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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. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    On WC:
    1) Son now
    2) Havertz now, then switch to Son in gw12

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      1

    2. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      same situation with u, a gamble.

      Son might not be 10.1 by then.

      1. Mozumbus
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Already 10.2

        • jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I remember doubting Son in a recent (last?) season during a tough run of fixtures, but he smashed it. FOMO, basically But then Havertz vs. Norwich...

          1. tokara
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            United should have pursue him as the real no. 7, not some Nacho crap

      2. Mozumbus
          1 month, 14 days ago

          1

        • The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          1

        • Akibm1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          2

        • Bavarian
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          2

        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          1

        • Snooze ya lose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          1

        • That TV angle at Highbury
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          1

      3. Mozumbus
          1 month, 14 days ago

          A. Bruno to KDB
          B. Greenwood to BSilva

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            A

            1. Mozumbus
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Thanks

            2. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              A

              1. Mozumbus
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Thanks. I'm now leaning towards KDB than Son due to:
                  1. Better fixtures
                  2. No Mancity cover, Mancity being better team than Spurs
                  3. No immediate use of funds, can downgrade KDB later GWs to release funds
                  4. Differential

                  1. Holmes
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Good Luck! Hope it works for you!

                    1. Mozumbus
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Thank you. Yet to press the button

                • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  a

                  1. Mozumbus
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Thanks

                  2. Snooze ya lose
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    A

                    1. Mozumbus
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Thanks

                  3. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Jota > Raph worth a hit this gw?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Probably not but it should set you for long term

                      He might miss GW12 due to IB commitment.

                      1. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Can't see Jota starting too many games with Firmino's form, and Raph has a good fixture run. Might just take the hit. Cheers

                        1. Kiwivillan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Leeds are trash atm. Not sure I want Raphinha on WC atm

                          1. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Anyone else worth considering as a Jota replacement? 0.7m itb

                      2. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Suggestions here mate? 1ft, 3.2m itb. Plan to do doucoure > havertz with the ft. Anything worth a hit?

                        Foster
                        Taa cancelo rudiger
                        Salah Jota Sarr doucoure Gallagher
                        Vardy Antonio

                        Sanchez semedo Omo Scarlett

                        1. Holmes
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Dont think so, should be alright.

                          You can take a punt on Jota to Mount. Double CHE defense for NOR, new, BUR has low chance of backfiring.

                          1. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Dont want mount if i have havertz mate. And not enough funds to upgrade semedo to a che defender. Has to be one of raph/ mbeumo/ townsend to replace jota.

                            1. Holmes
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              So Jota to Havertz, Semedo to CHE defender, bench Doucoure and deal with him next week?

                              1. Disturbed
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Thats a good one mate, but will leave me with no bench this gw. Which che defender would you get?

                                1. Holmes
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  I have personally gone with Chilwell but havent WCed yet. If WC is gone, I would go with Rudiger and Azpi.

                                  If you upgrade Jota to Havertz, can you upgrade Obomo to Chelsea defender? That should give you one backup in Semedo if incase Cancelo or someone gets benched.

                                  1. Disturbed
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Yes that would give me 6.5m itb, enough to afford azpi. Already have Rudi. Good suggestions as always, thanks bud.

                                  2. Disturbed
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Just that Tuchel's constant rotation is putting me off doubling up on che defence.

                                    1. Holmes
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      Dias is an alternative now that he has got his rest

                                      1. Disturbed
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Another good suggestion. You're on a roll man!

                                      2. Disturbed
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Im warming up to this defensive transfer option. Can do doucoure > mbeumo next gw.

                                      3. Holmes
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Cool, sounds good. Good Luck!

                                      4. Disturbed
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        You too bud

                  4. steven8991
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Maupay >
                    A. Keep and play against MCI
                    B. Take a -4 hit to Auba/Toney/Jesus/Wilson

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      No bench player? Would prefer to keep Maupay for NEW, avl, LEE

                    2. Snooze ya lose
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      A

                  5. OptimusBlack
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Ronaldo & Sarr > Auba & Havertz
                    Yaaaaay
                    Nope.

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Yay!

                      Dont like Auba but its okay to take occasional punts 😉

                    2. Snooze ya lose
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Yay

                    3. mojoindojo
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Yes.

                    4. Rankbajin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      For free, yes

                  6. fc_skrald
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Worth playing Duffy instead of Cancelo - or spread the risk with Sánchez in goal?

                    Sánchez
                    Cancelo, Alonso, TAA
                    Raphinha(VC), Salah(c), Son, Sarr
                    Ings, Antonio, Toney

                    Steele, Duffy, Gilmour, Amartey
                    1 free transfer, 2.2 million in the bank

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Have to play Cancelo over Duffy

                      1. the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Agreed

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Next level stuff.

                    3. fc_skrald
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Thanks. Cancelo it is then... Duffy could come in from the bench anyway 🙂

                    4. Snooze ya lose
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Cancelo

                  7. Mondeo
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Start 1:
                    A) Toney (LEI)
                    B) Livramento (BUR)

                    1. fc_skrald
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Toney

                    2. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      A

                    3. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Penalty guy

                      1. Mondeo
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Cheers all - emphatic result, 1-0 to DZ!

                    4. Snooze ya lose
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      A

                    5. yeahbuddy
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Toney

                  8. the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    When is the CHE presser??

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Probably in 8hrs

                      1. the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Cheers

                  9. royals forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Pick 1 to bench out of

                    Rudiger
                    Azpilicueta
                    Livramento
                    Tierney
                    Sarr
                    Rapinha

                    Any ideas would be welcomed

                    1. fc_skrald
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Tierney

                    2. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Tierny

                    3. Rankbajin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      T

                  10. MikeLowrey
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    A) Hold Rom and play Mbeumo or Livramento
                    B) Rom to Vardy

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      A

                    2. La Roja
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

                    3. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

                    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      A

                    5. Snooze ya lose
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

                    6. Rankbajin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

                  11. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    How’s she looking?

                    Ramsdale
                    Livramento Alonso Rudiger
                    Salah(c) Foden Gray Greenwood Raphinha
                    Ronaldo Auba(VC)

                    No hits. Done Lukaku Saka ➡ Auba Foden last night

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Looks good other than that Ron guy.

                      I would have probably done Auba-Ron to Vardy-Kane.

                      1. La Roja
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Gotta keep the faith in Ronaldo for another couple of weeks imo

                    2. Rankbajin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Not worth a -4 to change more though I don't share your faith in Foden

                  12. PaladinVargas
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Would you WC this? 1FT and 0.8m ITB.

                    Sanchez
                    TAA Rudiger Cancelo Veltman Tsmi
                    Benrahma Salah Doucoure Sarr Greenwood
                    Antonio Perica Ronaldo

                    Need a fresh perspective as I feel a -4 might suffice.

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      That should be enough, no WC required. Just do something with Doucoure and you will be set.

                    2. tokara
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      i wouldnt WC

                      have u counted how many changes u would make if on WC? I made more than 10 changes

                    3. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Just watching Blackbox podcast and your team is very similar to Mark and he has no intention of WC. If a -4 lets you address 2 spots you feel need attention that should be good enough. Also Veltman might be at more risk than Duffy right now then Tsmi and Perica - so bench not the best. Livramento for one of them? GL

                      1. PaladinVargas
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Thank you for the repsonses. I feel I would make about 5 changes if I were to WC. My bench doesn't exist which is a worry.

                        Thinking Ronaldo & Doucoure to Son & Jesus (-4) or Vardy & Havertz (-4)?

                        1. Rankbajin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Vardy and Havertz looks sensible

                  13. Jamb0
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    How many mins does Havertz get in the next 3 matches?

                    1. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Probably depend how quick Lukaku and/or Werner are back. I just bought him so hoping for 270 🙂

                    2. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Depending on injuries to Luka and Werner, I would expect him to get atleast 2 and a half game.

                  14. Albrightondknight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Salah 65% , Havertz 5% owned
                    Coming to the conclusion that owning Havertz is enough and play it safe with Salah C in the form of his life against a poor utd defence. And as a Liverpool fan I wanted to cheer them on and get a haul out of this last game of the weekend. Not going to be a good weekend if Havertz is C and fails waiting to see what Salah does.

                  15. Lucky_Z
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Guys, help to bench one this GW:

                    A. Livramento
                    B. Gallagher
                    C. Gray
                    D. Sarr
                    E White

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      E

                    2. SteveC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      It's a close call but White as he offers next to nil attacking returns.

                    3. PLerix
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      E

                    4. Salahlulijah
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      E

                  16. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Saka/Sarr -> Havertz worth a -4?

                    1. OptimusBlack
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Yes

                    2. Von Lipwig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      I think Chelsea tend to spread their goals, especially without either main striker. I think A big haul for KAi is unlikely. But it's a close call. Remember, even if Saka/Sarr only score 2, you need Kai to score 6 just to break even this week

                    3. Rankbajin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Not worth a -4 imo

                  17. PLerix
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Ah, went with Auba as Lukaku replacement because he’s low owned, but this article makes me regret it.

                    1. Salahlulijah
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Why?

                      1. PLerix
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Because I like his next three better than Vardys, he is cheaper, and by bringing him in I have a player to watch tonight 🙂

                    2. Mufc202020
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Do you mean regret getting Vardy???

                      1. PLerix
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I went for Auba.

                    3. rainy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Could do well. Especially if Arteta can sort out how to field him and Lacazette together

                  18. Albrightondknight
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    How’s it’s looking? Sometime this season the crazy amount of hits each week is going have to stop 🙂

                    Raya

                    TAA Dias Cancelo Chilwell

                    Salah (C) Havertz Raphina

                    Jesus Antonio Jimenez

                    Steele Livra McArthur Bissouma

                    1. Von Lipwig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      GTG, Livra good over in case of unexpected benching

                      1. Von Lipwig
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        cover*

                      2. Albrightondknight
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Cheers. Best of luck this GW.

                        1. Von Lipwig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          You too 🙂 (am I GTG below?)

                  19. Thanos
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Chances of Christensen starting against Norwich?

                    1. Von Lipwig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      I think he'll start, but it's far from certain

                  20. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    No FT. Play with this or take a hit to transfer Lukaku out?

                    Sanchez
                    Cancelo Rudiger Christensen Livra
                    Salah Raph Gallagher Mbeumo
                    Ronaldo Antonio

                    Steele White Lukaku Gilmour

                    1. Von Lipwig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      I have a similar problem. Livra might well get 6, so you need luk replacement to score 10 to break even. I think maybe wait a week.

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Yes. Thinking the same. But if Cancelo and Christensen don't feature I only have White as a cover.

                        1. Von Lipwig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          At least he plays. That's what he's there for. Scary owning Cancelo and CHris, but imo they both start. Famous last words though

                    2. Rankbajin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      I'd wait a week and see ...the switch L to Vardy or Kanev

                  21. The Red Devil
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    A- Lukaku to Kane (-4)
                    B- Lukaku + Gallagher to Toney+ havertz (-8)
                    C- Lukaku + 3.9 def to Toney + azpili (-8)

                    1. Von Lipwig
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      I went with A fwiw

                      1. The Red Devil
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Why, I'm not getting the Kane hype at all, it was Newcastle ffs

                        1. Von Lipwig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I guess it's based on years of qualityy goalscoring rather than the one game. But it's a risk for sure. Vardy has the form

                          1. The Red Devil
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            I've got Vardy, felt Toney is the better option & then upgrade defence

                            1. Von Lipwig
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              I think that makes sense, but wait a week and save a hit I think personally. Luk > Toney feels weird cause you'll have so much in the bank, but there's nothing wrong with it. Then again the azpi 6 points at least feels inevitable so could save yourself a transfer in future... sorry lol. I gues I'm saying I'm not sure what to do and good luck. I tend to avoid hits if it's a margin call.

                              1. The Red Devil
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Yeah, I mean if I do Toney, I've gotta use that funds somewhere, even after getting azpili I'll be having 5 mn ITB

                                1. fish&chips
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  This is my dilemma. I'm thinking Luk -> Toney is the best option but it leaves me with loads in the bank. I could even upgrade Gilmour to KDB for a hit, but is it worth using the hit?

                                  Guaita, 4.0
                                  Alonso, James, TAA, Livra, Semedo,
                                  Salah, Raph, Mbeumo, Gilmour, Sissoko
                                  Antonio, Jiminez, Lukaku

                                  1 FT, 2.4m in the bank

                                  1. The Red Devil
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    To me, it makes sense coz Lukaku will score zero, Toney just needs one return to outscore him
                                    Plus the moves give us a strong bench, I have two 3.9 defenders, any rotation and I'm playing with 10 players

                  22. Von Lipwig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    GTG? Or would you spend -4 to switch Werner and bench Livra?

                    Sa
                    Robbo Dias Rudiger Livramento
                    Salah Raph Sarr Gray
                    Kane(c) Antonio
                    (Matthews Marcal Werner Mendy)

                    0.2mitb, 0FT

                    1. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Good to go. Good luck with Kane C.

                  23. Jones Kusi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    What would you do here?
                    1 FT 0.8 ITB

                    Sanchez Ward
                    Rudiger Shaw Alonso Livramento Semedo
                    Rapinha Salah Saka Greenwood Bissouma
                    Toney Antonio Ronaldo

                  24. Totalfootball
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    On -12

                    Raya
                    Alonso Tierney Cancelo
                    Foden Salah Son Raphina mbeumo
                    Antonio Ronaldo

                    Begovic Livramento Duffy 4.4

                    How to capo?

                    1. Totalfootball
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      That's chilwell* instead of Alonso

                    2. The White Pele
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Ronaldo to Maupay for -16 & you g2g

                      1. Totalfootball
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Nah I think I ll hold 😀

                        1. The White Pele
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          on -8 my self lol. what were your moves?

                          1. Totalfootball
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Saka to Son
                            Funded by...
                            Lukaku to Antonio
                            Gallagher to Mbeumo
                            Alonso to chilwell

                            Had exact money
                            (Only worried by Gallagher to be honest) ...

                            1. The White Pele
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              GL mate

                              1. Totalfootball
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                GL to you too!

                  25. Von Lipwig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Tempted to captain Rudi. Feels like 12 points guaranteed, and Salah bound to blank eventually

                    1. Cojones of Destiny
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      will he even start? you just dont know with TT

                      1. Von Lipwig
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        If he doesn't he won't cameo I don't think

                  26. Cojones of Destiny
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Jota to:
                    a. Mbeumo
                    b. Havertz
                    c. Foden/Bernardo

                    1. OptimusBlack
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

                    2. mojoindojo
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

                  27. Donny_Rover
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Bit unsure who to bench here, definite starters:

                    Mendy
                    James TAA Cancelo Dias
                    Salah Havertz Raphinha
                    Vardy

                    Then will need to play 2 of:

                    A) Antonio
                    B) Livramento
                    C) Adam Armstrong
                    D) Mbeumo

                    Which 2 would you play and who would you have as first sub? Expecting first sub to come on as Pep leaves Cancelo out as well.

                    1. Firmino
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      A, D

                      B first sub

                      1. fish&chips
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        This

                      2. Rankbajin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Agree

                  28. fish&chips
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Any thoughts here would be much appreciated!

                    Guaita, 4.0
                    Alonso, James, TAA, Livra, Semedo,
                    Salah, Raph, Mbeumo, Gilmour, Sissoko
                    Antonio, Jiminez, Lukaku

                    1 FT, 2.4m in the bank

                    A) Lukaku to Toney (prefer Toney the most from all the strikers given fixtures but will leave a ridiculous amount in the bank)
                    B) Lukaku & Gilmour -> Toney & Havertz (-4) (Havertz too short-term to take a hit?)
                    C) Lukaku & Gilmour -> Toney & Son (-4) (Still not totally convinced on Son)
                    D) B) Lukaku & Alonso -> Toney & Cancelo (-4) (-4 for a defender not great and afraid Cancelo will be rested)
                    E) Save

                    1. The Red Devil
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

                      1. fish&chips
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Thanks, this was my original plan. Feel like Havertz could do really well over the next 3. Means booking in a transfer down the road though, probably to Son when the fixtures improve.

                        1. The Red Devil
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Suggestions on what to do here?
                          Current team-

                          Sanchez/Steele

                          TAA/Dias/Marcal/3.9/3.9

                          Salah/mbeumo/Gallagher/Gray/Sissoko

                          Vardy/Lukaku/Antonio

                          0 FTs 2.2 ITB

                          Options are
                          A- Lukaku to Kane (-4)
                          B- Lukaku to Aubameyang (-4)
                          C- Lukaku+3.9 def to Toney + Azpili (-8)
                          D- Lukaku + Gallagher to Toney + kai(-8)

                          Personally leaning towards C/D but Gallagher has a good fixture not convinced by Kane/Aubameyang

                          1. fish&chips
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Would probably do C because your defence needs sorting and seems to be the biggest issue there

                            1. The Red Devil
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              True, imagine I do -8 without sorting out the defence & one of them is benched & I'm playing with 10
                              Thanks for seconding my choice ;P
                              Havertz is a decent punt for a 2-3 GWs, my only issue against him is Chelsea don't seem to score many via their strikers, it's more their wingbacks who're involved
                              Plus it's Tuchel, he should start, but who knows with Tuchel

                        2. That TV angle at Highbury
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I had the same choice, and endes up doing:
                          Gilmour + Lukaku —> Son + Archer

                          Rationale was exactly that Son is a better pick long term, allowing you to focus elsewhere for transfers Next few weeks. Hell, we don’t even know if Lukaku/Werner could be back after one GW missed.

                    2. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Not interested in Vardy?

                      1. fish&chips
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Not really although he's a good option I guess. Really like the look of Toneys fixtures. Could potentially bring in Vardy for Antonio next week

                        1. Holmes
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Ah ok, just wanted to know the reason to avoid him since he is SO popular this week 😀

                          I have gone with Toney as well.

                          A sounds good to me.

                          1. fish&chips
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Cheers Holmes. It's not very exciting but you might be right! Just hope one of James or Alonso finally starts this week!!!

                    3. Rankbajin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Straight swap L to Vardy?

                  29. mojoindojo
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Cap Auba or Salah?

                    1. Bavarian
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Mo

                    2. OptimusBlack
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Salah

                    3. mojoindojo
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Cheers. I think having Auba is enough of differential.

                    4. Rankbajin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Salah
                      Safety in numbers...

                  30. OptimusBlack
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Would sell Sanchez for Raya for a hit ?

                    1. Bavarian
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      No

                    2. mojoindojo
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      No. Hit to get rid of playing GK!

                    3. OptimusBlack
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Thxx just asking