However, he has so far struggled to replicate last season’s success this time around and Kane, after an early-season goal drought, has really started to hit his stride in recent weeks.
“Harry Kane is the one that would get in my team, with Diego Costa completely off the boil for Chelsea at the moment,” Le Tissier told Sky Sports when asked to do his England-Spain combined best XI.
The England international’s reputation as an excellent centre-forward is ever-growing and his recent goal in the North London derby against Arsenal came as a shock to no-one.
But how does he fare against Costa this season – would he replace the Blues frontman on current form?
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Well, as per the table provided by Opta Stats, Kane’s solid showings can be illustrated by the figures posted over a range of key attacking categories.
The Spurs ace averages more shots, aerial duels won and ball recoveries per league encounter than Costa, while his six league goals to date betters the Chelsea forward’s disappointing tally of two.
The Spain international’s underwhelming early-season form coincides with that of his team, as Jose Mourinho’s men are way off the top four having lost seven of their 12 league matches.
Kane, on the other hand, seems to be starting to get into his groove and last season’s tally of 21 league goals could well be topped if he maintains his current goal scoring form.