above Opta Stats table shows, Kane created a total of 27 chances in 34 Premier League appearances last season. So far this campaign, the youngster has created 11 chances in eight appearances.

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