Rankings, Tips, and Top Players for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 35 (2022)

| April 26, 2022 11:55 am PDT
FPL logo, Gabriel Jesus, Philippe Coutinho, Marcos Alonso, and Alisson

If you’re looking for the top Fantasy Premier League tips for Gameweek 35, then you have come to the right place.

With only four Gameweeks remaining this season, time is running out to climb the Fantasy Premier League rankings. Granted, we have a couple of big Double Gameweeks on the horizon. But there is not long left.

Will free-scoring Manchester City demolish leaky Leeds this weekend? Can Harry Kane and Son Heung-min return to scoring ways against Leicester? Could in-form Newcastle shock title-cashing Liverpool at St. James’ Park?

Join me as I look at the best FPL players for Gameweek 35. I also go over the top differentials before sharing my FPL rankings for GW35.

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 35 Fixtures

Following numerous Blanks and Doubles, GW35 is a regular Gameweek. The action gets underway this Saturday, April 30, with Newcastle hosting Liverpool in the early kick-off.

Before we go any further, let’s check out the FPL fixtures for Gameweek 35.

  • Newcastle United vs. Liverpool
  • Watford vs. Burnley
  • Southampton vs. Crystal Palace
  • Aston Villa vs. Norwich City
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Leeds United vs. Manchester City
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs. Leicester City
  • Everton vs. Chelsea
  • West Ham United vs. Arsenal
  • Manchester United vs. Brentford

Man City, Aston Villa, and Tottenham have favorable fixtures this weekend. For that reason, my Fantasy Premier League rankings for Gameweek 35 feature multiple players from those teams.

At the bottom end of the EPL table, Watford and Burnley go head-to-head in a relegation six-pointer. A win for the Hornets would take them to within six points of Burnley, although Everton has a game in hand on the other relegation candidates.

Fancy betting on the Premier League this weekend? Follow the link below to discover our EPL predictions, picks, and tips for Gameweek 35.

Best Players for FPL Gameweek 35 – My Top 5

Here are the best FPL players for Gameweek 35. If you’re serious about climbing the Fantasy Premier League rankings between now and the end of the season, you should be looking to acquire the following players.

Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City (£8.5m)

Gabriel Jesus scored FOUR goals and assisted another as Manchester City crushed Watford 5-1 last time out. As a result, the Brazilian picked up a whopping 24 Fantasy Premier League points in Gameweek 34.

Of course, taking on “Pep Roulette” is always risky. But I fully expect Jesus to start against Leeds United this weekend. I mean, imagine racking up five-goal involvements in one outing and being left out of the starting XI for the next game!

Let’s not forget that Leeds has the second-worst defensive record in the EPL. Guardiola’s men ran riot against Watford, so they could easily do the same against Leeds.

Son Heung-min, Tottenham Hotspur (£11.0m)

Despite drawing back-to-back blanks against Brighton and Brentford, Son Heung-min remains one of the best FPL players for Gameweek 35 and beyond. Having bagged 17 goals and seven assists, the Spurs star sits second on the overall leaderboard.

Player Team FPL Points
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 255
Son Heung-min Tottenham Hotspur 204
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool 202
Joao Cancelo Manchester City 180
Jarrod Bowen West Ham United 171

Son has chalked up six goals and one assist across his past five Premier League appearances, including a brace against West Ham and a hat-trick against Aston Villa. The South Korean has the potential to pick up plenty of FPL points every time he plays.

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur (£12.5m)

Another Tottenham player who is always capable of dominating the Fantasy Premier League rankings is Harry Kane. Like Son, Kane blanked against Brighton and Brentford. But his record against Leicester is phenomenal.

The lethal striker has scored more goals against the Foxes than any other team. After scoring and assisting in the reverse fixture back in January, Kane has netted 16 goals in 13 EPL games against Leicester.

Tottenham Hotspur to Win1.47
Leicester City to Win6.50
Tottenham Hotspur to Score Over 1.5 Goals1.47
Tottenham Hotspur to Score Over 2.5 Goals2.40

As the odds above detail, Betway expects Tottenham to dominate Leicester. Spurs are favored at just 1.47 to beat the Foxes, while you can get the same price for Kane and co. to score at least two goals.

Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City (£11.8m)

Kevin De Bruyne

Given that Man City faces the second-worst defense in the Premier League this weekend, Kevin De Bruyne has to be viewed as one of the best Fantasy Premier League players for Gameweek 35.

The midfield maestro added another two assists to his collection last time out, meaning he has notched four goals and four assists across his previous six EPL outings.

De Bruyne has racked up 14 goals and 11 assists in all competitions this season. Following a slow start to the campaign, the 30-year-old appears to be back to his best. That is NOT good news for Leeds.

Philippe Coutinho, Aston Villa (£7.0m)

It could be argued that Aston Villa has the best fixture in Gameweek 35, as relegation-doomed Norwich visits Villa Park. The Canaries are ten points from safety, so the Villains will be confident of securing a big win this weekend.

It only makes sense that I include Aston Villa’s best player among my top Fantasy Premier League picks for GW35. Having registered four goals and three assists since arriving on loan from Barcelona in January, Coutinho could destroy Norwich on Saturday.

Top 5 FPL Differentials for Gameweek 35

Are you looking for the best FPL players with low ownership? Look no further than my Fantasy Premier League differentials for Gameweek 35. All of the players in this section are owned by under 5% of FPL managers.

Sadio Mane, Liverpool (£11.7m)

We all know that Liverpool is spoiled for choice in the attacking department. Alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane faces competition from Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz. But the arrival of Diaz seems to have reinvigorated Mane.

Since the turn of the year, the Senegal star has bagged seven goals and two assists in 11 EPL appearances. Although he reached the 100-goal milestone for Liverpool earlier this season, he is still owned by only 3.7% of FPL managers.

Ben Davies, Tottenham Hotspur (£4.4m)

Ben Davies has started all but one of Tottenham’s previous 24 Premier League games. The versatile defender has become a key component of the Spurs’ team under Antonio Conte, operating on the left of a defensive three.

Across the past nine Gameweeks, Davies has claimed 5+ FPL points on six occasions. Given that he owns just 2.7%, he is undoubtedly one of the best differentials for FPL Gameweek 35.

Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City (£8.6m)

I included Riyad Mahrez among my top Fantasy Premier League differentials for GW34. Unfortunately, the deadly winger started as a substitute against Watford and was only given 19 minutes from the bench.

Mahrez has notched a whopping 23 goals and eight assists across all competitions this season, making him Man City’s most prolific player.

Having started on the bench last weekend, Mahrez should come into Guardiola’s starting XI against Leeds. Given that he is owned by 4.2% of FPL managers, he could prove to be an excellent differential for GW35.

John McGinn, Aston Villa (£5.6m)

While Coutinho is the obvious Aston Villa pick, John McGinn has to be one of the best FPL differentials for Gameweek 35. I mean, only one Villa midfielder – Jacob Ramsey – has collected more FPL points than McGinn this season.

Player FPL Points
Jacob Ramsey 102
John McGinn 87
Emi Buendia 78
Douglas Luiz 71
Philippe Coutinho 66

Boasting a measly ownership of 0.9%, McGinn has the potential to catapult his owners up the Fantasy Premier League rankings this weekend. The visit of Norwich provides the ever-present Scot with the perfect opportunity to add to his tally of three goals and two assists.

Joelinton, Newcastle United (£5.8m)

I know what you’re thinking – Newcastle faces title-chasing Liverpool this weekend, so how can Joelinton (1.0%) be one of the best differentials for FPL Gameweek 35? Allow me to explain my thinking.

The Brazilian has been nothing short of immense since Eddie Howe replaced Steve Bruce at St. James’ Park. In fact, his brace in last weekend’s 3-0 victory over Norwich saw the Magpies secure their fourth consecutive Premier League win.

If the Reds slip up between now and the end of the season, then in-form Newcastle could be the team to halt their momentum. Joelinton will almost certainly be at the heart of the action.

Fantasy Premier League Rankings for Gameweek 35

Let’s wrap things up with my Gameweek 35 Fantasy Premier League rankings. Below, I rank the top five goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards for GW35.

My FPL rankings are based upon fixture difficulty, predicted points, form, and other key factors.

Best FPL Goalkeepers (GW35)

Emi Martinez
  • Emi Martinez, Aston Villa (£5.5m)
  • Ederson, Manchester City (£6.1m)
  • Alisson, Liverpool (£6.0m)
  • Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Hotspur (£5.4m)
  • Jose Sa, Wolverhampton Wanderers (£5.3m)

In my eyes, Aston Villa’s Emi Martinez is the best goalkeeper for FPL Gameweek 35. Why? Because he faces Norwich – the Premier League’s lowest scorer – on home soil. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

You probably won’t be surprised to see Ederson and Alisson among the FPL rankings for GW35. I have also chosen to include Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris and Wolves’ Jose Sa among the top five goalkeepers, as they could both keep a clean sheet this weekend.

Best FPL Defenders (GW35)

Joao Cancelo
  • Joao Cancelo, Manchester City (£7.1m)
  • Marcos Alonso, Chelsea (£5.6m)
  • Tyrone Mings, Aston Villa (£5.0m)
  • Ruben Dias, Manchester City (£6.1m)
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool (£8.4m)

Joao Cancelo has accumulated the fourth-most FPL points this season. The marauding Man City “defender” isn’t much of a defender at all, so I can see him enjoying plenty of success against leaky Leeds.

In addition to Marcos Alonso, Ruben Dias, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Tyrone Mings appears in my Fantasy Premier League rankings for Gameweek 35. The Aston Villa captain could score big against Norwich.

Best FPL Midfielders (GW35)

Son Heung-min
  • Son Heung-min, Tottenham Hotspur (£11.0m)
  • Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City (11.8m)
  • Philippe Coutinho, Aston Villa (£7.0m)
  • Riyah Mahrez, Manchester City (£11.8m)
  • Mohamed Salah, Liverpool (£13.2m)

I have already explained why Son, De Bruyne, Coutinho, and Mahrez are among the best midfielders for FPL Gameweek 35. Even if you can’t afford the premium options, you shouldn’t struggle to fit Coutinho (£7.0m) into your team.

Mohamed Salah returns to my Fantasy Premier League rankings after bagging two goals and three assists across the past three Gameweeks. Let’s face it – nobody would be shocked if the “Egyptian King” humiliated Newcastle this weekend.

Best FPL Forwards (GW35)

Harry Kane
  • Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur (£12.5m)
  • Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City (£8.4m)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester City (£11.4m)
  • Ollie Watkins, Aston Villa (£7.4m)
  • Emmanuel Dennis, Watford (£5.8m)

Although Jesus scored four goals last weekend, Kane is probably the safe forward pick due to Guardiola’s infamous rotation policy. That said, both players would make it into the best FPL team for Gameweek 35.

Having netted seven goals in his last four EPL outings, including hat-tricks against Spurs and Norwich, Cristiano Ronaldo is also among the top forwards for FPL GW35. Even at 37, Ronaldo cements his status as one of the best EPL players of all time.

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More Fantasy Premier League Tips for Gameweek 35

It’s crunch time in FPL. With just four Gameweeks left this season, every transfer counts. That’s why it’s vitally important that you plan ahead for the upcoming Double Gameweeks.


Ten teams play twice in Gameweek 36, while five teams double up in Gameweek 37. It is also worth noting that Manchester United blanks in GW37, so you need to consider that when making your GW35 FPL transfers.

If you enjoyed my FPL tips for Gameweek 35, tune in next week for my GW36 FPL tips. I also recommend checking out our EPL betting guide if you’re serious about betting on the EPL.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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