FPL Dilemma – Olivier Giroud vs Harry Kane

With Kane having his breakout season last year, a 9.5 million price tag seems a bargain, especially with his previous earnings of 191 points, but there are plenty of alternatives who may be cheaper and more experienced. It can be seen that many managers have been put off by his huge price increase this season, but that being said Kane who is only 0.5m more than Giroud scored 71 points more than his London rival. Giroud, 9.0m, ventures onto his 4th season under Arsenal and will look to find form after being criticised for a large amount of last season. So which one is best for your fantasy teams?

Olivier Giroud

With the Frenchmen, you get consistency, which isn’t always a good thing! But let’s look at the statistics to reinforce Giroud’s chances of being found in your team. In 1861 minutes, he netted 14 times and is predicted to beat that tally with ease after staying at Arsenal. The question is; will Walcott start over Giroud after a poor season from the striker, leaving Wenger with a big decision to make, and with Arsenal wanting to bring in another Striker before the transfer window closes, it is questionable whether he will start many games.

Harry Kane

A sensational opening season, found Harry Kane all over the headlines and after being picked for England and still scoring, the player has the hype of the next Gareth Bale with United already being linked to pick the youngster up. 21 goals, with a complementary 7 assists is a strong record to go into the next season and after achieving a place in the starting line up, he is definitely a good shout! But will he flop, like many other players who have had a breakout season?

Who to choose

Arsenal have much higher calibre players than Tottenham and it maybe worth leaving Giroud out, to make space for better players including; Cazorla, Cech and Walcott. Whereas Spurs have limited options to secure points so Kane seems like the favorable option. With the full momentum of last season and the support of the manager and supporters, Kane will look to match if not better last seasons record and become one of the best players in the world. He may even be worth a look at it for your fantasy football captaincy!

FPL Dilemma Result: Harry Kane

By Morgan Kidson


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