Pedro stars for Chelsea, Hector Bellerin and Sanchez fire Arsenal
Another game, another 1-0 win -- their fourth in a row -- leaves Leicester within touching distance of the Premier League title while the lesser teams continue to fight over the crumbs.
Villa, meanwhile, edged ever closer to a top-flight exit that Newcastle seem powerless to resist as well. But if the issues at the very top and bottom of the table are coming sharply into focus, there are still any number of blurred sub-plots that a goal-heavy ESPN FC Premier Fantasy gameweek did little to resolve. Here's what we learned:
We stressed the need to draft in Arsenal players with the Gunners' double Gameweek 34 approaching, and two of our picks excelled in the 4-0 dismissal of Watford.
Hector Bellerin (£7.3m) bagged 15 points from a rare goal and a second clean sheet in as many matches, while Alexis Sanchez (£9.2m) was at his all-action best. The Chilean scored, provided an assist and topped the charts both for shots on target (four) and chances created (five) on his way to 13 points.
Chelsea midfielder Pedro (£6.3m) was the star of the week, however. Helped, in part, by a woeful Villa defence, the Spaniard bagged a brace of goals for 16 points, taking his points per match average to a very respectable 4.6.
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink used the Villa training match to ring in the new, drafting in Matt Miazga (£5.5m) for his league debut.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£4.5m) was also given his first start and responded with a goal to go with his assist from the bench last time out, and the final debutant, Alexandre Pato (£7.0m), also caught the eye with a goal and seven points from the bench.
Two teams have double matches in GW33 -- Everton and Crystal Palace -- but how ESPN FC Premier Fantasy capitalise on this is less than cut and dried.
Roberto Martinez made two changes from the Goodison Park defeat to Arsenal, the most notable being the benching of Ramiro Funes Mori (£6.9m), who had started 18 of the previous 19 league matches.
Muhamed Besic (£4.6m) was also dropped, with Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) and John Stones (£5.3m) coming in.
For Palace, both Emmanuel Adebayor (£5.5m) and Yohan Cabaye (£5.9m) were injured on international duty and sat out the 2-2 draw with West Ham. Bakary Sako (£4.7m) and Jason Puncheon (£5.7m) replaced them, although neither caught the eye.
The return of Kevin De Bruyne (£8.8m) was the headline-grabber in Man City's 4-0 hammering of Bournemouth, with the Belgian scoring a goal from four shots, three of which were on target.
Nicolas Otamendi (£6.3m) and Pablo Zabaleta (£5.9m) came into a much-changed defence, the latter starting his first league match since early February. Samir Nasri (£6.1m) also returned from injury, rounding off a 25-minute cameo with an assist.
Norwich's dramatic 3-2 win over Newcastle was massive, and with Palace away and a home match with Sunderland up next, the Canaries' in-form, low-price players are well worth a look as they look to seal their top-flight survival.
For the Newcastle match, Ryan Bennett (£4.7m), Andre Wisdom (£4.8m) and Steven Naismith (£5.9m) were all recalled, with Sebastien Bassong (£5.3m), Patrick Bamford (£5.1m) and Russell Martin (£5.6m) making way.
And our two punts from last week -- Robbie Brady (£6.1m) and Timm Klose (£5.3m) -- came up trumps with an assist and a goal respectively.
THE NUMBERS GAME
As we've already mentioned, Everton and Palace have two matches in GW33, meeting each other in midweek at Selhurst Park after facing Watford and Norwich respectively over the weekend.
The need to draft in players from both sides is obvious, who those players might be is less so.
The one must-have will be Romelu Lukaku (£9.5m). ESPN FC Premier Fantasy's third-ranked striker hasn't scored in consecutive league matches, but he has 28 for the season and hit three (and an assist) from GW25-29.
With Ross Barkley's (£7.6m) form tailing off -- he's done little of note since early February -- fellow midfielder Tom Cleverley (£5.7m) might be worth a look. He put in a strong showing in the 1-0 loss at Man United, putting in two crosses and firing in two goal attempts, both from inside the area.
At the back, Phil Jagielka (£6.4m) also caught the eye -- in an attacking sense. The centre-back also had two attempts in the box, one a gilt-edged chance.
On the downside, the Toffees haven't kept a clean sheet for five matches.
As for Palace, they remain winless in 14 matches and offer little in the way of temptation.
Yannick Bolasie (£6.2m) put in a busy performance against West Ham, creating two chances and providing six crosses, while centre-back Scott Dann (£5.7m) remains a major goal threat -- having bagged five from his 30 league games to date.