A recent trend that has come up in the last week is that a lot of people are transferring out Kane to get Aguero into their fantasy teams – a strategy more popularly known as Kanexit. It could be motivated by the fact that Gabriel Jesus’ injury means that Aguero becomes a surefire starter for the next few gameweeks at the very least and also that he has a relatively comfortable fixture list than Kane.
Should you jump on to the bandwagon and go “Agueroooo”?
Let’s have a look.
Aguero has the following fixtures in the coming three gameweeks.
31 Jan 20:00 25 West Brom (H)
03 Feb 12:30 26 Burnley (A)
10 Feb 17:30 27 Leicester (H)
Whereas Kane has.
1 Jan 20:00 25 Man Utd (H)
04 Feb 16:30 26 Liverpool (A)
10 Feb 12:30 27 Arsenal (H)
Tottenham have been known to struggle against top 6 teams and Pochettino has a very poor record in these games. Even though they did well against Liverpool at Wembley, they are a very different equation at Anfield.
Aguero, on the other hand, can do very well against sides that would always be in the danger of conceding lots of goals to City. Burnley have been struggling recently and they lost 3-0 to City even when they were on a good run of form. He has scored or assisted in every single league game he has played in 2018 and looks to be in the part of the season where he kicks off and performs well for City until the end of the season.
He scored 13 goals in 12 consecutive appearances last year when Jesus got injured at Bournemouth and could very well repeat that feat this season. He has responded very well to the failure of City to land Alexis Sanchez and has been doing everything that Pep Guardiola would want his number 9 to be doing.
He chases the ball well, drifts into wider positions to make space for Sane and Sterling to run into and obviously score a ton of goals while at it. He has 8 goals and an assist in 6 appearances in 2018. There is also the sizeable price difference to consider. Going for Aguero would get you an extra £1.2 to spread across your team.
On the other hand, Kane has been doing well too, scoring 3 in his previous 4 Premier League appearances. However, it would be over-optimistic to think that he can keep up this rate against the best in the league, especially when his team is struggling to score against lower league opposition.
On the flip side, it was Kane who stepped up to bag an 82nd-minute equalizer against Newport and he is the person that Spurs rely on time and again to deliver the goods. So far, he usually comes good.
To conclude, Aguero would be a good bet to get points in the coming weeks given his current form and Manchester City’s upcoming fixture list.
A word of caution though – Ignore Sir Harold of Kane at your own peril.