Chief among those who love to write their own headlines are the strikers who; upon grabbing the goals that push their team on towards their ambitions, become heroes and household names almost in the same breath. This is the last slot to be filled in The Boot Room’s Premier League Team of the Season, so make sure that you don’t miss out on your chance to vote on which forward should make it in. Follow the links at the end of the page to flick to the next player. Come back next week when the final team is revealed. You can be assured that whoever has made the cut, there will be much to dissect and discuss!
Dubbed ‘The Hurricane’, Harry Kane has started every single one of Spurs’ Premier League games, which in itself is a fantastic display of physical resilience and a capability to maintain form despite the relentless manner in which matches are scheduled these days, especially with Europa League commitments to contend with too.
The lethal forward also progressed his international career this season. Having already opened his Three Lions account with goals off the bench, Kane’s first England goal as a starter came after selling a couple of defenders with a perfect exhibition of the Cruyff turn before caressing a finish beyond Manuel Neuer. This was perfect evidence of a man in scintillating form, and he did not let this level lapse until the very end of the campaign, surely standing him in good stead to be England’s first choice to lead the line at Euro 2016.
Harry Kane currently stands on 25 league goals and leads the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot ahead of Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero. The comparison made by Gary Lineker between Harry Kane and Alan Shearer is high praise indeed, but not one that is completely unfounded. Kane’s strike rate is up there with the very best that the Premier League has ever had to offer in all of its 24 years, and if the Englishman is able to perform at the top level for the next decade or so, then you could be a brave man to bet against Shearer’s goal record eventually being broken. Indeed, Kane himself has noted that particular land-mark as a personal ambition, and he hardly seems to be the type to let such a feat slip away without a fight.