Gameweek 34 Best Fantasy XI

Posted by John Culea

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After round 33's multiple games, we have a normal ten-game schedule with seven matches on Saturday, two on Sunday and one Monday.

Here are the players who would seem to make up the strongest starting XI for Round 34:

Goalkeeper:

David DeGea, Manchester United (home to Aston Villa): Eight clean sheets in ten games make the Spaniard an easy choice, although Christian Benteke will be a load to defend.

Defenders:

Leighton Baines, Everton (at Sunderland): The leading point-getter for defenders has five goals for the season and three clean sheets in the last four games and should do well against an awful Sunderland.

Patrice Evra, Manchester United (home to Aston Villa): The second highest point-getter at home will be defending against a low-scoring team.

Sebastien Bassong, Norwich City (home to Reading): Dirty sheets the past four matches for Norwich, but the Royals don't offer much attack.

Midfielders:

Michu, Swansea City (home to Southampton): The top point-getter has had goals in his last two matches and has had two weeks of rest.

Gareth Bale, Tottenham (home to Manchester City): A tough opponent, however, Bale returns after two weeks and is recovered from injury.

Theo Walcott, Arsenal (at Fulham): Walcott looked in top form as a second half sub against Norwich after returning from an injury, but was awful against Everton. Message to Theo: show up!

Santi Cazorla, Arsenal (at Fulham): Only one goal and one assist in his last five games, the Spaniard should have his way with a full contingent of Gunner teammates. Designated captain of the week.

Forwards:

Robin van Persie, Manchester United (home to Aston Villa): The goal drought has been broken with two in a row and more are in the Dutchie's boots.

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United (home to Aston Villa): Rooney looked awful against West Ham; however, could rebound big-time at home.

Rickie Lambert, Southampton (at Swansea City): Two goals and an assist in his last four games; Lambert gets the shots and will be out to add to his 14 league goals.

Bench:
Jussi Jaaskelainen, West Ham
Phil Jagielka, Everton
Ryan Shawcross, Stoke
Kevin Mirallas, Everton
Arouna Kone, Wigan

Last week's Best Fantasy XI totaled 98 points. Sir John's regular fantasy team had 65.

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