Capital One Cup Final: How Harry Kane Will Be Crucial For Tottenham


Harry Kane has been nothing short of sensational so far this season.

With 24 goals and 5 assists, he has a third of Tottenham’s goals this season and has developed into Spurs’ key man. After dismantling Chelsea and destroying Arsenal, all the while scoring game after game in the Premier League, Europa League and Capital One Cup – Tottenham’s hopes of winning silverware lie on the 21-year-old's shoulders.

On New Years Day 2015, Harry Kane proved to the world that he could not only perform against the big sides and stars in the Premier League, but be outstanding in them.

He took apart arguably the best defence in the League, against two experienced England internationals John Terry and Gary Cahill, scored two goals, but also ran the Chelsea players ragged with his energy and tenacity, as well as bullying the defence with his strength.

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Now, it’s round two of Kane vs Chelsea and us at Tottenham are hoping for a repeat result at Wembley in Tottenham’s biggest game of the season.

There is no doubting that Chelsea will be more attentive towards Kane than they were at White Hart Lane in the Premier League. He is now a much more well known player, and the way he plays will be analysed by Mourinho and his staff to try and dissipate the sufficient threat he poses to Chelsea’s chances of silverware.

But on the other hand, Kane and co will be aware of this and I’m sure they will attempt to make the superb youngster more illusive to the Chelsea back line.

Even with the scrutiny that he will be under at Wembley, I think when a striker is in the form that Kane is in, he finds space that you don’t think is there, and there is no doubting that the boy will get chances, we just have to hope he can finish them off as he has been doing in recent times.

Kane can’t do it all on his own, as much as it would make things easier for us. He has to rely on the service we can get to him through our creative players in midfield. Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and especially Christian Eriksen will be regarded as the creative spark, providing the assistance to the clinical Kane, and Chelsea will attempt to stop our midfield force, but without the presence of Nemanja Matic in the centre of midfield, it will be hard for them to do that effectively.

If Eriksen, Lamela and Chadli can hit top form, and find the space to produce their best in the roles just behind Kane, then he will benefit massively from that, as will Tottenham as a whole, then you would suspect Tottenham to be heading to glory.

Despite being phenomenal all season in every competition against every level of opposition, there are still some who doubt the English striker, so what a way to prove himself once again, against bitter rivals Chelsea, at the home of football, to win his boyhood club their first silverware in 7 years? It seems like the perfect fairy-tale to me, but it’s certainly not the end of the fairy-tale, this is just the beginning for Harry Kane.

It is difficult to predict such a massive game, and in a Cup Final it is true that anything can happen, but I am backing my club all the way to glory, so a tight and exciting 2-1 win for Tottenham Hotspur after extra time, a repeat result of the 2008 final!

Score prediction: Chelsea 1-2 Tottenham at 17.00