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The GW35 Captain

Active wildcards set to open up Captaincy options for Fantasy Premier League managers

Despite having 9 shots in the Manchester derby, it turned into a frustrating evening for Sergio Agüero as he failed to break the deadlock.

5 of those efforts were off target but that hasn’t stopped him from being the top-ranked candidate in terms of  goals and assists contribution expectancy, going into Gameweek 35.

GW35 Contribution Expectancy (Goals & Assists)
Player 0 1 2 3+
Sergio Agüero 41.25% 36.53% 16.17% 6.05%
Harry Kane 42.17% 36.41% 15.72% 5.70%
Jermain Defoe 43.68% 36.18% 14.98% 5.16%
Kevin De Bruyne 47.24% 35.43% 13.29% 4.05%
Diego Costa 52.67% 33.77% 10.82% 2.74%
Manolo Gabbiadini 53.97% 33.28% 10.26% 2.48%
Dele Alli 55.33% 32.75% 9.69% 2.23%
Alexis Sánchez 56.38% 32.31% 9.26% 2.05%
Phillip Coutinho 56.46% 32.28% 9.23% 2.04%
Christian Eriksen 57.86% 31.66% 8.66% 1.82%
Wilfried Zaha 57.91% 31.64% 8.64% 1.81%
Romelu Lukaku 57.92% 31.63% 8.64% 1.81%
Son Heung-min 59.55% 30.87% 8.00% 1.58%
Christian Benteke 60.10% 30.60% 7.79% 1.51%
Roberto Firmino 60.82% 30.24% 7.52% 1.42%
Josh King 60.86% 30.22% 7.51% 1.41%
Raheem Sterling 61.15% 30.07% 7.40% 1.38%
Eden Hazard 61.43% 29.93% 7.29% 1.34%


Manchester City face Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium and they have the highest team goals projection this weekend. However, the return to fitness of Gabriel Jesus does present Pep Guardiola with additional options in attack.

Harry Kane is pushing the Argentinian striker hard for top spot and he will surely fancy his chances of adding to his seasonal tally in the North London derby. He currently trails Romelu Lukaku by 4 goals in the race for the Golden Boot but significantly, has played 8 fewer games.

Even though Sunderland could be relegated this weekend, Jermain Defoe will be looking to end his sequence of 5 games without a goal, when the Black Cats welcome Bournemouth to the Stadium of Light. Only 3 sides in the whole division have conceded more goals than the Cherries, so this could be the ideal time for the veteran striker to end that barren spell.

Diego Costa ended his personal drought on Tuesday, scoring a brace in Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Sunderland, after also going 5 Premier League games without a goal and he will be looking to kick on from that at Goodison Park, when the Blues face Everton. If Chelsea can successfully negotiate this obstacle, reclaiming the title looks a formality.

With many Fantasy Premier League managers expected to exercise their right to use their wildcard this weekend, it certainly opens up additional captaincy options, so who will you give the GW35 armband to?

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