Daily Fantasy Analysis: Romelu Lukaku vs Diego Costa - Head to Head in Gameweek 29

Jude Summerfield
90Min
​After last week's reduced fixture list, the Premier League is back this weekend with a full slate of matches. For those of you picking your lineups in ​Yahoo Daily Fantasy this week, there are two standout options up front who can make the difference for your team. This week's pair? The mightily in-form Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and his Chelsea counterpart Diego Costa.

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After last week's reduced fixture list, the Premier League is back this weekend with a full slate of matches.

For those of you picking your lineups in ​Yahoo Daily Fantasy this week, there are two standout options up front who can make the difference for your team.

This week's pair? The mightily in-form Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and his Chelsea counterpart Diego Costa.

Form

While many managers would be right to say Lukaku is the man with the golden touch right now, you shouldn't be too hasty in dismissing Costa. The Spaniard has scored in his last two Premier League games and has averaged 9.36 points per game in his last five outings. Definitely not too shabby.

However, if form is the deciding factor in your selection, Belgium striker Lukaku is certainly the obvious choice. The 23-year-old has scored an impressive seven goals in his past five Premier League games and averages 19.7 points in those matches, almost double Costa's return.


Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Premier League

Lukaku undoubtedly has a tendency to blow hot and cold at times but he is the form choice over Costa this week.

Opposition

The Bet365 Stadium doesn't quite have that aura about it anymore. While playing well there was once seen as a important factor in estimating how good a player is, you would be foolish to write off Costa just because of the myth that it is difficult to play at Stoke.


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The Potters have an average record at home this season while Chelsea have been amongst the top teams on the road, with Costa often benefitting from his side's impressive counterattacking abilities. Mark Hughes' side have conceded 40 Premier League goals this season so Costa will fancy his chances come Saturday.

However, a home tie for Lukaku against Hull looks promising. While the Tigers have been a lot more frugal at the back since Marco Silva's appointment, they have still leaked a total of 54 Premier League goals, including seven in their last four. If they're going to give Lukaku the space and opportunities he craves, they could concede a bucketload.

Value

Funnily enough, there is nothing splitting the two strikers in terms of value this week, with both taking up a sizeable £28 worth of your £200 budget should you wish to take a punt. 

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However, taking only this week into account, it is Lukaku you want for your team. He is a man bang in form and likely to do damage against Hull, whereas Costa could easily end up taking a back seat to the likes of Eden Hazard and Pedro at Stoke.

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