Gameweek 29: Why You Should Captain Romelu Lukaku

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Are you heading into the gameweek deadline still unsure of who to captain? Read on to find out why we’re backing Romelu Lukaku ahead of Everton’s home fixture against Hull City. This article will look at Lukaku’s recent form, potentially profitable fixture and what the future holds in store for the Everton man.

Lukaku has been imperious at Goodison Park.

With Harry Kane injured and Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended, premium strikers appear to be dropping like flies. Thankfully for Fantasy Premier League players, Lukaku has stepped up as a prime source for points over the last few weeks.

The Belgian has three goals and an assist to his name in the last four games, with his 12-point haul against West Bromwich Albion giving him an average of 6.5 points per game in that time.

Lukaku’s last five home games:

Last 5 G A PTS
SOU 1 1 11
MCI 1 0 5
BOU 4 0 21
SUN 1 0 6
WBA 1 1 12
TOT 8 2 55

What’s more impressive is the Everton striker’s home form; in the last five games at Goodison Park, Lukaku has managed a staggering eight goals and two assist and averaged 11 points. That kind of form speaks volumes and is something he will be likely to continue.

Hull City are leaking goals again.

Despite initially seeming to tighten up under new manager Marco Silva, Hull City’s seem to be beginning to ship goals again.

After back-to-back clean sheets against Manchester United and Liverpool, the Tigers have shipped seven goals in their last four games and allowed 11 big chances – the joint most in that time along with Bournemouth.

Like the Cherries, Hull also seem to be struggling in the air having conceded five goals from headers in the last 10 gameweeks and giving up. Considering Bournemouth – the only team who have conceded more (six) – allowed Lukaku to hit four goals and earn 21 points in one game – we’re confident the Belgian can score big again.

Lukaku has put himself in the shop window.

Everton fans were shocked this week to find out their star player had refused to commit to a long-term contract.

The news came as a surprise considering Lukaku has already managed his best ever goals tally (19) with ten games remaining and appears to be thriving under Ronald Koeman.

Usually it wouldn’t be a good idea to back a player who is unsettled, but in this case we think it could work to Fantasy Premier League managers’ advantages.

Koeman has already hinted his top scorer will retain his place in the side and will surely be using the last part of the season to score as many goals and make himself as appealing as possible to the bigger clubs – something will will only help his fantasy prospects.


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By | 2017-04-11T20:31:50+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

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