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GW29 Ones to watch: Romelu Lukaku

The Scout 1 Mar 2018
Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United

The Scout on why the in-form Man Utd striker should be back in the thoughts of Fantasy managers

The Scout is selecting five Fantasy Premier League players set to make an impact in Gameweek 29.

Romelu Lukaku (MUN) £11.2m

Once the most-owned player in FPL, Lukaku has become one of the season's forgotten figures.

But a goal and an assist against Chelsea were a timely reminder of the Manchester United forward's ability to deliver.

The 2-1 win on Sunday marked Lukaku's first double-figure FPL score since Gameweek 5.

With seven goals and three assists in his last 10 appearances in all competitions, Lukaku's revival as a Fantasy prospect is well under way.

In fact, he has been involved in five of United's eight goals over the last six Gameweeks.

Palace trip

Lukaku will face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday.

Palace are without a win in their last five matches, conceding on average two goals a match.

Their defence have faced 30 shots on target in that spell. Only West Bromwich Albion, the bottom club, have allowed more, facing 34 shots.

Roy Hodgson also have a number injury absentees, while defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah (£4.4m) is ineligible to face his parent club.

Happy hunting ground

In the reverse fixture this season, Man Utd won 4-0, with Lukaku on the scoresheet.

But he has gone from being part of more than three million squads by Gameweek 7, to ownership of just a third of that.

Despite his goal against Chelsea, only 6,000 managers have moved for Lukaku ahead of Saturday's 11:30 GMT deadline.

But those willing to take a risk on the early-season favourite could be richly rewarded if he can maintain his recent form against injury-ravaged side.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW29 Ones to watch: Andrew Robertson
Part 2: GW29 Ones to watch: Riyad Mahrez
Part 3: GW29 Ones to watch: Marko Arnautovic
Part 4: GW29 Ones to watch: Troy Deeney

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