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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.

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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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902 Comments Post a Comment
    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not bad for Havertz actually, wing should suit him more

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

        I would rather have Mount in my team vs Havertz.

        You cannot see Tuchel leaving Mount on the bench now...

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

      Mmm.. maybe greenwood to mount worth a go

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

      I think that's a bit overstretched imo. There is a small probability that he starts as a false 9 but with both Kaku and Werner out, and playing Norwich, he will want to rotate and give the likes of Havertz/CHO/Ziyech a chance for sure.

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

        I doubt Tuchel will be benching Mount at this point.

  1. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Who to give the armband to out of

    Salah
    Ronaldo
    Vardy
    Gray

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Chilwell

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

      I really don't get this question - so many people ask it. That's what the Captain Poll is for. How will my 1 vote on your 4 choices sway you over 4000+ votes on the Captain Poll?

      Are you saying the 3 people commenting at 1.35pm on a Friday know better than the 4000 people that have voted all week?

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

        Tbf you could say that about all the little straw polls on player A over B.

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

          No because they aren't captain polls, it's a different question.

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

            Fair enough, but it's still a tiny snapshot.

            I guess the balance of opinion shows overtime.

  2. checkit_j
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Kaku to Vardy
    and anything for a -4?

    Sanchez

    Rudi - Alonso - Livra
    Salah - Sar - Gray - Raph
    Antonio Ronaldo - Vardy?

    McArthur -Duffy - Omo

    1. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Might as well

      1. checkit_j
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        -4? where? Sarr? Gray? to mount?

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

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Azpi
    Salah(C) Raph Gray Gallagher
    Jimenez Kane Antonio

    Steele Livramento Tierney Sissoko

    GTG? considering Tierney to Chilwell for a hit (bit of a bench headache thought)

  4. Mind över Mata
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Trent
    B) Mbeumo
    C) Livramento

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

  5. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    A) Greenwood/Ronaldo -> Havertz/Vardy -4, play Armstrong
    B) Gilmour/Ronaldo -> Son/Toney -4, bench Armstrong
    C) Save FT

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger White Omo
    Salah Greenwood Benrahma Raphinha Gilmour
    Ronaldo Antonio Armstrong

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

    I have Christensen and Chilwell, what are the odds both of them start? Livra as cover off the bench.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Decent odds, though not guaranteed. Silva is around.

      Would start both. If one doesn't start, unlikely they are subbed one.

      Chelsea CS odds higher than Southampton.

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

      75% each of them

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

      Good Chance that Christensen gets benched for Azpi and James starts at RWB. Chilwell I’d say 90% chance he starts after coming off 66th minute in CL.

  7. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lets hear it. Captain choice. I’m satisfied with my position in MLs, but would like to gain some in OR.

    Is this the GW to go ballsy on the captain or no?

    A) Salah
    B) Havertz

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Vardy an option aswell

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

      With Salah being a near permanent captain option now there are very few GWs where you can move from Mo. This week feels to me like the opportunity to go elsewhere with Kai.

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

      Best weekend to go against the narrative. I’m going Havertz Capt

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

    Am I G2G this week? Right captain choice or stick it on Vardy?

    Sanchez
    Trent - Rudiger - Cancelo
    Salah (c) - Son - ESR - Gray
    Antonio - Vardy - Toney

    Steele - Livra - Sissoko - Williams

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

      Poll says Salah

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

    How has Alonso lost his place entirely according to many managers here? I don't see that imo

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Agreed

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

      Agreed I'm sticking with himj for now. If he plays then greatdifferentail, if he doesn't I've got a decent bench.

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

      Don't think it's entirely but he will very often rotate and seems like Chilwell is first choice.

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

        I don't buy that Chilwell is first choice. While he has done well recently, we keep on forgetting very fast that Alonso played the first 6 games or so with Chilwell entirely on the bench. Players don't lose places out of the blues, more so if they had done well in the near past.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Alonso only played because Chilwells head had gone and wasn't ready to play.

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

            Head's gone where? Alonso was playing well let's not forget that.

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

              Just saw Tuchel's comments on Chilwell. Yeah now I udnerstand. Cheers

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I actually tried to hold onto the idea that Alonso still had some life in him as the preferred starter - but the games Chilwell has now started in, coupled with the fact he has been subbed early (you'd think, in order to rest for next game)... leads me to believe he's first choice again.

      When Alonso came on against Malmo he got skinned 4 or 5 times and gave away some fouls. Wasn't really the best cameo, whereas Chilwell was pretty faultless up to then.

      I don't think Alonso is dead in the water at all, we need him for rotation - but I've flipped over to the side of Chilwell being the primary LWB now. You play the fixtures, and the fixtures are the best.

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

      1. Chilwell has been first choice recently
      2. He is playing really well
      3. He came off 66th minute in CL
      4. Chelsea have a League Cup game next week that Alonso can start in

  10. revelc
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    raya (foster)
    trent - cancelo - livramento (jansson - amartey)
    salah - son - benrahma - raphinha (brownhill)
    toney - vardy - antonio

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

      Benny to Mbuemo, and Toney to Jimi/Wilson then yeh

  11. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Gtg?

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo TAA James Tierney
    Salah Mount Foden Saka
    Vardy (c) Toney

    Foster Mbeumo Hwang Livramento

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

      I'd play Mbeumo and hwang over Tierney and saka personally. Having Livra on bench sucks also

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

    This week really have a tough time picking my skipper. My lineup does not give me a solid reliable captain option.

    Meslier
    TAA Cancelo Chilwell Livramento
    Salah Raphinha Gray
    CR7 Jim(C) Antonio
    Begovic Sarr Saiss Allan

    This week is more of a punt in my captain choice. How do my lineup and sub sequence? Thanks

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Salah's been mr reliable all season

    2. ChippyT
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Salah no question.

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

      Someone averaging 10+ a game isn't reliable? Weirdo

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

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

    1. AnfieldLad
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Can’t decide this myself but I have Hwang 1st atm

    2. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Tough one

    3. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I've gone Livra. The more I think about it the more I'm leaning to Hwang but am gonna go with my instinct and Livra

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

    Ok. Alternative WC draft:

    Raya, Foster
    Cancelo, Rudiger, Chilwell, Matip, Livra
    Salah, Havertz, Raphinha, Tielemans, Mbeumo
    Kane, Iheanacho, Edouard

    Thoughts?

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

      Talk Tielemans is carrying a knock

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

        Yeah. He was subbed early mid-week after delivering another excellent performance with an assist for Daka. Will wait for the presser.

        Other than that what do you think?

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

      Iheanacho a doubt, daka did his chances no harm over the midweek to pair with vardy and Vardy surely 1st choice

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

        I don't think so. Not for now anyway. Daka very similar to Vardy. Will play the midweek games and might eat into Vardy's minutes when the fixtures come thick and fast over the winter. Iheanacho more at risk of Rodgers changing shape again when Barnes or Lookman might come back in.

        That's my read anyway.

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

      Not for me. Too different for the sake of it

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

        Different to what? What's the template? Who am I missing?

  15. Jeppe1234
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bench Livramento (BUR) or Sarr (eve)?

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

      Livra. Everton will hugely miss Doucoure, and I can see a rare Watford win here with Sarr pulling the strings.

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

      Sarr

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

    G2G?

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

    Sanchez Livramento Marcal Sissoko

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

      Might start Livra over Tierney. Otherwise G2G. Nice team

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

      Nice one, all set

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

    Rich back not great if wanting to play foster over Sanchez

    1. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Will he start though? If he was I'd consider him in for Luk but reckon he's been out long enough to need some mins of the bench first

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

        Yeh maybe bench and then sub so maybe still worth playing foster

  18. andre_c
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Would you go Lukaku to Vardy or Jesus, if you already have Mahrez?

    1. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      v

  19. Ohh1454
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lukaku > Vardy or Kane ?

    1. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      v

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

      Kane

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

    The most upside CHE asset at this point is???

    123 go.

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

      Chilwell

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Agree. Our LWB has been the starting spot with more goal threat potential than from the right side.

        Our right sided players have the better crosses on them on the whole, and the way we play often ends up with these crosses coming in & the LWB is running onto it towards the back post.

        LWB is handy because theres only two spots. I do think Alonso drops out when not 'preffered'. Have to remember we were considering selling him to fund the Lukaku deal this summer too...

        Currently prefer Azpi or Rudiger for the other spots. Mendy a shout, but expensive compared to other keepers.

        I do love James as an option and what he brings to the attack, but his cameos are very annoying. Azpi is still getting lots of playtime. I don't know if James missing out on occasion is more because "we have to play Azpi" as he's great vs. Tuchel preferring Azpi at RWB to James or not... but I do think there's something in James Tuchel doesn't love.

        He even experimented Azpi at RWB over James last season, for some reason, and it's weird to have done that if he didn't see something in one/both players games as the reason for that.

        Either way that reason isn't great for James because we have got plenty of RCB options (Azpi/Chalobah/Christensen), which means Azpi can still get frequent playtime wherever vs. James, which is only RWB at the moment.

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

      Chilwell/Alonso/James

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

      Jorginho

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

        Jorginho Worth a punt for sarr? Guess that’s because pens

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

          Nah, Try Mbeumo instead or just keep Sarr

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

            Ok ta

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

      Haverts

    5. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Alonso is always the ‘most upside’ Chelsea asset

      Just plenty of downside

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

      Chilly/James but it obvs comes with a bit of risk

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

    Borja or Dennis?

    1. Toblerone52 - Jimmy Flloyd …
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      saints lad

  22. trinna12
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    ASM or Townsend? Which one will be 1st 11

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

      ASM

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

      Townsend

    3. trinna12
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thanks guys. Can explain your choice?

  23. tomong
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I have lukaku and saka. Get

    a. Vardy & Mbuemo -4
    b. Aubameyang & Havertz -4
    c. Toney & Havertz -4
    d. Vardy only.

    Sarr, Christensen, Brownhill on bench.

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

      D

  24. fpork
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    1) Bruno -> Havertz (-4)
    2) Bruno -> KDB (-4)
    3) Bruno -> Mane (-4)
    4) Start Bruno with Pukki as first on bench

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

      1

  25. barton fc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Is doing jimenez to lukaku ( opposed to vardy) over thinking it?

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

      You mean Lukaku to Jimenez?

      Vardy thank you very much.

  26. JBG
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I got Vardy in for Lukaku, but mostly because of FOMO and his next fixtures. Don't actually think he will return this GW. Brentford are a decent side, both in defence and attack.

  27. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Lukaku Saka OUT

    Edouard Havertz(c) IN

    NOW WE FEAST!

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hope your not hungry.

  28. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1451528853160144896?s=20

    Ole giving no certain news, again. Tiring

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

      Bruno will start.. OGS started Maguire when he was barely fit last GW(something he shouldn't have done in hindsight).

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Bruno doubt 😮

  29. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    If you have Ronaldo would u sell him for a hit ?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No way. Big game player.

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hells no

    3. KunDogan (B.D.)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Absolutely. This is donkey version ronaldo not what he once was