With news breaking that Arsenal’s French superstar forward Alexandre Lacazette has undergone surgery on his left knee and is expected to miss at least six weeks of action, FPL managers will be looking to drop him from their lineups and replace him with quality
Here we suggest three forwards you should consider replacing Lacazette with :
ROBERTO FIRMINO (LIVERPOOL – £9.2m)
Despite losing Phillipe Coutinho, Liverpool continue to be FPL darlings and – along with Mo Salah – none have impressed more in picking up the baton than Firmino, who currently lies only behind Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane in FPL production amongst forwards – and is £3m less than them. Selecting Firmino, who is expected to be a Liverpool constant for the balance of the season, makes absolute sense and his current production output of 30+ points in his last five games looks set to continue, even with some tricky upcoming fixtures for the Reds. However he is already picked up by nearly 40% of FPL managers….but its still a wagon worth jumping on for the price.
JAMIE VARDY (LEICESTER CITY – £8.6m)
Vardy has been in great form for Leicester, who look to be about the best team outside the top six, despite their 5-1 hammering last weekend by Manchester City. Again, considering the value in cost, Vardy is very much worth consideration – he remains the focal point of the Foxes attack and will be started constantly for all their games. 13 goals on the season is a decent return, and with Riyad Mahrez back in the fold at the King Power, we expect Vardy to perform well for the remainder of the season. Only owned by 17% of FPL managers, this could be a nice selection outside of those top six clubs.
CALLUM WILSON (BOURNEMOUTH – £6.0m)
Again, this is a value for money pick. Wilson is again the focal point of the Bournemouth attack and has completed all but 6 minutes of games across his last eight fixtures. Goals seem to be magnetised to Bournemouth games, with 29 goals in total in those same 8 games. Wilson has accrued 45 FPL points of his 75 total in those games – and we see no reason why this shouldn’t continue. Owned by just 10% of FPL managers, this could be a real diamond selection and give you plenty of spends to upgrade other positions, whilst losing little in production.