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Mark Sutherns’ FPL Gameweek 9 preview and latest team plans

Mark Sutherns is back alongside Andy North for another Premium Members-only chat to kick off Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 9.

The video is an exclusive for Premium Members – and there’ll be plenty more to come in 2021/22.

Mark is recording for our subscribers every Gameweek throughout the upcoming campaign, so sign up via this link in order to see his regular appearances.

This week’s episode focuses on the biggest development of the week in Romelu Lukaku‘s (£11.6m) injury, discussing the best replacements for the Belgian as well as the points potential of Kai Havertz (£8.1m) when neither Lukaku or Timo Werner (£8.6m) are available.

Additionally, the pair talk about the emotional rollercoaster of owning a Chelsea defender, before they both reveal their Gameweek 9 line-ups.

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902 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Start Jota or Livaramento?

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

      Start Jota

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

      Livra

    3. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Liv

    4. Lukakuna
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Li

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

    Schmeichel
    Trent cancelo rudiger livramento
    Salah benrahma jota sarr
    Antonio ASM
    Ward mcarthur Duffy Lukaku *
    1FT 0.5 ITB

    Would you go
    A) Lukaku -> Jesus (c)
    B) jota —> havertz (c)
    C) jota and Lukaku —> Jesus (c) and havertz -4

  3. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Start Armstrong or ESR

    G2G otherwise?

    Cancelo, Dias, Christensen, TAA
    Mount, (S)alah, Raphina,
    Armstrong, Kane, Antonio

    Foster, Liv, ESR, Brownhill

    TIA

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

      Gtg, I would go Armstrong

    2. hustler7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'd start ESR isn't Armstrong likely to be benched?

  4. Superninteno Chalmers
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Alonso dilemma...

    A) Keep and hope he plays
    B) Transfer out for a hit (prob for another Che defender)

    I've no cover since Coufal is injured and Tsimi unlikely to play, so the hit could effectively be a -2 if Alonso doesnt play

    1. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      thanks in advance for any wise words

    2. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Same predicament. Leaning towards hit for Rudiger.

      1. Superninteno Chalmers
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        for Chili surely?

      2. Superninteno Chalmers
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Could also keep alonso and do the hit for Coufal to Rudi and play both in a back 4 this week for the favourable fixture
        Then transfer alonso out next week for free

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A, because you’ll kick yourself if he starts and hauls

      In these situations I remember that realistically to have a good week I need 3-4 of my players to return well and my captain to do ok, so if I have a couple 1-2 pointers or even a 0 I can still have a good week, that’s just me though

      1. Superninteno Chalmers
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Could also keep alonso and do the hit for Coufal to Rudi and play both in a back 4 this week for the favourable fixture
        Then transfer alonso out next week for free

  5. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Havertz + Jimenez or Son + Toney in this team?

    Raya
    TAA Cancelo Chilwell
    Salah (C) * Raph Mbeumo
    Vardy Antonio *

    Foster - Livra White Brownhill

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

      Havertz and toney

      1. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Guess that makes sense too, keep the change for Son/Kane down the line.

    2. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      S+T long term

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Mark is the image of who i imagine turns up when you call someone to fix your computer

  7. jimmyharte
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Raya or Sanchez on WC?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Raya

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Raya

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

      Raya

  8. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Both for -4

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

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Second option but not sure I'd do it for a hit

  9. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Captain Salah, Vardy or Foden?

    1. Lukakus talking
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Probably Salah, Brentford and Brighton have looked fairly solid this season

    2. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah

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

      Out of those 3 Salah

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      The one which is owned by just about everybody.

    5. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah

    6. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah

  10. Lukakus talking
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lost on the previous page:

    How's this as a slightly different WC team?

    Sanchez (Foster)
    TAA - James - White - Livra - Johnson
    Salah - Havertz - Foden - Raph - Brownhill
    Ronaldo - Toney - Wilson

    0.0 itb

    Thanks in advance

    1. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Would have ASM over Wilson.
      James not nailed
      No City def
      Havertz is a punt - not as certain as people making out here

  11. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A- Foden > Havertz for free
    B- Ronaldo & Sarr > Auba & Havertz
    C- Ronaldo & Foden > Kane & Havertz
    B & C for a hit

  12. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Edouard vs NEW defence is a massive differential this week.

    1. DB_00
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Plays City next week though. Also seems to come off after 80 mins

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        His fixture run is plum.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I am actually thinking of getting him for Lukaku.

    3. Thewoodyhorse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He was fantastic against Arsenal, definitely on my radar!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Palace also playing some good football under Vieira.

  13. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Vardy or Ronaldo in for Lukaku?

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Vardy

    2. DB_00
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Vardy

  14. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hwang (lee) or Livra (BUR) first sub?

    1. Lukakuna
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Liv

  15. DB_00
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lukaku to Vardy done. Would you take a hit to do Grealish > Havertz or just leave it?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Leave it

    2. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes for me

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

      Leave it

    4. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No hit

    5. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Might be worth it to get that waste of FPL space out of your team.

  16. Lukakuna
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Who would you sell for Havertz for a hit?

    A) Jota
    B) Benrahma
    C) Brownhill (bench King)

    1. Superninteno Chalmers
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      no

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      None. I was sorely tempted, but in the end, decided Chelsea are not City and just a transfer downline to get him out

  17. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Last piece of the WC team

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

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

    3) Raya, TAA + bench: Duffy, 3.9, Davis and 0.0ITB

    Tempted to go 1) as have pretty strong bench, I take advantage of the immediate Chelsea def fixtures while doubling up Azpi + Chilwell, as well as have that 0.9ITB, which will give me flexibility if needed.

    Thoughts?

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    The people capping havertz are the same ones ordering extra hot at Nando’s

    They look cool but are more than likely going to get burnt

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      The extra hot at nandos isnt that hot

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Not for you maybe, even lemon and herb is a bit much for this potato 🙁

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      uk "extra hot" lol

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lol the lemon sauce there is too spicy for me, but I'm cappting Havertz because he looks like a skinny chicken

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah cappers are lemon and herb

    5. TheBiffas
        1 month, 6 days ago

        i'm sorry but the extra hot isn't even bad

    6. Ady87
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Best 6.5 mid?

      Sarr? Tielemans? Gallagher? Saka? ESR?

      Own Gray.

      Tielemans and Saka 75% flagged.

    7. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It’s strange times when you’re getting a little bit of the fear not owning Havertz this GW but there you have it. Blank please.

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

        Havertz or any chelsea attacker arent that scary. Not capping salah is scary

    8. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Working in a game jam right now, and no real time to think too hard about FPL...

      I made some wacky changes and wondering about the bench and captains?

      Foster
      Cancelo James Tierney
      Foden Grealish Raphinha Havertz(c)
      Vardy(v) Jimenez Edouard

      Bachmann | ESR, Livramento, Trent | 0FT. 2.5 ITB

      P.S. Yes, Edouard!

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I worry about you

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I know you do 🙂 My main strategy is to throw shite at a wall and see what sticks. In life and FPL.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Decent picks all round, just the level of risk which boggles

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Strong bench 🙂

      2. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Play TAA and where is Salah?

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Salah is having a poo this year

      3. Bojam
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Edouard is a great pick imo. 3G in 5 games of which only 3 were starts, all against toughish opposition. Now the fixtures ease. Been impressed by Palace.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          This is great news!

      4. Dammit_182
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Love it. I see palace scoring a few times vs Newcastle and the team you have out looks exciting. Trent will be angry being 3rd bench after the mighty ESR & Livra though….

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Trent needs resting if he's to get any attacking returns against the mighty Brighty next week

      5. Bojam
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        WC active and it's doing my head in. Appreciate some input on this draft please:

        Ramsdale, Foster
        Cancelo, Chilwell, Matip, Henry, Livra
        Salah, Havertz, Raphinha, Tielemans, Mbeumo
        Vardy, Auba, Edouard

        Thinking TAA in a few weeks.
        Probably Son in for Havertz in GW12.
        Tielemans is dependent on injury update but is on form.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Edouard is a great pick!
          Not a fan of Auba though. Laca pushing him for a place and expensive compared to the rest of the team. Fixtures aren't screaming for inclusion either

      6. tom66
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Auba (C) over Salah. Am I going to regret this?

        1. tankle
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I’m leaning this way too. Auba or Chillwell for me

        2. Arteta
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          We'll know in 9 hours.

        3. smix
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Will never trust any Arsenal asset for captaincy

      7. Pachi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        What would you do here?

        Sanchez
        White / dias / azpi / livramento
        Salah / saka / raphinia / sarr
        Ronaldo / vardy

        Steele…. Semedo / sissoko / scarlett
        3.4 itb 0ft

        A) sissoko to mbeumo for -4 and bench saka/white
        B) saka to havertz for -4 and captain him
        C) something else

        1. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Save ?

      8. davies
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Who to transfer in first?

        A) Kane
        B) Havertz

        Whoever it is will likely get the armband…

      9. rozzo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Raya
        TAA Dias Cancelo Azpi
        Salah Greenwood Sarr Benrahma
        Ronaldo Antonio

        Gunn Allan Dennis Williams

        1ft
        0itb

        Ronaldo to Vardy or Greenwood to Raphina?

      10. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Captain Salah or Havertz?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          911 Turbo or Scooter?

          1. Bavarian
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            hahaha

          2. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Got factor in the case specific terrain though …. But yeah, Salah still …

      11. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ronaldo/Greenwood -> Vardy/Havertz -4 + money ITB to do Armstrong to Toney next week?

        1. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yes

        2. Bavarian
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yes

        3. Dammit_182
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I like it.

        4. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          G2G? -4

          Foster
          TAA Cancelo Tierney
          Salah (vc) Haverts Foden Raphina
          Jesus Antonio Jimenez

          Sanchez Livramento Marcal Sissoko

        5. beetlejuice
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Is Duffy the best 4.4 defender excluding Livra? His fixtures are not the greatest.

          1. Bojam
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Probably but i'd be concerned about his spot now Webster is back from injury. Lamptey back in contention as well so could see a defensive rejig in the coming weeks.