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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. Fossit
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 8 hours ago

    Lol @ all of us

    1. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 8 hours ago

      Worthy top comment, sums it up.

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

      Ban

  2. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 8 hours 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Ditto the best player in the team you support.

  3. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 8 hours ago

    0 pts for all of my defenders.

    Robbo on the bench. Peppering my angus.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 8 hours ago

      Why on earth did you bench Robbo

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 8 hours ago

        Chelsea

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 8 hours ago

          Best full back in the league, 9 assists

          1. Whats the Huth
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 8 hours ago

            I know. I started him.
            Benched TAA

          2. Amey
            11 days, 7 hours ago

            Best fpl asset this year*

            1. The Tinkerman
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 7 hours ago

              Agreed.

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

                It's great to have hindsight isnt it?

                1. Hernandez Lynam
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  11 days, 7 hours 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
        11 days, 8 hours ago

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

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 8 hours ago

          DGW blindness

          1. The Tinkerman
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 7 hours 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. Son of a Gunn
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 7 hours 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
          11 days, 7 hours 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
            11 days, 7 hours ago

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

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

      Robbo has more points than any forward.

  4. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 8 hours 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.

  5. toystory2wasok
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 8 hours 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
      11 days, 8 hours ago

      we go again!

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

      indeed

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 8 hours ago

      It’s Brighton mate

    4. Slouch87
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 8 hours ago

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

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

        Some game and win for your boys today.

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

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

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

            Defences on top then 🙂

      2. toystory2wasok
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 7 hours 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
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 8 hours ago

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

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

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

  6. BuYaKasha
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 8 hours ago

    What a WC horror show

  7. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 8 hours ago

    Top 10k average hits 20!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 8 hours ago

      pre or post baps?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 8 hours ago

        Post

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 8 hours ago

      On 21pts, I’ll take it 😀

      After 7 players and captain 🙁

  8. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 8 hours ago

    rash close...anyone else got him?

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 8 hours ago

      Me

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

        believe

  9. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 8 hours ago

    Good chance for Rash there

  10. Niho992
    11 days, 8 hours ago

    Fraud Solskjaer plays more defensively than Mourinho did.

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

      nostalgia pick

      1. Niho992
        11 days, 8 hours ago

        He s going to be sacked before new year.

  11. Tsparkes10
    11 days, 8 hours 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
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Lukaku?

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      11 days, 7 hours ago

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

      1. Tsparkes10
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        He's so bad.

    3. Son of a Gunn
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

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

      1. Tsparkes10
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Awful. Martial just as bad

    4. Amey
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      OOP 😉

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

        POO

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

      I think carhart will be nailed

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

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

  13. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Could really do with a Rashy goal

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      I’ll celebrate wildly

  14. WannabeScout
    11 days, 7 hours 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
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Always been crap let’s be honest

      1. WannabeScout
        11 days, 7 hours ago

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

  15. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

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

    1. Amey
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Well done bro !!

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

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

    3. WannabeScout
      11 days, 7 hours ago

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

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

      might go top 100

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

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

    1. WannabeScout
      11 days, 7 hours ago

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

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

      Death or glory

  17. MeatPieSausageRoll
    11 days, 7 hours ago

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

  18. Nightf0x
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Siggy vardy -4 to

    A) fraser jota redmond
    B) wilson laca deney firmino

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

      Knee jerk royale

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. Rik Waller
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 7 hours ago

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

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      But -54 though

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

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

      1. Amey
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        You can help in price rise/falls with the transfers

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

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

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

        Gotcha thanks

    3. We Will Klopp you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours 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.

  21. Alfa romeu
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 7 hours 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
      11 days, 7 hours ago

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

  22. Niho992
    11 days, 7 hours ago

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

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

      not making kneejerk unplanned transfers after a wc no

      1. Niho992
        11 days, 7 hours ago

        Me too.

    2. We Will Klopp you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

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

  23. The Tinkerman
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    How bad did Valery injury look?

    I’d rather sell Dunk than him this week.

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

      he’s fine was cramp or something

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

        Benchwankers cramp?

    2. Amey
      11 days, 7 hours ago

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

    3. HollywoodXI
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 7 hours 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
        11 days, 7 hours ago

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

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

        Cheers Hollywood - that's good news

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

    Come on Leeds!

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

      Bukake?

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

        Oi

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

        Had to Google it but yes!

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

          Oh go on you liar.

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

            😉

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

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

  26. Jacky boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    No one talking about the game lol

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

      Disappointing

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

      Oi!

  27. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

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

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

    It's like the ghost of FPL past.

  29. Tsparkes10
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Lukaku Capt fail

    1. Tsparkes10
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      If only I knew he was playing rw 🙁

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

      11 points with 8 and Duffy captain to go

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