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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. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Wilson and Fraser combined, 31 points.
    I got rid of both this week, even though I swore I wouldn't.

    Has your WC team beaten Wilson and Fraser?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Oh no 🙁

      Nearly beaten twice by them 😆

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      The WCers are the failures this week 🙁 I would be amazed if anyone who WCed beat their old team score so far...

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Nope, currently over 30 points behind my non-WC team. Fraser & Wilson both individually outscoring my 7 played 😀

    4. KneejerkJoe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Not Even close. 0 points from 6 players included C at 3pm kickoff

      1. Superbadhine
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        That's just harsh

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        WHAT THE HELL?
        HOWS THAT POSSIBLE?

    5. Bossworld
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      I can't wait to check the 'what if I stopped playing FPL' stats site this week. Ditched both on a wildcard

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Beaten me, and the top 10 k average of 18

    7. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      I wildcarded Wilson out too. Oof. Thankfully i didn't have Fraser.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        I HAVE NO IDEA WHEN I GOT RID OF FRASER.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 9 hours ago

          Sorry about the caps.

    8. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      On 12 points so it’s a no from me!!

    9. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Not even close

    10. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Also had both. That's fpl for you. Thinking back doesnt help and will make you hurt your feelings. Just enjoy the ups and downs.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        Not too upset, just surprised at myself that I got rid of Fraser, Wilson I was always getting rid of.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 9 hours ago

          I wanted to keep my team tbh. Was not keen on WC but I thought of going with the masses and 'fun' of DGW playerd as failure would leave m 'alone'. I don't mind as it's just a game. Cheers

    11. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Cheer up. They have Fulham at home next lol

    12. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      I'm kicking myself selling Fraser for Son(-4), fear made me do it as I really wanted to hold Fraser!

    13. POLSKA GOLA
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      I got rid of Frazer for Son and kept Camarasa, still got Wilson though

  2. ZeBestee
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Duffy couldn't even help his team to a green arrow. Let himself down.

    1. Girth Brooks
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Lol

  3. Jack Frost
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    If Man city beat Watford in FA Cup, will 7th place team go to Europa League.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes I think so

      1. Jack Frost
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        Man city won Caribao , so I guess so. Wasn’t it Burnley last year. Well it’s something and better than 8th. Ha

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      That would ruin next season for any of those clubs, 7-10th atm

    3. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes

  4. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Chicharito to score against his old club

  5. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    On a scale of 1 to 10 what is the likelihood of Aguero starting tomorrow?

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      7

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      8.5

    3. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      9

  6. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    I owned Brooks and Wilson for the last few weeks. *Sheesh*

    Lol at all Duffy (c) (aka me)

  7. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    25 from 7 isn't too awful.

    1. Dukes of Hazzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Na it's ok 15 from 5 for me red tonight hoping for green tomorrow

    2. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      23 here. Kun, Mane and KDB. Anything around 50 would be really nice.

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      18 from 7

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      24 from 8.

  8. Superbadhine
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Fraser is my first sub

    If Haz, Kun, Deeney or Salah could be 'ill' my week may be saved

    Cheers

  9. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Duffy 2k19

    I still believe

    1. McEwan
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Last two appearances for my side, -2, 0(c) not been a fine selection.

  10. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Bournemouth are on the beach and poor away from home... they said.

    Gotta laugh 🙂

    Ryan, Dunk & Duffy(c) owner here.

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      I have Ryan & Duffy (c) with Fraser firmly sat on the bench 🙁

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      They've been written off at least twice this season on here. Don't think they logon.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      OMG

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Wow

  11. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Aaaaaaand that Bournemouth result proves why you shouldn't take advice on here as gospel.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      aaaand nobody does?

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        Definately do, otherwise site wouldn't be so popular. Duh. So many Duffy (c) too.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 9 hours ago

          being interested in fpl and seeing what people do with their teams =/= “taking advice as gospel”

          1. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 9 hours ago

            All you gotta do is read the comments even just on this page. It's there in black and white.

    2. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      This site has way more upside than downside. You get a lot of information that without it, you would probably be sh*t at the game.

  12. SM001
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    I think Joey Barton sold Fraser, Wilson and Brooks, for Ryan, Duffy(c) and Knockaert

    1. Girth Brooks
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      wow

  13. Would Ed Woodward
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    They say it's better to laugh than cry, what about if you're doing both?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Then you reached nirvana.

  14. Girth Brooks
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    I wonder if my pre-WC team is beating my current WC team. Backline 4 players 0 points

  15. 2hotty
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    To all who wildcarded including me.we were never gonna keep fraser or wilson or king.We were always gonna punt on brighton cos we love a DGW.
    Rotation was always likely we knew this hindsight can be a wonderful thing sometimes. But lets face facts FPL is our bookies roulette machine and we just got pummelled today so lets move on and looking forward to crying over are BB next week.

    1. Dukes of Hazzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Yeah next GW is the one anyway

  16. DR0GBA
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    My team: 19(-4)

    My bench: 19

    Cheers Fraser and Boruc 🙁

    1. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      bet your team isn't going to get any BAPS either ... +3 for Fraser

      1. DR0GBA
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        well if Sterling doesn't play he'll come in and he needs a rest

        1. HashAttack
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 9 hours ago

          You can hope, but Son needed a rest too .. unfortunately it only lasted 86 minutes

  17. Football Manager 2
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Lukaku and Martial : pair of double digits coming

  18. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Anyone considering taking at least a -4 to get rid of Brighton players for the DGW/BB?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      no lol

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Duffy goes for sure, likely to a Watford defender.

      Ryan out for -4 will be temping.

    3. Eddie`
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Really don't know. Possibly.

  19. St. Joseph
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Fpl supposed to be a fun game

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      how anyone can manage to not find this week fun / funny is beyond me. and im top 1k and captained dunk

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      If by fun you mean addictive, time-consuming and anger inducing then yes, you are correct

  20. Eddie`
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Feeling so smug after Tottenham game with 15 points from 3, with captain still to play. Now 18 points from 8 I'm feeling like an absolute melon.

    Fraser, Wilson, I miss you lads.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      At least melon is delicious.

      1. Eddie`
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        Aww shucks.

  21. wernerhedgehog
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Apologies to the poster whom i told Llorente was a better pick than Moura.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Lol

  22. TAT
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Ryan/Duffy > Gunn/Cathcart (-4)?

  23. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Martial haul incoming.

  24. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    FPL is the men’s equivalent of child birth. We’ll forget the pain this time next season and do the same strategy again.

    1. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      This hurts more.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      one of the worst posts ive ever seen

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        That’s saying something

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Strategy was probably fine, good strategy just doesn't guarantee good results.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 9 hours ago

        There’s a nice karma this week following the smugness of last.

  25. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Any chance of a Mane no show tmrw?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      no

  26. Babit1967
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Just had a peek at last weeks team brooks Wilson and Fraser in it lol ah the joys

  27. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    I can confirm I'll be headbutting Shane Duffy back to the Championship.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Lol

    2. 2hotty
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      with that fod he may not even live

  28. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    Bournemouth BAPS?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 9 hours ago

      Well without looking I could practically confirm it'll be:
      3) Fraser
      2) Wilson
      1) Brooks

  29. Would Ed Woodward
    11 days, 9 hours ago

    I have double Brighton defence and my rival brought in Dunk, I was thinking good, whatever happens I'll double his score. Well.