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Sell Ronaldo for Lukaku in Gameweek 7? What FPL managers are thinking

A favourable fixture swing for Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) going into Gameweek 7 has seen the Belgian attract around 175,000 new Fantasy Premier League (FPL) at the time of writing.

The Blues rise to the top of our Season Ticker for the medium term, with their next five league matches, in particular, standing out:

For those FPL bosses keen on Lukaku, how to acquire him is the next dilemma.

A ‘three premium’ set-up means that Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) wouldn’t have to be sold to accommodate the Belgian, although that would require considerable sacrifices elsewhere.

For those with space for only two heavy hitters, then it might be a case of ditching the top-scoring Fantasy asset, Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), and reallocating funds up top, or, more likely, offloading Ronaldo in a like-for-like swap.

The veteran Portuguese is the second most-sold forward of Gameweek 7 so far, with just over 100,000 transfers out at the time of writing.

We delve into the responses from both our on-site poll and Hot Topic to see what the Fantasy Football Scout community is thinking.

SELL RONALDO FOR LUKAKU? POLL RESULTS

SELL RONALDO FOR LUKAKU? FPL MANAGER OPINIONS

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  1. jimmypitch
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    How is this looking, G2G?

    Foster
    TAA, Dias, Rudiger
    Raphinha, Benrahma, Saka, Salah
    Antonio (V), Lukaku (C), Jimenez

    Sanchez, Tomiyasu, Douglas Luiz, Livramento

    Bench order correct?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Looks great

  2. Patty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    What are your thoughts on the WC team?

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Christensen
    Salah Grealish Raphinha
    Lukaku Antonio Bamford

    Foster Livramento Luiz Brownhill

    Raph > Saka or Bamford > Jimenez in case of injury

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Bench is too weak for my liking, having both Rudiger and Christensen is bit too dull also, even though I have Rudi atm. I have basically all the other picks, but having both Bamford and Grealish costs a bit too much imho.

  3. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    I wanted to move Gray to Gallagher this week but was priced out of it with Gallagher rising on Friday night. Was thinking about where ManUtd have been weak defensively so far to see if I thought Gray might get some joy against them and noticed a trend with the goals they conceded (apart from Villa's which was from a corner.) I added in here Trincao's chance against them too, as only an incredible interception/block from AWB stopped him from scoring.

    http://imgur.com/gallery/d6q59kD

    All of the goals came from the area that's effectively a triangle which Maguire, Shaw and Fred are covering (LCB, LB, LCM). Shaw is nearly always a good distance away from the action and doesn't get tight enough when he's near, Fred isn't covering the CBs and Maguire is so often out of position (you can see in the Newcastle one him on the far left), leaving whoever is at RCM to move forward into space or whoever is wide right to pull inside.

    From my point of view I'm hoping Gray plays something in a no.10 role again (likely with Richarlison and DCL out) but I think Doucoure and possibly Townsend will be the one to benefit most from this the most. Could bode well for Salah and TAA in a few weeks as well as the likes of Bernardo/Foden/KDB after that.

    1. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah I'm keeping Gray vs United. Was planning to bench but upon closer inspection, I can see him getting a return.

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nice detective work 😀

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      This and Sarr having his last good fixture are reasons why I wanted to delay my WC. (But with too many other fires I just couldn't)

  4. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Dias + ESR

    OR

    Walker + Saka

    Looks like this could be the decision on my GW8 WC.

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 28 days ago

      1

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Interesting. I lean 2 atm. I like Saka more than ESR. But 1 is cheaper too...

    2. Dexters Laboratory
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I like the security of Dias.. but Walker doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Realistically Dias might only get an extra 2 games over the season

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Cancelo + Saka

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Cancelo is already in ofc.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Double City def is interesting!

          Probably Walker + Saka

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Will Saka/ESR be an every week starter for you or likely to rotate
      ESR a great sub to have where as Saka you’d be more inclined to start otherwise might as well go Raphinha and/or Sarr for the same price

      1. McGazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Great point HMC. I like ESR as a 12th man who plays when rotation puts cancelo or Alonso on bench

  5. Dexters Laboratory
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    For next week only
    A) Son Alonso -4
    B) Raphina TAA

  6. Q
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Salah raph and sarr

    Plus pick 2

    A. Saka
    B. Esr
    C. Zaha
    D. Gray
    E. Benny
    F. Someone else up to 7.9m

    1. Dexters Laboratory
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Gallagher Saka

      1. Q
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Is Gallagher looking a better option than Zaha right now?

  7. Sakib.jafar
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Top of the table with 446 Points
    Good to go for next week?

    Sanchez
    Trent, Cancelo, Rudiger
    Salah (VC), Raphinha, Sarr, Jota
    Antonio, Ronaldo (C), Saint-Maximin

    Steele, Coady, Allan, Williams

    Do I start this same team?
    Any changes you would make.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Seems that way

  8. Lallana
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Nice to see Benitez emphasize his attackers to do less defending unlike Ancelotti.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      He is aware that they are not good enough to do that 😉 Other than Townsend obviously...

  9. Lallana
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    My whole wildcard depends on what happens in UCL this week.

    It'll tell me about rotation, whether to keep Ronaldo, etc.

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Captain:

    A. Salah
    B. Bruno
    C. Antonio

    1. Lallana
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      c

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      B massive diff

    3. chriskon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Antonio seems to be the safest but I see United with 3 goals this GW.

  11. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Shaw back for the weekend it seems,

    "OGS confirms Maguire out for 'a few weeks' with a calf injury. Shaw 'has a chance' for tomorrow."

    https://twitter.com/sistoney67/status/1442829323145252866?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1442829323145252866%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nice, his 1 pointer will really be helpful

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I’m def more comfortable playing Gray this weekend

    3. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Maguire out,could be CS then

  12. El_Gigante
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Sanchez (Steele)
    TAA, Shaw, White, Ayling (Livra)
    Salah, Benrahma, Raphinha (Jota, Gilmour)
    Ronaldo, Jimenez, Antonio

    2FT, 0.7itb

    Thinking
    GW7: Shaw, Ronaldo > Rudiger, Lukaku for free
    GW8: Jota, Ayling > JWP/Saka/ESR, Cancelo for -4
    and save the WC.

    Sound strategy?

  13. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Hearing the shaw news I am actually contemplating keeping him this week and then selling GW8 to Walker ?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Good move. Though I would try to get Dias/Cancelo if possible.

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks love to get cancello but can’t afford it I go amartey to Christensen this week

  14. Lovren an elevator
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Initially it seems insane to sell CR but now I guess it makes sense!

  15. ZakyJ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Talk to me about WCing? when have you done it or when you planning to do it

  16. clarkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    RMWCT

    Mendy
    TAA Rudiger Cancelo
    Salah Raphinha Sarr Benhrama
    Lukaku Antonio Pukki

    Foster White Liv Luiz
    2m itb

  17. Lallana
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Latest WC draft. Thoughts? Wish I could get ASM in.

    Ederson 4.0
    Rudiger Christensen White Livramento 4.0
    Salah Grealish Raphinha Sarr 4.5
    Lukaku Antonio Vardy

  18. chriskon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Ive used my WC and am happy with my squad...

    Ramsdale
    Alonso/Rudiger/Semedo
    Salah/Smith Rowe/Raphina/Sarr
    Jimenez/Antonio/Lukaks

    Foster
    omobamidele
    Cancelo
    Grealish

    I'm on the fence on who I bench this week though!
    At the minute I have Cancelo and Grealish on the bench which seems a tad crazy on paper but I've chosen according to GW7 fixtures.

    Who would you bench for this week?

    1. Gunneryank
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I think that's completely insane to bench that much cash, and also no Trent. I wish you luck though, even if i won't understand your choices in a million years.

        1. chriskon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Ha haa! I wanted a more balanced defence and gone with the run of fixtures so each to their own there as Alonso/Rudiger (Wanted James but injured) and cancelo aint exactly a shite defence.

          Yeah it does some nuts to bench them but theyre away to Liverpool whilst fixtures are nicer for the other players. I'm thinking Grealish in...

          Who would you bench?

          1. Gunneryank
              3 months, 28 days ago

              Oh i love your defense! I would definitely start Grealish and Cancelo. They are premium players. You don't think just because they are away at Liverpool that they can't perform? Brentford scored 3 times against Pool. I would bench Omo, ESR, and maybe Semedo.

              1. chriskon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Very true regarding Brentford. I've already swapped in Grealish for Smith but I'm torn on Semedo, I genuinely think he's going to do well.

      • Darragh82
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Hi Folks,

        How’s this look, any advice??
        Sanchez,
        Trent, rudiger, white, Duffy
        Salah, son, Townsend, raphina
        Lukaku, Antonio,
        Foster, livrsmento, Bissouma, nuff
        1ft, 3.6itb

        1. Gunneryank
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Love it except for Son and Townsend. I wouldn't go near Spurs even if you paid me to.

        2. premierleaguesgreatestevert…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Thoughts on this wc team? 0.1 itb

          Ramsdale
          TAA Cancelo Rudiger
          Raph Salah Sarr Saka
          Lukaku(c) Antonio ASM

          Foster Gallagher Duffy Livra

          Thanks

        3. samansong19
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 27 days ago

          I have TAA, Jota and Salah, Torres, Digne and Shaw as well. All have iffy fixtures/form this week...is free hit the answer?
          Free Hit Draft:
          Martinez/Pope
          Alonso/Rudiger Tarkowski/Mee/Coufal Tierney Marcal Aarons
          Salah Sarr Raphinia Benrama (against his old team) (some 4.5)
          Lukaku Vardy/Antonio Jimenez

          Could downgrade Salah all the way down to Saka/Zaha against a poor Leciester defense (Ricardo got hooked at half last week so that right side is weak) or even Greenwood and upgrade Vardy to Ronaldo and Jiminez to Antonio.

          Thoughts?