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FPL Team Reveal: Who I’m replacing Romelu Lukaku with in Gameweek 9

After eight Gameweeks of the 2021/22 campaign, I’m currently sat just outside of the top 100k overall with 531 points.

Since I last checked in, I played a successful Gameweek 7 Wildcard, which I’ve included below alongside my Gameweek 8 set-up and week-by-week history of the season so far.

Now, ahead of Gameweek 9, my priority has been finding a replacement for the injured Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m). There are other issues in my team, like Adam Armstrong (£6.0m), but with a decent enough looking squad, I’m happy to wait a week or two before moving him on.

So, armed with £2.0m in the bank following last week’s frustrating Son Heung-min (£10.2m) > Phil Foden (£8.0m) transfer (don’t ask…), no forward is out of reach.

For context, here’s a shortlist of the options I considered.


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  1. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Better option this gw?

    A. Play Jota
    B. Play semedo
    C. Jota > raph/ mbeumo -4

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      c

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Raph?

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          mbeumo, he’ll come good imo

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Cheers mate

    2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      This is a coin flip really. I’d play Jota and do the transfers next week when there are free… unless you have other fires in which case C is the answer.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thanks mate

    3. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'm on this too...thinking jota to raph but unsure

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Really doubt Jota starts, can see a one point cameo. Leeds not looking that great but Raph has been in good form, might just do it

  2. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Better option this gw?

    A. Play Jota
    B. Play semedo
    C. Jota > raph/ mbeumo -4

  3. Puntillimon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Why no Jesus love? Surely starting up top against brighton

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Brighton are good defensively

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Because not really religious

    3. Puntillimon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Gonna be a massacre

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Jesus is a strong pick in a strong team.

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Seems like a few good managers are going Kane…

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Differential Kane is pretty rare

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pens down

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Post fail into a reply lol

    3. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Who?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Mark & tom both who I respect a lot

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          As do I. Good to know as I'm still holding out till deadline and currently leaning Kane over Vardy

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yeah mate. For me it is Kane+Chilwell or Vardy+Cancelo. First sub is Livramento in both scenarios

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Which of those would you go with?

    4. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      the best ones are

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Would you go Kane+Chilwell or Vardy+Cancelo mate?

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          kane chilwell

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Tempting isn’t it… more of a risk though.

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I wonder if Mason spilled the milk here...

    "Getting goals from all areas is a big thing for us, a big positive,' said the England midfielder. 'We can be dangerous from different parts of the team. We can be dangerous from set pieces and the way we play we get people in the box and create chances.

    'It's about time I got on the scoresheet. I'm getting in the right areas but it's just not falling for me. Hopefully when the first one goes in the floodgates will open.'

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-10118213/Mason-Mount-vows-rediscover-goal-touch-Chelsea-without-Romelu-Lukaku-Timo-Werner.html

    1. Gazwaz80
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lovely, put Mason in last night…

  6. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Scenes when Lukaku Opens Controls and through the power of permalink, gets fit for Norwich and bangs a hattrick. It's inevitable.

  7. FPL Mentor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    We good to go?

    Sa
    TAA Rudi Alonso
    Salah Jota Havertz(C) Raphinha Sarr
    Antonio Jesus

    Steer / Livramento / Semedo / Richardson

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Good luck with Alonso. I got him in just in time to watch him ride the bench.

      1. FPL Mentor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Same scenario here mate. You ditched him now then?

        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I wildcarded. It was forced with Lukaku’s injury and an unsustainable number of fires to put out… but ya, I ditched. Too much money tied up in a rotation risk.

  8. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Jimmy to Jesus for a hit?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Don't do it. Jesus is gonna get crucified.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      nah

    3. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not for me.

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I think Jesus could do well. E

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I think Jesus could do well.

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Do we think Chilwell or Alonso starts?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      75/25 Chilwell

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Which one MS? Tempted to gamble in Kane…

        A. CR7+Shaw >> Vardy+Cancelo
        B. CR7+Shaw >> Kane+Chilwell

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Actually B

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Thanks mate! 🙂

        2. BooYaKasha
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I went b

    2. Surfreak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Alonso came in 66th minute, was that to rest Chilwell for the weekend or give Alonso some minutes ready to start against Norwich?

      1. Eightball
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        with kaku and werner out I have a slight feeling Alonso plays. He gives them more presence in the box. I still think in general Chilwell is first choice. It's a really hard one to call. I have Alonso and i'm sticking with him this week. My bench can cover him.

  10. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    who d you play:
    a. Duffy
    b. Marcal

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      marcal

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        think same but have a feeling duffy could snick one in )) thx Holmes

  11. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I think I'm going Aubameyang instead of Vardy.

    Anyone with me?? Tough decision

    1. Surfreak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes sir

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I went for Auba too

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It's a good option.

  12. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    haven’t seen WH’s last 2-3 game. What are your thoughts about Benrahma’s form?
    should I start Livra instead?

    1. Puntillimon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I’d still go with him

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Benrahma needs a decent return against Spurs.

      Hopefully it's a cracking game.

  13. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    How does one now navigate the site? It's gone all funny. No right hand side bar. Mods?

    1. Surfreak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yep just noticed that when trying to access the team sheets

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'm glad it's not just me ...

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Its back

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        So it is. Weird. Thank you!

      2. Surfreak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thanks Holmes

    3. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It has been happening quite often recently

    4. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Refresh page, it's back for now.

    5. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      For an update that was said to only take ‘a few hours’ a few weeks ago it’s sure taking a while to sort itself out

  14. AC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I have rudiger and I want to get a second Chelsea player for the next 3 to 4 games. Who is that player? No hit needed money no problem.

    1. Im New Here
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Havertz or Azpi

  15. Surfreak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Nobody considering Auba as a Lukaku replacement? Frees up some funds to get Havertz in too!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A few.

      Some picked last week too.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Auba a good option and scored in his last 3 at home

  16. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Open Controls > Permalink for -4?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Open Controls has better xG and better fixtures though.

  17. TheGrumpyManager
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hi managers!
    Last min FOMO
    Worth -4 for Vardy (Maupay out)
    Team
    Ramsdale
    Taa Cancel Dias Christiansen
    Salah Raph Mount Mbeumo
    Toney Antonio
    Bench: Liv Maupay Brownhill Foster

    1. cheeky moses
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Nah. team looks good

      1. TheGrumpyManager
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yeah probably right, also allows me to transfer mount to son in gw 12.

        For your question I would go livermento

        1. cheeky moses
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Cheers

  18. cheeky moses
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Livra or Armstrong as first sub?

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Does it seem like Armstrong isn’t going to start? Seems like it from the press.

  19. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which one?

    1) Raya, Azpi + playing bench: Livra, Duffy and 0.9ITB

    2) McCarthy, TAA + playing bench: Duffy, Manquilo and 0.0ITB

    3) Raya, TAA + playing bench: Duffy and 0.0ITB

  20. W
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A) Son, Toney, Vardy
    B) Havertz, Kane, Iheanacho

    Raya
    TAA, Cancelo, Azpi
    Salah(c), Raph, Mbeumo, XXX
    Jimi, XXX, XXX

    Foster, Livra, Manquillo, Brownhill

    Cheers!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    2. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    3. W
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Currently on A, just tempted by the Kane differential

    4. Bojam
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Having exactly the same dilemma on WC at the moment. Leaning towards B I think. Or A maybe? Aaaggh

      1. W
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Tough one, I think I haven't seen enough from Havertz and Kane to go with B, but very tempting!

    5. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What is the team value of that? I don’t think I could get to that squad. If I could, I would.

      1. W
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        After last night's changes with option A in the team atm, 101.4 with 0.6itb

  21. Scotty84
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Jota & Lukaku >
    A)Kane & Mbuemo
    B)Havertz & Vardy

    A) Allows me to own both Kane & Son in gw12.

    1. weaver93
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      b
      then move to a - gw12

    2. Scotty84
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      If I do that it means in gw12 I will have to -4 downgrade to a non playing 3rd striker or -8 to Hwang.

  22. jlut
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bench two:
    1. Mbueno
    2. Raphinha
    3. Livramento
    4. Armstrong

    1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      3 4

  23. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Both for -4

    Sissoko and Ronaldo to Auba and Havertz
    Or
    Ronaldo and Semedo to Cancelo and Kane.

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Both great upside, B seems better longer term.

  24. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bottomed, any thoughts?

     A) Ron to Kane

    B) Grealish to Son, Ron to Vardy (-4)

    Sanchez/Foster
    TAA Livra Dias (White, Duffy)
    Salah Raph Gray Grealish*
    Ron* Antonio Hwang

    1.3 ITB

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I prefer B but I may be biased against Grealish.

    3. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

  25. Kuzser
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Do I need to take a -4 to bring Havertz in?
    1) gtg
    2) Mahrez-> Havertz and bench Livra

    Ramsdale
    James Taa Cancelo Livra
    Gideon Salah Mbeumo
    Vardy Antonio Hwang

    Mahrez, Brownhill, Duffy

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Depends how you rate both Hwang's chances of scoring and Mahrez's of starting.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        If you have Mahrez why bench... You'd want those funds in play.

  26. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    G2G this week? Correct captain choice with Salah?

    Sanchez
    Trent - Rudiger - Cancelo
    Salah (c) - Son - ESR - Gray
    Antonio - Toney - Vardy

    Steele - Livra - Sissoko - Williams

  27. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Nay fellow Antonio cappers?

  28. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Sa
    Taa Cancelo Dias Rudiger Livra
    Salah Gallagher Mbeumo
    Antonio Toney

    Steele Traore Sissoko Lukaku

    0ft 2.3 itb

    A) No changes
    B) Traore to Havertz(c) and bench livra (-4)
    C) Lukaku to Vardy and bench livra(-4)
    D) Lukaku to Kane and bench livra(-4)

  29. Mahjongking
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Tierney or livra?

  30. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lukaku + 3.9 def -> Kane + James (-8)
    Thoughts?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No.

    2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No way. Might be worth a single hit to move Lukaku out though.

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        What if it's Toney + azpilicueta & lots of money ITB for future?