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FPL Top Captain Picks for GW 34

Sure thing! Double Gameweek 34 has arrived, offering a prime opportunity to deploy some of your strategic chips in Fantasy Premier League. If you still have the Free Hit, Triple Captain, or even Bench Boost available, now could be the perfect time to utilize them, depending on your team’s needs and your chip strategy.

Let’s delve into our top captain picks for FPL Gameweek 34. We’ll explore the five FPL top captain picks this week.

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

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Mo Salah (From Getty Images)

Mohamed Salah, priced at £13.5m, continues to shine for Liverpool with 17 goals and nine assists under his belt. With just three goals behind the league’s top scorer Erling Haaland, Salah is undoubtedly hungry for the Golden Boot.

Liverpool boasts a promising double fixture against Fulham and Everton this week, positioning them as strong favorites for victory in both matches. Statistical probabilities suggest they have a solid chance of scoring 2.5+ goals in each game, standing at 45% and 38%, respectively.

Despite a recent setback, Liverpool remains firmly in the title race, having scored 72 goals (third highest) and boasting the league’s best-expected goals (xG) at 75.23.

With their upcoming matches crucial for their title aspirations, especially following a disappointing result against Crystal Palace, Salah’s role as Liverpool’s talisman is unquestionable. His starting position is virtually guaranteed, and he represents the primary goal threat for his team.

During double game weeks, Salah epitomizes the ideal player profile for FPL managers: high expected minutes, part of an attacking powerhouse, and designated penalty taker.

Given these factors, Salah stands out as one of the top captaincy choices for Gameweek 34.

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

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Bukayo Saka (From Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka, priced at £9.0m, stands out as the top-scoring midfielder in the Fantasy Premier League, boasting an impressive tally of 14 goals and 10 assists. His expected goals (xG) sit at 13.1, with an expected assist (xA) of 9.6.

Arsenal enters Gameweek 34 with a double fixture against Wolves and Chelsea, positioning them as strong favorites in both encounters. As one of the league’s most potent attacking units, Arsenal is favored to score 2.5+ goals in both matches, with probabilities standing at 42% against Wolves and 45% against Chelsea.

Among all the teams with double fixtures, Arsenal is predicted to net the highest number of goals. Under Mikel Arteta’s guidance, the Gunners have scored the second most goals in the league (75), with an xG of 64.56 (third highest).

Saka’s inclusion in the starting lineup is virtually assured when fit, making him a perennial top choice during double-game weeks. He offers a potent combination of goal-scoring and assist threat and serves as Arsenal’s primary penalty-taker within their highly attacking setup.

Kai Havertz (Arsenal)

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Kai Havertz (From Getty Images)

Kai Havertz, valued at £7.4m, has been enjoying a remarkable run of form recently. Since Gameweek 25, he has notched five goals and provided five assists, boasting an expected goals (xG) of 3.8 and an expected assists (xA) of 1.24.

Havertz’s performance has been exceptional, earning him a league-leading 70 points during this period. Having started every game since Gameweek 23, he has cemented his place as a regular starter for Chelsea.

With a promising double fixture against Wolves and Arsenal, Havertz represents Chelsea’s primary attacking threat. His versatility provides both goal-scoring and assist potential, ensuring he’ll have ample opportunities to contribute across the two matches.

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace)

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Eberechi Eze (From Getty Images)

Eberechi Eze, valued at £6.0m, has contributed seven goals and three assists in 19 starts this season and appears to be back in full fitness.

Since his return from injury in Gameweek 27, Eze has been a mainstay in the starting lineup for Crystal Palace. The Eagles have arguably the most favorable fixtures in this double gameweek, hosting both West Ham and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park.

West Ham has conceded the fourth-most goals in the league (58), with an expected goal conceded (xGC) of 61, ranking them third-worst defensively. Newcastle United also ranks in the bottom 10 for both goals conceded and xGC, making these fixtures highly appealing for attacking purposes.

While Palace hasn’t been the most prolific scoring side in the league, netting only 37 goals (seventeenth), and with an expected goal (xG) of 37.51 (seventeenth), the return of their two most creative players, Eze and Michael Olise (£5.6m) bolsters their attacking prowess.

As the first-choice penalty taker for the Eagles, Eze offers both goal-scoring and assist potential and is a guaranteed starter. With his strong double gameweek ahead, he emerges as a compelling option for FPL managers.

Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth)

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Dominic Solanke (From Getty Images)

Dominic Solanke has been enjoying a stellar season, boasting an impressive tally of 17 goals and three assists, with an expected goal (xG) of 17.5. His consistent performances and strong underlying statistics underline his impact on the pitch.

Bournemouth faces a challenging double gameweek in Gameweek 34, with away fixtures against Aston Villa and Wolves. While neither opponent boasts the toughest defense, Bournemouth’s attacking record places them around mid-table, having scored 47 goals (ninth) with an xG of 48.42 (tenth).

Solanke’s allure lies in his guaranteed starting position and his status as one of the league’s key players, particularly as he takes on penalty duties. With a Goal Involvement rate of 43% in the games he’s played this season, Solanke consistently contributes to the majority of his team’s goals.

Having started every league game this season and accumulating the most minutes (2848) among all attackers, Solanke’s reliability and influence make him an enticing option for FPL managers despite Bournemouth’s challenging fixtures.

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