Fantasy Premier League 2017/18: Why you should drop Romelu Lukaku
Dear Fantasy Premier League managers, Pay heed! A word of warning for all those who still have Romelu Lukaku on your squad
Lukaku's poor form
Romelu Lukaku is one of the most sought-after players in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL). A massive 45.6% of the FPL managers have selected him in their teams. He has scored 8 goals so far, and is one among the top-scoring forwards with 72 points.
However, the alarm bells are ringing now, as his form has dipped substantially in recent weeks. He has scored just 1 goal in his last 6 Premier League games.
Subsequently, his price has also dropped from £11.8 to £11.5 between Gameweeks 9 and 13.
Potential rotation due to packed fixtures and other worries
All teams face a hectic festive schedule, and will have to play 3 games in a matter of a week's time during the Christmas period. It is highly probable that managers will be looking into some kind of rotation policy to give enough rest for the players.
Manchester United have 2 away fixtures with Watford and Arsenal in Gameweek 14 and 15. Now that Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have all recovered from injuries, Mourinho has quite a lot of options.
While Pogba has already played a full game last week, the other two have been coming off the bench as substitutes, but we can soon expect Fellaini and Ibrahimovic to start games.
Jose Mourinho has refused to play a formation with 2 strikers. Thus, if Zlatan is to start, Lukaku will ostensibly be forced to warm the bench. So, this provides more reason to rest Lukaku.
Lukaku has played every minute for Manchester United in the league so far, and the manager would definitely want him at his complete best against Arsenal and City.
Say if Mourinho rests him for the Watford clash, and with Arsenal and City up next, the chances of Lukaku bagging some big match points look extremely slim.
It will be advisable to drop Lukaku for at least the time being, and spend that amount on players like Eden Hazard or Alvaro Morata. Chelsea have been having a great run, lately, and their upcoming fixtures look very attractive too. As far as Lukaku is concerned, we just have to wait and watch.
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