The Scout is reviewing every Fantasy Premier League fixture until the end of the season, whether it's noting player rotation and injuries, making tactical observations or highlighting in-form differentials.
More than 1.1 million managers gave the Belgian the armband but he managed just a single assist against Steve Bruce’s side.
After being benched at Southampton last weekend, De Bruyne was restored to the starting line-up for the Magpies’ visit.
But he was overshadowed by a number of midfield team-mates.
Yet with an FA Cup semi-final following three days after the Cherries encounter, rotation remains a big concern over the final Gameweeks.
The pair have a combined two goals and three assists over their previous two matches and will pose the Hornets big problems if passed fit.
Top scorer: David Silva 17pts (TSB 4.2%, £7.3m)
Bonus points: David Silva 3pts, Gabriel Jesus 2pts, Raheem Sterling 1pt and Kevin De Bruyne 1pt.
Man City: BHA (A) BOU (H) WAT (A)
Newcastle: WAT (A) TOT (H) BHA (A)
The Blades’ centre-back headed a late winner and has now found the net in each of the last two Gameweeks, also getting on the scoresheet in their midweek draw at Burnley.
Meanwhile, Dean Henderson (£5.2m) moved up to third in the FPL goalkeeper standings after claiming his 12th clean sheet of the campaign.
The 1-0 loss means Wolves have conceded in back-to-back matches for the first time since Gameweek 24.
Nonetheless, owners of Matt Doherty (£6.4m) should still be optimistic.
In attack, sales of Raul Jimenez (£8.3m) continue to pick up after a third straight blank.
He is the most-sold forward in the Gameweek, with more than 21,000 transfers out.
Winger Adama Traore (£5.7m) appears to have re-established himself as a regular, having now started three of the last four Gameweeks
Top scorer: John Egan 15pts (TSB 4.0%, £4.5m)
Bonus points: John Egan 3pts, Chris Basham 2pts, Dean Henderson 1pt.
Sheff Utd: CHE (H) LEI (A) EVE (H)
Wolves: EVE (H) BUR (A) CRY (H)
A 14th clean sheet of the season helped Nick Pope (£5.0m) extend his lead at the top of the FPL goalkeeper standings.
Meanwhile, left-back Charlie Taylor (£4.3m) continues to offer strong value, supplying an assist to earn his season-high 11 points.
Burnley’s schedule over the next two Gameweeks, however, suggests owners of their backline may decide to bench them.
Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) could offer a cut-price, in-form forward from Gameweek 37+ onwards.
The Burnley striker scored the decisive goal against David Moyes’ Hammers. He has produced attacking returns in each of his last three appearances.
West Ham, meanwhile, have a run of favourable opponents in the final four Gameweeks.
Michail Antonio (£6.9m) is their form option, scoring in two of the last three Gameweeks.
Sebastien Haller (£6.8m) made his return from injury and could also punish Norwich’s defence this weekend.
Top scorer: Charlie Taylor 11pts (TSB 2.7%, £4.3m)
Bonus points: Jay Rodriguez 3pts, Charlie Taylor 2pts, Nick Pope 1pt.
West Ham: NOR (A) WAT (H) MUN (A)
Burnley: LIV (A) WOL (H) NOR (A)
The Egyptian scored twice and supplied an assist to claim 18 points, his ninth double-figure haul of 2019/20.
Salah is now tied with De Bruyne at the summit on 223 points.
But it was a frustrating night for owners of Sadio Mane (£12.4m), who dropped to the bench at the Amex Stadium.
The fifth top captain pick for Gameweek 34+, Mane picked up zero points against the Seagulls after receiving a booking as a second-half substitute.
After benching Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) in Gameweek 33+, Jurgen Klopp’s decision to name regulars such as Mane and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) as substitutes suggests he will keep rotating his line-ups over the run-in.
Owners of Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) must ensure they have strong replacements on their benches in the event they are next in line for a rest.
For Brighton, Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) continues to offer value as the cheapest starting defender in FPL.
The right-back provided the assist for Leandro Trossard’s (£5.8m) second-half strike.
Lamptey also has two clean sheets over his last four starts, totalling 14 points.
Top scorer: Mohamed Salah 18pts (TSB 35.1%, £12.5m)
Bonus points: Mohamed Salah 3pts, Jordan Henderson 2pts, Andrew Robertson 1pt.
Brighton: MCI (H) SOU (A) NEW (H)
Liverpool: BUR (H) ARS (A) CHE (H)