TT Battle: Jamie Vardy vs Harry Kane

Tottenham and Leicester City have two of the best strikers in the league in Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy. 

There’s no doubt that Kane has proven to everyone that he is one of the best strikers in the world.

This weekend, Spurs face Leicester City who might have their star striker back for the game. With the two sides playing this weekend, let’s compare the two…

Harry Kane

A product of the Spurs youth academy, it took Kane some time to become a regular starter for the club after loan spells with Leicester City, Leyton Orient, Millwall and Norwich City. He was finally given his chance in the 2013/14 season after impressing for the under-21 side and ever since then, Kane has gone onto to be a consistent goalscorer for the side.

In his first full season in the side, he scored 21 goals in 34 games and has continued to better every preceding goal tally year on year. Last season the striker racked up 30 goals and then led England to a World Cup where they surprisingly made the semi-final.

There isn’t any particular area of his game that he is poor at and with him up front, Spurs have a player that can win them a game on his own.

Considering that he came through the youth academy, Pochettino’s gamble of putting him to start looks as if he’s pulled off a masterstroke.

TT Grade: A+

Jamie Vardy

Much like Kane, Jamie Vardy’s rise to first-team football in the Premier League was a long path. While Kane came through the Spurs academy via a few loan spells, Vardy had to come through non-league football and after an incredible season with Fleetwood Town, he was signed by Leicester City for a non-League record £1 million fee.

Despite coming from non-League football, Vardy quickly settled into league football and in just his second year with Leicester he scored 16 goals while also creating a further 10.

He was a crucial part in getting the club promoted to the Premier League, and ever since their arrival in the top tier of English football, Vardy has proven himself to be one of the best in the league.

His intense, pressing and frenetic style of play has been an ideal fit for the league. He represents one of the better strikers in the league and probably one of the best signings in English football history.

TT Grade: A+

The Verdict

Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are, without doubt, two of the best forwards in the league. They’re consistent goalscorers and are essential for their respective sides. However, when comparing the two, Kane wins this one.

Simply put, the England forward is one of the best in the world, while Vardy is one of the best in the league.

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