Looking back on
FPL Gameweek 34
By Shane from the Drafthound Team 4th May 2021
5 min read

Bale rolls back the years as Spurs hit Blades for four

Gareth Bale was the hat-trick hero as he put Paul Heckingbottom’s Blades to the sword on Sunday evening. The Wales international had Spurs three ahead by the 69th minute after some emphatic finishing. He received assists from Serge Aurier (x2) and Heung-Min Son.

Son then finished the job for Spurs’ fourth goal after a pass from Steven Bergwijn. His goal wasn’t half bad either.

Bale was the top-scoring FPL player from the game with 21 points. He was the most ‘transferred in’ Spurs player for the round and with good reason, as it turned out. Almost 33,000 FPL players signed Bale for gameweek 34.

Aurier was the next-best Spurs player to have. The Ivory Coast right-back got 14 points. Son earned 12 points while the following four players scored 6 points each - Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, and Sergio Reguilón.

Sheffield United did not have any players scoring higher than 2 FPL points for the round.

Chelsea take firm grip on fourth place after another three points

Chelsea beat Fulham 2-0 on Saturday thanks to a brace from 21-year-old Kai Havertz. The young German forward has certainly been contributing far more to the Chelsea cause in recent weeks.

Havertz was on hand to score twice after assists from Mason Mount and Timo Werner. Mount, in particular, was also in fantastic form as he tore the Fulham defence apart on several occasions throughout the 90 minutes.

Far and away Chelsea’s best FPL player of the round, Havertz earned 16 points. Defender Andreas Christensen was next on 8 points with Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva both scoring 7.

Other Chelsea players of note were Mount (6 points), Reece James (6), Ben Chilwell (6), Kurt Zouma (5), and Werner (5).

No Fulham players managed a score of higher than 2 points for the game.

The win leaves Chelsea three points clear of nearest rivals West Ham as they look to secure a top-four spot. The Blues can now turn their focus to Wednesday night’s Champions League semi-final second leg clash with Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.

Aubameyang in the points as Gunners win at Newcastle

Arsenal jumped back into the top half of the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Newcastle United on Sunday.

An early goal from Mohamed Elneny gave the visitors a half-time lead. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it 2-0 in the second half as The Magpies ran out of ideas at St James’ Park.

Aubameyang also assisted Elneny’s opening goal so he scored 12 FPL points for gameweek 34. He was the highest-scoring Arsenal player.

Elneny was next on 11 points. The other Arsenal FPL players you may have benefited from were Héctor Bellerín (8 points), Mathew Ryan (7), Gabriel Magalhães (6), and Gabriel Martinelli (6).

It was another disappointing day for any FPL teams hoping for points from Newcastle players. No one in Steve Bruce’s team earned more than 2 points.

And the rest...

Michail Antonio scored both of West Ham’s goals as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Burnley and keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive for now. Antonio got 13 FPL points in this round.

Brighton’s Danny Welbeck bagged a brilliant goal to help The Seagulls to a 2-0 victory over Leeds United. Welbeck’s FPL score was 12 points - the first time the striker has hit double figures in a gameweek this season.

That’s all for our review of Gameweek 34. Gameweek 35 takes place this weekend and the deadline for transfers and changes is Friday, May 7th at 18:30 GMT.

Yours truly,

the Drafthound Team

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