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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. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ok I did some moves.

    All set now (except C decision - Havertz or Salah)

    Ramsdale
    Dias, Cancelo, Azpi
    Salah, Havertz, Jota, Raphinha
    Vardy, Antonio, Jimenez

    (Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Duffy)

    Goodnight and good luck all.

    1. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      G2G

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Cap Salah

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Probs will. That way I won’t be cheering for anyone to not do well.

  2. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Sanchez (4.0)
    Alonso* cancelo liv (marcal williams)
    Salah mahrez* jota* gray (sissoko)
    Ronaldo jimmy antonio

    Thinking to do mahrez + Jota-> Kai + raph for -4

    Thoughts

    1. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Negative Keep Jota Firminho played in CL

      1. C-Dawgg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Honestly I'm done with Jota. I don't think him being rested is any indication he will start, even if he does he will be subbed.

        I like the moves.

        1. Gunneryank
            1 month, 9 days ago

            yeah i'm thinking of moving on myself.

            1. C-Dawgg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I've shipped him for Havertz, I need a differential to catch my mini league leader and the next 3 fixtures look great

        2. Gunneryank
            1 month, 9 days ago

            That doesn't mean anything, with respect.

      2. MagicMessi
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Salah at OldTraford is a tough match especially with the current circumstances .. it will not be a goal fest or whatsoever .. iam just leaving this warning and letting you all know because i feel generous today Cheers!:D

        1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          tend to agree here. hence im goint to captain Son. Both a medium risk

        2. Gunneryank
            1 month, 9 days ago

            What are these 'current circumstances' you speak of? Salah's incredible form? United's sham of a defense?

            Just take a minute and imagine Mohamed freakin Salah working the ball into the inside right channel vs Luke Shaw...

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              United defense isnt great atm by any standards so I am pretty sure Mo will be amongst the goals for sure!

            2. MagicMessi
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Yes i imagined that ofc with LukeShaw 😀 i know he may punish me but really its more about United side as Ronaldo will take it personally and if Pogba start i think they will do their best to keep him out .. but again i might be completely wrong 😀

            3. FantasyClub
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Exactly this

              • noquarternt
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                It looks to me like Man U will get hammered.

                Ronaldo could do well and get a goal or two if lucky but Salah is in the form of his life against a shocking Man U defence.

            4. FantasyClub
                1 month, 9 days ago

                He destroyed Man City. Man Utds defence is fragile

              • Bushwhacker
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Ole has had remarkable luck parking the bus against Liverpool. Expect the same.

                1. MagicMessi
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  This too i mean Ole completely boring and doesnt like to play good football 😀

              • Jrs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Classic

            5. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Thinking I need a second GK with Sanchez facing City this week?

              Thoughts on these moves?

              a. Steele and Greenwood > McCarthy & Son for - 8

              b. Greenwood > Son for - 4

              c. Greenwood > Havertz for - 4

              Cheers

              1. Gunneryank
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Nope. Don't spend a transfer on a keeper unless you have no choice. Sanchez will concede. Big deal. He's still good for the season.

                • waldo666
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Save.

                • the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  cheers lads - i'll save the GK transfer and play sanchez.

                  Still shipping greenwood but between Son and Havertz ??

                  1. waldo666
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    I would keep Greenwood rather than taking the hit for either, Son out of the two though.

              2. Phaze 1
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                How this team looking? Bench is light for wc and do have some rotation risks but hopefully have 2 playing defenders on the bench can cover?

                Trent, Chilwell, Cancelo

                Raphina, Mbeuno, Salah, Son, Haverts

                Vardy, Toney

                Foster, Livra, Manquillo, Davis

                1. Taegugk Warrior
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  almost have the same WC team, but chose jimenez instead of toney atm.

                  1. Bojam
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Jiminez costs ~1.2m more than Toney. So where did you downgrade?

                    1. Taegugk Warrior
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Trent to rudiger

                2. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I like it, same front 7 as myself barring Mbuemo, 5 players different in total, but I’ve had no WC and took hits this GW hehe

              3. Pukki Blinders
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Best move this week? (WCing in GW12)

                A. Benrahma to Mbeumo
                B. Ronaldo + Gilmour to Toney + Havertz (-4)

                1. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  A

                2. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  B

                  1. Holmes
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    If you will bench Benrahma in B, then go for A

              4. Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                https://youtu.be/6e-D51-ju7Y

                Just thought we could all do with some vintage KDB, man it’s good watching him like this before he even went to City. Golden.

                1. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    OMG i forgot he was a Wolfsburg player! He's a little kid!

                    Wolfsburg is my "German Legacy" FIFA team in career mode...I am very sensitive to seeing them.

                    1. Salah’s Sonnet
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Haha i know yeah, almost looks a totally different player the way he moves. Obviously fantastic when at City also, but I don’t quite see him performing this well nowadays, just great watching him at Wolfsburg.

                      1. Gunneryank
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Madrid offered me something like 50 or 60 m for him and i accepted. Used the funds to win the Champions League, obv.

                          I think the word is schadenfreude....

                          1. Salah’s Sonnet
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Nothing wrong with that, the sale won you the Champs league, schadenfreude’s like this are ok haha!

                  • Echoes
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Repost

                    Captain this week:

                    A: Vardy
                    B: KDB

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Vardy

                      1. Echoes
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Thanks

                    2. Boberella
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      If you’ve recently brought KDB in, you may as well cap him. Think him and Vardy will score similar points this week.

                      1. Echoes
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Brought KDB in WC last week and Vardy this week to replace Lukaku.

                  • steven8991
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Would you change Foden to Son for -4?

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      I'd rather have Foden than Son

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

                        Agree not worth -4 but Foden role could be assist the assister role

                        1. Kiwivillan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Spurs aren't that good and next 3 fixtures are whu MUN eve. Foden could be false 9

                  • Pep Roulette
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Start Adam Armstrong or not?

                    1. Echoes
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Who's the other option if you bench him?

                      1. Pep Roulette
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Livramento

                        1. Echoes
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Tricky. In that case, may just start Livra.

                    2. waldo666
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      I am.

                    3. I am 42
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      I'm starting AA

                      benching Livra Mbeumo Toney

                      1. Avery
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Leicester letting 7 in, in their last 3 games. I’d be starting Toney and Mboomo for sure.

                      2. Gunneryank
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          You're benching Toney and Mbeumo vs Leicester?

                      3. Salan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        If not start AA in this match, better move him out.

                    4. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      I wouldn't mind going without Salah captain since I don't expect him to do well this week but the alternatives aren't great either.

                      Good for those who have got Havertz.

                      1. Salah’s Sonnet
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        If you had Havertz would you 100% cap him?
                        My realistic options are

                        Havertz
                        Salah
                        Son
                        Vardy

                        1. Holmes
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Yep, he would be my captain.

                          I'm still considering Son since he will probably be against Johnson instead of Coufal.

                          1. Salah’s Sonnet
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Cool cheers, i am tempted. Son also not a bad option at all bud

                      2. Boberella
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Thinking Son may be a decent enough Cap shout this week, but hard to risk not backing Salah.

                        Vardy and Havertz are other strong candidates.

                        1. Holmes
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Going Salah just gives a cowardly feeling 😀

                          1. Gunneryank
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              You don't like points? 😀

                        2. Gunneryank
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            You don't expect him to do well against that United defense?

                            1. Holmes
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Nope, atleast not more than one attacking return.

                              1. C-Dawgg
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                One for Salah usually = BAPS

                                I'd take it.

                                1. Holmes
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  Is he getting more BAPs nowadays? In previous years, he would need more than one attacking return for any BPs

                                  1. C-Dawgg
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                    Maybe I'm wrong, its hard to tell when he scores every week.

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

                                      He used to lose baps with so many shots going wide. With a greater %age on target this season, he's more likely to get into the top 3.

                        3. Al Pacho
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Sanchez
                            TAA livramento cancelo
                            Salah Raphinha Gallagher Sarr Gray
                            Lukaku* Ronaldo

                            Bench: steer white marcal scarlett

                            Lukaku , Sarr out
                            Havertz , Toney in (-4)

                            G2G?
                            Appreciate any help thanks

                            1. Holmes
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              G2G

                          • itsmeguneet
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Hello guys need some bit of suggestions to this team: 1FT

                            Sanchez
                            TAA- Cancelo - Tierney
                            Salah - Bruno - Saka - Raph
                            ASM - Antonio - Jimenez

                            Subs: Virginia, Tsimikas, Brownhill, Amartey

                            1. waldo666
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              Probably sort that bench out.

                          • Boberella
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Gray to Havertz for free is a no brainer yeah?

                            Team is:
                            Sanchez
                            TAA Rudiger Livra
                            Salah Son Raph Gallagher Gray*
                            Vardy Jimenez

                            Bench: Dennis, Marcal, Williams

                            1FT 2.8m ITB

                            1. FantasyClub
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Not really a no brainer since Evertons vs Watford

                                1. Boberella
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  That’s the only thing stopping me. But…. Havertz against Norwich probably playing up top with Chilwell/Alonso feeding him?

                                  1. FantasyClub
                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                      The thing stopping me from getting Havertz is he’s actually out of favour. Tuchel has been teaching him a lesson and Tuchels latest comments don’t fill me with confidence, he might try something different vs Norwich

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

                                        I don't think Tuchel has a choice this GW. With Pulisic perma-crocked, he's got no one else. It's his lack of form that's persuading me to swerve Havertz.

                              • FantasyClub
                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                  Is it too much doubling up on Mbeumo and Toney?

                                  1. Gunneryank
                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                      Nope. Assuming you've seen those fixtures....

                                    • Boberella
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                      Not sure. Pretty good fixtures til boxing day (bar maybe Man U & Spurs).
                                      Suppose it depends who you’re getting rid of.
                                      I’ll be replacing Dennis for Toney so that’s easy enough. Hesitant to get rid of Gray though, as once DCL/Richa are back Gray could well outperform Mbeumo.

                                    • jackruet
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                      Yes. Brentford is better defensively than attack

                                      1. FantasyClub
                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                          I think I agree with this comment

                                      2. Avery
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        Against a leaky Leicester it’s a great option to take advantage of.

                                    • pakornk
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                      Sell Ronaldo for Vardy?

                                      1. waldo666
                                        • 11 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        Na

                                      2. Boberella
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        If for free and planning further than this week, absolutely

                                      3. MagicMessi
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        Join the party

                                    • kiwi_pool
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                      Lukaku and Jota to:

                                      A: Kane and Havertz
                                      B: Vardy and Son

                                      TIA

                                      1. Joggers Nipple
                                        • 12 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        b

                                      2. waldo666
                                        • 11 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        B

                                      3. kiwi_pool
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        A lets me bring in Cancelo and Toney for Williams and Antonio next week though...

                                      4. Boberella
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        B, but would have done it 2 hours ago!

                                    • jamesjoseph2770
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                      Start 3
                                      A. Saka vs AVL(H)
                                      B. Sarr vs EVE(A)
                                      C. Livra vs BUR(H)
                                      D. Dias vs BRI(A)
                                      E. ASM vs CRY(A)

                                      1. Holmes
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        ADE

                                        Who do you put yourself in such situations :/

                                        1. jamesjoseph2770
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                          Yeah. Was thinking of ADE myself. Yes. Benching headache.. But have Cancelo and Alonso starting. So hopefully the bench could coime into play..

                                      2. Boberella
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        CDE

                                        1. Boberella
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                          And agree with Holmes… having a really strong bench vs the starting XI headache each week is a real mindf**k

                                    • Chelsea91
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                      Mendy
                                      Taa,Rudiger,Dias,Livra
                                      Salah(c),Sarr,Raph,Gray,Mbeumo
                                      Antonio

                                      Forster Marcal,Lukaku,Scarlett

                                      Good to go? 2.4ITB and 0 ft.

                                    • Gunneryank
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        @Thomas Magnum: Another Broncos loss. We are bad.

                                      • Make United Great Again
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 9 days ago

                                        Playing Greenwood over ESR. Correct decision this GW?

                                        A. Yay
                                        B. Nay

                                        1. Gunneryank
                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                            probably-ish.....eh....i dunno lol

                                          • waldo666
                                            • 11 Years
                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                            A

                                        2. pakornk
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 9 days ago

                                          will Alonso play this week?

                                          1. Gunneryank
                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                              Let me call Tuchel, i'll get back to you?

                                            • jackruet
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                              My guess is no. No manager would bench someone who scored back to back matches

                                            • MagicMessi
                                              • 9 Years
                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                              87%

                                          2. Lukakus Unit
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                            Worth taking a -4 for Havertz?

                                            1. waldo666
                                              • 11 Years
                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                              Depends who you are replacing but I would say no on face value.

                                              1. Lukakus Unit
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                Replacing Sarr

                                                1. waldo666
                                                  • 11 Years
                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                  Na

                                            2. MagicMessi
                                              • 9 Years
                                              1 month, 9 days ago

                                              No

                                          3. jackruet
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                            yeah i know utd defence is shamble and pool are in red hot form. But its Manchester united. They will fight back against Their arch rival. Either be a goals galore or 0-0

                                          4. DeltaKilo
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 9 days ago

                                            Can’t believe people are not captaining Salah. It’s like no one is paying attention to anything.

                                            Madness

                                            1. FantasyClub
                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                I was on Lukaku but Salah 100% now

                                              • Andy_Social
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                                A lot of people see United as red in the FDR and can't think any deeper. It's like all these posters putting Livramento on the bench. He's a 4m defender so he MUST be perma-benched, regardless of actual form.

                                                1. Gunneryank
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    I am starting him fwiw. Home to Burnley? Simples.

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

                                                      That's my point. When you forget his price and consider his form and the opposition, he has to start. I see so many benchings.

                                                2. Ginkapo FPL
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                  And then watch United play with ten behind the ball

                                                  1. Gunneryank
                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                      They might. They have in the past. They can't run with Liverpool, and Ole knows it. Old Trafford will howl if he does though. It's a win-win heh.

                                                3. DAZZ
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                  Been lucky with my bench so not had to worry about Jota + Traore in my team! Would you lose any for a -4 for Mbuemo?

                                                  1. Jafalad
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    No. Traora has Leeds so will probably be worth starting.

                                                4. Neo-Viper
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                  Benhrama to Havertz for a hit?

                                                  Current front 7 :

                                                  Benhrama Salah Grealish Raphinha
                                                  Toney Vardy Anto

                                                  1. Jafalad
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    No. Not sure I really trust Havertz.

                                                5. gellinmagellan
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                  Sanchez Foster
                                                  Cancelo TAA Livra Coady White
                                                  Salah Saka Jota Greenwood Benrhama
                                                  Vardy Antonio Scarlett

                                                  Is Jota > Havertz / Raph worth -4?

                                                  1. Jafalad
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    No because you can bench Jota this week and have the players to cover. Jota tends to do better in away games so you never know. I am in the same boat and have benched him 2nd sub.

                                                6. bennyp
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                  What to do here?

                                                  Sanchez - (Foster)
                                                  White - Marcal - Chilwell - Azpi - (Ayling)
                                                  Salah - Greenwood - Gray - Jota** - (Torres**)
                                                  Ronaldo - Antonio - (Scarlett)

                                                  0ft 1.6itb
                                                  Still have WC to use.

                                                  Cheers!

                                                  1. GE
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    WC

                                                  2. Jafalad
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    I would seriously tempted to play the WC. There are seven players in your team that need moving out:

                                                    Marcal, Ayling, Greenwood, Jota, Torres, Scarlett. One of the CHS defenders could be a CTY defender for balance.

                                                    1. bennyp
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      1 month, 9 days ago

                                                      Yeh. Think I need to. Any recommendations for must haves on WC?

                                                  3. Boberella
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    I’d WC that. And bring in Trent, Son, Vardy, Mbeumo/Toney as the essentials, then maybe Raph, Livra, City Def if funds available (probably for Azpi)

                                                7. GE
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 9 days ago

                                                  What would you change with this Wildcard?

                                                  (0.0 itb)

                                                  Ramsdale
                                                  TAA/Cancelo/Rudiger/Chilwell
                                                  Salah/Son/Raphinha/Mbeumo
                                                  Vardy/Antonio

                                                  Bench: Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Davis

                                                  1. Jafalad
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    It's a good team. Lot of money in defence though. I would probably change one of the CHS defenders for a better third forward. White at 4.4 is great value.

                                                  2. Boberella
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 9 days ago

                                                    Not much.
                                                    Personally I don’t like 4 premium defenders as I prefer the 3-4-3/3-5-2, but it’s unlikely you’d ever need Davis off the bench.
                                                    I’d ditch Rudi for a solid 4.5-5m and upgrade Davis or Brownhill, but each to their own. That’s certainly a solid 11 with 2 bench covers.