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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. Monkey Hanger
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Never mind todays hiccup.

    Battle of the Giants.

    Tuesdav night.

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

      Revenge of the Duffy

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

      Duffy strikes back

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

    Nevermind stupidly benching Fraser, I can't get over 5 goals and no King involvement.
    It's almost as if it's either Fraser & Wilson who score points or just King.

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

      They are a bizarre fpl team

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

        Very much like Watford in some of ways, turn up when you least expect it and go AWOL when you do

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

          Agree. Always feel like you have them wrong

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

    What's 0 doubled lads?

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      00

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

      00

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

      ask on weds!

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

        I have Duffy captained btw - taking the piss out of myself too 🙂

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

    Pogba sneaked in under the radar this week ...

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

      If I didn't get rid prior to 29 and could have got for cheaper I 100% would have had him as well.

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

      Scoring a penalty can happen to any one of 20 players any week.

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

        The point I am making is that he was largely ignored on here 🙂

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

    Well capping Duffy has definitely backfired, but still not too unhappy with Fraser in my team! 😀

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

      and Poggers 😀

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

    so exciting when your captain has another game! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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

      Another 90 mins of torture

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

        🙂 🙂 🙂

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

      You went Duffy cap?

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

        dunk lol

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

    Surprised Pogba wasn't rested for Barca game

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

      Does he run all that much? Genuine question - I’ve never seen his stats but I imagine not..

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

        He's quite up and down yes

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

    Bournemouth and Brighton have played a huge part in me losing my MLs.. rival burned his wildcard weeks ago there for keeping bourn assets.. i used my wildcard to sell them and load up on Brighton defence..

    1. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      You made a mistake then, in hindsight

  9. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Worth keeping Higuain for Burnley at home next week?

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

      No. I’d ditch him ASAP, useless

    2. Pukki Party
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      When did ffs community decide on having Higuain? I'd get rid

  10. LarryDuff
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Please Lukaku, this is going horribly!

  11. Niho992
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Martial C went awful. He is worst on the pitch. Wouldnt be suprised if he be subbed at HT

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

        calm down

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

      Someone needs to tell Pogba at half time that he needs a 13 pointer to get back into the overall dream team.

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

        Or just another 13 pts+, period

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Martial always late with his runs, could learn something from Rash

      1. Would Ed Woodward
          3 months, 4 days ago

          There was an MNF earlier this season that compared his stats to Hazard, Mane, Sterling and Sane, he runs so much less than all of those on average, was very interesting, a lot less attacking runs.

      2. DIMITRIS
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I kinda like how all the hype around Duffy and Brighton backfired. Everyone assumed that Bournemouth wont score at Brighton, while they have some very good attacking options and on top of that, assuming that Cardiff also won't score aginst them while they are struggling for their lifes at the moment. They just have to win some games and play attackingly aginst their rivals. It was too risky to double up on Brighton defence. It's premier legaue and literally anyone can score against anyone...

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

            nobody assumed bournemouth wouldnt score against brighton but thanks for the essay

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              😀 love these hindsight posters.

              1. DIMITRIS
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Considering how many people got him for this gameweek I think that they actually did assume that 😀

                  1. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Think again.
                    We want his goals, CS is bonus

            2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Captain hindsight strikes again

            3. jezstatham
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah but Bournemouth have lost about of their last 10 away and Brighton needed 1 win to secure safety so obviously thinking logically you would go for a 5-0 away win

              1. DIMITRIS
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  CS is sheer luck most of the time... I thought that both teams were going to score

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

                It wasn't about assuming clean sheets, it was about appreciating the >50% chance of at least one clean sheet. Interpreting odds is different from assuming results.

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

                  Exactly this, people were just playing the percentages.

              3. TOPCAT1960
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Personally as I said earlier, this was a shot at winning my ML and it was a risk. If had paid off most teams will probably have got similar points anyway, so I am dammed if I do and dammed if I don't. No hard feelings about triple up but there is still time, it just a bit harder.

                Its only a game lol

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

              ffs Lingard stop making a scene and start being a decent footballer.

            5. HollywoodXI
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I’m seeing a lot of hate on here for peeps who captained Son or Duffy. Neither option worked out as planned. The real winners are (yet again) the players who burned chips earlier in the season, did little planning and yet still outscored all of us who diligently held onto WC’s / FH chips and (they again) didn’t get the reward we deserved. Group FFS hug required. This season has been tough.

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

                *hugs*

            6. Basil1977
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              My triple Brighton worked out well -1 between the 3 of them Ryan, Dunk, Knockaert

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

                Keep your chin up mate. Could all change part two.

            7. Concrete
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Duffy capt on 0

              Duffy non capt on 0

              Why’s that then

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

                0+0 = 0

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

                  Surely should be on minus points

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

                    How'd you work that one out?

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

                    Why?

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

                    Maybe you need to go back to primary school to learn what 0x2 is.

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

                    Let’s hear you out math genius...

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

                    lol

            8. jezstatham
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I've got about 11 from 8

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

                About average then

            9. MGD
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Ahh watching the masters is such a refreshing change of phase/attitude :’D

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

                Are ppl from England rooting for Rory btw?

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

                  Tiger here

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

                    On fire atm

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

                  He’s Irish

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

                    Lol I know..? Hence the question..

            10. MeatPieSausageRoll
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Didn’t realise we were playing! Come on Utd, let’s go lads!!!

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

                  man utd fans ladies and gents

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

                    Haha

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

                    😀

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

                    Hahaha very true

                  4. Hernandez Lynam
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Could be West Ham

                2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Plastic

                3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Man U fans summed up in one post 🙂

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

                  "we" i think was inaccurate.

                5. Would Ed Woodward
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Might just be the greatest, most subtle troll account on here.

                6. jezstatham
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  On a f&£_) :%g wildcard!!!

                7. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Could really do with a wild card right now

                  1. TOPCAT1960
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Now thats hindsight

                  2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Same 😆

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

                    Think the Kane injury reduced the decision time and many panicked. I know I did!

                8. Over Midwicket
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  I got rid of Wilson, Fraser, Pogba in WC.. Ouch.

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

                    Look on the bright side, you get a new WC i 4 months.

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      I’d rather sh*t in my own hands and clap all day Saturday then join this again 🙂

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

                    Says pretty much everyone 😀 I had Pog, Wilson and Brooks

                9. Dacra
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  So, selling Brooks and Wilson for - 8 cost 34 points.

                  What a week.

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

                    Selling Bournmouth assets for a -8 when not on a WC was pretty silly.

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

                  Any Knockheart cappers out there?

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

                  Lucky Pogba points!

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

                    why?

                12. LJ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  united have more deflected passes than i've ever seen

                13. Tsparkes10
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Martial and Lukaku were awful punts ffs. Ahh well, atleast Lucas worked out

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Your bound to get one right with that many punts haha

                      1. Tsparkes10
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          Hahaa I guess

                    2. Niho992
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        A lot of players i want to ditch after i bring them on WC like Sigurdson,Martial, Duffy etc...

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

                          exciting!

                        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          I’d ditch all 15 of mine if I could. Going to email FPL and say someone hacked my account, when they see Duffy(C) they might believe it