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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. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Time to move on from Benrahma

    Better option?

    A. Kai

    B. Foden

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A this week

    4. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

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

      a

  2. FPL Doctor
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone thinking that there's a reason why everybody is bringing in Vardy yet we're all not too keen on captaining him in a week when Salah plays Man Utd away?

    Doesn't really make sense to me. Salahs EO will probs be at least 130-140 I'd say and Vardy's might be

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

      Salah form.
      United defence.

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

      I would luv it if Salah’s EO is only 130 this week, luv it

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

      salah has an easier fixture attacking wise and better form..

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

    Would you start

    A) Gallagher
    B) Benrahma

    1. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    2. Laurel and Vardy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

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

      b

  4. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ronaldo + Saka —> Vardy + Havertz (-4) a bit kneejerky?

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Could get rid of Saka or Benrahma ^^

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

      good moves if saka is out.

    3. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No, I think Ronaldo will score on Sunday. Havertz unlikely to haul IMO and is not a good long term option. At least wait to see how long Werner is out for. If he is back next week Havertz might only play this GW then be benched again

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I think Tuchel already said today Werner and Lukaku are out for at least 2 games (Norwich and Soton).

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

    Right starting lineup ? play benny over alonso ?

    Foster
    TAA Rudiger Alonso Cancelo
    Sarr Townsend Salah(C)
    Jimenez Antonio Vardy

    Sanchez Benrahma Livramento Gilmour

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Would keep it as you have it - nice team!

  6. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Sarr to Haverts (-4).

    Already on minus for Kaku in and out!!!

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I think it would be worth it over the next couple of GWs if that’s your horizon to make back the -4

  7. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Jimenez appears to be in this video, on the left. This video is from 22 hours ago.

    https://twitter.com/Wolves/status/1451222973743079429?s=20

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      ?

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

        Pause it at 19 seconds

        1. Joey Tribbiani
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          We know he trained once?

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

            The guy said he’s only started training ‘today’ when that’s not true judging by the video.

        2. Taegugk Warrior
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Whats the point

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

            Read below. My gosh. What is the point of trying to help people on here 😀

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

      Did he train whilst in Mexico or was he locked in a quarentine hotel?

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Right?

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

      He trained yesterday yes, still doubts over whether he is up to speed enough to start though

    5. PartyTime
        1 month, 13 days ago

        So fake rumour. Why do people do that. Shame!

      • Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        That guy tweeted that he’s only trained ‘today’, when there’s a video of him in training yesterday.

    6. 1zverGGadeM
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      How is this looking, lads?

      Guaita (4.0)
      TAA Livra Chillwell
      (S)alah Townsend Gallagher Raph
      Antonio Vardy Ronaldo
      McArthur White Williams on the bench

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

      So team news have gone with Alonso… hmm

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        No James

        1. Heres hoping x 7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Really? What makes you say that?

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

          James left back??

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

          Team news HAS gone with James, if you would like to take a look.

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

        cant see it, chilwell starts but I'm afraid alonso gets a 15-20 minute runout at the end for a 1 pointer

      3. Tripleh123
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        What is the latest team news?

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

          Team news tab

      4. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        As an Alonso and James owner the would be fantastic

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

      Livramento or Chalobah? Thanks!

      1. Saint Tim
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Livra

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Livra

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

        Livra

      3. Tree House
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Liv

    9. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wow RMT suggests putting Reece James as captain. Tempted...

    10. jcr1997
        1 month, 13 days ago

        1 free transfer - WC available too:

        Guiata (Newcastle Home)
        Konsa / Coady / Walker
        Salah / Greenwood / Son / Luiz
        Ings / Lukaku / Antonio

        Bench - Sanchez / Marcal / Hoever / Bissouma

        Free transfer:
        Lukaka > Vardy
        For a -4:
        Marcal > Chilwell

        Worth it? or use Wildcard?

        1. Millie7
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Villa fan by any chance?

      • W
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A) Havertz + 4.4 fwd in a 352
        B) Jimi + 4.4 mid in a 343

        Raya
        TAA, Cancelo, Azpi
        Salah(c), Son, Raph, Mbeumo
        Vardy, Toney

        Foster, Livra, Manquillo, 4.4

        Cheers!

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

          B. Reason being if you plan to keep a 4.4 your bench, you can at least get a 4.4 that plays and get you 2 pts in a pinch.

      • Hunting for points
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sarr to Havertz for -4?

        1. sulldaddy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I did not do this same move.

          1. Hunting for points
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            You did not?..

      • Edinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Play one:

        A) Smith-rowe
        B) Semedo
        C) Broja

        1. Bergkamps second touch
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I'm also the same, to play ESR or Saiss! Think I'm going for wolves defender over trusting arsenal

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

          A

      • Bam Saka Laca
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Gtg?

        Sánchez
        TAA Cancelo Livramento
        Salah Mbeumo Gallagher Townsend
        Kane(c) Antonio Ronaldo

        4.0 Jansson Sissoko Williams

        1. Gilbert Prilasnig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yes!

          1. Bam Saka Laca
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thanks mate and good luck!

      • Bergkamps second touch
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Bring in Havertz for Sterling or Mahrez?

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

          raz

          1. Bergkamps second touch
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Is this a combination of the two? Nicely played, sir.

      • Gilbert Prilasnig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A) Raphinha + Son
        or
        B) Foden + Antonio

        1. Bam Saka Laca
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

        2. Henryyy
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

          1. Gilbert Prilasnig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thanks guys! Good luck!

        3. sulldaddy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

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

        Made up my mind on -8
        Now to select the players

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Cart before horse syndrome?

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

            Lukaku out will be -4
            Other -4 can be getting havertz or to get a Chelsea defender
            Current midfield is
            Gray/Gallagher/Salah/mbeumo/sissoko
            Defence is- Dias/TAA/marcal/2 3.9 defs

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Lukaku I understand.
              All starters in mf - who to Havertz?
              How much cash itb to go Che def? It's a bit of a minefield

      • Henryyy
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I need some help lads

        A Play Livramento
        B Marcal to Cancelo -4

        I have no City def

        1. Bam Saka Laca
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

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

        Start Chiwell with:

        A) Alonso
        B) Livramento

        1. Henryyy
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          B

          1. Bam Saka Laca
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            A and Livra first bench

        2. MARVELLUS
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          B. If Chilwell doesn't play you will get Alonso anyway.

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

          A

      • MARVELLUS
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Got 18.2m to spend on a mid and fwd spot, which looks best?:

        a) Havertz Auba
        b) Son Jimenez
        c) Mbeumo Kane (Got Toney)
        d) Mount? (up to 7.4m) Vardy

        Keep changing my mind over A B and C......

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

          Aaa

          1. MARVELLUS
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            thanks

      • Footieboot
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Jota or Greenwood to Havertz worth the -4?

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

            Havertz OOP this week against weak opposition, looks tempting

          2. Make United Great Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Jota is. Won’t start.

        • Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I wonder if anyone brought in Lukaku for Ronaldo early in the GW only for the Lukaku injury causing them to move to Jimenez, who now also might be out? Rough.

          1. MARVELLUS
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Jimenez might be out?

              1. MARVELLUS
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                thanks, one less option for me this week!

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

            Since when was Jimenez out?

            1. Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Sounds like touch and go.

          3. Taegugk Warrior
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Why jim out..?

        • Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Chilwell not nailed on? Ffs doesn't have him starting

          1. Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Are you new to FPL, football and life mate?

          2. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Those FFS predicted lineups aren't very good.

            The betting odds one is much better. It has Chilwell starting.

        • james 101
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Do we expect Haverts to start consistently for a few?

          He typically doesn’t play 90 mins (or even close), and we don’t know how long Lukaku is out so we?

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Anyone?

          2. Tree House
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            He should start while Rom is out

        • Mr. Mystic
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Start Mbeumo or Livra?

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

            m

        • Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          What's the deal with Jimenez?

          People are benching him?

          Have I missed something?

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            He’s not been training

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Top right of screen

            1. Stupendous
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Wasn't there 10 min ago cheers

              Thought someone said he trained 24 hrs ago

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Not sure tbh mate , but I'm benching and starting Livramento

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

            Rumour he is going to be benched.

            Happy to not own but you can never bank on these rumours.

            Just like the Son rumour last week. Luckily I kept Son 🙂

            1. Stupendous
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Might need to bench him

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

            I cant see any reason to bench Jimi in this one. He is either going to play, or he isn’t. It seems unlikely that he comes of the bench for 20 minutes. Therefore, just start him and take the auto sub if he doesn’t play.

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

              It is very very likely this happens. He came off the bench with a few minutes to go last gameweek. He is travelling with the squad and from the manager comments he sounds a bit fatigued. I could EASILY see him coming on for the last 10-20 minutes, especially if they are chasing the game.

        • derdourily
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Only for this GW ?

          A- Edouard
          B- Auba

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

            Auba

        • n-doggg
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Kane
          Vardy
          Kane
          Vardy
          Kane
          Vardy

          ?

          1. MARVELLUS
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Kane