The Mali hitman was back on target with a two-goal salvo in the first half to put us in charge in Sunday's excellent 5-1 win against Aston Villa.
His double and one from Ledley King put us 3-0 up, Villa hit back via the penalty spot for 3-1 before Andy Reid's rocket made it 4-1 and put the game beyond doubt.
Stephen Kelly added a late fifth to take us ahead of Middlesbrough on goal different in the race for European qualification with only two games left - the first, of course, at Middlesbrough this Saturday.
Fredi's goals took his tally to nine for the season in all competitions as he registered for the first time since the win against Fulham at the end of February.
However, he can claim another six goal assists in the Premier League alone.
Coach Chris said: "Fredi will always contribute with goals but also with assists and for such a big man, his strengths are not just in the penalty box, he's a willing runner outside of it as well.
"He's such a valuable asset to us because of his power, strength and ability in the air.
"When he's on his game, it must be a frightening prospect for a lot of defenders."
Head Coach Martin Jol had further praise after his performance against Villa. "I think Fredi is the complete striker," he said.
"He can hold the ball, head the ball, is pretty quick and most of the time he gives good service. He scored twice, that's nine goals and that isn't bad because he's got a lot of assists as well."
Chris Hughton has underlined the value of Fredi Kanoute - with Head Coach Martin Jol describing him as the 'complete striker'.