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Lukaku leads the Man United line as Rashford benched

Romelu Lukaku (£10.8m) has the potential to turn around what has proved to be a rotten Double Gameweek 34 so far, but only for a selection of managers.

The Manchester United striker, owned by just 4.4% overall, has kept his place in the side after disappointment against Barcelona midweek.

With more shots on target than any other player in their last four Premier League matches, he is chasing his 10th goal against West Ham in his 11th match against them in this competition.

His power as a differential option in Double Gameweek 34 has been made stronger by the fact that Marcus Rashford (£7.4m) has been named on the bench in order to keep him fresh for next week’s Champions League second leg.

He is joined among the substitutes by centre-back Victor Lindelöf (£5.0m), Phil Jones (£5.1m) coming in for him.

With Luke Shaw (£5.0m) suspended Marcos Rojo (£4.9m) starts at left-back, with Diogo Dalot (£5.3m) filling in for the banned Ashley Young (£5.7m) on the right.

Former Manchester United forward Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (£6.1m) leads the West Ham attack today with Marko Arnautovic (£6.8m) missing out thanks to an illness.

Man United XI: De Gea, Dalot, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Fred, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Lukaku, Martial

West Ham XI: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Balbuana, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Lanzini, Anderson, Snodgrass, Hernandez

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  1. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    That Pogba brace was well needed 🙂

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      This

    2. Amey
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        Good job buddy 🙂

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          Cheers, I have had bit of a rough few weeks but having in there

          1. Amey
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              You deserve it 🙂

      • Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        I propose a change to the T&Cs for posting.

        Delete the entire rules and replace with "Be Nice"

        You lot are really failing this basic rule of human interaction this evening.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          Agree md - it’s sad that people take pleasure in other people’s misery (ie captain blanks) - we should be a community.

        2. Kepa's at the wheel
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          lol at anyone banking on humans being nice to each other. Anyone could have seen that we are a terrible species to expect any decency from.

          1. JohnCarewCarew
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            Wrong. We’re an inherently good species that want to please each other. Some light joshing and a bit of a spat now and again is healthy. But you’ve got a point, tad more respect would be nice.

        3. F_Ivanovic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          It's called banter and ribbing. If you get upset about it then maybe the internet isn't the place for you.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            I never said I have been personally offended. If you look at the posts its easy to see that quite a few people arent taking the banter very well.

            Banter and ribbing tends to be an excuse to cover up our behaviour. I get it, we've all been the subject of abuse in the past and feel its only fair to give as good as we get. Thing is all that does is feed the cycle and we can do far more by refusing to add to the flames. How do you want to be treated?

        4. LǝgleSs e|even
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          1st Amendment

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            You might want to read the 1st amendment again. Apart from not applying here, it in no way gives anyone the right to insult.

        5. Amey
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            Ignorance is bliss

        6. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          Should I hope to get Fraser's points for Mane or there is no chance of zero mins?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            Why you expecting Mane not to play?

          2. Freddiebell
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            Mane will start

        7. Jurgen Flopp
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          Is Delafeou going to feature on Monday? I read somewhere he's not in the squad. Asking because I have Fraser 1st sub.

          1. Hazardous Matarial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            He's fit and trained all week.

        8. BENOIT
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          Stuffy Man U, outplayed by West Ham for the main part

          1. Would Ed Woodward
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Yep, lucky, we were dire.

          2. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            Oh no what’s this flag on Valery I see

            1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Cramp. A saints fan here thinks he's okay

          3. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            pogba has 50% of my points after baps

            1. mysteryDave
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              I sold Pogba to get Knockaert....

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                wowee

          4. LǝgleSs e|even
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            EPL Goal tally so far this week: 21
            FPL team Points : 21

            Lovely

            1. Amey
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                Nice Stat 😀
                21 for me also.

            2. Bielsa's Binoculars
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              What are the chances that Hudson Odoi is not involved in any minutes at all tomorrow?

              1. mysteryDave
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                There is a chance.

              2. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                Slim to none after Europa benching, unless injured.

              3. Kepa's at the wheel
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                None. He'll be starting after the dreadful performance by the wingers midweek

            3. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              19 points from 8 including captain on WC. Pogba (15 points), Fanderson (7 points) and Frasar (17 points)

              Old team is on 40 points from 4 (Pogba, Fanderson, Frasar and Rondon), with Salah (c), Robertson, Hazard, Luiz, AWB, Calvert-Lewin and Foster from last weeks squad still to play.

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                post fail

            4. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              19 points from 8 including captain on WC.

              Old team is on 40 points from 4 (Pogba, Fanderson, Frasar and Rondon), with Salah (c), Robertson, Hazard, Luiz, AWB, Calvert-Lewin and Foster from last weeks squad still to play.

              1. Crystal Pulis
                • 8 Years
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                Wilson here too! Ridiculous WC this one has been!

            5. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              Need big things from Laporte, Bilva and Sterling oh dear

              1. mysteryDave
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                Yes. Laporte hattrick please.

            6. Bielsa's Binoculars
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 13 hours ago

              My rival has Mahrez in his team.

              Do you reckon he gets minutes tomorrow ?

              1. Amey
                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                  My rival have Pogba & Wilson in his team with no WC left.
                  Hopefully it will be better outcome for you 🙂

              2. SAY MY NAME
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 13 hours ago

                got to be my worst ever wildcard, been playing since 2006 and boy oh boy have I set new levels in failure (hard to see it coming but disappointed nonetheless) - took out fraser, Anderson, ake, pogba, on the 'in' list had son(c) and triple brighton defence....guess there's still time to recover but inevitable advantage to people who burned wildcard earlier in season - pinning my hopes on Deeney now, and Pool to beat Chelsea in a big way, oh well, there's always next season 🙂

                1. Kepa's at the wheel
                  • 9 Years
                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                  Don't judge your wildcard based on this gw. Pretty sure everyone built their wc teams with next dgw in mind. Could still come good

                  1. Football Manager 2
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Well said

                    • Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      I agree, the wildcard is for next week, not this week. The "Casuals" will be taking hits after hits to bring in DGW Players in 35. 😀

                      1. SAY MY NAME
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        hopefully....or they might just luck it with SGW players 🙂 but yes in theory we should be set up better with higher odds of big points, just feeling a bit disappointed today, good luck mate

                    • SAY MY NAME
                      • 1 Year
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      yeah, cheers mate - I made reasonable judgements in transfers and planned for next few weeks, good luck to you fella

                2. JohnRoss
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                  Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio our lonely nation turns it's eyes to you...

                3. Bielsa's Binoculars
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 13 hours ago

                  This is surely a no brainer H2H win right?

                  a) 26 points + Murray (c) and VVD

                  B) Duffy, Hazard and Robbo

                  1. Amey
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      A all the way

                    • Eytexi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      Yep, mainly because it's hard for Hazard & Robbo to both return.

                  2. Amey
                      11 days, 13 hours ago

                      People sad about WC being failed should have some patience imo.

                      Planning for BGW/DGW payed off in gw 33 ( in very handsome way imo with triple scores of avg gw score for everyone)

                      We've WC'ed for the rest of the season & it'll come off good imho. Bournemouth beating Brighton is unexpected & Pogba 2 pens is unsustainable.

                      Those who had pogba,moura well played !!
                      Others be patient 🙂

                      (Red arrow after a WC is a hard pill to swallow i know 😛 )

                      1. Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        Exactly what I mean below. It's an 800 metre race, not a 60 yard dash.

                        .

                        1. Amey
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            Yep

                        2. SAY MY NAME
                          • 1 Year
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          agreed, if a little frustrated 🙂

                        3. The Tinkerman
                          • 3 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Speak for yourself, RE GW33.

                          31: TC Salah
                          32: FH red arrow
                          33: C Vardy, but dont own Hazard, v.small red arrow

                          So far in 34: entire defence has 0 points. Son C.

                      2. Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        This week's Wildcarders will triumph in DGW35. So I'm not disheartened.

                        1. Eytexi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          As a non-wildcarder i hope not, but i feel you might be right. Taking a -8 so starting 2 steps behind although my team looks on par with a lot of wildcards.

                      3. Bielsa's Binoculars
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        Hang on, did Valery get injured?!?

                        Anyone have any news on this?

                        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                          • 3 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Look up

                      4. Eytexi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        11 days, 13 hours ago

                        Liverpool clean sheet tomorrow could turn a good week into a great week as a non-wildcarder. Anyone with me? 🙂

                        1. Amey
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            Yes

                            1. Eytexi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              Good to know I'm not alone. Who have you got playing tomorrow??

                        2. Eytexi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Is this worth a -8?
                          OUT: Boruc, Clyne & Vardy.
                          IN: Foster, Toby/Vert & Jiminez.

                          Will captain Sterling or Jiminez.

                        3. 420king
                          • 4 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          While I was busy covering my rivals differentials on my WC he used his FT to buy Lucas and put a (c) on him.
                          Now I'm 2nd and the one who needs differentials...

                          1. Eytexi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            Providing he has no advantage in terms of chips, trailing is psychologically favourable imo. Allows you to explore those punts you otherwise wouldn't, a perfect example of what happened to you this week. You'll get him back haha.

                            1. 420king
                              • 4 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              Still has his FH vs my TC and I'm not sure I'll be able to beat his luck but thanks for the encouragement 🙂

                        4. Lucio's Limelight
                          • 3 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Right, who should win this H2H, this is an odd one:

                          a) Duffy (c), Murray, KDB, Aguero, Robertson and 15 points

                          b) Mahrez, Hudson-Odoi (Boly on the bench if neither start)

                          1. Four Hit Wonder
                            • 1 Year
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            B

                            1. Lucio's Limelight
                              • 3 Years
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              Sarcasm or being serious?

                        5. Gabriel Agbonlahor
                          • 7 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Have Pogba Moura Mcneil but Son(C) and Wilson 1st bench. Any chances of Auba not playing tomorrow?

                          1. EMBOLOFAN
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            very unlikely, even when benched he almost always comes on and is 100% fit now

                            1. EMBOLOFAN
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              11 days, 13 hours ago

                              congrats on ur team

                        6. The Tinkerman
                          • 3 Years
                          11 days, 13 hours ago

                          Considering double SOT defence for next week.

                          Bednarek or Yoshida in for Dunk would give me enough cash to get TAA in for Duffy the week after.

                          1. EMBOLOFAN
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            11 days, 13 hours ago

                            decent plan