Tottenham's Harry Kane has been a shadow of the man that drew numerous plaudits last season; it was always going to be hard for the England striker to replicate last season's form, but many fans would have been hoping for more than he has shown in his opening five Premier League games.
The 22-year-old has been a success story of the loan system that allows young, talented players to learn their craft in a lower division, this gave Tottenham a clear advantage last season as he notched 21 Premier League goals in 34 appearances.
Earlier this season he was a name that was apparently on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's wanted list, but that move never really looked likely with relations between Manchester United and Tottenham still fraught since the negotiations involving the two clubs over Dimitar Berbatov in 2008.
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He has struggled to find his feet this season and is yet to get off the mark. It is not for the want of trying, he has taken 17 shots but only has an accuracy of 40% which is remarkably lower than the 58% from last season.
The former Arsenal academy product came on as a substitute on Thursday night in Tottenham's 3-1 Europa League victory against Azerbaijani side FC Qarabag, he once again looked unconvincing.
Kane is a confidence player which is why he was so emphatic last season. At the moment, he can't buy a goal and the longer his drought continues, the more desperate his finishing will become.
His performances would seem to coincide with an unimpressive start from his club. Tottenham has only managed one win and three draws from their opening five games, which sees them currently positioned 12th and are only four points off bottom side, Newcastle.
Kane will be eager to get off the mark for Tottenham this season, and will have a chance to do so on Sunday when Alan Pardew brings his Crystal Palace side to White Hart Lane.
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