Daily Fantasy analysis: Harry Kane vs Marcus Rashford - head to head in Gameweek 35

Jude Summerfield
90Min

There's no time for mistakes in your  Yahoo Daily Fantasy team as we approach the business end of the season.

With the campaign set to finish in under a month, the right players must be picked and, with two of England's top strikers in action at the weekend, you need to be getting those transfers spot on.

Harry Kane's Tottenham take on Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday after Marcus Rashford and Manchester United take on Swansea earlier in the day, but who should you be backing out of the pair?

Here's what you need to know...

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Form

This one's not really a contest when you do the maths. Kane averages 14.1 fantasy points per game, having recently returned from injury and contributed two goals and two assists in his last three games in all competitions.


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And while Rashford has certainly not been missing own goals or playing simple passes into touch as of late, he has not contributed as much going forward as he would have liked. The teenager has an average of 5.7 points per game, a similar return to players like Alvaro Negredo, Andre Gray and Jonathan Walters.

In terms of more long-term statistics, Kane has already hit 20 Premier League goals for the year, while Rashford has just five. All the key information points to Kane being the in-form striker, so the Spurs man wins this battle.

Opposition

Arsenal fans hate Kane, not just because he plays for Spurs but because he always seems to net against the Gunners. His record, five goals in four games against Arsenal, is incredible and the England striker needs no motivating when it comes to north London derbies.

 

Rashford will also be expected to net when United take on Swansea on Sunday. The Red Devils have been frustrated consistently at home this season but the Swans have the worst defensive record in the top flight, having conceded 68 goals in 34 games, and it would take an unbelievable performance from Paul Clement's side to stop United netting.

While neither side are guaranteed wins on Sunday, both players have big chances of scoring, although Kane's record in derbies does suggest he's more likely to net than his international team-mate Rashford.

Value

There's a pretty big gulf between the two strikers when it comes to price, with Kane standing at £28 and Rashford a snip of that at just £19.

Mourinho can be unpredictable when it comes to team selection and a £19 investment may not yield any positive returns if Rashford only makes a cameo from the substitutes bench against Swansea and instead figures heavily against Celta Vigo in the Europa League - but Zlatan Ibrahimovic's absence makes him a likely starter.

However, you know for a fact that, unless injury strikes him down, Kane will start against Arsenal in the last north London derby at White Hart Lane. It is a hefty price but you will be laughing if the 23-year-old manages to net a couple against his side's fierce rivals.


 

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