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GW6 Ones to watch: Romelu Lukaku

The Scout 19 Sep 2018
Romelu Lukaku

The Scout says the rise in scoring chances the Man Utd forward is enjoying this season cannot be ignored

The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 6 of Fantasy Premier League.

Romelu Lukaku (£11.0m)

Manchester United’s main man up front continued his excellent early-season form with the opener in a 2-1 win at Watford in Gameweek 5.

Lukaku is now the joint-top goalscorer among forwards. He has netted four times ahead of a home match with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

That’s despite not starting until Gameweek 2, having featured as a substitute in the season opener against Leicester City.

Over the last four Gameweeks, Lukaku has also scored against Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley.

Quality service

The Belgian’s underlying statistics during that period impress.

His totals of 14 shots inside the penalty area and eight on target rank among the top two players in both categories.

Compared with last season, Lukaku’s frequency of big chances, where a player is expected to score, has improved significantly.

He has had a big chance every 54.7 minutes this season, far better than his average of 130.4 minutes in 2017/18.

And no player has had more than his seven big chances in 2018/19.

That rise in Lukaku’s quality of scoring chances can make the difference as Jose Mourinho’s side seek a third successive win.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW6 Ones to watch: James Maddison
Part 3: GW6 Ones to watch: Aleksandar Mitrovic
Part 4: GW6 Ones to watch: James Tomkins
Part 5: GW6 Ones to watch: Johan Berg Gudmundsson

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