Gameweek 35
Key Players and
Captains picks
DH
By Drafthound Team 5th May 2021
7 min read

Introduction


This week's analysis breaks down some of the key players to look out for in the Drafthound dream teams.


If you don’t own any of the mentioned players - fear not - as we have insights on all players and teams including performance predictions, odds indexes, and predicted lineups to ensure you get those green arrows!


Disclaimer: All odds, ownership, and price optics were correct at the time of writing.



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Dallas
2.63
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OOP
£5.50 | Defender for Leeds

  • Dallas is the top-scoring FPL defender this season with 7 goals, 3 assists, and 10 clean sheets to his name.
  • He’s managed more shots on target than any other FPL defender (16) and he has the advantage of playing as a central midfielder.
  • His team Leeds have a favorable run-in and will face four of the bottom seven teams between now and the end of the season.
  • Leeds have also improved their defense drastically in recent week and only conceded 7 goals in their last nine games despite playing Chelsea, Liverpool, and both Manchester Clubs in that period.
  • Dallas’ potential for goals and assists combined with Leeds’ improved defense means he’s an obvious pick for the run-in.




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Wood
3.00
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£6.50 | Attacker for Burnley

  • Chris Wood scored a hat-trick last round against Wolves to put Burnley on the brink of Premier League safety.
  • Over the last seven rounds, he’s returned 6 goals, 3 assists, and 57 points with only Kane and Iheanacho being more prolific.
  • Burnley have won their last two home games against West Ham, scoring 5 goals without conceding any.
  • Chris wood himself has 6 goals and 1 assist in his last seven meetings against the Hammers.
  • This week the bookmakers have priced his chances of scoring to 39% making him one of the odds-on favorites to do so in that matchup.




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Pereira
3.28
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£5.40 | Midfielder for West Brom

  • Pereira has been involved in 60% of West Brom’s goals since Big Sam took over the reins in GW14.
  • Over the last four rounds, he’s returned 4 goals, 2 assists, and 42 points with no other playing amassing more.
  • West Brom have won their last three games against Wolves, scoring an impressive 10 goals.
  • Pereira himself scored twice in the reverse fixture against Wolves and returned 15 points.




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Kane
4.41
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£11.90 | Attacker for Tottenham

  • Kane is Premier League’s current top scorer (21), the favorite for the golden boot, and the second-highest scoring fantasy asset this season.
  • He has 10 attacking returns in his last eight games (8G, 2A) which is is a league-leading total.
  • Tottenham faces Sheffield Utd next who have conceded the third-most goals this campaign (56) and kept the fewest amounts of clean sheets (3).
  • Kane himself has scored 2 goals in his last two games against Sheffield Utd including one in the reverse fixture.
  • The bookmakers have Tottenham as the favorites to score the most goals this round (43%) and Kane as the most likely goalscorer (63%).




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Iheanacho
4.40
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£6.20 | Attacker for Leicester

  • Iheanacho has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last nine appearances for Leicester (12G, 2A).
  • He’s only blanked once in his last seven PL games and in that time he’s returned 68 points which no other player can best.
  • Leicester have the league’s third-best goal record (60) and they have scored in all but six games this season with only Man City being more consistent (3).
  • They face Southampton next who have conceded the second-most goals this campaign (58) behind only West Brom (64).
  • Leicester have come out victorious in their last three games at St. Marys, scoring 15 goals with 9 of those coming last season.




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£5.80 | Defender for Leicester

  • Castagne has returned a record-high 20 points over the last two rounds through a goal, an assist, and a clean sheet.
  • The Belgian has shown his potential to return points at both ends of the pitch which is strengthened by the fact that he plays for the team that have the fourth-best clean sheet record (11) and the third-most goals (60).
  • Castagne and Leicester play Southampton next against whom they have only conceded twice in their last five games, keeping 3 clean sheets in the process.




Captaincy Candidates


Many players have the potential to be good captain picks but here are the ones on our watchlist.


  • The first candidate and this week’s template pick is Kane.
  • He faces a relegated Sheffield Utd side at home who have the worst defensive record in the league.
  • He’s also the league’s top goalscorer (21), joint-assist leader (13), and the bookmaker’s odds-on favorite to score a goal this week (63%).
  • The other candidate is Iheanacho who’s in red hot form after being directly involved in 14 goals in his last nine appearances for Leicester.
  • He faces Southampton next who have conceded the second-most goals this campaign (58) and who have lost their last three home games to Leicester, conceding 15 goals.
  • He’s still the differential option but if you’re looking to make a late surge up the table in your league then he could be a low-risk punt!
  • We are going with Kane!

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