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

    A. Lukaku -> Auba (-4)
    B. Lukaku on bench and play Livramento

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      For one week only, B is the better option. If you have other fires to fight with next week’s free transfer, then A

  2. Arsenel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    absolutely not

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Absolutely yes

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      🙁

  3. revelc
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Hi managers, thoughts on this WC team?

    McCarthy (foster)
    trent - cancelo - livramento (jansson - amartey)
    salah - son - townsend - raphinha (brownhill)
    wilson - vardy - antonio

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well balanced team.

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd want Mbeumo in there (or Toney) and a chels def or double city.

  4. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which one for the team below?

    1) Raya, Azpi, Livra, Duffy and 0.9ITB

    2) McCarthy, TAA, Duffy, Manquilo and 0.0ITB

    3) Raya, TAA, Duffy, 3.9 and 0.0ITB

    XXX/Foster
    XXX/Cancelo/Chilwell/XXX/XXX
    Salah/Son/Havertz/Raph/Mbeumo
    Vardy/Toney/4.4

  5. Fpl Richie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What really interests me with many top managers going to Kane is there seems to be an assumption that he's a clear captaincy option over Son (1.9m cheaper). I accept that some will go both for 12-15.

    But I'm convinced that this is a little disrespectful to Son. He looks sharp, confident, he's bought into the project and has plenty of routes to points. He'll match Kane and is just as good a captain pick now.

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wait wait wait, people want to spend nearly a quarter of their budget on attackers from a Nuno side?

    2. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think it's more because Lukaku > Kane for 1 FT.

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

        That + penalties

        1. Fpl Richie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Pretty sure they are down on previous seasons aren't they? But yes that is true.

      2. Fpl Richie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes I get that. Personally I would far rather not block a path to Son, but yes it might save a move tbf.

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kane easy buy if selling Lukaku and you only had 1ft and money ITB, Son requires a bit more surgery. In saying that Son was flavor of the week before his covid scare, and that was the same week that I and others were called crazy for wanting Kane, and now it seems some of the people with a higher following suddenly like Kane again

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Kane or Havertz weren't being discussed before Malmo game. Lukaku's injury doesn't make them better players or bad options.

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You’re right about Havertz. But I know I was happy to have Kane over Lukaku when I WC’d last week,
          and was rewarded for it Whilst anyone else who even mentioned Kane’s name was shut down, which is fair enough as he hadn’t scored all season I supposed but just funny to me that peoples opinions suddenly turn now

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Nice one, you got him at the right time. If he hits form he'll soar. Havertz could too but has shown very little in PL yet to match his huge potential.

    4. Fpl Richie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I should add this is the first season I've thought this. Had always been on Kane's side previously, so no beef with him.

  6. C_G
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    good to go? 2.2 ITB, no FTs, no hits taken

    Sanchez

    TAA White Livra Alonso

    Salah (c) Son Raph Benrama

    Antonio (vc) Vardy

    Steele King Allan Williams

  7. burnhilla
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Talk me out of captaining James over Salah.

    1. C_G
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      i would (c) Alonso if I was sure about him playing

      1. burnhilla
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        And I would captain James. But not 100% that he starts.

    2. Tempestic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm tempted

  8. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Start Tierney or Livramento?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ooofff

    2. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wildcarded in GW5 to try and get ahead of the curve with players like Jimenez. What an utter waste of time.

  9. FPL Doctor
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Predict the EO%

    A) Salah
    B) Vardy
    C) Antonio

  10. PascalCygan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Most of the week I thought I would take Ronaldo out and do another move for -4... but all I've done so far (like a lot of people) is do Lukaku to Vardy for free.

    My ML rival is taking -4 to bring in Kane. Do I?

    A) Ronaldo > Toney (-4)
    B) Leave it as it is

    0FT 1.0ITB
    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento
    Salah Raphinha Gallagher Gray
    Vardy Ronaldo

    Steele ESR Marcal Street

    Thanks!

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bank the transfer. 100%

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cool, thanks

    2. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Save - no way I'd be taking out Ronaldo for -4.

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks. It does seem silly when I read it back to myself!

  11. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 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 + 3.9 def to Kane +James (-8)
    C- Lukaku+3.9 def to Toney + Azpili (-8)
    D- Lukaku + Gallagher/Gray to Toney + Havertz(-8)

    Personally leaning towards C, not convinced by Kane/Aubameyang

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C because you're going to need to sort the two 3.9s at some point

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Worth the-8?

        1. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I'd say so

  12. Visionaries
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Saka & Luk > Havertz & Auba?

    1. Visionaries
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      -4

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah , I got Jesus instead

  13. farqy
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Down to the final piece of my WC puzzle...

    A) Kane & Gray

    B) Son & Wilson

    Any thoughts are of course appreciated

  14. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who to start?

    A. Greenwood
    B. ESR

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any other options on your bench you can start instead?

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Livramento

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Greenwood then.

  15. Bojack Horseman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I take the point about Vardy possibly missing out on GW14 and I think its very probable he is benched, but that is a long way off - is it too far away to be worrying about really?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why GW14 in particular?

      1. Bojack Horseman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Midweek game between two PL fixtures on the weekends.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cause it’s a midweek game

  16. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 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)

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  17. Mind över Mata
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Play one of:

    A) Mbeumo
    B) Trent
    C) Livramento

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

      1. Mind över Mata
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers

  18. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Another drop for Lukaku tomorrow? Gosh, was planning to bench him this week and get in Vardy next week...

  19. Alejo - CFC
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lukaku replacement ?

    A) Antonio
    B) Jesus
    C) Aubameyang

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C

  20. baines is god
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Should I Williams to James for -4,

    I have two non starting Norwich defenders, which means I have to play Duffy, Manquillo, TAA and Sanchez for the next few weeks whatever.

    Brighton's fixtures are rubbish and Manquillo could be dropped.

  21. Millie7
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    3.1m to spend
    A) Brownhill + Jota > Havertz + 7.5 mid
    B) Jota > Son

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Chilwell Cancelo Livra White
    Salah Jota Raphinha Mbeumo Brownhill
    Antonio Vardy Davis

  22. boc610
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    got in son, sell Ron for a hit or keep?

  23. SouthCoastSaint
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Mahrez and sissoko to Havertz and Mbeumo -4

    Or

    B) Marcal and Mahrez to Havertz and Chilwell -4?

    1. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  24. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Both Alonso and Chilwell start tomorrow. Alonso will be playing left wing. You heard it here first.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What formation? 3-4-3?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Mendy
        Azpi Chris Rudi
        James Jorg Kova Chilwell
        Mount Havertz Alonso

        1. Kane Lane
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Something like that Chris thought benched

  25. TheYogaDaddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA Cancelo Azpilicueta Livramento
    Salah (C) Foden Raphinha Mbuemo
    Vardy Antonio

    Bench order: Maupay, Brownhill, Duffy

    G2G?

  26. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    1 FT, 0.1 ITB. Contemplating banking it, or are there issues to address here?

    No straight swaps for Havertz without a hit. Would have to go Ronaldo to Vardy then Jota to Havertz.

    Schmeichel
    TAA - Dias - Azpi (vc) - Livramento
    Salah (c) - Raphinha - Mbeumo - D Gray
    Antonio - Ronaldo
    SUBS: Jakupovic - Jota - Semedo - Scarlett

    A) Bank the transfer
    B) Ronaldo to Vardy + Jota to Havertz (-4)
    C) Ronaldo to Vardy + Scarlett to Toney (-4), bench Livra
    D) Something else.......

  27. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Which player I should bench?

    Marcal, Raphinha, Mbeumo, Benrahma or Saint-Maximin?

    Thank you!

    1. boc610
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      marcal

  28. RamboRN
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA rudiger cancelo livramento
    Salah son raphina
    Vardy Antonio asm

    Subs foster mbeumo bissouma manquilo
    0.8m itb.
    I have took a -8 to get to this. Think worth playing wc instead and also get toney/broja and chillwell

  29. Bojam
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    WC draft

    Raya, Foster
    Cancelo, Rudiger, Chilwell, Duffy, Livra
    Salah, Son, Havertz, Raphinha, Mbeumo
    Vardy, Edouard, Broja

    Trying to be less maverick following previous comments.

    Have 0.5ITB. Is it worth "upgrading" Duffy to Tierney? Worry that Duffy might be on borrowed time now Webster is back.

    Anything you would change here or G2G?

    1. Bojam
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Team this week would be:

      Raya
      Cancelo, Chilwell, Rudiger
      Salah, Son, Havertz, Raphinha, Mbeumo
      Vardy, Edouard

      Bench: Broja, Livra, Duffy, Foster.

    2. Deer-in-headlights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd rather have the 0.5 itb going into next gw to give the option to upgrade Vardy to Kane.