Fantasy Football Preview: Gameweek 34  

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After the double gameweek failed to quite live up to expectation, a tricky weekend comes around where many big sides are tied up playing against each other. Arsenal, QPR, Manchester United and Norwich might be the teams who pick from this gameweek.

Fixtures Analysis: Arsenal will be keen to pick up three points and pile the pressure on Tottenham Hotspur, and a trip to Fulham, who might have one eye on the summer break already, could see Arsene Wenger's side do well. QPR look doomed, but they could deal Stoke's chances of survival a blow at Loftus Road this weekend, whilst Manchester United welcome struggling Aston Villa to Old Trafford. Norwich are in dire need of a win, and will be pleased to see Reading roll up at Carrow Road, with Nigel Adkin's team seeing destined for the drop. Finally a resurgent Sunderland face an Everton team desperate for three points in a match that could see plenty of goals.

Transfers In: Arsenal's attack is proving hard to call, and Wenger might well rotate his players after they failed to score against Everton. That could be good news for Lukas Podolski (8.1) and Tomas Rosicky (6.1), who should return to the starting line-up. The safer option might be in defence, where Bacary Sagna (4.8) offers a cheap option in a back four that has tightened up over the past few weeks.

QPR are not playing well, but Stoke are hideously out of form and Harry Rekdnapp's team should do well this weekend, with Loic Remy (5.9) and Andros Townsend (4.6) offering good options in their attack. Stoke have looked blunt for weeks, and having Julio Cesar (4.9) in your team might be a way to capitalise.

Despite some poor performances, Manchester United know they are very close to sealing the Premier League, and a win against Aston Villa will put plenty of pressure on Manchester City when they visit Spurs on Sunday. A penalty and a tap-in are not necessarily signs that Robin Van Persie (13.6) is back to his best, but he is still a good choice, and Shinji Kagawa (8.0) surely has to start again after a good display against West Ham.

Whilst they have plummeted down the table recently, Norwich will be thankful that there are so many teams still below them in the league, and a win against Reading would put them on 38 points and relatively safe for another season. Robert Snodgrass (6.3) and Kei Kamara (5.0) are perhaps the best choices from their attack.

Sunderland superb win at St James' Park last weekend has led to a wave of optimism around the club, and they will be hoping to pick up another good result against Everton this weekend. Adam Johnson (6.7) and Stephane Sessegnon (6.9) look good options as goal-scoring midfielders.

Everton are an excellent side though, and Marouane Fellaini (7.4) and Victor Anichebe (4.3) are worth considering as David Moyes' side try and force their way into the Champions League places.

Captain Choice: A tricky pick once again, but Robin Van Persie punished those who ignored him for the double gameweek, and should be backed to find the net against Aston Villa.

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