Three Options For FPL Managers In The Absence Of Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku was sidelined for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier due to an ankle sprain. This has led to several doubts as to whether or not he will be fully fit to play for Manchester United when they travel to Anfield this Saturday. This uncertainty would be quite worrisome for Fantasy Premier League managers, so here are three alternatives for Lukaku who the FPL managers can draft in:
Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City
Jesus has played full 90 minutes only once in City’s 7 league games so far, and yet, he has netted 4 times. With Aguero sidelined after a dreadful car crash, Jesus will definitely be the talisman for Pep Guardiola. Also, the fact that they play Stoke City next can only help, since Jesus has every chance of getting his name on the scoresheet over the weekend. It is quite evident as to why Guardiola prefers Jesus and recruiting him can prove to be beneficial.
The absence of Aguero should guarantee him the opportunity to exploit a kind schedule and deliver for his recent FPL investors, making Jesus a good option. But an exit plan might be required once Aguero returns, since that could limit Jesus’ minutes on the field.
Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur
If Harry Kane isn’t in your team yet, are you really playing FPL?
Kane successfully overcame his August jinx and has been unstoppable since September. It is also worth pointing out that Kane is seemingly better at converting his chances. At Wembley, the player will be keen on scoring a goal or two since they will play relatively easy opponents in the form of Bournemouth.
He did reward his faithful owners with another brace in Gameweek 6 against West Ham, following on from his two-goal haul away at Everton. So the timing seems right to recruit him.
Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal
Arsenal have fairly easy fixtures ahead, so Lacazette should have his name on the scoresheet more often. The fact that Mesut Ozil could return soon can further propel Lacazette’s chances. The German has already created three big chances in four starts, while also playing four accurate through-balls.
However, Lacazette needs to show that he can deliver consistently in away matches. He did find his groove back after enduring a slump in form and the Gunners too, will be hungry to pick up three crucial points against Watford. Their opponents for the upcoming weak have been poor defensively, meaning it will be an ideal chance for the player to score.