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Spurs – Penalty & Set Piece Takers

Who is the first choice penalty taker for Tottenham Hotspur?

Harry Kane remains Spurs’ undisputed first choice penalty taker as he closes in on a third successive Premier League Golden Boot.

Kane doesn’t have an unblemished record from the spot but such is his self-belief that the occasional miss is not going to stop him from seizing responsibility.

Heung-Min Son, Dele Alli, Érik Lamela and Fernando Llorente are the most likely alternatives should Kane not be available.

Who takes corner kicks and direct free kicks for Spurs?

Christian Eriksen’s monopoly on Spurs’ set pieces isn’t as strong as it once was, although the Danish international remains their go-to man.

Eriksen has always been a terrific free kick taker but Spurs do have other options in this department. Eric Dier is capable of producing a rasping drive while Kane is more than happy to chance his arm from outside the box.

 

Mauricio Pochettino seems to be mixing his corner kick takers up much more this season with the likes of Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier and Heung-Min Son competing with Eriksen and Lamela for the privilege of taking them but don’t expect to see Kane replicating that bizarre experiment former England manager Roy Hodgson implemented at the Euros!

Fantasy football managers who are intent on including Eriksen should keep a close on eye on how this pattern progresses as the season unfolds.

Spurs do not have one of the tallest sides in the Premier League but Kane is useful in the air, while Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld are more than capable of making their presence felt inside the penalty area.

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