Tottenham striker Harry Kane eyes special Boxing Day record vs Brentford to heal World Cup heartbreak

Kane looking to get back to form and amongst the goals when the Premier League returns on Boxing Day.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be hoping to get straight back amongst the goals when his team travel to the Gtech Community Stadium to face Brentford in the Premier League on Monday.

Brentford beat Manchester City 2-1 when they last played in the league with the now beleaguered Ivan Toney scoring both goals, he was on cloud nine that day but has been charged by the FA over betting issues.

Toney is expected to lead the line on boxing day for the Bees as investigations continue in the background, but it’s Kane who missed the crucial penalty for England at the World Cup who will be looking to bury the headache with a goal that should help Spurs to three points.

No player has scored more Boxing day goals than Kane (9), same as Robbie Fowler but the Spurs man will be looking to get past Fowler and hold the record as the outright holder.

Kane scored the first penalty in that game against France at the quarter final stage, but skied the second which eventually meant England came short against France who reached the final only to lose on penalties to Argentina.

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 15 games on Boxing Day and they will hope that they can get the job done even without defender Cristian Romero who is still back in Argentina celebrating with his teammates.

Hugo Lloris is also expected to be back in London this weekend after playing in the final for France even though it’s still uncertain if he will play a part.

Spurs are hoping to at least secure Champions League football but they would have noticed the vast improvement that rivals Arsenal have undergone this season which will require massive effort if they are to catch up.

Ivan Toney to continue playing despite being charged for betting activities

Brentford are in a pickle situations with their lead striker Ivan Toney currently helping the FA with betting investigations and all pointing to a possible ban for the striker.

Just before the World Cup, Toney was charged by the FA for breaching 232 betting rules before being slapped with another charge for a further 30 breaches.

Toney has been sensational for the Bees since promotion in the Premier League and any possible ban will be a blow to the guts with the club likely to bring in a replacement in January in anticipation of a long-term ban.

The 26-year-old Toney has 10 Premier League goals this season.