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The 9 best players of the Premier League Gameweek 35

Another game week is in the books and little can separate Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

The two title rivals both won on Saturday and there were plenty of impressive players, with Erling Haaland and Declan Rice two such players to turn heads with their impressive performances.

However, there was plenty of star quality on display elsewhere as the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle all picked up big wins.

With that in mind, here are the top 90mim players from Gameweek 35 of the 2023/24 Premier League season.

Bruno Guimaraes

Guimaraes was great again at the weekend / Stu Forster/GettyImages

There is a lot of talk about Bruno Guimaraes' next club with news of a release clause set to be played this summer, but Newcastle's strong performances continue towards the end of the season with the Brazilian in their midst.

He was too devilish in possession for Burnley to get close to in the Magpies' 4-1 win at Turf Moor, putting his side on the line with a third goal just before half-time.

Cody GakpoCody Gakpo

Gakpo celebrates Sunday's win over Tottenham / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Cody Gakpo could be a nuisance in Liverpool's forward line but everything clicked for the Dutchman when his side beat Tottenham 4-2.

Gakpo helped Salah open and showed forward instincts by stepping up to head home Harvey Elliott's free-kick early in the second half.

He will have to perform very well under the new regime, but Gakpo showed his natural abilities in the loss to an increasingly tired Spurs.

Nicholas JacksonNicholas Jackson

Jackson enjoyed plenty of goals in Sunday's London derby / Catherine Ivill – AMA/GettyImages

Visiting centre-back partnership Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna were unable to cope with Chelsea's packed forwards on Sunday afternoon and Nicolas Jackson was there to take advantage.

The Senegalese is still a hot prospect but his breakthrough at the Hammers means he has 13 goals in his first Premier League campaign – not easy to sniff at as things have not been going well at Stamford Bridge in 2023/24.

Jackson also helped Cole Palmer open the scoring with a smart assist.

Callum Hudson-OdoiCallum Hudson-Odoi

Hudson-Odoi produced two fine finishes at Bramall Lane / George Wood/GettyImages

Nottingham Forest have never won many fans for their off-field antics, but there's no denying Callum Hudson-Odoi's crucial brace in a 3-1 win at Sheffield United.

The already relegated Blades threatened to end Forest's survival hopes by taking the lead, but Hudson-Odoi curled in a stunning equalizer and hit the post before making it 3-1 after Ryan Yates' strike.

Nuno Espirito Santo's outfit are now three points clear of the bottom three and could get a few more back if the points disqualification appeal is successful. In any case, they will need Hudson-Odoi to continue to perform.

Noni MaduekeNoni Madueke

West Ham could not get along with Madueke/Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

West Ham may have had some tired defenders on display on Sunday, but that was not Noni Madueke's problem.

The former Tottenham academy player made mincemeat of former Blue Emerson Palmieri and was on hand to nod Thiago Silva's header to make it 3-0.

He capitalized on Zouma and Ogbonna's dwindling energy with a smart run picked out by Trevoh Chalobah to give Jackson a chance and finished the season strongly, being instrumental in Chelsea's point against Aston Villa in late April.

Michael OliseMichael Olise

Olise was close to not playing on Monday / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

The writing was on the wall for Manchester United ahead of their trip to Crystal Palace with many injured players, but those who took to the pitch couldn't get close enough to Michael Olise.

The French striker was on fire at Selhurst Park, scoring two impressive goals. He raced away from Casemiro and finished well with his first and then hit another from distance to wrap up the scoring.

The Red Devils are rumored to be interested in signing Olise and it's not hard to see why he is moving on from this performance.

Declan RiceDeclan Rice

Rice put the cherry on top of Arsenal's win over Bournemouth / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Arsenal needed their big guns to keep firing to stay at the top of the Premier League table and Declan Rice was at it again as they made it four wins in a row with a 3-0 win against Bournemouth.

The Cherries held on until the break but it was Rice whose late strikes ensured the Gunners won in style.

The England international passed Leandro Trossard before the Belgian made it 2-0 and converted his own chance to wrap up the score.

Liverpool FC v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier LeagueLiverpool FC v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Elliott hits the howitzer against Spurs/Stu Forster/GettyImages

Harvey Elliott clearly has goalscoring genes in his blood, even when his strikes in the Premier League are often blockbusters rather than box-to-box finishes.

The busy midfielder scored as Liverpool thrashed Tottenham with a stunning strike from distance, which also hurt Gakpo's head to make it 3-0.

He will definitely want to be a major goal threat next season, but Elliott has been the Reds' best player at Anfield and has shown he deserves to be a key player in the post-Jurgen Klopp regime.

Erling HaalandErling Haaland

Wolves had no answer to Haaland / Matt McNulty/GettyImages

Perhaps it is his amazing physical attributes that help Erling Haaland make everything look so easy on his day.

Wolves had no answer for Man City's juggernaut striker who helped himself to four goals at the Etihad Stadium, cementing his side in the driving seat of the Premier League title race.

There was also the excitement of a happy ending in the battle for the Golden Boot but Haaland now sits on 25 goals for the season, four ahead of nearest rival Palmer.


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