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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
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    That Pogba brace was well needed 🙂

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      This

    2. Amey
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Good job buddy 🙂

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

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

        1. Amey
          2 months, 4 days ago

          You deserve it 🙂

  2. Ginkapo FPL
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days 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
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days 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
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days 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
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      1st Amendment

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Ignorance is bliss

  3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Why you expecting Mane not to play?

    2. Freddiebell
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mane will start

  4. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      He's fit and trained all week.

  5. BENOIT
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yep, lucky, we were dire.

  6. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Oh no what’s this flag on Valery I see

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cramp. A saints fan here thinks he's okay

  7. EMBOLOFAN
    2 months, 4 days ago

    pogba has 50% of my points after baps

    1. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I sold Pogba to get Knockaert....

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        2 months, 4 days ago

        wowee

  8. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    Lovely

    1. Amey
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nice Stat 😀
      21 for me also.

  9. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      There is a chance.

    2. Rainer
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Slim to none after Europa benching, unless injured.

    3. Kepa's at the wheel
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

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

  10. bitm2007
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      post fail

  11. bitm2007
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wilson here too! Ridiculous WC this one has been!

  12. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Need big things from Laporte, Bilva and Sterling oh dear

    1. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes. Laporte hattrick please.

  13. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    My rival has Mahrez in his team.

    Do you reckon he gets minutes tomorrow ?

    1. Amey
      2 months, 4 days ago

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

  14. SAY MY NAME
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days 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. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Well said

      2. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days 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
          2 months, 4 days 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

      3. SAY MY NAME
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

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

  15. JohnRoss
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

  16. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    This is surely a no brainer H2H win right?

    a) 26 points + Murray (c) and VVD

    B) Duffy, Hazard and Robbo

    1. Amey
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A all the way

    2. Eytexi
      2 months, 4 days ago

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

  17. Amey
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

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

      .

      1. Amey
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yep

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      agreed, if a little frustrated 🙂

    3. The Tinkerman
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days 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.

  18. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Eytexi
      2 months, 4 days 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.

  19. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hang on, did Valery get injured?!?

    Anyone have any news on this?

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Look up

  20. Eytexi
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. Amey
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

      1. Eytexi
        2 months, 4 days ago

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

  21. Eytexi
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    Will captain Sterling or Jiminez.

  22. 420king
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days 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
        2 months, 4 days 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 🙂

  23. Dare Do The Punt
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

      1. Dare Do The Punt
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sarcasm or being serious?

  24. Gabriel Agbonlahor
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

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

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      2 months, 4 days ago

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

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        2 months, 4 days ago

        congrats on ur team

  25. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days 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
      2 months, 4 days ago

      decent plan