Who are the best Fantasy Premier League players to own for Triple Gameweek 35? 4-time top 1k and 4-time top 10k finisher Abdul Rehman uses the Hub's OPTA, Prediction, Comparison and Fixture tools to find the best FPL budget and premium players for our FPL teams.
Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) – Manchester United
Fixture: Aston Villa (a) & Leicester City (H) & Liverpool (H)In the last five games Bruno Fernandes has played, he has only registered one assist . However, his stats have been a lot better than the output suggests and he has been unfortunate not to have more attacking returns. He has during this time 18 Shots (4th), 8 Shots on Target (4th), 7 Shots in the Box and 3 Big Chances while also managing an xG of 2.25. He has also created 12 Chances and 2 Big Chances. Manchester United have a rare triple fixture who Gameweek 35. They play Aston Villa, Leicester City, and Liverpool in a packed schedule. Now looking at all the options in midfield for Triple Gameweek 35 Bruno will no doubt one of the best options. Firstly, United have one of the best attacking stats in the league with 192 Shots on Target (2nd), 84 Big Chances (3rd) and 64 goals scored (2nd). Also, Aston Villa have been quite poor defensively lately. Over the last six games they have conceded 10 goals (19th), 86 Shots (18th), 49 Shots in the Box (15th), and 14 Big Chances (18th). Their second and third fixture against Leicester and Liverpool is could go either way but I can see goals in them regardless. As a Bruno owner, I would not be too worried by his recent run of blanks as his stats suggest returns are imminent. Plus over the season he has an incredible 29 attacking returns with 11 double-digit hauls and the Portuguese is also on penalties. He is ranked at 75% for anytime returns this week according to our Points Prediction Tool and he will no doubt be one of the most captained players in Triple Gameweek 35.
Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) – LiverpoolFixture: Southampton (H) and Manchester United (a) The Egyptian has a total of 20 goals and four assists this season with 104 Shots (2nd), 44 Shots on Target (3rd), 78 Shots in the Box (3rd) and 28 Big Chances (4th) while also creating 45 Chances and 10 Big Chances. He also has the highest xG in the league with 18.55. Liverpool play Southampton and Mancheseter United in Triple Gameweek 35 and the Saints have been really poor defensively this season. They have conceded 59 goals (18th) this season and in the last 10 games have shipped the most goals in the league (20), whilst also conceding 26 Big Chances (18th). Salah’s stats over the season and more recently have been great and even with three goals in his last four games he has been really unfortunate not to have more goals and assists. With his two fixtures this week and the fact Liverpool are still chasing top four and Salah is well in the hunt for the Golden boot I think he will be a fantastic option week.
Anwar El Ghazi (£5.2m) – Aston Villa
Fixture: Manchester United (H) and Everton (H)Anwar El Ghazi has two goals in his last two games and in 12 starts this season the Dutch midfielder has 8 goals with 49 Shots, 25 Shots on Target, 23 Shots in the Box and 10 Big Chances. He has also created 20 Chances and 1 Big Chance so is quite unlucky not to have more assists to his name. He is clearly a very good fantasy option when he starts and with injuries to Jack Grealish and Morgan Sanson he seems to be nailed just now. Aston Villa play Manchester United and Everton in back-to-back home games for Triple Gameweek 35 and from an attacking perspective, this seems like a decent double for them. In the last five games, Villa have scored nine goals (3rd) with 28 Shots on Target (3rd), 43 Shots in the Box (5th) and 11 Big Chances (5th). They seemed to have picked up their attacking output and learned to score without their main playmaker after an initial goal drought when Grealish picked up his injury back in Gameweek 25. The second game against Everton is the one where the Villa mid will find most fruitful and looking at the Toffees defensive stats recently we can see why. In the last five, they have conceded 75 Shots (16th) 46 Shots in the Box (15th) and 20 Shots on Target (12th). Also, he just scored against them last week in a 2-1 win away from home. El Ghazi has been a part of the reason why the Villains have scored more goals recently. He is clearly very trigger happy and gets a lot of shots off and especially in the box. Another factor to note is that not only did he start and score in the last two league games, he also played 90 minutes in both. He is the first choice penalty taker too and is ranked at 66% for anytime returns according to our Points Prediction Tool.
James Maddison (£7.2m) – Leicester City
Fixture: Newcastle United (H) & Manchester United (a)James Maddison has been building back to full fitness since his injury and with him playing his first 90 minutes last week since Gameweek 24 he looks to be fully fit now. In his last three starts, he has managed 11 Shots, 4 Shots on Target and created 7 Chances with 1 Big Chance. Leicester City play both Newcastle United and Manchester United in Triple Gameweek 35 which is one very good fixture followed by one which could go either way. There could well be goals against Man United. Their first game however against the Toon will be the one in which Leicester good score a fair few. Steve Bruce’s men have been on the brink of the relegation zone for the second part of this season and they still aren’t completely safe yet. Over the season they have conceded 507 Shots (20th), 312 Shots in the Box (19th), 178 Shots on Target (17th) and 71 Big Chances (14th). They have also conceded 56 goals (17th). It's no surprise they sit 17th in the league just six points off the relegation zone. The Foxes on the other hand are in 3rd place and have had a great season scoring 61 goals (3rd) with 164 Shots on Target (7th), 261 Shots in the Box (8th) and 77 Big Chances (5th). This looks to be a good double for both Leicester and Maddison. Over the season he has eight goals and seven assists with 67 Shots, 22 Shots on Target and 20 Shots in the Box while also creating 49 Chances and 5 Big Chances. His stats have been impressive and our Points Prediction Tool likes him this week too as he’s got a 65% chance of anytime returns.
Mason Greenwood (£7.1m) – Manchester United
Fixture: Aston Villa (a) & Leicester City (H) & Liverpool (H)Mason Greenwood has four goals in his last three games with 16 Shots (5th), 9 Shots on Target (2nd), 13 Shots in the Box (2nd), and 4 Big Chances (3rd). No player has scored more goals than him over this period and he is clearly putting up excellent stats and seems to be a nailed starter for now. As mentioned earlier United have one of best attacking stats in the league over the course of the season with 192 Shots on Target (2nd), 84 Big Chances (3rd) and 64 goals scored (2nd). Also, Villa have been quite poor defensively lately. Over the last six games, they have conceded 10 goals (19th), 86 Shots (18th), 49 Shots in the Box (15th) and 14 Big Chances (18th). I really like this Gameweek for Mason as he has shown over the last few weeks that he knows exactly where the net is and he is putting up some impressive stats too and seems to be the most potent attacker in the United team just now. He may not start every game but I think he will at least get minutes in every game in their Triple Gameweek. He gets a lot of shots off in the box and as an FPL option this is exactly what we want. Another point I think is worth mentioning is that in his last five starts for United he has played the full 90 minutes so that bodes well for him in terms of minutes over the three games. Our Points Prediction Tool has him at 64% for anytime returns.
Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.3m) – Leicester City
Fixture: Newcastle United (H) & Manchester UnitedThe Nigerian international has now scored an impressive 10 goals and two assists this season in only 13 league starts. Since Gameweek 26 no player has scored more goals (9) or points (75) than Iheanacho and his stats most certainly back up his output. In that time he has 34 Shots (2nd), 16 Shots on Target (2nd), 22 Shots in the Box (2nd) and 11 Big Chances (1st). He has also created 13 Chances and a very impressive 5 Big Chances (3rd). Leicester City come up against Newcastle and Manchester United in Triple Gameweek 35. Kelechi and his owners will for sure be eying up that first game against Newcastle. The Toon have been atrocious this season and have one of the worst defensive stats in the league. They have conceded 507 Shots (20th), 312 Shots in the Box (19th), 178 Shots on Target (17th) and 71 Big Chances (14th). They have also conceded 56 goals (17th). Leicester as a team have been great this term and currently sit third in the league and should finish in the top four. They have scored 61 goals (3rd) with 164 Shots on Target (7th), 261 Shots in the Box (8th) and 77 Big Chances (5th). Over the past 10 Gameweeks the Leicester forward is the most in-form player in the game scoring the most points, goals and registering some of the best stats. He is not only scoring and getting a lot of big chances but he’s creating good opportunities too and is an absolute bargain at only £6.3m. He is at 73% to return anytime according to our Points Prediction Tool.
Ollie Watkins (£6.5m) – Aston Villa
Fixture: Manchester United (H) & Everton (H)Ollie Watkins has been a great value option over the season. With 13 goals and eight assists so far and a starting price of only £6.0m you can't ask for much more. After a seven game goal drought, the Villa forward has now managed three goals and two in his last five games. His stats have been good during this time too with 10 Shots in the Box, 7 Shots on Target and 4 Big Chances. Aston Villa face off with Manchester United and Everton who they play both at home. Villa have been good going forward more recently scoring nine goals (3rd) with 28 Shots on Target (3rd), 43 Shots in the Box (5th) and 11 Big Chances (5th) in the last three games. I can see Watkins doing well against both defences to be honest but more so in his second fixture against the Toffees. In the last five they have conceded 75 Shots (16th) 46 Shots in the Box (15th) and 20 Shots on Target (12th). Over the season Ollie has shown that his goals and assists are no fluke and his stats back up his returns tally. He has 40 Shots (4th), 79 Shots in the Box (2nd) and 24 Big Chances (6th) and has also created 39 Chances and 7 Big Chances. For Triple Gameewek 35 Watkins is at 60% to return anytime according to our Points Prediction Tool.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.5m) – Everton
Fixture: West Ham United (a) & Aston Villa (a)Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s goal last week took his returns to a total of 15 goals and 6 assists. He has 38 Shots on Target (5th), 59 Shots in the Box and 29 Big Chances (3rd). Carlo Ancelotti has played him in his more favoured role – upfront more recently where he has had more joy in terms of goals and stats. Everton have a double fixture in Triple Gameweek 35 against both West Ham United and Aston Villa and both on the road. Eight of Calvert-Lewins 15 goals have come away from home and so to have 22 of Everton’s 45 goals, so a good record. Furthermore, both West Ham and Villa have been quite poor at the back lately. Over the last six games Aston Villa have conceded 10 goals (19th), 86 Shots (18th), 49 Shots in the Box (15th) and 14 Big Chances (18th). Also over the last six games, the Hammers have conceded the most goals (12) and have also conceded 58 Shots in the Box (18th), 34 Shots on Target (18th) and 14 Big Chances (18th). Looking Calvert-Lewin’s most recent performances and those of both Villa and West Ham I see this as a really favourable set of fixtures for the Evertonian. He has shown on a few occasions this season he can score big and he has a good double fixture this week in my opinion. Our Points Prediction Tool also has him at 61% to return anytime. He also has a Goal Involvement of 52% (4th).
Harry Kane (£11.9m) – Spurs
Fixture: Leeds United (a)Harry Kane has managed 21 goals and 13 assists this season in what has been an extraordinary season for him. He did suffer a surprising blank against Sheffield United last week in which he got zero returns in a 4-0 win however he did manage 4 Shots in the Box and 1 Big Chance so was just an off day in his finishing. I am still really confident Kane will score well from now until the end of the season simply because he is in the race for the top scorer and the top four. Spurs play Leeds United in Triple Gameweek 35 and even though Spurs only have a single fixture I still think Kane is one of the best options. Leeds over the season have been poor at the back having conceded 499 Shots (17th), 312 Shots in the Box (18th), 186 Shots on Target (18th) and 78 Big Chances (17th). We can see quite clearly they do give up a lot of chances and with Leeds’s all-out attacking style looks to be perfect for Spurs pacey counter. Furthermore, Spurs have scored 60 goals (4th) this season with 152 Shots on Target, 233 Shots in the Box and 76 Big Chances (6th). They have also scored 23 goals (1st) in their last 10 games. I wouldn’t let Kane’s blank last week put you off. His stats are phenomenal this season and he has a good fixture in Leeds this week. The England international is ranked at 58% by our Points Prediction Tool to return anytime in Triple Gameweek 35.
Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) – Leicester City
Fixture: Newcastle United (H) & Manchester United (a)The Leicester forward has one goal and one assist in his last three games but has 9 Shots (5th), 4 Shots on Target (4th), 8 Shots in the Box (1st) and 4 Big Chances (1st). After looking at his stats and eye test for both the last two games he could have had a lot more attacking returns Newcastle have been terrible at the back this season as stated above and have one of the worst defences in the league. I can see this being a good game for Vardy and also fancy his chances against the Red Devils. Vardy has scored six goals in total this season against Manchester City, Arsenal and Spurs and is also on penalties so is a great option for this double. Also with Leicester chasing the top four, they will be motivated as ever as although they sit third, it’s not quite secure yet. Over the season the Golden boot winner has 13 goals and 13 assists with an xG of 17.91 (2nd) and 32 Big Chances (1st). Jamie Vardy is the highest ranked player to return anytime according to our Points Prediction Tool. He is placed at a whopping 77%. In conclusion, I will rank these Triple Gameweek 35 midfielders and forwards in accordance to our Power Rankings for Hub members!
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