Fantasy football scout tips gameweek 7: Harry Kane, Sadio Mané, Ben Chilwell and more

Mark Critchley
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Tottenham striker Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
Tottenham striker Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Harry Kane

Can Kane keep this up? Five goals and eights assists in his last five games is an extraordinary and unsustainable record, but the underlying statistics nevertheless suggest that Kane will have a big season, injury permitting.

It is still not to late to move to the Tottenham striker if you do not already own him, with a pair of enticing fixtures against Brighton at home and West Bromwich Albion away. Even a meeting with Manchester City does not look bad, given his superb form.

Sadio Mané

Mané may not be the most original of tips but it is striking just how low his ownership is, with only 9.5% of managers invested. The reason? Mohamed Salah is the same price and has penalties.

Even so, owning Mané over Salah - or the double-up, if you can afford it - could be a valuable differential for those looking to climb up the rankings quickly. Mané owners out-scored their Salah counterparts last weekend and could do so again against West Ham.

Ben Chilwell

Trent Alexander-Arnold's struggles to rediscover his form of last season and the injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho are leading many managers to move away from the Liverpool defence and spend funds elsewhere.

Chilwell is £1.6m cheaper than Alexander-Arnold and has looked a threat going forward. Chelsea's new-found defensive solidity with Edouard Mendy in goal also bodes well for clean sheets down the line.

Che Adams

Adams was getting in good goal-scoring positions in the opening weeks of the campaign but could not hit a barn door. Those managers who stuck with him have now been rewarded with two goals and an assist in his last two games.

Southampton's trip to Aston Villa is a difficult game to call given how well Dean Smith's side have started but Ralph Hasenhuttl's men have form of their own and Adams is a low-owned alternative to Patrick Bamford.

Ademola Lookman

If Fulham are to make a fist of staying up this season, Lookman will play a big part in any bid for survival. The former Everton winger has looked a handful in all three of his appearances so far, scoring in the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.

Is he a better pick than Tomas Soucek, also priced at £5.0m in midfield? It's debateable, but Lookman certainly has the superior fixture this weekend with Scott Parker's side playing host to West Bromwich.

Honourable mentions: Edouard Mendy, Max Kilman, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Ollie Watkins