Harry Kane has had an incredible 2017. But just how close is he to matching the greatest ever calendar year in the Premier League?
After notching another two goals during his side’s matchup with Huddersfield Town this afternoon, Kane took his league tally for 2017 to a staggering 27 goals.
Following a scintillating September which has culminated in the Englishman notching 13 goals across all competitions, Kane is now being hailed by many as one of the finest centre-forwards in world football, with several pundits insistent on the fact that he is currently the best striker in the English top-flight.
However, while the 24-year-old no doubt ranks among the finest in the Premier League at present, how does he compare to the division’s greatest ever goalscorer, Alan Shearer?
Shearer racked up an astonishing 260 Premier League goals over the course of his 19-year career, finding the net over 100 times for both Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
The 63-time capped English international’s finest ever year (January to December) in the league saw him rack up 36 goals.
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 30, 2017
This means that, with a full 3 months to go in the English top-flight this year, Harry Kane needs to notch 10 more goals to surpass Shearer for the greatest calendar year in Premier League history.
And, on current form, who would bet against him doing just that?