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The latest news on Lukaku’s ankle injury ahead of FPL Gameweek 9

Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) looks set to miss Gameweek 9 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) after twisting his ankle in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League.

The Belgian limped out of Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Malmo and while an exact timeframe on his recovery is still not known, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed after full-time that his striker would miss “some matches”.

Lukaku was the second most-bought FPL forward of Gameweek 9 before news of his injury broke, sitting in over a third (36.3%) of Fantasy squads in total.

Well over 60% of the top 10,000 FPL managers owned the Belgium international, too.

Lukaku had also been top of our captaincy poll for the upcoming Gameweek, with over half of our voters backing the premium striker with the armband:

We’ve now reset the results of that poll, which you can vote on again in the sidebar of this page.

TUCHEL’S COMMENTS ON LUKAKU’S INJURY AND ROTATION

It was a double-whammy for Chelsea on the injury front, with Timo Werner (£8.6m) succumbing to a hamstring strain shortly before the interval.

Tuchel said of his injured strike duo:

“Romelu twisted his ankle with the foul in the box and Timo has a hamstring injury. It will take a while for both of them. We need more examinations to be more precise but they will be out for some matches.

“If I knew before [the game], I wouldn’t have [started Lukaku]. But how can you know it before and it was necessary that he was on the pitch and he started very strong. I spoke with him about the situation, that I think that he carries a bit of mental fatigue around with him. I think that is also normal but he is our number nine and is our reference upfront.

“The best thing against mental fatigue is a goal and we knew that we could be the dominant team. We knew that we wanted to build our attack today with Mason and Timo around him and him as the reference up front in the middle.

“I had the strong belief that in a Champions League match he could turn things around in terms of scoring and being decisive, which he actually did because he was super strong in our start. He took the foul and without him maybe it’s not 2-0,

“So no, I don’t regret it. It’s not a muscle injury or because of physical fatigue. He is a little bit overplayed, this is my opinion and maybe I’m not even right. This was a moment to give him confidence and let him play. I don’t regret it, things like this can happen. It was bad luck.”

There were also some ominous words on rotation from Tuchel, who named a strong team for a routine win over the Swedes:

“This will be maybe one of the shortest pre-match meetings in my history of coaching because we want everything on the same level. We have the chance to switch on some positions, to demand from everybody physically the same input.”

Ben Chilwell (£5.7m), Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.2m) and Andreas Christensen (£5.1m) started their second successive matches of the week, although the first two of those were handed breathers midway through the second half.

Antonio Rudiger (£5.8m) and Thiago Silva (£5.5m) were both back in the starting XI after missing Gameweek 8 but Reece James (£5.5m) and Marcos Alonso (£5.9m) were again only substitutes.

WHO PLAYS UP FRONT NOW FOR CHELSEA?

On the assumption that Werner and Lukaku do indeed miss Gameweek 9, Chelsea need a new attacking spearhead against the Canaries.

With the likes of Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi gone from the club either on a permanent basis or on loan, the European champions are short of options up top.

Enter Kai Havertz (£8.1m).

The German replaced Lukaku after 24 minutes of Wednesday’s clash, going on to score his side’s third goal with a fine finish having earlier wasted a clearer opening. Havertz racked up four shots in all, the most of anyone on show.

Havertz has occasionally played as false nine in the past and ended 2020/21 mostly being used in that role, although hasn’t had a look-in through the middle since Lukaku joined. He’ll very likely be the man playing centrally on Saturday and at 3.9% owned, is a veritable FPL differential for the visit of the Premier League’s basement club.

“Always, always a chance and it is always necessary to prove a point. We will have some games without Romelu and Timo so everyone is invited to join the race for minutes on the pitch.

“When they are on the pitch, they need to show their hunger and determination to be decisive and be in the box.

“This is how it is and they did it today but there’s still room to improve and on Saturday we need the same performance, hunger and determination from whoever starts for us because we need goals to win matches. We want to find solutions without Romelu and Timo, that’s clear. Everyone will join the race to be decisive for us.” – Thomas Tuchel on Kai Havertz and Callum Hudson-Odoi

WHO ARE THE BEST LUKAKU REPLACEMENTS IN FPL?

We’ll have an article out tomorrow looking at the best replacements for the Belgian in FPL.

In the meantime, you can propose your own alternatives in our Hot Topic and see what our Rate My Team projections think for the coming six Gameweeks.


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1,519 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Could do Mount and Lukaku to Vardy and Havertz for a -4.

    Tempter but if big Rom is back in just a week or so then it blows up. He might have just rolled his ankle, could be a quick recovery. Or it could be sprained and it's till after IB...

    Or I can just to Lukaku to Kane.

    Feeling like Harry is coming in. Low ownership could see some rises if he returns well in next 3 ahead of a great 4 fixtures.

    Would still have Mount to hopefully cover Havertz

    1. XX SMICER XX
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I’m in a similar boat with Lukaku.
      I think wait & hope for further new in the press conference tomorrow

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Do you have faith in Kane?

    2. Mozumbus
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Lukaku to Vardy only

    3. XX SMICER XX
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      As like many of you I am trying to work out what to do now Lukaku is injured!

      A. Alonso & Lukaku to Stones (any 5.3M Def) & Kane -4
      B. Brownhill & Lukaku to Havertz (c) & Broja -4
      C. Lukaku to ???? & no hit
      D. Leave as is

      Ramsdale
      Canelo Dias Rudiger Alonso
      Salah Townsend Raphinha Mbeumo
      Vardy Antonio

      Foster Livramento Brownhill Lukaku

      1FT, 0.0ITB

    4. SOTHPAW
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lukaku & Sarr to Kane & Gallagher for -4?

      1. Root
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        No

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Why not

      3. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Gallagher is going off the boil is he not

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Got to say he looks bang in form.

    5. elpiratacordobes
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Is it worth a -4 to do Lukaku + Mbeumo/Raphina > Auba + Havertz or just Lukaku to Auba?

      Have Iheanacho already so don't want to add Vardy and have 2 LEI up front.

      Thanks!

      1. XX SMICER XX
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I wouldn’t want to lose Raph / Mbeumo.
        Daka just scored 4, I expect him to start over Iheanacho

        1. boc610
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          not sure about that, nacho looks undroppable to me. I think he has been leicesters best player for some time now. why rodgers went as long as he did without playing him this season only he knows

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Mbuemo or Raphinha out for a hit for havertz?

        1. elpiratacordobes
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Thanks all.

          Seems like it's more sensible to just do Lukaku to Auba...

      3. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        By losing Lukaku do you have any captain options other than Salah? Would you consider Auba
        For this reason I’ve gone Kane

    6. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Which option sounds better option for this game week:

      A. Ronaldo + Benrahma
      B. Vardy + Havertz -4
      C. Roll FT with A, and reassess whether to do something like B next week.

      1. XX SMICER XX
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I like B

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A

      3. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Exactly same situation. Torn between A and B. Thinking B

    7. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Beautifully taken goal by Christensen v Malmo. Proven goal scorer. Odds he replaces Lukaku v Norwich? Surely in the mix.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Goal every 12,330 mins not to be sniffed at.

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Wouldn't rule him out just yet

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          So lucky I already have him. Great management!

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        He’s clearly now on a hot streak, TC too much?

    8. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bench Lukaku for Livramento

      or

      -4 Lukaku ---> Vardy

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        The vardy hit move will be very popular.

        1. You've got red on you.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Annoyingly, I did Ronaldo ---> Lukaku early this GW

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Whoopsie. You’ve got red on your cheeks!

          2. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I almost did the same but he was lurking around 82 for a price rise so held off

      2. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Bookies aren't expecting Vardy to score as an indicator and Liv has a good fixture. If a longer term move with other transfers that need to be made then could well work out with vardy's form.

    9. Sewell36
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Dias or Cancelo for long term?
      Cancelo likely to haul but I think at the same time rotated more over Xmas than Dias

      1. XX SMICER XX
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Both will get similar minutes, Canelo due a rest this weekend

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I'd go Dias for the reason you mentioned, would even consider Ederson as I think he outscores them both like last season (and basically every season he has been at the club compared to MCI defenders)

    10. ClothedinSun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Brought in Tielemans for Doucoure yesterday and I see that he's flagged today, anyone know what the story with that is? Is he likely to be ok and start against Brentford on the w/e?

      1. tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        wait for presser

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        No idea sorry. What’s a Tielemans?

    11. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Looking for budget mids to replace Doucoure, currently have Elyounoussi and Olise on the list. But is CHO too much of a risk, even with all the injuries is there a chance that Ziyech could take some minutes from him? Already own Mbeumo so he's not an option and can't afford Everton mids.

      1. ClothedinSun
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        ESR?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Honestly other than the Spurs game he hasn't impressed me much, and if you take away that game he's on 0 goals 0 assists in 7 games. I suppose if I can't make up my mind before deadline he can be the fallback option

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Hojbjerg. Not sure what his stats are looking like but is nailed, playing well, under 5m and looks like he has some more attacking returns in him.

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Will be an easy move to him in GW12 if he's still an option, just worry with CM's who have no set pieces as they're very hit or miss you might get lucky or might not

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thank you for input though to you and clothedinsun above, I appreciate it 🙂

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            He is on my bench so nice autosub option.

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I'd rate him as a 5th option mid if I had to cash for him over Douglas Luiz but the issue is would have to start him most weeks unless I bench him for Luiz or another defender and not too sure about that

    12. Mozumbus
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A. Bruno to Son and roll 1FT
        B. Bruno + Greenwood > Son + Mbeumo
        C. Bruno + Rudiger > Son + TAA
        D. Bruno + Antonio > Kane + Mbeumo

        Current team:
        Sanchez Foster
        Azpi Rudiger Coufal Semedo Veltman
        Ings Antonio Toney
        2FT, 0.3ITB

        1. Mozumbus
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Salah Bruno Greenwood Raphinha Allan
            #correction

        2. SMOOTH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A. Foden and Vardy
          B. Tony and KDB
          C. Tony and Son
          D. Kane and Foden

          1. Mozumbus
              1 month, 7 days ago

              C

          2. JBG
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Lukaku + Mahrez to Vardy + Son for -4? I'm bored at work so looking through my options on FPL.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Yes

              1. JBG
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Thanks... Looks like I have to do it tonight as both Vardy and Son are rising in price.

            2. Mozumbus
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Yes

                1. JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Thanks

              • Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                That's all of us. I'm only on here while at work or late at night before bed.

                The moves are good.

                1. JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Haha guess you are right.

                  Thanks!

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Working from home - probably on here now less than when I was in the office everyday.

              • Carlton P
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Absolutely

                1. JBG
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Thanks

              • Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Yes

            3. winchester
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              hey lads. have 1ft and 3.1m itb. Did wildcard last gw.. cheers

              ramsdale (foster)
              taa cancelo james (duffy livramento)
              salah raphinha mbeumo mount (luiz)
              antonio lukaku hwang

              A) mount->son
              B) lukaku->vardy
              C) james->?
              D) save

            4. CroatianHammer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Okay. Lukaku probably has to go. Can't hold that sort of cash for a month.
              But I don't want Kane (West Ham going to muller Spurs), don't want Vardy (how can he start ahead of a 4 goal player?). So, Edouard? Bank the difference, upgrade the week after where needed?
              I'm thinking Antonio as captain too. Just, for all the drama at OT I can't see them allowing Salah the space he needs. Wishful thinking maybe.

              1. Carlton P
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Disagree with pretty much everything you’ve said. Only my opinion obviously

                1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  😀

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Big Toney

              3. Dammit_182
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I’m tempted to either hold if he only misses a week or downgrade to Wilson V Palace. Gives me a chunk of cash to play around with over the next few weeks.

                  As for captain with Lukaku out it does open up the floor for picking someone different.

                  1. CroatianHammer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Leaning towards holding. Rumblings that it's one week out.

                • CrouchDown
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  You lost all credibility saying Vardy won't start

                  1. CroatianHammer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Was I somehow credible? Should I be some sort of font of wisdom for you to hang on my every word? I'm saying I don't want Vardy.

                • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yes, Vardy will definitely start

                  I think that’s the question you’ve buried in this?

                  1. CroatianHammer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    And you, if there was a block function here I'd be happily done with your incessant snarking.

              4. Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 7 days ago

                A)TAA& greenwood to chilly & havertz-4 b) TAA & sarr to James & havertz -4 or c) just Sanchez to mcarthy? Thanks

                1. Root
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Selling TAA and buying James? What

                  1. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Yeh I know but really want havertz ! A or c then? Thanks

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Trent far bettter asset for points than Harvetz. James is not starting matches either.

                  1. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Ok thanks I will have another think ASAP really want chilwell & havertz !

                3. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Then you going to spend another transfer in a few weeks taking out Havertz and will possibly be left without Trent?

                  1. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Ok thanks now binned that snd looking at sarr to CHO instead

                    1. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Sounds like you’re a bit blinded by the Chelsea fixtures but maybe no attacker is worth it during this run.
                      Can’t see CHO playing all games.
                      Personally can’t wait lose all Chelsea players

                      1. Finding Timo
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Issue I hsve no Chelsea and got 3 great fixtures coming up

                        1. HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          I have James which has felt like no Chelsea asset. Lukaku out of course. There will be equal value elsewhere, points surely to be shared in any case.
                          Good luck either way

                          1. Finding Timo
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Thanks

              5. Digne do well
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                A.) Lukaku + ESR > Vardy + Havertz
                B.) Lukaku + ESR > Iheanacho + Havertz
                C.) Lukaku > Kane

                1. Mozumbus
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Lukaku to Vardy only

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    C. Don't get rid of ESR yet.

                  • lilmessipran
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    A looks good

                2. Francescoli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  If Saka is out, would you do Lukaku and Saka to Kane and Havertz (-4)? Or just the Lukaku to Kane transfer?

                  Sanchez
                  Rudiger Livramento White
                  Salah Saka Raphinha Mbuemo
                  Lukaku Ronaldo Toney

                  Steele; Semedo Marçal Sissoko

                  1. Carlton P
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Can you afford Son + Vardy instead?

                    1. Francescoli
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      0.5 short of that move

                      1. Carlton P
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Just Lukaku > Vardy
                        Ronaldo + Saka > Son + Jesus/Richardson/Jimenez next week

                3. Carlton P
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Taken one hot so far this season and My OR is 368!
                  Thoughts on this
                  Ronaldo + Antonio + Sarr + Sa >>>>
                  Vardy + Toney + Son + Raya -8????
                  Definitely want Vardy + Son

                  1. NABIL - FPL otai
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Well done. Could work imo

                    1. Carlton P
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Thanks

                  2. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Crazy

                    1. Carlton P
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Why? Son, Toney + Raya will be in my team for 10+ weeks
                      Vardy for 8 weeks until I get Utd assets

                4. Malinwa
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  If Antonio plays 90mins tonight, he will be benched against the Spurs?

                  1. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    No think will play both

                  2. Digne do well
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    No chance he gets benched against Spurs, zero

                    1. Malinwa
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Cheers!

                  3. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    No he won't.

                  4. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I think only if his legs fall off, will he miss Spurs game.

                  5. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Very much doubt it

                  6. lilmessipran
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Lol

                5. Hits dont lie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Hear me out...

                  With Lukaku out, I think it makes it an easier decision to do Foden and Antonio out for KDB and someone like Broja. Those 2 moves in isolation you'd probably say no way, but making the switch would allow me to play a 442, 343, or 532 most weeks without a benching headache

                  Currently I'm on 343 or 442 most weeks and benching some value.

                  What do you think?

                  Current team is

                  Ramsdale Foster
                  TAA Cancelo Dias James Livramento
                  Salah Raphinha Mbuemo Brownhill Foden
                  Vardy Toney Antonio

                  1. Carlton P
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I defo would not do those moves!!

                  2. Solanke
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Depends on your style of play, but I'd personally rather have a benching dilemma given all these players being rested/injured etc..
                    FWIW I have Cancelo and Foden and I don't expect them to play every game, so it's nice to know that someone will come off our benches even if its for a 2 pointer..something is better than nothing

                6. ResultatFar
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Semedo + CR7 -> Chilwell + Vardy worth a -4?

                  1. Carlton P
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Absolutely

                7. whoevenisbranch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Grealish --> Havertz seems an easy move this week?

                  1. Carlton P
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Yeah

                  2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Yes

                8. Andrew
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  What to do with this team please, 2FT and £0.7 ITB

                  Sanchez (Steele)
                  Rudiger White Livra (Coady Williams)
                  Salah Raphina Benrahma Gray (ESR)
                  Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

                  Obviously Lukaku is red flagged but we don't know how long for suggestions please.

                  1. Carlton P
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Lukaku + Ben > Vardy + Mbuemo

                9. lilmessipran
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Tuchel calling out his team to step up and score goals in the absence of kaku and Werner..does that mean someone as prolific as Christensen is nailed on for the foreseeable?

                  1. JBG
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Probably yeah.

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Chilwell says hi.

                  3. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Get him to start James more!

                10. AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Depending on how Antonio gets on tonight I'm thinking of a complete overhaul of:

                  Lukaku, Ronaldo and Antonio

                  To Vardy, Aubameyang and Jesus.

                  For - 8. I was all set to switch Ronaldo and as good as his header last night and the second half, it's not really clicking for Manchester United at the moment. Without the revival Ole would be in last chance saloon.

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Lukaku to Vardy is grand for now. Plenty will take hits, keeping 2 starters without a hit should improve your rank.

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Yeah, good point. Play it safe for a change.

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I was toying with the idea of removing Antonio but whatever I tried just did look good.

                    I am not sure the likes of Jimenez, Ings or even Toney will outscore Antonio. Jesus frustrating to own.

                    Getting rid of Lukaku and Ronaldo last week was the best choices made.

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      *didn't look good.

                11. Atimis
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Possibly I'm down to that shape with blanks to be filled:

                  1) TAA, Broja, Hwang
                  2) Christensen, Jesus, Davis
                  3) Azpi, Toney, Broja +0.5ITB

                  Raya/Foster
                  XXX/Cancelo/Chilwell/Livra/Manq
                  Salah/Son/Havertz/Raph/Mbeumo
                  Vardy/XXX/XXX

                  Thoughts?

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I'd still rather Trent. Toney and a non-playing forward not enough to get you there?

                    1. Atimis
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      0.2 short

                  2. Atimis
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I like 3) tbh as although there is no TAA, I take the advantage of great fixtures for all 3 players

                12. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Any Saints fans with intel on the Armstrong vs Broja position?

                  Who to start out of Armstrong Livra White

                13. thegaffer82
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Very very tempted to take a hit and do Lukaku & Sarr > Vardy & Havertz

                  The only thing making me reluctant is spreading the Lukaku money around will inevitably mean more transfers down the line when I want Kane or Ronaldo in attack. In fact before the Kaku injury I was going to do Sarr down to Mbuemo and free up a bit of cash for a Kaku > Kane or something like that.

                  What are others doing with Kaku?

                  1. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I feel like Chelsea players are becoming more of a headache than anything (own James too)
                    To avoid the future transfer as you said I went Kane. Plus a legit captain alternative in a few weeks

                  2. maglia rosa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Ering on keeping at present as my starting 11 all have good fixtures for the week. But clearly Lukaku out does weaken that 11. As it's happened so late in the week and with the Friday deadline i'm just unsure of what to do. Just watched Trigger talking about the same issue and it really is very tough. You make the great point about moving away from the structure which is a salient one as the ease of move to Kane shouldn't be discounted. Good luck with your decision.

                14. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Chelsea without a recognised striker and Havertz(alongside Vardy) is really tempting me.
                  Somebody talk me out of a -8 (a week after WC no less 😀 )

                  1. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Are you going to want Havertz longer than 3 weeks? If not, then I doubt the hit pays off