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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. PascalCygan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    More a general discussion point about FPL mindset this one...

    With a lot of hits flying around this week, do you see it as a chance to take a hit and take a risk but potentially get ahead of the game with moves you have planned further down the road?

    Or do you see it as a chance to play safer, making a small gain on those taking a hit?

    I know you should just play your own game but I'm curious what others think?

    1. BooYaKasha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      a

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Cool, cheers! I like seeing how different people approach the game differently

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I dont think in that manner but if my hit week matches with others, than its better.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I have seen few who follow first strategy

      2. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Nice one, hope it works out. I had a good season with hits last season but I've had a mediocre start this season without taking any yet!

    3. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I’m playing it safe. Lukaku injury has messed up my wildcard from last week so just brought in Aubameyang and then might do some minor surgery with hits once there’s more solid info on timescales etc

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Cool, sounds good. Good luck!

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      There are shedloads of hits being taken.

      Being agressive this GW could pay off but all comes down to who you get in for hits...

      I would not punt on players who have not been in form though or require transfers out the following week 🙂

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Sounds like sage advice!

        I was ready to do Ronaldo to Vardy or Toney this week, ended up doing Lukaku to Vardy.

        I want Toney from next week, and still tempted to bring him in for Ronaldo this week for a hit... but I just have this nagging doubt Ronaldo will finally come good (in PL terms at least) this weekend!

    5. fusen
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Depends on the make up of the team and whether a hit will actually contribute much. If the team looks 'okay' then it's a fine time to not hit and try and use the +4 gained. If the team looks poor then it's an even easier reason to take a hit.

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Nicely put.

        That's what's dissuaded me from a -4 this week. My team is fine, with Smith Rowe and Marcal on the bench. As a result, Ronaldo to Toney for -4 (while I can do it for free next week) doesn't feel sensible now.

  2. DameCorp
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Play one of:

    A) ESR
    B) Mbuemo
    C) Livra

    1. BooYaKasha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'm starting Livra ahead of ESR and don't have Mbeumo, so C for me.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

    4. RUUD!
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      people will say always play the attacker/s in this situation but I'd be playing Livra

    5. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

  3. LIARS POKER
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Which pair?

    A) Kane & Havertz
    B) Vardy & Son

    1. RUUD!
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

    3. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Vardy + Son

      Havertz is just a huge wildcard.

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

        But would you take all 3 on a WC this week?

      2. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        IMO Low risk high reward

    4. FITZ-G
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Kane and Havertz, but Kane and Son long term. If you can’t afford Kane and Son I’m leaning towards Vardy and Son long term.

    5. FPL Doctor
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Predicted EO%

      A) Salah
      B) Vardy
      C) Antonio

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Salah: 125%
        Vardy: 40%
        Antonio: 50%

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        180
        50
        85

    6. trinna12
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Play ASM or townsend. Can explain the decision. Thanks

      1. Salahlulijah
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        ASM is a better player and has Wilson upfront to finish off chances. Rondon is a donkey so would go for ASM

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

      Repost as bottomed.

      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
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Team this week would be:

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

        Bench: Broja, Livra, Duffy, Foster.

        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I think its solid. Not really in love with Eduardo though.

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

            Has 3G in five appearances. Two of those were off the bench. All toughish fixtures. Now things ease starting with Newcastle this weekend.

      2. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Very good. G2G

      3. ted mcnure
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I agree about Duffy, too risky. I´m also on a WC, and I´m keeping Coady in that slot for security of starts.
        Not sure about Broja, especially as Edouard is there. Personally I´d drop Raphina out (or Mbop) and go for Toney, or Wilson, or..
        gl

    8. RUUD!
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      How many minutes do we think Saka plays today?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        20

      2. Salahlulijah
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        63mins CS and assist before Arsenal lose 1-2

    9. Hazardous1983
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Should i -8

      To get rid of maupay shaw or sarr orr saka?

      And to who

    10. smix
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A. Saka to Havertz for a hit
      B. Play Gallagher instead ?

      1. RUUD!
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        A if you captain Havertz, B if not

    11. Hazardous1983
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Captain salah or havertz

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Havertz for me. Best weekend to challenge the narrative

    12. Hazardous1983
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Will saka start

      1. Salahlulijah
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yes, he’s had plenty of time to recover

    13. FantasyClub
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      You guys think Mount is less likely to play since he played 90 in Europe?

      1. RUUD!
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Mount deffo plays for me, no Lukakau or Werner

    14. tabby98
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Start Sanchez or Foster?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Foster here

    15. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bench Jimenez then?

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I don’t like his comments at all. I’m now thinking of starting Dias and first bench Jimenez …. Dammed if you do caned if you don’t … what ever one I go for will be the wrong one.

    16. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Havertz cappers unite

      Tomorrow we FEAST

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Today we Cornetto

    17. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I swear to god if Lage benches Jimenez this weekend my head will explode.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Think I'm going to bench him and start Livramento

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yup … thinking same with Dias.

      2. Ooh Ah Cantona
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Where's the dots?

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

        Had 6 players benched last week. Thought everything would be fine this week but now I'm wondering if I'm going to have similar issues. GW5 WC has just been a complete disaster

    18. FPLBRAH
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Alright lads,

      I'm on -4 with 4.3 ITB, want to do Sarr --> Havertz but is it worth a -8 hit? WC still intact. Not took many hits so far.

      Sanchez
      TAA Azpi Cancelo
      Salah Raph Gray Mbeumo Sarr*
      Antonio Vardy
      Subs: Foster Reguilon Tsimikas Scarlett

      Cheers!

    19. gart888
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Start 1

      A) Jota
      B) Livramento
      C) Havertz (-4)

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        B

      2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        C

    20. Jokesy87
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      2 FTs - Lukaku and Benrahma ->
      a) Havertz and Jesus
      b) Havertz and Auba
      c) Son and Toney
      d) Kane and Townsend

      Ramsdale (Foster)
      Cancelo Christensen Rudiger (Livramento, Duffy)
      Salah Saka Raphinha Benrahma (Luiz)
      Lukaku Antonio Vardy

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        C

    21. GE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Keeper on WC:

      1) Ramsdale
      2) Raya
      3) Sanchez
      4) Foster (4.0 on Bench as well)

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        2 but really Mendy should be the keeper

        1. GE
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Already have Rudiger and Chilwell

      2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        What about Guaita and Foster. Guaita starts most games, but foster get the occasional game when the fixtures are bad. They rotate fixture difficulty really well.

        1. GE
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks

    22. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Reece James has had a ton of bad luck this season. Worth a punt that his luck changes?

      1. fusen
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Depends on many good rotation options you have

        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I have a full bench of starters (white and Livra)

    23. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      G2G?

      Guaita
      Christensen Cancelo Tierney
      Salah Havertz Raphina ESR
      Ronaldo Wilson Antonio

      steer Marcal Omo Gilmour*

      Not sure who for C?
      Salah or Havertz?

    24. fusen
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Anyone else go big at the back recently and it just fail completely?

      Gameweek 7 wildcard

      Alonso, Rudiger, Cancelo, Dias

      Points in two gamesweeks since:

      0, 2, 0, 0
      0, 0, 6, 1

      Painful stuff...

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

        Livra has been outscoring my 4 premiums combined nearly every week

    25. The Gambler.
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Have 2FT.

      Ronaldo and Greenwood to Kane and Havertz make sense?

    26. George James
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      With the Jimenez news considering the below.

      Jimenez + Doucoure >> Broja + Havertz -4

      Yes or No?

      1. Hiddenpaw
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yes

    27. Heres hoping x 7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Surely Aubayemang is going to be snapped up by a lot of managers this GW?

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

        Decent shout. I seriously considered him on my WC. Could be a great differential.

      2. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Not likely

        1. Heres hoping x 7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          On what basis? Genuinely interested. I can get anyone in for Lukaku but Kane and Vary and harder fixtures and I'm a fixture over form man personally.

      3. Salahlulijah
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Shame Arsenal just don’t create that many good chances

    28. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      What are Jimenez owners doing with him this weekend after ‘those’ comments?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        That tweet :O

      2. sulldaddy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Im holding him, but already sold Lukaku for Vardy and dont want to take a hit.
        Ive got decent bench coverage with Sarr or Cresswell coming on if needed

    29. dhamphiir
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Pick One from here?
      A. Azpi
      B. Ruidger

      Sell Ronaldo for?
      1. Aubameyang
      2. Son (He is striker in Skysport Fantasy)
      3. Jesus
      4. Kane
      5. Keep Ronaldo

      1. Puntillimon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        A3

    30. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      The defender to bring in for Marcal after deadline? 5.7m to spend

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Reece James

    31. Puntillimon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      If you took a hit to bring in Jesus and kai, you should capt either right? Asking for a friend

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah, took a hit so will captain Kai

      2. fusen
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        no, captain whoever will score the most. Otherwise you're punting twice.