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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. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    This gw is becoming comical. No point in stressing about it now...see the funny side

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      YOLO M8

  2. Kabayan
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Average overall points outscoring Average top 10k points with less average players played 🙂

  3. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Getting abuse for tripping up on Brighton defence.

    Captain hindsight quality.

    It was a good opportunity and those that can’t see it won’t be near the top of the HOF ever.

    1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      You keep telling yourself that mate.

    2. fedolefan
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Given how much you shoved Aguero TC down everyone's throats, it's only fair you copped a bit than get all defensive about it.

    3. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      I was going to post something similar, so many captain hindsights running their mouths about what a poor decision it was, nobody expecting Brighton to get thrashed 5-0 at home, by a team on the beach who are awful away. It's a freak occurrence happening just at the worst possible time for most.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        He was literally posting saying he hoped Son got a 1 pointer to punish the non Duffy captainers - if you dish it out..

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Flapster, doubling on any defense, even a very good to great one is HIGHLY risky and rarely pays off in a SGW. I keep trying to tell people this, but don't think anyone's listening.

      Now, the odds get better if there's two games in a week of course, but, Brighton is a decent defensive team at home, certainly not very good to great, which is the qualifier for the only way I'd double or triple up on any D for a DGW. To get massive returns in a DGW from a triple up is like rolling snake eyes on two dice...possible, but boy is it a long shot. Need to up those odds by only doing it with a top tier D.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        it isnt even risky

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          Oh, but it is. I've been playing long enough to know, not think, this.

    5. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      If you are going to post about how amazing it is and brave you are repeatedly before the event then you are going to get some ‘chat’ if it goes wrong, just as you’d be giving it large if it went well.

      There is still another game to go for Brighton so you could easily still have the last laugh.

    6. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      lmao

    7. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Mate it's not even hindsight. WC is to plan for the rest of the season - if it was just these 4 GW's then absolutely going for it was a good option. But you now have 2 defenders and a GK who you aren't going to want to play in 37 or 38 - plus a Southampton defender who is a very meh option away vs West Ham.

      Yes, you can transfer out. But that's presuming you have nothing else to do. And might force in 4 point hits.

  4. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Luka Pogba saving my week.

    🙂

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Lucky Luka Pogba 🙂

      Good to keep them in the race for when City visit.

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        I'm going to tomorrow's game 🙂

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          Enjoy, if you can!

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 7 hours ago

            I never enjoy it, honestly prefer watching on the television. Squeaky bum time..

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Same.

  5. Pinball Wizard
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Pogba, Fraser and Wilson punishing everyone. I had the 3 of them at some point in during a lost draft for my gw33 wc

    1. Pinball Wizard
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      And now I have Bilva, JWP and Vardy 🙂

  6. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    That's got to be discount for Rice then.

  7. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Anyone can guess Jones blood group?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      He bleeds United Red!

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Phwoar. That's a cut and a half on Jones.

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Really is. Bloody deep

  9. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Assuming Valery is okay then, is it worth moving any of these on potentially with a ft? Will wait beyond CL of course. Would be for a Watford/Soton asset.
    A) Doherty
    B) Duffy
    C) Ryan

  10. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Jones shouldn’t continue here tbh... that cut looked quite nasty

  11. Bagheri Arce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    How's everyone's GW33 teams doing?

    Pogba - check
    Anderson - check
    Wilson - check
    McNeil - check
    Moura....just kidding

    It's a funny old game eh 🙂 Cue Hazard haul tomorrow.

  12. GuillermoDickero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    This whole setting up for a bench boost next week isn't going too well..... My team from last week would have battered this one! Can never predict it

    1. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Well gotta use that WC at some point, wasnt that the motivation for tinkering towards GW35 anyways?

  13. Paddyb1982
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    So if liverpool, man city, andspurs finish top 3 and say chelsea finish 4th and win the europa. Could utd finish 5th and get a champions league spot??

    1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      No. A separate CL spot is allocated for the Europa winners.

    2. Football Manager 2
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Yes

        But only if Manchester United win champions league

        1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          Good point.

      • Paddyb1982
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Thanks

    3. Pad Randa
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Was picking between Son, Etheridge and Niasse for captain yesterday. Then promptly forgot to confirm Son, which left Pogba. I should do this more often...

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        That’s ridiculous

        1. Pad Randa
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          I...don’t disagree. In every possible way.

      2. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        and then it won't work

        1. Pad Randa
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          That’s the problem. I’ve captain-w*nked once or twice before and both times it worked quite well, but it will never do so if on purpose.

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Unless you had redmond, pretty much every wildcarder will be on for a red arrow?

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Pogba!

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          Pogba on wildcard is a very unusual pick but well done!

          1. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 7 hours ago

            Has good fixtures from GW36-GW38 plus a DGW.

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              36 is a long way away (that’s main reason I didn’t get him)

            2. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              The gamble with Pogba was WHU/hud/CAR.

              Great start with WHU, anything in the next 3 is a bonus.

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        The cool kids have Pogba. Green arrow here with 4 players getting 0.

      3. SPorting
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Because?

      4. Hernandez Lynam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Small red for me tonight, but 7 players to go

      5. Goodish
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Small green with Aguero (c) and 5 others to play (3 are Brighton though).

    5. BENOIT
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      West ham have battered Man U. Properly harsh score line this

    6. Pinball Wizard
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Were there any updates on Bilva fitness? Will he play?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeah he's available.

        1. Pinball Wizard
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          awesome, thanks

    7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Are Mariappa or Kiko usually first choice for Watford or have they been injured here and there?
      Looking at their game-time its hard to see a pattern.

      1. Twisted melons
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        hard to predict, I've got kiko, want one more probably go Cathcart but will wait to see line up Monday.

    8. threeputt
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Only just came on here and I'm sure I'm just repeating others moans, but took Fanderson & Pogba out on my wc as they were completely out of form, and of course this week they have outscored my entire team atm (inc 3 Bri & c)

    9. MeatPieSausageRoll
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Ref is a joke - where has he got 5 minutes from?!

        1. BENOIT
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          You saying it should be more?

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              I’m saying I don’t get what the officials all have against us

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

                What a load of garbage.
                You want to start with the disallowed WHam goal that wasn't offside?

                1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                    11 days, 7 hours ago

                    It was about time a 50/50 call went our way

                2. Slouch87
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 7 hours ago

                  Complete and utter nonsense.

            • GanonTEK
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              Fergie time

            • Gnu
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              Not watching game but 6 subs is an extra 3 minutes straight away.

              1. BENOIT
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 7 hours ago

                Jones was getting treatment for 5 mins

            • LǝgleSs e|even
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              The Everton game was 8 plus added minute today

            • Football Manager 2
                11 days, 7 hours ago

                Squeaky Bum

            • Pad Randa
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              42 after BAPs decent enough for a small greenie tonight?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 7 hours ago

                Lol u mug

                1. Pad Randa
                  • 7 Years
                  11 days, 7 hours ago

                  Tee hee. Turns out a pretty big one, but just shows how dire my season has been.

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

                There's a reason Red pPanda's are on the endangered species list!

            • Kane Lane
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              Lukaku cap fail 17pts WC got my rival down to 13pts last week for it to go back up 55pts lead. Fpl is crawl even son his cap done more in 5mins then lukaku has all game.

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              Thanks goodness this is all just a very bad dream

            • Berbinho's Forehead
              • 8 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              That Ole is at the wheel chant is so annoying.

              1. BENOIT
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 7 hours ago

                The officials were at the wheel...

            • TheTinman
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              Thank god I picked Moura and Redmond

              1. LǝgleSs e|even
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 7 hours ago

                "Youre welcome"

                -Ibra

              2. Jogsi
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 7 hours ago

                Well done. I didn't consider either of them!

            • LǝgleSs e|even
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              Barca will pull off a Bournemouth on Tuesday against this Utd

              1. Four Hit Wonder
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 7 hours ago

                3 goals min

            • Yank Revolution
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              We Winzorz!!! 2 pts behind Chelski, 3 behind Spurs...

            • Pad Randa
              • 7 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              ML 2nd place dude I’m chasing has Brooks first on his bench and looks set to stay there. Wow, bullet dodged.

            • Bielsa's Binoculars
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              What % chance do you think the following are to start tomorrow?

              A) Mahrez

              B) Hudson-Odoi

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                11 days, 7 hours ago

                13.9%
                6.2%

              2. Hernandez Lynam
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                11 days, 7 hours ago

                19.5%
                7.5% but should be 50%