The last and final gameweek of the 2021/22 Premier League season is finally here! a season that has had everything from fun, to not so fun moments, from postponed fixtures, to double gameweeks almost every week. What a season it has been and for the last time this season, we’d be picking our gameweek captain.
Manchester City, Liverpool and Spurs all have to win their last games and their assets are the ones we’d be looking to target this gameweek.
In this article, we’d be looking at how Son, Kevin De Brunye, Salah and Kane compare to each other, we’d then pick our GW38 captain based on our comparisons.
GW38 captain picks
Kevin De Brunye
Kevin De Brunye would be a good GW38 captain this gameweek for so many reasons. And one major reason is Man City are involved in a title race and you’d expect him to start and play the whole game – no need to fear Pep roulette.
Another good reason is the team Man City play. Man City face Aston Villa, a team that has failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three games, and faced a total of seven shots on target the last time they played Manchester City and we all know that De Brunye loves a shot from range and if Villa allow him such room, he’d would most likely get a couple of goals.
De Brunye has also been a man for the big occasion this season for Man City. With De Brunye popping up with crucial goals against the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and most recently with four goals against Wolves in gameweek 36, you won’t put it past him to be the player who opens the scoring at the Etihad in gameweek 38.
Speaking about home form, Kevin De Brunye has been really good for City at home this season. Since gameweek 18, he has picked up 79 points at home, with 3 of those being double-digit hauls.
De Brunye is a man who has an eye for an assist, but this season the Belgian has shown that he can score goals as well. His ruthlessness in front of goal this season, has seen him score 15 goals from an xG of 5.26.
Here’s how Kevin De Brunye has performed on the final gameweek over in his 5 seasons.
GW38 captain picks: Son and Kane
The dynamic duo Kane and Son are also good GW38 captains. I know you can’t pick both, but either one of them would be a good choice in gameweek 38.
One thing that really stands out here, is the Spurs fixture – Spurs face Norwich City at Carrow road in gameweek 38. A game against a Norwich side who have been relegated and have little to play for this season is really hard to ignore.
A Norwich side that have conceded 16 goals in their last six games, against the best attacking duo in the league this season, Kane or Son would be really good GW38 captain picks.
With these two, the question is which one of them should you go for? Do you captain Son or Harry Kane? Well, these questions are only relevant if you have both. So if you’re on a wildcard or free hit and you have both, you may be wondering who to captain. Well, let’s take a look at some stats.
In terms of xG, Son is really over-performing his xG with the winger scoring 21 goals from an xG of 14.55 and this is good for Son because he doesn’t need so many chances to score a goal.
Kane on the other hand, has an xG of 19 and has scored 16 goals so far. But with Kane, you can get a goal and an assist while Son doesn’t really do assists.
Another interesting stats we’d be looking at is which one of them has scored over 5-points the most this season. Well, you might have guessed Son leads that stat. With the winger getting more than 5-points 21 times this season while Kane, has gotten more than 5-points 14 times this season.
And based on their KPI ratings, Son has a KPI rating of 8.6 which is the highest for midfielders in the game while Kane has a KPI rating of 5.1 which is the highest for forwards.
For those who don’t know what KPI is, it is a metric that is used to tell which player is more likely to return points in a particular gameweek. The higher the KPI, the higher the likelihood of a return. And based on those ratings, Son is more likely to return points this gameweek.
GW38 captain picks: Salah
You’d probably put Kevin De Brunye, Heung-min Son and Harry Kane above Salah this gameweek. And yes, we’d agree with you. But on the other hand, Salah is still one of the best players in the game and going against him this gameweek might not go well.
Mo Salah just like Son, would want to win the golden boot this year and with Liverpool still chasing Manchester City you’d expect Salah to start if he’s fit.
Honestly, Mohammed’s Salah’s stats this year have not been great and if you compare his stats to the likes of Kevin De Brunye, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane, his number are not as great as their.
Well, He’s still Mo Salah and anything could happen so he’s worth a shout this gameweek.
GW38 captain picks: Jamie Vardy
A differential, a man who has returned from injury and has hit the ground running Jamie Vardy is another man worthy of the captain’s armband this gameweek.
Leicester City face Southampton this gameweek – a Southampton side that has been losing games and conceding goals every gameweek, you’d expect an in-form Jamie Vardy to bag a couple of goals against the Saints in gameweek 38.
Jamie Vardy is a man that could be a really good differential this gameweek. Captaining the Leicester City striker who has an ownership of 11.0% could bring forth some green arrows.
Well, if you need to climb up in your mini-league, you’d need a differential and Jamie Vardy is one of the best gw38 differential captain picks out there.
Who is our GW38 captain pick
If we had to rank them from best to worst, our first would be Kevin De Brunye, second would be Son, third would be Kane and Salah would be fourth.
The reason why we have De Brunye in first, is because unlike Son and Kane, Manchester City play at home. City also have to win their game to become champions this means another big game performance is needed from the Belgian this weekend.
If you do not have De Brunye, then Son is the next best pick. His underlying stats, fixture and his desire to be top-scorer makes him a really good pick. And don’t be surprise if Kane allows Son take a penalty this week.