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Who are the best Romelu Lukaku replacements in FPL?

Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) is poised to miss Gameweek 9 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) after injuring his ankle in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League win over Malmo.

Thomas Tuchel may give us a more exact prognosis on the Belgian’s fitness in Friday’s pre-match press conference but the premium FPL forward is seemingly set to sit out Saturday’s home fixture against Norwich City at the very least, with the Chelsea boss saying Lukaku would miss “some games”.

Over three million Fantasy bosses owned the Belgium international after Gameweek 8 but the mass exodus has begun, with around 400,000 of those having already ditched him at the time of writing.

So who are the best replacements for the injured Lukaku in FPL?

We take a look at the options available to Fantasy managers in the article below.

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BEST LUKAKU REPLACEMENTS: PREMIUM FORWARDS

JAMIE VARDY

Vardy on target again as Man Utd's defensive issues continue in Gameweek 8 2

Top among FPL forwards for transfers in ahead of Gameweek 9, Jamie Vardy (£10.6m) is the go-to Lukaku replacement for many Fantasy managers.

It’s not so much the immediate fixtures – Brentford (a), Arsenal (h), Leeds (a) and Chelsea (h) is a mixed bag over the next four Gameweeks – as the form, with Vardy now the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer after scoring on five occasions in his last four appearances.

Some of us may have wanted to wait for Gameweek 13 and a ticker-topping four-game stretch for Leicester City but moving for Vardy now at least saves a transfer further down the line, and opposition difficulty doesn’t seem to be much of a barrier to the veteran hitman anyway: last season, for example, he bagged 10 goals and assists combined in 12 fixtures against the ‘big six’ sides.

It’s true that 50% of his attacking returns this season have come against Norwich City and Burnley, two of the weakest defences in the division.

And the return to the starting XI of Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.0m) is also worth monitoring, as the Nigerian was the bigger goal threat of the two when Brendan Rodgers paired them up top towards the final third of last season.

Vardy hasn’t been adversely affected so far, with totals of six shots and five attempts in the box in the last two Gameweeks in keeping with his output in 2021/22 before that, and it has been Iheanacho who has been playing slightly wider and deeper.

Above: Touch heatmaps for Vardy (left) and Iheanacho (right) over the last two Gameweeks

One word of caution for medium-term holders of Vardy is that the 34-year-old striker is currently enjoying midweek breathers in the UEFA Europa League to aid with his recovery between league games. More Premier League matches replace those European nights throughout November and December, with nine top-flight games to contest in the space of 35 days from Gameweeks 13-21. The Leicester striker may not escape a benching or two over that period, then, but the same could be argued for huge swathes of the FPL players in our teams.

HARRY KANE

Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9

The August curse extended to mid-October this year, with Harry Kane (£12.1m) only opening his Premier League account in last week’s win over Newcastle United.

As is the case with Vardy, it’s not until next month that Spurs’ fixtures really leap off the page – a four-match period from Gameweeks 12-15 looking like the ideal time to pounce on the Lilywhites.

Kane’s extra cost is the main deterrent considering that Vardy and an alternative route into the Spurs attack, Son Heung-min (£10.1m), can be snapped up for some £1.5m-£2.0m less.

Kane’s underlying stats have really stepped up a gear over the last four Gameweeks, as he’s joint-top among FPL forwards for shots alongside Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) and Vardy.

While plenty of those efforts are coming from distance, the typically dead-eyed Kane has still had more shots on target than any of his positional rivals – and the same number of big chances as Ronaldo.

Still, Son is outgunning Kane for big chances, shots in the box and expected goal involvement (xGI) even over this four-match period, so justifying that extra £2.0m outlay if it’s a ‘one or the other’ dilemma is not easy.

THE OTHERS

Cristiano Ronaldo dominates his premium peers stats-wise over the course of the season but some stiff fixtures, not to mention United’s iffy form and inability to carve out a single ‘big chance’ for him over the last three Gameweeks, leads us away from the veteran Portuguese.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) is arguably the pick of the rest from the premium pool. Having found the net in each of his last three appearances at the Emirates, the Gabon international and his Gunners teammates have four more very favourable home encounters against Aston Villa, Watford, Newcastle and Southampton between now and Gameweek 16.

Trips to Leicester and Manchester United needn’t be feared from a defensive perspective either, with those two hapless backlines on just one clean sheet apiece in 2021/22.

A lack of big chances this season (two, fewer than 17 other forwards) is the main downside and he’s having to rely on his historically strong goal conversion rate to maintain his output. A possible recall for Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) would also presumably see Aubameyang shunted to the left flank, as has happened many times before.

Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m) is being routinely overlooked by many of us, with the week-to-week rotation risk and a ‘reverse out of position’ tag cited as the main reasons. And yet, despite registering fewer minutes than 15 other FPL forwards, he is still third among players in his Fantasy position for points.

The no-shows and one-pointers will be as regular as the double-digit hauls, nevertheless still resulting in a decent points-per-match average (Jesus’s is currently 5.90). Strong benches will be needed to negotiate those rests, so with many of us taking punts on rotation risks such as Phil Foden (£8.0m), Reece James (£5.5m) and Ben Chilwell (£5.7m), the Man City man may be one gamble too many.

BEST LUKAKU REPLACEMENTS: MID-PRICE/BUDGET FORWARDS

IVAN TONEY

Toney off the mark as injuries and Covid impact Villa 4

Lukaku’s injury doesn’t just allow FPL managers to move sideways between premium forwards but downgrade to a mid-price or budget option in order to reallocate funds elsewhere, perhaps with a view to recruiting Son, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) or the man who looks set to lead Chelsea’s line in Lukaku and Timo Werner‘s (£8.6m) absences, the ‘out of position’ Kai Havertz (£8.1m).

One such cut-price striker is Ivan Toney (£6.4m), whose Brentford side sit top of our Season Ticker from now until Gameweek 18.

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3,460 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bolt Vanderhuge
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Start Gray or Saint-Max?

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Gray

  2. Roni! Toni! Toney!
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Is Jesus nailed for the next game?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Mahrez did all he could vs Burnley to ensure this

      But, as usual with Pep, no guarantees exist

    2. Bojam
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Cue joke about it happening before. And rising again.

  3. smix
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Bench 1:
    A. Gallagher
    B. Raphina
    C. Jimenez

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

  4. steven8991
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Bottomed
    A. D.Luiz > Mount for -4
    B. Keep D.Luiz and play Maupay against City

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Any other options to field or is Maupay it?

      1. steven8991
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        only Maupay

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I'd be tempted by A but not convinced by Mount.
          I think maybe a different upgrade for a -4.

  5. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Does anyone believe that trading Lukaku now, before the price rises, before Tuchel's press conference, is too early?

    1. Dušan Citizen
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      yes, almost everyone who I want to get for this gw rose, but I need to hear the pressers first.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Well, Vardy for instance went up in price to 10.6 before we knew about Lukaku's injury so I think you can make exceptions in this scenario.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Assuming it’s a 0.1 it’s no big deal overall.
      I don’t have value in Lukaku so his drop means nothing to me.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        a Lukaku drop I lose value, I want Vardy and is set to rise.
        So that's a 0.2 swing.

        Doing the transfer now also leaves 1.1 ITB, which is the exact $ to should I want to upgrade B Williams to Christensen next week.

  6. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Best GK on WC?

    A Raya
    B Mccarthy (have Livra, but mostly as sub)

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I've been doing Sanchez+Duffy often and now Sanchez>McCarthy on WC makes McCarthy+Livra look tempting some games

    2. GE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Also if wanted Brentford defence would get Pinnock and Raya would block that with Mbeumo and Toney although may go without Toney

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        thanks

  7. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Palace v Newcastle, who to start?

    A. Gallagher
    B. ASM

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

  8. GE
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Play:

    A) Livramento
    B) Mbeumo

    1. Gunneryank
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B

      • Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Still can’t figure out what to do - too many permutations.
      I want to try keep Jota.
      I don’t really want Vardy.
      KDB and Kane seem to expensive for what they are. Arrrgh.

      a/ Lukaku & Benrahma > Vardy & Havertz (-4)
      b/ Lukaku & Jota > Vardy & Son (-4)
      c/ Lukaku & Benrahma > Toney & KDB (-4)
      d/ Benrahma > Havertz (start Livra)
      e/ Lukaku & Jota > Kane & Havertz (-4)

      1. Gunneryank
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I want Vardy and don't want Jota lol! I like b fwiw.

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I’m too emotional about it all.
            Sold Son for a hit with the covid thing so I’m against getting him back - even if it’s the right thing.

            A seems the best balance of things.

            But also just Bennie > Havertz for free is appealing.

            1. Gunneryank
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Totally! I would do A as well, no question.

          2. ANGRY PERSON
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I am keeping Jota. I wanted Vardy but in the end went with kane

          3. FantasyClub
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I would get rid of Jota. Kane returned against NEWcastle just like CR7 which doesn’t really tell us whether Kane has returned to form.

            1. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              This is a good point.
              I’d rather KDB than Kane for sure.

          4. ANGRY PERSON
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            B seems more balanced btw

            1. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Yeah maybe. I like the idea of a Jota punt still. Think he’s the equivalent of a Chelsea wingback or City mid. And Liverpool are amazing going forward.

          5. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            If you want to buy more time to make the decision, just do Lukaku to a mid-priced or cheaper forward. Then next week you'll have cash to upgrade any mid or forward.

          6. Rankbajin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            B is a good mid term option, but I'd do d for this gw

        • jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Ok. Decision made. No transfer for me.
          Ronaldo got 1 more chance.

          Sanchez
          Trent christensen rudiger cancelo
          Salah sarr raphinha
          Antonio Ronaldo jimenez

          G2G?

          1. waldo666
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            G2G

          2. Scholes Out For Summer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I want to back Ronaldo so bad, but I just dont think United can handle Liverpool at this point. Its either United scrape a win by the skin of their teeth or Liverpool trounce us

        • Bojam
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          WC options:

          A) Auba & Nacho

          B Vardy & Toney (have Mbeumo)

          Raya, Foster
          Cancelo, Chilwell, Rudiger, Livra, Duffy
          Salah, Son, Havertz, Townsend, Mbeumo
          Auba, Nacho, Edouard

          1. Bojam
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Anyone?

          2. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            B seems the obvious.

            Have heard Lacazette was real good and maybe he gets more minutes.
            Add in Daka taking some of Nacho too.
            Better to have 2x 90min players v 2x 60min players.

            1. Bojam
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Yeah, I guess that's right. Seems a bit more boring but maybe that's how it is meant to be on a WC. I always f**K it up

              1. Bojam
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Anyone else help me out with this please?

          3. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Well A obviously the more fun differential, I think Iheanacho still starts this week and Daka demoted to cup duties but not sure longer term who starts and your WC is to set you up longer term so would probably start with B, already have a few punts in your side like Chilwell, Havertz, Edouard

            1. Bojam
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Sound advice. Thanks

          4. Rankbajin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            B
            Vardy on form and Auby though on fire right now is known to be more erratic.

        • Corona is not good 4 U
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Best defender under 5.0?

          Thank you!

          1. Pep's Money Laundry
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            There are plenty to choose from the best ones are Livramento or Duffy.

            Also white is ticking along nicely

          2. Rankbajin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I really like the two Brentford guys Pinnick and Jansson.
            Coady also solid.
            Tomiyasu as well

        • Hunta
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Currently have 1.1 ITB no FT left

          Thinking of taking -4 for either:

          A - Amarty>Chaloba,Christensen or Keane

          B - ASM>Jimenez

          C - Matip>Alonso,Chalobah,Rudiger or Chilwell

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Only one I’d consider is Matip > Chillywilly. Depends on your bench though.

            1. Hunta
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Bench not so hot. Dennis Marcal and Livra

        • Taegugk Warrior
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          How this WC team looking..?

          Raya
          Azpi-rudiger-cancelo
          Salah-Son(c)-Rapinha-Mbeumo
          Lukaku-Vardy-Jimenez

          Foster, White, livra, browhil.

          1.9itb for upgrade to TAA next

          1. Taegugk Warrior
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            sorry, lukaku is toney

            1. Bojam
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Good but not convinced by the Brentford double attack every week. I know they've got the fixtures coming but think there are better options than having both.

              1. Taegugk Warrior
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                have no idea the proper forward to bring in at this point to be honest, even not convinced with jim

                1. Rankbajin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  I hear you.. there's noone up front that seems a safe bet right now.
                  Mid field better vfm
                  Can you go cheaper than Toney (say Broja) and upgrade Brownhill to Kovacic or another Chelsea m/f?

          2. Bojam
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Might want to reconsider Lukaku. Unless you're happy with all that money on the bench? Otherwise looks good.

          3. Corona is not good 4 U
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I am a little worried about Havertz.

            1. Taegugk Warrior
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              same... either him or son for this week

          4. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I think if you’re doubling up Chelsea defense you have to go one of Chilwell or James (or Alonso).
            All the upside is there.
            (I’d do double City instead).

            Maybe Townsend now DCL is out longer? Instead of Mbeumo.

            And I’d not worry saving so much for TAA - two moves can do it later - get the best tram you can now I think.

            1. Taegugk Warrior
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              actually considering chillwell but worry about his minutes.

        • steven8991
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          A. Vardy + Maupay
          B. Auba + Havertz (-4)

          1. Rankbajin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Depends on your bench.
            Don't rate Maupay but not a fan of -4 either.
            Auby and Havertz is tempting though.

        • Corona is not good 4 U
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Shaw and Greenwood ->

          A) Cancelo and Mbeumo
          B) good defender for 5.0 and Havertz?

          Thank you!

          1. Gunneryank
              3 months, 7 days ago

              A no question. Love it. I would do this in a second.

          2. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Thoughts here folks? Jota > raph for a hit or save?

            Foster
            Taa cancelo rudiger
            Salah havertz Jota Sarr Gallagher
            Vardy Antonio

            Sanchez semedo omo Scarlett

            1. Rankbajin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I'd start semedo rather than a -4 if you think Jota won't start.

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Cheers. Doubt Jota starts, semedo is a 2 pointer at best. Need to dump both soon, just not sure if this is the gw to take a hit.

          3. Lallana
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            One last vote...

            1. Son, Havertz, Toney (1.4M ITB)
            2. De Bruyne, Mount, Toney (0.3M ITB)
            3. Mbeumo, Havertz, Kane (0.2M ITB)

            1. Gunneryank
                3 months, 7 days ago

                3, by a nose.

              • Thomas Magnum
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Very tough. Maybe 1, I like KDB but not Mount in option 2 and 3 is solid as also but ultimately comes down to if you prefer Kane or Son & Mbeumo or Toney

              • Rankbajin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Hard one.
                3 sneaks it
                Though just to be unhelpful
                Debruyne, Havertz + bruja might be exciting....

            2. Thomas Magnum
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Sorry I've posted before but hoping for more input. Is it likely now that with all the Chelsea injuries that CHO will get extra minutes or can/will Ziyech cut into his minutes? Thinking of taking a punt on him for 3 or so weeks

              1. Bojam
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                I wouldn't go there personally. Mount, Ziyech, CHO all competing I think to play off Havertz. Sure CHO will get game time but is it worth it?

                1. Thomas Magnum
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  That's what I worry about he'll just be a transfer out waiting to happen, he looked okay I heard off the bench midweek but doesn't mean much with Tuchel even if the fans want him to start.
                  Need to look elsewhere now in the mid category up to 5.6

              2. Gunneryank
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  I wouldn't transfer either one of them in, ever, for what it's worth. Just not FPL worthy. That's not to say they won't nick in for a goal, but you're just gonna want to transfer them out again when starters come back. Save yourself the headache.

                  Now, if long term injuries force a change, and we see a dedicated shift in the team sheet, then that's something to talk about. I don't think that's what's happening here.

                  1. Thomas Magnum
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Yeah the more I consider him the more I am moving away from him, just a shame there's not many other mids I can afford other than Mbeumo, looking at Olise/Elyounoussi at the moment (have up to 5.6) (p.s hope your Broncos win this game)

                    1. Bojam
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Olise. I heard he has two returns in 60 something minutes total so far. That's prolific. Whether he starts or not is another question entirely.

                      1. Bojam
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Do like the look of Palace though. They've had some great results against tough opposition and now the fixtures start to ease. I'm on Edouard for that reason..

                        1. Bojam
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Can I get your input on my WC question further up this page? Ta

                          1. Thomas Magnum
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Have a look above, sorry I only got around to it.

                      2. Thomas Magnum
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        I'm impressed with how he has looked so far, and the fans are calling for him to start now. Have D.Luiz available if he somehow is a no show. Just not sure if he's worth the punt yet. Ely another one with good fixtures but don't even know if he's nailed anymore!

                    2. Gunneryank
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Hahahaha thanks! We are absolute gash at the moment!

                        Mbeumo is a great option, it's not just hype. All the data is lining up for him. We might be wrong, but this seems like one of those easy picks. Give him 3 or 4 GWs with the powderpuff opposition Brentford have.

                        1. Thomas Magnum
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Defense playing Keenum into a job right now. And sorry I should've clarified it better, they would be playing alongside Mbeumo as opposed to instead of him 🙂

                          1. Gunneryank
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Ok good. Haven't considered Olise/Elyounoussi at all myself.

                              And I have nightmares about Keenum. You'd think i was more encouraged that he was the Browns' back up.... 😀

                  2. Wılly
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Which one to bench?

                    A. Jota (mun)
                    B. Benrahma (TOT)
                    C. Livramento (BUR)

                    1. Lallana
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      A

                  3. Salah’s Sonnet
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    How am i looking here gents? This has cost me, but things needed to change damn it 🙂

                    Foster
                    Dias - Alonso - Cancelo
                    Havertz - Raphinha - Salah - Son - Benrahma
                    Vardy - Toney
                    ______________________________________
                    Sanchez: Tierney: Livramento: Scarlett

                    Also wanted to ask if Alonso > Chillwell is wroth another -4?

                    Thank you kindly 🙂

                    1. Gunneryank
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Probably not, sounds like you have already hit it a bit! I don't like Benny or Alonso but it's a fine team.

                        I took some pain this week too. Gotta shake it up! I am confidently starting Livramento fwiw.

                        1. Salah’s Sonnet
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Cheers mate, yeah a hefty -12, I’m confident In them all in isolation, apart from the Ronaldo > Toney one, but let’s hope the Leicester & Brentford game is a goal fest.
                          Indeed, things need to be shaken up and it’s always around this time every season where I do something like this and it steadies the boat a little.
                          I do wanna play Livramento, maybe I should put him 1st bench

                          1. Gunneryank
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Yeah as i just got Vardy and Toney I hope it's a goal smorgasbord!

                              That's what i'm thinking too. Too conservative and i'm just caught chasing, need to get aggressive in the right spot. Surgical hits is what I like to call 'em. Trying one out this week.

                              I'm playing Livra because I have Wolves defenders on the bench and I gotta back Raph.

                              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                I love the word smorgasbord haha!
                                Yeah exactly that, plus I have made a huge headway on who rivals simply haven’t got a few places above me at the top of my main ML.
                                Surgical hits, very apt way to describe them, I like it. I’ve done 3 surgical hits then haha.
                                Yeah ya gotta back Rapha to score, I think he will.
                                Cheers again bud and absolute best of luck to both of us this GW!

                                1. Gunneryank
                                    3 months, 7 days ago

                                    Same to you! Fortune favors the bold!

                        2. jonnybhoy
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Bench one

                          A) Livramento Bur H
                          B) Gallagher New H

                          1. lilmessipran
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Tough one probably A

                          2. Bojam
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Proper tough. Probably B just because Gallagher has lost set peice duties with Mili back in the Palace team. Still carries a a threat though. Livra good chance of a clean sheet and has assist potential too.

                        3. Buck The Trent
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 7 days ago

                          Do you think is it safe to go without Raphinha on WC?

                          Seems doesnt have a high ceiling and also no Bamford to finish

                          1. Gabbiadini
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Personally, I would have him.

                          2. waldo666
                            • 11 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Depends who you go instead, I would certainly have him in, doesn't need Bamford to produce.

                          3. Gunneryank
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              No. He's one of the best players for value in the whole game. Bamford or not. He's their best player.

                            • lilmessipran
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Still a good option in that price range

                            • Buck The Trent
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              thanks all

                            • Thomas Magnum
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Yep, if I had my WC back I would go without him. People talk him up like he's a Ballon d'or winner around here

                              1. Thomas Magnum
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                I guess also depends on the alternative, not many other standout options in that price range if I remember correct

                          4. fish&chips
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Which do you prefer

                            Guaita, 4.0
                            James, Alonso, TAA, Semedo, Livra
                            Salah, Raphina, Mbeumo, Gilmour, Sissoko
                            Antonio, Jiminez, Tony

                            A) de bruyne
                            B) son
                            C) havertz
                            D) save

                            1. fish&chips
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Gilmour / Sissoko out sorry. Transfer would be for a -4

                            2. lilmessipran
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              D, Play Livra in a 4-3-3

                          5. lilmessipran
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Is Foden to Havertz worth a -4 for the next 3? That spot becomes Son in gw12 either way

                            1. FantasyClub
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Nah

                            2. FantasyClub
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              I feel like they’re just as linty as each other for naildness, I’m more confident in foden returning though

                              1. FantasyClub
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Punty*

                            3. Casual Player
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              I'm thinking of getting Foden in over Havertz. So gonna say no to -4.

                              1. Bojam
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Kai Havertz stats from last two seasons in Bundesliga:

                                2019-20
                                30 appearances
                                12 goals
                                6 assists

                                2018-19
                                34 appearances
                                17 goals
                                3 assists

                                Definitely has the potential to get decent returns with regular starts up top in the PL.

                          6. ClipityKlopp
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Help please.
                            Sarr or Gray

                            1. jonnybhoy
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Gray easy

                            2. Gabbiadini
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Is this to trade in or to keep?

                            3. ScoutHelp
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              Is everyone avoiding Jimenez?

                              I'm thinking Lukaku to Jimenez to free up funds for Benrahma to Son

                          7. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Jota > raph -4 yes or no?

                          8. FantasyClub
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Who’s the better punt Mount or Havertz?
                            Mount has better expected assists but Havertz with better expected goals…however I don’t think Tuchel is that keen on Havertz form based on his comments…

                            1. Gabbiadini
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 7 days ago

                              I'd go Havertz.

                          9. bigdip
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            3.1mn itb and no ft

                            Ramsdale
                            Azpi- Rudiger- Dias - Cancelo - Livramento
                            Raphinha - ESR- Salah
                            Jimenez - Lukaku - Antonio
                            _______________________________
                            Foster: ESR*: Sarr: Brownhill

                            A) -4 hit for ESR to Havertz (for captain) and bench one of the defenders? (not sure which one)
                            B) Keep team as is

                          10. steven8991
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 7 days ago

                            Would you do Maupay > Aubameyang for -4?