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Matchday review: Gameweek 34

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All hail King Kenny! No, The Fantasist doesn't mean Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish, whose midfielder Maxi Rodriguez was the weekend's top scorer with 40.5 points courtesy of his hat-trick against Birmingham, but Stoke's Kenwyne Jones.

With a double gameweek for four of the Premier League's less fashionable sides, The Fantasist put faith in the Trinidadian striker and was repaid with goals against Aston Villa and Wolves for a tidy haul of 27 points.

Jones's Potters team-mates in the Fantasist's XI had mixed fortunes with Robert Huth bagging 15 points over the two games but Matthew Etherington - a popular choice among Yahoo! Fantasy Football players this week - only scoring four after being stretchered off early on in the Wolves game. Still, as pleasing as this picks were, it turns out that Jermaine Pennant (27.5 points) and Ryan Shawcross (25) were where the action really was among Tony Pulis's players.

In other double-gamer news, Daniel Sturridge gets the chance to turn in another fine performance and Clint Dempsey has the opportunity to make up for his disappointing weekend when Fulham host Bolton on Wednesday evening. The Fantasist would happily see a Sturridge brace at the expense of Carlos Salcido's 7.5 points.

Elsewhere, the retention of big-club single-gamers David Luiz (12.5), Aleksandr Kolarov (13.5), Samir Nasri and Charlie Adam (both 11) all paid off to varying degrees.

Among the ranks of the Fantasist Superleagues, Cincilatori broke the 3,400-point mark to move into the top 20 of the game's overall leaderboard, while there are now three other sides in the top 50 - Numero Uno, toxtethterror9 and the brilliantly-named The Vuvuzelas Of Chaos. Keep up the good work, guys!

THE FANTASIST: GAMEWEEK 34 (Current price in brackets)

Wayne Hennessey (GK, Wolverhampton Wanderers, 5.65) 4 points

David Luiz (DF, Chelsea, 10.65) 12.5

Aleksandar Kolarov (DF, Manchester City, 13.05) 13.5

Carlos Salcido (DF, Fulham, 9.43) 7.5

Robert Huth (DF, Stoke City, 11.42) 15

Charlie Adam (MF, Blackpool, 15.13) 11

Samir Nasri (MF, Arsenal, 13.59) 11

Matthew Etherington (MF, Stoke City, 10.83) 4

Clint Dempsey (MF, Fulham, 11.53) 0.5

Daniel Sturridge (FW, Bolton Wanderers, 12.17) 11.5

Kenwyne Jones (FW, Stoke City, 12.59) 27

Week 34 score: 117.5 (with Fulham v Bolton to play)

Overall total: 2,946

Overall rank: 4,357

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SUPERLEAGUE TOP 10

1 Cincilatori (Kosova) - 3,424 (16TH OVERALL)

2 Numero Uno - 3,394.5 (28TH OVERALL)

3 toxtethterror9 - 3,379.5 (36TH OVERALL)

4 The Vuvuzelas Of Chaos - 3,371 (46TH OVERALL)

5 Boss FC - 3,356

6 Dragonbalz - 3,338

7 Simply da Best - 3,313.5

8 A Man Moth ? - 3,309

9 Gerwyn name on the trophy FC - 3,292

10 KHOLIO fc - 3,289

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