With Tottenham assured of second place in the Premier League and Hull already condemned to relegation, Harry Kane’s bid to win the golden boot will be the focus of attention at the KC Stadium on Sunday.
Kane moved two goals clear of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku in the race to finish the Premier League’s top scorer when he scored four times in Tottenham’s 6-1 victory at Leicester on Thursday.
That performance took Kane’s haul to 26 goals and underlined his importance to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
The England forward’s tally has been amassed from just 29 league appearances and Kane appears certain to retain the trophy he won with a total of 25 goals last season.
“I was looking to get one or two at least and take it into the last game but now I’m in the driving seat,” said Kane.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is battling Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois for the golden glove, but after conceding against Leicester, the France international has 15 clean sheets compared to Courtois’ 16.
Lloris though, is a doubt for the trip to Hull after suffering a knee injury at Leicester.
Pochettino would have hoped to have something more significant to fight for on the final day of the season after pushing Chelsea for so long in the title race.
In the end it was the defeat at West Ham two weeks ago that allowed Antonio Conte’s side to secure the championship without being forced to suffer a nervous run-in.
Pochettino, though, can take heart from his dynamic young side’s continued progress this season.
Tottenham’s wage bill is less than half that of Chelsea’s, highlighting the Argentine’s achievement in getting the club to punch above its financial weight.
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