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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. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    15 for pogba this season - imagine selling!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      juicy top post

  2. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Pogbaaaaaa

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

      Well, Ole did say after the last miss that Pogba will score his next peno. Pellegrini looks pissed

    • dark91
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Best part about this Pogba penalty is that he didn't do that stupid slow run

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        He's growing as a person.

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

        Mike Phelan probably forced him to change his run up

    • camarozz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Got rid of Pogba and Wilson.

      Gotta laugh. Hahaha fecking ha

      1. dark91
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Oh that is harsh

      2. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Oh dear

      3. clodhopper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        And me typical

      4. FPL Pillars
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        So many people did including me

        1. camarozz
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I suppose nxt wk BB is what we are really after.

          This wk has been awful.

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Pogbaaaaaaa

    • Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Will Delu play on Monday? Got Fraser 1st sub.

      1. QUEN
          3 months, 4 days ago

          He apparently has been training so I would say he will start

      2. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I don't often say I hate players, but I hate Pogba. Kept missing them in my team, and gave me a -2 the only time I captained him.

      3. gaurava1216
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        0.3k ITB

        Ryan Duffy Dunk ( Yup) i was one of the idiots to have all 3 🙁

        Best replacement for either for a BB ?

        A) Duffy-----> Kolasinac
        B) Dunk-----> Cathcart or Firmina
        C) Ryan -----> Gunn

        Which to consider?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 4 days ago

          not kola

        2. DandyDon
            3 months, 4 days ago

            B and C. Might as well keep Duffy in case he scores. Wouldn’t go ferments as Janmaat will probably play a game

          • dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I am thinking Dunk to Yoshida?

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Can we get another, Pogba?

        4. QUEN
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I ignored the template and I kept faith in you Pogba.

            Saved my poor game week

          • InSaneMan-e
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            At least pogba has improved his run up

          • Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            It beginsssssss!! Go with ya gut

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              pog hatty incoming

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Would be utterly fantastic. Only wish I’d have captained him over Son, but ah well

          • Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Benched Frazer when meant to play him over Wilson and sold Brooks for -4 for Son. Almost bought Moura over Llorente. Pretty bad, eh...!??

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Benched Fraser and played King.
              Feel like slitting my wrists

              1. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Could of very easily been King who hauled today. Impossible to predict. Don't beat yourself up.

          • Team Cruel
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Pogba my joint top scorer this GW...

          • Ambrosiana Inter
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Prior Kane injury I had Pogba and redmond,then I went for son instead of Pogba and upgraded redmond to martial lol

            1. dark91
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Rich people's problems

          • F_Ivanovic
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Went with Martial over Pogba. At least I had faith in United assets... tempted to double up with Rashford now he's had his rest for next week.

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

            Pogba with a second karate kick in this match. Did Ibra posses him?

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              legend. love him

          • FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            They just got beat 5-0. The man is deluded.

            Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "In the end it was about keeping that score down. The fear is - it could have been worse."

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              hard when you go to 10 men

            2. *sigh*
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Chris Hughton is anything but deluded. The most down to earth and decent man you could wish to meet.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 4 days ago

                u his dad or somet?

                1. *sigh*
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Newcastle fan and he was manager here for a few years so I’m talking from experience.You?

              2. FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                He's an assistant manager at best. Fluked last season.

                1. *sigh*
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Your original point was he is deluded yes? Well I disagree.
                  Also he’s done wonders with the team and budget he has. I understand though. With his team losing 0-5 today he’s an easy target for folk who want to announce something somewhere.

          • Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Pogba keepers unite

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

              Crickets

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Me and embolofan at least 😆

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

              o/

            3. DantheManinaPan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              😀

          • HollywoodXI
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I fully appreciate its only half time in terms of Brighton players, but earlier today when my captain Son was benched then came on for a 5 minute cameo and (thankfully) scored an assist, I was expecting the worst given my two closest ML rivals captained Duffy. Thank you Bournemouth!

            1. SweeSwee
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Good observation Keown

          • Zen_Master
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Finally, Pogba rewarding my patience! Get in!

            • Lucky Z
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 days ago

              At least I kept Pogba on WC...

            • Four Hit Wonder
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 days ago

              28 from 3 (at the moment - Pogba baps).

              Leno, Robbo, TAA, Azpi, Mane, Kun, Laca, Deeney left to play. I might get close to 50 pts!

            • JohnRoss
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Casuals in heaven

            • Toby Lerone
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Wilson and Fraser out on the wildcard. This stuff always seems to happen. Not much you can do but laugh

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Yep, same here. And likely same for majority of top 10k, and most other Wildcarders. Hurts like a bugger but it’s not like I considered keeping

                1. Toby Lerone
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Yeah was never gonna keep them after getting walloped off burnley. Just frustrating

              2. Numb
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Me too. And Pogba

            • EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              pogivojevic

            • Super Saints
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I had TAA taken off on 59 last weekend and Doherty taken off on 59 this weekend, what are the chances? 2/186 ish?

              If any of you get the chance to go and watch Spurs at their new stadium then do it, awesome day out.

              Players that particularly stood out were Sissoko (another level to the rest of the boys on the pitch), Foyth(really surprised me), Sanchez(won everything) and Moura obviously! Vertongen was good too but lost the ball a few times. Llorente missed so many chances and I love Eriksen buts he's so slow!

              Basically Huddersfield made the whole Spurs team look amazing.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 4 days ago

                if i want a “day out” at some wine bar/microbrewery retail space i’ll go to the trafford centre

              2. *sigh*
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Stopped reading at Sissoko was another level .Unless you meant where his shots ended up?

              3. Four Hit Wonder
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 days ago

                People are getting subbed between 60th and 85th minute normally, that's a 25 min range, but the chances of someone who's bound to get subbed to get subbed before the 60th min is probably around 5%.

                The chance of a def getting subbed at all is probably around 10%.

                So the chance of two defs getting subbed on 59th min or earlier is 0.05 x 0.05 x 0.1 x 0.1 = 0.000025 = 0.025%.

                1. AndyCook
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Doherty regularly gets subbed, players often get subbed before 60 mins. It’s probably more like 1% they both get subbed before 60

              4. AndyCook
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                You are assuming they were guaranteed to be subbed and every minute is as likely as every other. Also if you’re conceding goals who cares if your player is subbed

            • JustPark
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              If Lingard could put his mind into the game more..

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 4 days ago

                awful player

            • Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              In all honesty, it’s not like I ever considered keeping Fraser and/or Wilson on WC anyway...

              Don’t get me wrong it hurts like a bugger seeing that, but not as much as, for example, a 31pt swing 50:50 decision on FH32 🙂