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

    Lol @ all of us

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

      Worthy top comment, sums it up.

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

      Ban

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

    DDG and Hazard, both deserve to be with better teams. I hope at the end of the season they succeed with their moves away.

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ditto the best player in the team you support.

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

    0 pts for all of my defenders.

    Robbo on the bench. Peppering my angus.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Why on earth did you bench Robbo

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Chelsea

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Best full back in the league, 9 assists

          1. Whats the Huth
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I know. I started him.
            Benched TAA

          2. Amey
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Best fpl asset this year*

              1. The Tinkerman
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Agreed.

            • The Tinkerman
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Don’t disagree but Brighton players and Doherty looked more appealing on paper, particularly with Haz form. For me it came down to Robbo vs. Deeney. Went for the attacker.

              1. Peter Ouch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 days ago

                I wouldn't say that doh looked promising.
                South in a good run and wolves fail to keep cs all year.
                Didn't include any wolves def in my wc, probably the only good thing I did haha

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

                  It's great to have hindsight isnt it?

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

                    Tbf I agree that any Liv def better than wolves this week. I put taa ahead of Doherty in my team east decision imo

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

          Tough fixture, 2 of my back 3 have a DGW and the other was Doherty, playing Southampton.

          1. Whats the Huth
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            DGW blindness

            1. The Tinkerman
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Easier with hindsight, but yes. I saw Hazard playing his best football in years and didn’t fancy a pool cleanie, BHA had Bournemouth first, who seemed to be on the beach and then Cardiff. I now assume I will be wrong about all of those assumptions.

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

                That Bournemouth score is simply out of prediction. It's the same team who lose only 0-1 against ManC

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

            It was Robbo or Deeney, I went for Deeney. Still fancy him vs that ARS defence.

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

              Should have been Robbo vs Doherty. And Robbo should have really won out, any week

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

        Yeah benching Robbo was crazy.... Liverpool had better CS odds than Wolves did against Southampton + has similar/slightly better attacking threat than Doherty.

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

          fwiw I played both TAA and Robertson - hope I'm rewarded with that decision but wouldn't surprise me if I'm not!

      3. Game Over
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Robbo has more points than any forward.

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

      19 points on WC, after getting rid of Pogba, Fanderson, Rondon and Frasar, with Salah, Mane, Robertson, Hazard, Luiz, AWB, Calvert-Lewin and Foster from last weeks squad still to play, I would have been on for a bumper score.

    3. toystory2wasok
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      the point of DGWs is to play the odds by having 2 games instead of 1. or in the case of brighton, 4 games instead of 2. a failure 1 week does not make the WC a failure. you have 3 more goes.

      ideally we would have got 4x 6pts but that seemed fairly unlikely.

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

        we go again!

      2. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        indeed

      3. Whats the Huth
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        It’s Brighton mate

      4. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Problem is though 4x shite as opposed to 1 X shite.

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

          Some game and win for your boys today.

          1. Slouch87
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            What a match that was . Still outside chance of the playoffs .
            PUSB

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

              Defences on top then 🙂

        2. toystory2wasok
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          right but they’re cheap with it, so the rest of my team is also stocked with premium players who play twice next week, that i wouldn’t have been able to afford if i’d stuck with my premium SGW defenders

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

        My Brighton boys wont be around to see games 3 and 4

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

        Avoiding trash is also useful, no matter how many games they have 😉

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

      What a WC horror show

    5. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Top 10k average hits 20!

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

        pre or post baps?

        1. how now brown cow
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Post

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

        On 21pts, I’ll take it 😀

        After 7 players and captain 🙁

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

      rash close...anyone else got him?

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Me

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

          believe

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

      Good chance for Rash there

    8. Niho992
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Fraud Solskjaer plays more defensively than Mourinho did.

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          nostalgia pick

          1. Niho992
              3 months, 4 days ago

              He s going to be sacked before new year.

        2. Tsparkes10
            3 months, 4 days ago

            My captain is a 6ft 4 striker whos strengths are heading and scoring tap ins... He's playing rw.

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

              Lukaku?

            2. Would Ed Woodward
                3 months, 4 days ago

                He also doesn't seem to be able to make a 5 yard pass.

                1. Tsparkes10
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    He's so bad.

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

                  He's been playing there before & shone there. Not this time

                  1. Tsparkes10
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Awful. Martial just as bad

                  2. Amey
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      OOP 😉

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

                        POO

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

                    Are either of Mariappa or Kiko likely to play both of the doubles?
                    Just sizing up a Valery replacement just in case and lack funds.

                    1. WannabeScout
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        I think carhart will be nailed

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

                        Mariappa of the two, with Janmaat about.

                        Holebas might be out for longer than just this GW, I'd hold till Friday and maybe look at Masina if you can.

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

                          0.1 itb. Can only afford 4.2.
                          Bednarek is another option but I have Gunn.

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

                      Could really do with a Rashy goal

                      1. Whats the Huth
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        I’ll celebrate wildly

                    3. WannabeScout
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        This has quickly turned into a support group with all the Pre WC players stepping up and Brighton defense goin to crap

                        1. Whats the Huth
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 4 days ago

                          Always been crap let’s be honest

                          1. WannabeScout
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Someone summed it up nicely up top "you don't pick up trash no matter how many games they play" lol so true

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

                          34 with Salah Hazard TAA and Ryan to go, may scrape into top 10k at this rate.

                          1. Amey
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Well done bro !!

                            • Whats the Huth
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Well done. I’m on 38 now. With salah. Hazard. Robo to go.
                              Pogba and rashy in this game.

                            • WannabeScout
                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                49 with Ryan, Duffy,Laporte, Salah, camarasa and deeney

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

                                might go top 100

                            • XabiAlonso
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 4 days ago

                              Oh why do I have 3 Brighton players in my team
                              😆

                              1. WannabeScout
                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                  When u say it out loud it does sound silly eh?

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

                                  Death or glory

                              2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                  Some of these tackles... bit of protection would be nice ref

                                • Nightf0x
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                  Siggy vardy -4 to

                                  A) fraser jota redmond
                                  B) wilson laca deney firmino

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

                                    Knee jerk royale

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

                                  United probably on track to losing more money by having to sack managers and pay out their contract compensation.

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

                                    They were mad to make any decision before the summer in my opinion.

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

                                    soldkjaer can return to his level (not winning the norwegian league)

                                • Rik Waller
                                  • 1 Year
                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                  Anyone who forgot to trigger the WC on Friday will be laughing.

                                  1. Whats the Huth
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                    But -54 though

                                    1. Rik Waller
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                      I mean the people who left it to last min to do it. I almost forgot myself and had to blast out a WC team in an hour before heading out on friday. Hadn't even looked til then

                                  2. BigBillyBass
                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                      What’s the benefit of waiting til the last minute to activate your wildcard?

                                      1. Amey
                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                          You can help in price rise/falls with the transfers

                                        • F_Ivanovic
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                          Help towards the price rises of the players you bring in by a miniscule amount.

                                        • BigBillyBass
                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                            Gotcha thanks

                                        • We Will Klopp you
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 4 days ago

                                          Doubt they'd still have all their bgw players, they'd have ditched them for dgw players and be on a crazy number of point hits. So yes they would be laughing... Laughing uncontrollably as they descend into madness, that is.

                                      2. Alfa romeu
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 4 days ago

                                        Just got home & checked the
                                        Fraser & Wilson who i sold on WC 31 points my 8 new WC players including 13 points

                                        Lol at me with triple brighton defence

                                        1. WannabeScout
                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                            You along with many others so.... Don't feel too bad

                                        2. Niho992
                                            3 months, 4 days ago

                                            Are you going for BOU assets next GW or players with DGWs?

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

                                              not making kneejerk unplanned transfers after a wc no

                                              1. Niho992
                                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                                  Me too.

                                              2. We Will Klopp you
                                                • 2 Years
                                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                                If you've found a working delorean, I call dibs.

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

                                              How bad did Valery injury look?

                                              I’d rather sell Dunk than him this week.

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

                                                he’s fine was cramp or something

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

                                                  Benchwankers cramp?

                                              2. Amey
                                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                                  One complete week 🙂
                                                  Hopefully he'll be fine. Don't wanna use FT on him

                                                • HollywoodXI
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                                  I was at the match. He took a tough tackle, stayed on but was taken off shortly afterwards as a precaution. He wanted off unaided, not in pain and high fived all his team mates before taking his seat on the bench (where no ice packs etc were applied). He’s fine.

                                                  1. The Tinkerman
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                                    Good stuff, cheers. Dunk to a cheapie like Bednarek I think.

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

                                                    Cheers Hollywood - that's good news

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

                                                Come on Leeds!

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

                                                  Bukake?

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

                                                    Oi

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

                                                    Had to Google it but yes!

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

                                                      Oh go on you liar.

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

                                                        😉

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

                                                Chicharito unhappy he cant stay on the pitch against his old team

                                              5. Jacky boy
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 4 days ago

                                                No one talking about the game lol

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

                                                  Disappointing

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

                                                  Oi!

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

                                                11 points from 7 with 7 to go, ouch...

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

                                                It's like the ghost of FPL past.

                                              8. Tsparkes10
                                                  3 months, 4 days ago

                                                  Lukaku Capt fail

                                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                                      If only I knew he was playing rw 🙁

                                                  2. Flapjack ✅
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    3 months, 4 days ago

                                                    DUFFY (c)
                                                    Dunk
                                                    Ryan

                                                    I’d have never forgiven myself if I hadn’t gone for it. It was a good opportunity

                                                    Good luck all

                                                    1. Flapjack ✅
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      3 months, 4 days ago

                                                      11 points with 8 and Duffy captain to go

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

                                                      There's going for it and then there's just madness. Even if they pick up a CS next week you still have to waste a transfer on a brighton defender/GK now most likely.