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FPL Experts: Fixtures favour Lukaku

The Scout 29 Apr 2019
Romelu Lukaku

The Scout’s panel of FPL experts tip Man Utd forward to profit from his remaining matches

There are just two Gameweeks for Fantasy Premier League managers to achieve success in their mini-leagues.

Picking the right forwards can be decisive.

Callum Wilson (£6.7m) delivered 16 points for his owners at the weekend, while Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) produced 13 despite facing fifth-placed Arsenal.

The Scout’s panel of FPL experts have their say on the best strikers to buy.

What the experts say

Simon March (@MarchSimon): He is not in the greatest form but Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m) faces Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City in his final two fixtures. With only 4.1 per cent ownership, the Manchester United forward has significant differential potential.

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I’m backing Vardy until the end of the season. He faces Manchester City and Chelsea but it’s a case of form over fixtures. He’s still in the Golden Boot race, on penalties and loves playing top-six opposition. In the reverse fixture against City, Leicester City won 2-1 with Vardy getting an assist. He also scored against Chelsea. 

Who Got The Assist? (@WGTA_FPL): With the value seemingly in midfield, I'm very tempted to "junk" a striker spot for the last two matches, with someone like Vincent Janssen or Isaac Success (both £4.5m) coming in so I can afford an extra premium midfielder like Eden Hazard (£10.9m).

James Egersdorff (@JEgersdorff): Shane Long (£4.6m) may be an end-of-season bargain. He's got the fixtures, facing West Ham United and Huddersfield Town, and the form with four goals in five matches.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) was my go-to option but I will have to monitor his fitness after he missed out against Huddersfield. If you can afford him, Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) seems the obvious choice. Raul Jimenez (£6.9m) and Vardy are strong alternatives.

Paul Gee (FPLPaulGee): I mainly opt for fixtures over form because good fixtures can bring a player into form. That's why I'm backing Lukaku to come good.

See: The Scout's panel of FPL experts

Also in this series

Part 1: GW36 Lessons: Vardy back to his best
Part 3: GW36 Lessons: Liverpool defence forcing rethink

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