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The best FPL forwards to consider as Calvert-Lewin and Antonio replacements

With Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.2m) set for a spell on the sidelines and a ban ruling Michail Antonio (£7.9m) out of Gameweek 5, many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers are unexpectedly in the market for a new forward.

At the time of writing, the pair are the two most-sold forwards in FPL, but should we be selling them, and if so, who are the best replacements?

In this, our latest Fantasy Football Scout Members article, we’ll attempt to answer those questions.

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  1. Footieboot
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Coufal White Livramento
    Salah Jota Greenwood Benrahma Gilmour
    Ronaldo Antonio Toney

    1FT

    A) Coufal --> Marcal/Semedo
    B) Benrahma --> Sarr/Traore/Gray
    C) Benrahma + Coufal --> Raphinha + Marcal -4

    Leaning towards C as Raphinha is the only midfielder in the value bracket that I am comfortable with in the long run and I plan to keep my WC for later. Second -4 in a row though stings...

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      b

  2. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    First draft WC-weaknesses?
    Sanchez (Steele)
    James, TAA, Duffy, Marcal, Livra
    Traore, Gallagher, Raphinha, Salah, Gray
    Dennis, Ron, Rom

    0.1 in the bank.

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      It is a big gamble. Like every 3 prem + TAA draft I have seen.

      1. Podorsky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        I know, and looks a bit like last weeks team, just want to make sure that I can field 11 playing

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Relying on Dennis, Gallagher and Gray week in, week out isn't going to work long term imho.

      1. Podorsky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        Possibly, but they can rotate and sometimes play a 442. But I am not sure which premium to drop.

        1. Mcgugan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 days, 16 hours ago

          My view would be to drop Lukaku and then bring him in for Ronaldo in 2 weeks when the fixtures switch. This last week was the only week they both had a good fixture.

          Midfield is way to weak right now in my opinion.

          If you were to keep the 3 premiums, I would downgrade Dennis to a 4.5 and maybe James to a 5m. Gives you 1m to atleast upgrade 1 of those midfielders to give you more flexibility.

  3. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    If Torres starts tonight, I'm potentially looking at 9 starters next GW with only Livramento on the bench for cover. (1FT & 0.0 ITB).

    In view of this, which of these potential transfers do you like?

    a) Torres to Raphinha
    b) Torres to Traore
    c) Torres/Christensen to Raphinha/James (-4)
    d Torres/Christensen to Traore/James (-4)

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      why can't torres start both?

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      It is trying to second guess pep. Leipzig is an important game so don't see why he can't start both with carabao rest next week

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      He may well do, but then he may well not, hence the issue.

      I have no viable cover in the event of a no-show.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        out of the options, I'd do a.

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Thanks for the replies.

  4. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    As a Newcastle fan I'm shocked to see people bringing in ASM. He looks amazing in the highlights and is our 2nd best player, who has the most potential.

    I would liken him to Traore. He's not a great finisher, doesn't assist that often and usually flatters to decieve. If/when it all clicks we have an £80m player on our hands, just not sure that will ever happen and certainly won't in this Newcastle team under this manager.

    I would get the argument for him if he was classified as a midfielder. But as a striker he just won't score enough to justify the price tag.

    Massive drop of the ball from FPL by setting him as a striker and Jacob Murphy as a midfielder.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      If he was a 6.0 mid I’d have a look

      It’s the striker/6.5 that puts me off

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Yes, and considering Ritchie is listed as a defender.

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      I think he's looked really good at times, but agree with your comments overall.

      I'd prefer to take a punt on someone like Pukki in the same price bracket.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        I wouldn't punt on Pukki either.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Out of curiosity, has a pro pundit recommended him or something?

      Interest in him seems to have spiked a little

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        Not many options with more points or better fixtures, so he's popping up via elimination

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 16 hours ago

          Adam Armstrong looks interesting for 0.5 less and with fixtures too

      2. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        I'm not sure. I think it's just because every man and his dog watched the CR7 debut, and ASM showed his usual flashes of brilliancr

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 16 hours ago

          What do you make of the Leeds fixture this week and the fancies of your defence holding firm?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 16 hours ago

            ASM is a terrible option. I think what people are doing is chucking Toney and seeing what they can get for 6.5. ASM tops the points table at the mo. The more sensible thing to do would be to play or bench Toney and use 2FT next week, but a lot of people just can plan ahead.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 16 hours ago

              *can't

  5. Fadi Kiryakoza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Transferring out Benrahma and Dennis, who should I replace them with?
    A. Traorè/ Bamford
    B. Raphinha/ Jiménez

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      I prefer B

      1. ExpressoMySonny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        B

    2. FPLGOOD
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      B

    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Don't really like any of the Wolves attackers.

      If Jimenez gets back to the player he was prior to the fractured skull then maybe.......would need to see him score first though and have a big game for Wolves

      1. Die Hard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        Jimenez has good stats

      2. Fadi Kiryakoza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        There fixtures and underlying stats are encouraging.
        But the fact that Traorè with his sluggish finishing would not allow him to meet his expected goals numbers is a factor for preferring Jiménez.

        Otherwise I really like Bamford over Raphinha and would love having a midfielder from Wolves for those extra cleansheet points.

    4. AllGonePozzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      I am keeping Dennis for next 2 as they as they are the fixtures I brought him in for. Strange for you to be getting rid now although prefer him up the middle rather than pushed out wide to accommodate King

      1. Fadi Kiryakoza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        I also own Sarr and I am not so convinced with Wolves double up.
        Him playing out wide to accommodate king is a factor also.

  6. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Repost ;-
    G2G?

    Sanchez
    Digne marcal white Williams
    Gray salah jota forres
    Ronaldo lukaku

    1. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Looks good any transfers made?

  7. ExpressoMySonny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    I just got offered Mahrez for Traore in draft. Any other season I would accept this in a heart beat but given the limited playing minutes do we see this changing anytime soon?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      I’d expect Mahrez to score more in 2000 minutes than Traore would in 3000 minutes this season. With a decent squad in draft I would take that trade.

  8. Soto Ayam
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    A) but I like gray also

  9. pablo discobar
    • 11 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Thoughts on pukki as 3rd striker in cr7 lukaku, salah taa squad?

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      too much selection risk for me.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Now the fixtures have turned, I think he'll come good over the next few and get some returns.

      Not much else to choose from in that price bracket either.

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Try Wood instead

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      I’d go for Adam Armstrong in that bracket

      Good fixtures and attacking manager

      He’s well positioned to nick a goal vs City at the weekend with his screaming pace on the break & 6 good fixtures in the 7 games after that

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        Yes, I am targetting Armstrong gw8 but the next few weeks are a watch.
        Adams & Broja are also demanding of starts, so there's healthy competition.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 16 hours ago

          Yeah hopefully he doesn’t drop Armstrong - I think he sees him as another potential Timo Werner type from their spell together at RBL… (whether that’s a good thing or not!)

          He seems to be really limiting Broja’s minutes thus far so I’d say he’s the designated impact sub as things stand, but could be a prospect

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            Yes, I see it similar.
            Armstrong, I agree with you entirely. This type of player is integral to a RH system. Hence why he was scouted to replace Ings who during his time at Southampton was arguably the best striker defensively in the league.

            He spoke in the press conference after the West Ham fixture that Broja needed a bit of a 'kick' in terms of his training when he first arrived.
            Armstrong and one of Adams/Broja to me seemed the likely complementing partnership, however, despite his height, Broja has a real turn of pace so it will be intriguing how effective he can be in the press. Armstrong has previously played on the wing so could all 3 squeeze into the one system, I am not sure.
            We also played a 4-1-4-1 formation on the weekend; RH has referred to be able to adopt more systems this season due to having more alternatives on the bench.
            A watch for me.

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Isn't Odsonne Edouard at Palace worth considering?

      Especially after the Liverpool game.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        their fixtures are still quite difficult for me.

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        I'm future-planning for an Antonio replacement, maybe around GW10. I'm scouting Edouard and hoping he'll become nailed. I'll be keeping a canny eye on Hwang and even Broja to see if they start in coming weeks. Then there's Armstrong as a sort of safe option. But jumping in now is to leap into the unknown. I don't like blind punts like that.

        1. pablo discobar
          • 11 Years
          9 days, 15 hours ago

          Cheers, does pukki have competition? Kinda thought he was nailed on and had the pens?

          1. pablo discobar
            • 11 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            Probably should have said I have 5.9 max

          2. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 15 hours ago

            yes, Sargent.
            Could have played against Arsenal but didn't return to the UK until Thursday/Friday I believe.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 15 hours ago

              A lot of Norwich fans want to see this change.

  10. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Don’t see many going real heavy at the back. Could be a good differential!

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Dias/Trent/Shaw big enough?

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        Pretty solid.

      2. Motong-Moting
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        Shaw's fixtures not too great. Might want to reconsider.

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 16 hours ago

          James in 2 weeks

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      I think many are doing Shaw to Rudiger/James from GW7.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        yes that's what I am doing.

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 16 hours ago

        Tricky if going big up top. I'm looking at solid at the back rather than heavy: TAA, Rudiger, Shaw/Matip/Christensen/James - something like that.

  11. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Is it standard practice to auto recharge for membership, I was not intending to get it this year.. I have emailed for a reimbursement but with no reply..

  12. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Thoughts on how to improve this WC ?

    Sanchez
    Trent James Rudiger Marcal (Livramento)
    Salah Jota Raphinha Gray (Mendy)
    Ronaldo Lukaku (Perica)

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      I think 4 at the bank is the only viable long term formation with Salah/Rom & Rom.

      I can't see how you could improve that in all honesty, it looks very strong.

    2. Motong-Moting
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Are you comfortable with 4-4-2 week in week out? Then looks fine. Maybe replace one Chelsea with a Man City Def.

    3. ads7680
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      I like it a lot. Makes me want to WC. Who's you second keeper?

  13. Motong-Moting
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    RMWCT
    Sanchez 4.0
    Duffy Livramento Kilman TAA
    Salah Raphinha Dallas Gray 4.5
    Lukaku Cristiano Bamford
    0.4 ITB

    1. Motong-Moting
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Also White

  14. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    A) Mahrez Torres Ronaldo
    B) Bruno Townsend Lukaku

    Torn between the two, Mahrez can go next week if I go with B

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      B.

    2. Gesquire97
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Big rotation risk with A

    3. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      B

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Thoughts on Fornals?

    Seems pretty nailed and had a decent last season plus started well this season.

    Only 6.0

    1. DavidBadWillie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Playing well and scored for Spain recently.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Good, but will he be susceptible to rotation a la Benrahma, Bowen and the other mid-price Hammer mids?

  16. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    1. DCL -> Jimenez leaving me 0.8m ITB giving me some leeway for next GW.
    2. DCL + Anto -> Auba + 6.1m (Pukki, Dennis, Hwang) -4.
    3. DCL + Anto -> Vardy + 5.6m (Dennis, Hwang). -4.
    4. Something else.

    Probable WC soonish.
    Bachmann.
    Shaw, TAA, Tsimikas, Pereira.
    Salah, Benrahma, Greenwood, Gray.
    **DCL, Lukaku.
    Sanchez, Bissouma, Coufal, Antonio.
    0.1m. ITB, 1ft.

    1. Motong-Moting
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      1

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      A with Jim or Bamford. Starting Tsimi over Coufal?

  17. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 16 hours ago

    Meslier
    Semedo Trent Robertson Shaw (Duffy)
    Benrahma Raphinha Salah (c)
    Bamford Jimenez Ronaldo

    Reguilon/Dias/Antonio/Calvert OUT
    Semedo/Robertson/Bamford/Jimenez IN
    -12

    Reg/Calvert to Semedo/Bamford play Duffy
    -4

    Thoughts?

  18. boc610
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    and The Suns alternate headline was "No happy ending for Ole at the Wankdorf "

  19. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    WC & at least 5 transfers & delighted. Antonio stays on the bench for a week. 4-4-2, but maybe 5-3-2 if I find it in me to bench Benny also.

  20. Littlebitwizardoföz
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    On a WC, best defender to have the next two weeks? Think I will then move to James in GW7

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      It's boring but I really don't mind Shaw.
      United a due a CS or two.

  21. Cravex
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    I'm going a bit different.. ronaldo-less!

    Schmeical
    TAA - Semedo - Tierney - Firpo
    Pogba - Salah - Jota - Raphina
    Lukaku - Aubameyang

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 15 hours ago

      For 2 gws at least!

  22. Al Pacho
    9 days, 15 hours ago

    My WC,

    Sanchez
    TAA White Marcal
    Salah Jota Raphina Sarr Gray
    Ronaldo Lukaku

    Subs: Steer Livramento Duffy Scarlett

    G2G?

  23. HARLEY
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    ANY IDEA FOR THIS TEAM?

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Coufal White
    Salah(c) Jota Barnes* Raphinha
    Ronaldo Toney
    (Foster Duffy Bronwhill Antonio*)

    1FT 0.4 itb

    Get rid of Barnes or Save FT?

    1. Gesquire97
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      I thought Barnes looked lively last game. Not sure what his fixtures are though. Personally would keep.

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 7 hours ago

      Save and look at something like Barnes + Toney -> Gray/Gallagher + Bamford maybe

  24. Stewarts11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 13 hours ago

    i have 8.1m and need a midfielder to replace Bowen
    Currently have Salah, Greenwood, Torres & Gray
    Who should my 5th pick be?

  25. jazzy30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 9 hours ago

    Hello good people, how is Toney to Jimenez this week? Keeping Antonio for this week on the bench

    rest of the squad:
    Def: semedo, trent, shaw, ayling, livramento
    Mid: Salah, Jota, Benrahma, raphinha, gilmour
    Att: Ronaldo, Toney, Antonio

    Please do help along with suggestions of rest of the squad and possible transfers.

    TIA!

  26. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 7 hours ago

    Comparing Leeds this season to last as well as Bamford/Raphinha compared to last season, I would say that underlying stats are fairly similar. Having played Liverpool and United I'm not to surprised of a slight drop either. Should come good for this fixture run IMO

  27. COYS78
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Question for the group.

    I bought LaPorte at 5.5

    His value is now 5.6

    When I went to transfer him out only 5.5 was added to my account. Is this a bug or is there something else I am missing?

    Bank is not the primary factor to ladder, but it does help...

    1. Dark_Mata
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 days, 1 hour ago

      You get half the difference rounder down.

  28. Joga Bonito®
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 16 hours ago

    Why isn’t Chris Wood on here? His XG is better than Jimenez and Pukki and long term fixtures are immense.

  29. Da Rude Sandstorm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 10 hours ago

    Took a hit -8 on Sunday 2,9ITB, wanted CR7 and Gallagher, the only way was ESR to Gallagher, Barnes to Bissouma and Antonio to CR7, my current team is now:
    Sanchez(Foster), Dias-McG-Ruguillon (White-Livra), Salah-Torres-Gallagher-Benrahma (Bissouma), Lukaku-CR7-Toney
    What do you think?