Harry Kane has become one of the best strikers in the world at Tottenham, but what do the stats suggest about his influence on the team?
The 26-year-old is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury so Jose Mourinho will have to find a way to cope without the forward for the next few weeks.
We’ve taken a look at Spurs’ Premier League record since 2014-15 when Kane starts and compared it to their record when he is on the bench or missing from the matchday squad altogether.
Goals for: 359
Points per game: 1.9
Win rate: 57.2%
Loss rate: 22.5%
Goals per game: 1.91
Another year. Same Kane.
😍 Sit back and enjoy another masterclass in finishing from @HKane during 2019. 😍
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 30, 2019
Goals for: 31
Points per game: 1.6
Win rate: 45.8%
Loss rate: 29.2%
Goals per game: 1.29
Tottenham announce that Harry Kane will have surgery on his injured hamstring and won’t return to training until April pic.twitter.com/aSVgnHKHUZ
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 9, 2020
These stats don’t take into account the quality of the opposition, the standard of Spurs’ line-up or a selection of other factors, but their win rate is better when Kane starts compared to when he isn’t in the starting line-up.
The Lilywhites also score more goals when Kane plays from the start, averaging 1.91 goals per game compared to the 1.29 goals per game when he doesn’t start.
It won’t come as a surprise to anybody to see that these stats show that Spurs are a lot stronger with Kane in the team and they will struggle without him.