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Harry Kane to play in Premier League opener?

Kane to play in Premier League opener?
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Tottenham striker Harry Kane suggests that he could feature in his side's opening match of the Premier League season, despite returning to training just five days before.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has suggested that he could play in his side's opening game of the new Premier League season, despite being given an extended break after the World Cup.

Kane captained England to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia this summer and is not due back in training until August 6, just five days before the start of the new campaign.

However, the 24-year-old is hoping to be fully fit and available for selection on August 11, when his side take on Newcastle United at St James' Park.

"I'm back on August 6 so obviously I'll keep training until then," Kane told Sky Sports News.

"But the Premier League starts on the 11th so we've got to make sure we are fit and ready to go. It's a quick break but that's part and parcel of the World Cup and things like that."

Spurs had nine players involved in the semi-finals of the World Cup - more than any other club.


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England striker Harry Kane in action during his side's international friendly with Nigeria at Wembley on June 2, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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