Following on from Newcastle’s win over Arsenal at St James’ Park, we turn to Sunday’s second, and final, fixture as Manchester United entertain West Bromwich Albion at 4pm.
After Harry Kane failed to produce the goods in the first of his two matches, all eyes turn to his Double Gameweek 34 rival Romelu Lukaku, who has been handed the armband by 16.6% of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers.
With three goals and two assists in the last five Gameweeks, 45 of the top 100 captained the Red Devils’ frontman, with only seven opting for Alexis Sanchez.
Yet with back-to-back double-figure hauls in each of the last two, the Chilean (4% ownership) has the potential to prove a devastating differential candidate for clashes against the Baggies and Bournemouth.
Elsewhere for the hosts, Paul Pogba and Chris Smalling join Lukaku in the top five for transfers in ahead of Gameweek 34.
Over 234,000 acquired the Frenchman after his two-goal derby haul at the Etihad, while Smalling’s run of ten starts – and two goals in that period – earned him more new owners (175,000+) than any defender for Gameweek 34.
Both start in the XI, with Victor Lindelof selected alongside Smalling at centre-half.
However, Jesse Lingard’s owners are left relying on minutes off the bench as he’s named among the subs – over 98,000 snapped up the United winger ahead of Saturday’s deadline.