Daily Fantasy Analysis: Diego Costa vs Romelu Lukaku - Head to Head in Gameweek 32

Jude Summerfield
90Min

​It's been a difficult few weeks for two of the top strikers in the Premier League.

After hitting such form in March, Everton star Romelu Lukaku is now without a goal in his last two games while Chelsea forward Diego Costa has no strikes in his last three matches.

However, both men have chances to haul themselves back into form at the weekend with some favourable looking matches. Here's what you need to know when deciding whether to back Lukaku or Costa in your ​Yahoo Daily Fantasy team this weekend.

Manchester United v Everton - Premier League

Form


​​Despite no-shows in his past two outings Lukaku still remains a consistent scorer, picking up an average of 11.6 points per game. Games against Liverpool and Manchester United in the past few weeks haven't helped, and a match against an in-form Leicester may not improve proceedings.

Costa's form has been a little worse than his counterpart, failing to score in his last three games and returning only 10.6 points on average. His fixtures have also been a little daunting, although the Spaniard would have backed himself to net against Crystal Palace before the shock defeat.


Manchester United v Everton - Premier League

Both men are in need of goals to kickstart their seasons again but Lukaku is the form man, as shown by his current standing in the Premier League goalscoring charts where he is currently first with 21 goals, with Costa lagging behind in fourth with 17 strikes.

Opposition

While Leicester are once again formidable going forward, their defence still leaves a little to be desired. Robert Huth is not the force of last season while Yohan Benalouane is something on an unknown quantity in the Premier League, and Lukaku could prove to be too quick and strong for both of the centre-backs.

Costa will be up against the likes of Steve Cook and Simon Francis, and on the surface it seems a no-brainer. The pace of Eden Hazard and Pedro on the counter could prove too much for the Cherries and Costa could easily be the beneficiary of solid work from the two flyers.

Chelsea v Manchester City - Premier League

Both sides have vulnerabilities that Costa and Lukaku will be looking to exploit, but the Chelsea striker seems more likely with the quality of forward players he has around him.

Value

There's very little between the two strikers in terms of cost, with just £1 separating the pair. Lukaku's superior form sees him valued at £28 while Costa sits only slightly behind on £27.

It's a really tricky decision to make, especially given that both players could easily bag a couple in their respective games and that there is very little to choose between them in terms of price. 


However, the smart money seems to be on Lukaku, given he is four goals ahead of Costa in terms of league goals scored this season, although opting for Costa would probably not end disastrously given he is due a goal.

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