After providing eight assists in six games, Harry Kane now has the chance to break the record of assist set by Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry.
The Arsenal legend already has a record of 20 assists which was broken by Kevin De Bruyne last season. The Belgian had last season complained that he would have broken the record set if one of his assists was not canceled.
The English captain has been in scintillating form in the 2020/21 campaign, scoring five goals in six Premier League games so far. His recent exploits have been the partnership between him and Son Heung-min in just six top-flight matches.
If Kane maintains this form, the striker is likely to surpass the record.
Harry Kane – a goal poacher and pocket-size assists provider
Arsenal legend, Martin Keown in his Daily Mail column believes it is inevitable for Kane to easily surpass the 20 assists record.
While noting that Roberto Firmino usually drop into those pockets of space for Liverpool and he provides ball for willing runners in Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who start wide but come inside.
“Kane, likewise, has fast-paced forwards who he can pick out. That’s been Son of late – most notably in that 5-2 win over Southampton when Kane took advantage of the hosts’ high line to assist his team-mate four times.
“But now he has Gareth Bale, too. Son and Bale could become Tottenham’s inside forwards with Kane applying those golden passes into their paths.”
Kane has more opportunity against Brighton
Spurs will welcome Brighton & Hove Albion tonight as Jose Mourinho’s men look to bounce back from midweek disappointment.
With Kane expected to start alongside Son, he now has the chance to continue from where he stopped after Tottenham’s 1-0 loss against Royal Antwerp in the Europa League on Thursday.
It is expected that Kane will be leading the side to make frustrated Jose Mourinho smile this time around.
Tottenham occupies the 8th spot with points from six games while Brighton currently has five points above the relegation zone in the Premier League.
Brighton will also be looking forward to causing upset to pull themselves further away from the drop zone.
New signing and former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck could make his first appearance for the club since joining on a free transfer.