October 4, 2023


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GW35 captain picks: who should you captain Salah, Kane, Son or De Brunye

In gameweek 35, Son, Salah, Kane and Kevin De Brunye are the standout captain picks, with the sort of fixtures these players have in GW35 it’s hard to overlook them.

GW35 captain picks: Salah, Kane, Son and Kevin De Brunye all have easy fixtures

Liverpool play Newcastle away from home, Man City face Leeds away from home as well while Spurs face Leicester at home. These fixtures look great on paper and the potential for massive hauls are there for these GW35 captain picks.

While the four of them might have good fixtures, we can only pick one captain. In this article we’d be providing you with some interesting stats and facts that would help you select the best possible gameweek 35 captain.

GW35 captain picks: Mo Salah

Mohammed Salah comes up against Newcastle in gameweek 35, and when you consider the form Newcastle have been in, it might not be as straight forward as we’d expect.

Newcastle have been one of the most in form sides in the league since the turn of the year and their impressive form, has seen them go from 19th to 9th.

In that period they’ve collected 35 points, scored 21 goals, conceded 13 goals and kept six cleansheets. This means Mo Salah and Liverpool are not just up against a team that are good offensively, they’re up against a really good defensive side.

Well, that should not bother you too much because Mo Salah is the definition of fixture-proof – he scores against anyone and any team.

Mo Salah also looks like he has found his form after some impressive displays against Man united and Everton picking up a total of 25 points.

Not only is he scoring and assisting we’ve also seen a rise in his overall performance he is taking more shots, his xG and xA have also massively improved which is really good.

Another great thing about this Mohammed Salah fixture is that Newcastle are in a safe zone, they currently sit in ninth and they would most likely not play a low-block against Liverpool.

Newcastle would come out an try to play their own game and this would be good for Salah as there would be space for him to exploit.

Salah also has a lovely record against Newcastle, he has scored six goals and assisted two in ten matches against the magpies.

GW35 captain picks: Kevin De Brunye

Kevin De Brunye is the most in-form captain pick out of our four options. De Brunye has picked up 35 points in his last four games, scoring 2 goals and assisting three in that period.

Man City come up against Leeds United in gameweek 35 a Leeds side that sit in 16th and are five points above the relegation zone.

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Leeds haven’t been great defensively and in fact, the last time they played Manchester City in the league it ended 7-0 with De Brunye getting two goals in that game.

Leeds’ defensive woes make a Kevin De Brunye captaincy even more appealing. Leeds have conceded 68 goals, given five penalties away, allowed 10 goals from corners, three from free kicks and have allowed 179 shots on target this season.

With poor defensive stats as these, you’d expect Kevin De Brunye to get at least one goal or one assist. While De Brunye might be great, he is also a rotation risk. Man City are still in the UCL and their involvement in that competition might see De Brunye’s minutes being reduced.

GW35 captain picks: Kane and Son

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are also good captain picks in gameweek 35. The Spurs duo have been immense this season but now have a bit of a dip in form.

They face Leicester City in gameweek 35, a team that Harry Kane loves playing against. Kane has scored a total of 16 goals against Leicester City and we’d be hoping he can find his form when he faces Leicester again in gameweek 35.

Kane and Son have been absolutely below par in their last two games, with Kane having an xG of 0.26 and an xA of 0.00 against Brentford while Son had an xG of 0.00 and an xA of 0.12 against Brentford – Son failed to take a shot in that game.

Even before the Brentford game, these Spurs assets having been overperforming their underlying stats and this dip in form hasn’t shocked many.

Well, out of the four GW35 captain picks, Son and Kane are the ones who look to be struggling but I do believe that the potential for a return in gameweek 35 is high.

And if you still have this pair, then you should still hold onto them.

Our GW35 captain would be….

If we had to pick one out of the four, it would be Mohammed Salah. The Egyptian winger is playing well and looks to be back to his best again.

He also plays a team with little to fight for so the potential for him to score goals is there as well. Eight goals against Newcastle in 10 games and 25 points in his last two games Mohammed Salah looks to be our man.

Salah would be our man based on stats but if we’re to follow our guts, it would be Harry Kane. There’s this feeling that Harry Kane would pop up with two goals and one assist this gameweek.