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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.

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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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  1. Mo Mane No Problems
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Who would you start assuming no early Arsenal news?

    A. Saka
    B. Livra
    C. Mbeumo

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      C

    2. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      C

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

      C

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    WC Leaves me 0itb… tempted by TAA to Cancelo or Azpi for money itb

    McCarthy
    Dias TAA Rudiger
    Salah Raph Mbuemo Havertz Foden
    Antonio Vardy
    (Foster, Liv, Borja, Manquillo)

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

      All good as is

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

    Punt on Rudiger (c) absolute madness?

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Cancelo Rudiger (c) Chilwell (Livramento Duffy)
    Salah (v) Son Raphinha Benrahma (Brownhill)
    Vardy Firmino Antonio

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

      Go for it

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

      Why would you go Rudiger over Chilwell?

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

    What big account mentioned Havertz?

    I see all the sheep have started flocking

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

      Become my patreon and I'll tell you

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

    Tierney to Chilwell worth a -4?

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

      Quite possibly yeah

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

      Probably

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Mmmm.. got me thinking that but haven’t arsenal got ok chance of cleansheet?

  6. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bench one ?

    A Mbuemo (LEI)
    B Toney (LEI)
    C Broja (BUR)

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

      Broj

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      C easily

  7. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Vardy and son
    Or
    Kane and haverts

    1. cigan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Vardy Son no debate

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

      Top one

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      V + S

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      VS

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

      A long term
      B short term

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

    Townsend to Havertz for -4?

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

      You do know Townsend is on penalties?

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

      Na

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not with DCL’s injury being longer. Keep Townsend for sure.

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

      Thanks folks
      Yes I am aware T is on pens

    5. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No … at home to Watford and on pens my man. No no no.

  9. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Do you think it's Cancelo's turn to sit on the bench this weekend?

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

      Yeah I really think so. Feels really hard to bench Cancelo and play Livramento or Smith-Rowe ahead of him though...

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

      could be but he never seems to break a sweat

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yep. Part of the reason I felt ok taking a -4 as part of the Lukaku move. Else I’d be playing Brownhill or Duffy.

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

      Nobody knows anything...

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

      I don’t think so. He will sit on the bench midweek

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

    Start 2 of
    A. Saka
    B. Livra
    C. Mbuemo

    1. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      BC

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

      Bench Saka

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      BC

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

    Which 2 would you bench?

    A - Livra
    B - Jota
    C - Benrahma
    D - White
    E - Semedo

    Currently on DE

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

      BE

      1. cigan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I reckon Jota starts this one after sitting out the last 2, United def. looking dodgy as hell too

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

      If you can, D and E, if not B and E

      1. cigan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yeah that's what I'm thinking, got Trent, Rudiger & Livra starting.
        Lukaku injury made the transfer decision so easy this week too, just switched to Vardy. Semedo/Jota out next imo

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

    As if havertz going to change the world now for chelsea. Lukaku, werner....The proper forwards Couldn't do anything because of less supply and now here comes prince havertz to rescue

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

      This

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

      You're not wrong mate - alas I've succumbed to the bait and got him in - Chelsea do have good fixture though - surely they must create chances against Norwich..

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A very common sense point.

    4. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I’m excited to see some forced changes - CHO, Havertz, Mount, Ziyech maybe…
      Maybe it’ll be fun!

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        CHO, havertz, mount up top?

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

    Some great feedback from you all so thank you.

    Am I good to go on the below or would you suggest a line up tweak?

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo - Chilwell - Livramento
    Gallagher - Mbueno - Salah - Son
    Toney - Antonio - Vardy

    Subs; Foster | TAA - Gray - Jansson

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

      You seem to have accidentally benched 2nd best player in the game

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

        Who would you put in him for and do you think United won't ruin Liverpool's cleansheet? I think that Liverpool will win, but I'm not sure on 1) if TAA will be involved in a goal, 2) if they'll keep a clean sheet.

        1. cigan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          One of Mbeumo/Toney I guess. Very nice team btw

  14. SouthCoastSaint
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone give Mahrez a chance of starting?

    Has got points off the bench twice already this season and trying to avoid the Havertz lure

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

      It's the hope that gets you

    2. Murdylicious82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I have him and don't see him starting but who knows with City.
      Havertz would have to bang for it to be worth the -4 for me so I'm thinking leave it on off chance Mahrez plays.
      Depends what else you've got to sort out, if nothing I'd probably do it as its not a bad punt in that case.

  15. simonl87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Who to start

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

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

      C

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

      Livramento, I think we're all partly overlooking that Chelsea are fairly blunt and now don't have Lukaku/Werner (not that the latter made a difference) and Norwich are on the back of a couple of cleansheets. Not saying Norwich will win but it won't be high scoring. Livramento ought to get 6 points.

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

      A

  16. davies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Would you do this for -12?

    Ronaldo > Iheanacho
    Sissoko > Mbeumo
    Gallagher > Havertz
    Lukaku > Kane

    Sanchez
    TAA Walker Christensen
    Salah Havertz (c) Raphinha Mbeumo
    Kane Antonio Iheanacho

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

      I think you've got a good chance of clawing most of that -12 back plus it sets you up nicely going forward.

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lol. No way

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

      Just lukaku kane

    4. No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ronaldo out for a -12 is madness

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

    Any suggestions appreciated!

    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

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

      Probably B out of those. But you can't leave 11.7m on the bench so I guess C is worth the hit. No love for Vardy?

      Thoughts on my WC draft below?

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

        Prob right.. leaning towards c but havertz seems like a trap. May go mount or raphinha instead

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

    Repost as no replies.

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

      Auba and tielemans out for son and toney

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Much more efficient than mine. Well done.

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

        Boring but true

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

          Usually mess up my WC. Do I need to be more conservative? Too many risks?

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I started replying as I'm amazed about a WC without TAA, and with Auba and Havertz...

      It's not just for this week, right?

      But then I thought arsenal have decent fixtures, Lukaku is out for a whole, why not.

      However, if it was me, I'd downgrade Auba into Jimi or Antonio and use the cash on TAA and Son.

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

        Fair enough.

        What has TAA done so far this season? A few cleansheets but Matip gets those too. Other than that it's two assists. They look a bit shakey at the back so I figure he's not essential at that price.

        Son is a concern. Such a consistent player and can return against anyone. But the next three fixtures aren't great and Spurs don't look that good.

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yeah, but TAA can also haul. He virtually plays like a midfielder. Plus he's been injured.

          Agree with you on Spurs, but Son is Son.

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      My concern with Auba is that Lacazette looked good when he came on, so maybe he loses some time to him.

      I kinda like the rest, Tielemans, Henry, Eduoard, seems fun.

  19. kellamergh
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Am I gtg with my wildcard?
    0m itb

    Raya
    Cancelo TAA Rudiger Chilwell
    Foden Raphinha Salah(C) Havertz
    Vardy Toney

    Foster Mbeumo Livramento Davis

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Little too many rotation risks for mine, but solid team.

  20. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Havertz is a trap

    1. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      He will be either really good or c**p

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

      Bloody hell , I've fallen in

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thank you Admiral.

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

      Then trap me up

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

    Remember when Antonio was registered as a midfielder and scored 4 against Norwich?

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

      yeah, didnt had him at that time, pssst!

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

      captained him hehe

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

      Did he not start as a wing back for West Ham too?

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

    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.

    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

    Thoughts?

  23. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What the general feeling on Cancelo this weekend …. I have Dias also and I’m sure he 100% starts ….. I’m pretty confident Cancelo does to but a little concerned Peps rests him and he appears late on keeping my Dias CS routed to my bench?

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I dont have him, hope he sits out 🙂

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'd not be surprised by a Cancelo rest, but I'll be damned if I put 6M on my bench.

    3. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Start both no?

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Bench headache … starting Townsend ahead of him … Dias Benny Livra on bench.

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

  24. ididnt
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Start Allan (Eve) or Livra?

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

      Livra

  25. cuppatea78
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ronaldo to Vardy?

  26. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Foster
    Rud TAA Dias Livra
    Raph Salah Havertz Mbeumo
    Antonio Hwang

    Sanchez Semedo Sissoko Lukaku

    0FT

    G2g? or
    Kaku > Vardy for -4

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

      G2g

  27. The Mighty I
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Something a little different….

    Raya Foster
    TAA Cancelo Chilwell Rudi Livaremento
    Salah KdB Havertz Mbuemo Normann
    Jesus Toney Broja

    Not totally sold on Spurs/Leicester but can easily move to them if required, same for United once there good run starts up

  28. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Thinking of Chilwell for armband, would you?

    Vice would be Salah

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

      I’m thinking the same

  29. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Have 2 FT and 1.2 ITB. Planning to do CR7 > Vardy next week. Which option looks best this week? Is Mount risky given his recent minutes or should he get some starts with Lukaku out?

    A - Doucoure & Benrahma > Mbuemo & Raph
    B - Doucoure & Benrahma > Mbuemo & Mount
    C - Doucoure > Raph and roll 1 FT
    D - Other suggestion?

    Sanchez
    Cancelo - Rudiger - Livra - Duffy
    Salah (c) - Bruno - Benrahma - Doucoure
    CR7 - Antonio

    Foster - Coufal - Gilmour - Perica

  30. RyanMK
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    1 or 2?

    1. Kane, Jimenez and Sarr/Gray
    2. Vardy, Son, Dennis