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Why I am Wildcarding for FPL Gameweek 9 and the key players I am signing

My Fantasy Premier League Wildcard is now active and in this article I will be going through the list of players and teams I am targeting. 

With eight Gameweeks now gone, I feel I have enough data to make an informed decision. 

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  1. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Not to sound snotty, but can the Scoutcast team at least consider filling the void by bringing in other members in their absence to pep the empty weeks up? I'm sure there are loads here who'd give it a decent go.

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      fantastic top comment

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Get Steve the spud on there he always talks sense

  2. myteamissheeeeeeeet
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    On a WC guys.

    A. KDB, Bowen, Vardy & Brewster (bench).
    B. Grealish, Kane, Werner & Elnenny (bench)

    1. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      C. Grealish, Vardy, Werner + 1m

  3. JfA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    GW9 Kane-DCL. Brewster-Watkins -4
    GW10 Son-KDB.Zouma-Cancelo -4
    GW11 Roll Transfer
    GW12 DCL-Bamford Hamez-?
    Don't like taking hits but it's the only way to while taking advantage of fixtures at the same time?

  4. Il Capitano
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Repost from previous article

      1FT 1.6m ITB WC available

      McCarthy (Button)
      Chilwell Zouma Taylor (Justin Mitchell)
      Salah Son Sterling ASM (Bissouma)
      Werner DCL Watkins

      Go Spursless with Son to Bruno (C)? ASM is the biggest issue with the above IMO, but no mid up to 6.9m really interests me (Jota? Bowen?)

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Would you take a hit Saiss to Cancelo to secure some bench with Mitchell and Brewster?
      Chilwell Zouma Lamptey other defenders

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Especially vs spurs no
        The hit would need to cover the -4 so basically banking on cs
        Wait and do it for free vs Burnley

      2. Bojam
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Nah, not for a hit. Unless one of those three defenders are flagged. Save the points and make the transfer next GW.

      3. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I did. I got rid of saiss last night for Creswell for-4

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A or B ? Please

      A) Martial, KDB and James
      B) Jesus, Bruno and Cancelo

      Thanks all in advance

      1. Bojam
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        B for me. Especially if you have Chilwell already? Jesus has been scoring and City's fixtures from GW10 are great. Obviously Aguero coming back is always a risk. Martial has done nothing in the PL yet this season. Utd are definitely a wait and see for me - too inconsistent. The one exception is Bruno given his recent returns and penalties. Cancelo looks good and City should see clean sheets over that good run.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah mate I agree tbh , just thought many would say KDB is essential, but yeah have Chilwell, Vardy in there to

          1. Bojam
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            KDB could haul for sure - the fixtures look great. But so could plenty of other players. As long as you have other viable captaincy options then I wouldn't sweat it. City haven't hammered anyone yet this season in the PL.

      2. Dexters Laboratory
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Think I'd go A purely because of KDB. Not because he's essential but he could be a great (C) option in there upcoming fixtures

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Vardy and Salah my (c) options

      3. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I sometimes get these mental blocks and I'm just asking for help to point out my stupidity or give me a new look on my team.

        Martinez
        Robertson - Semedo - Lamptey
        Salah - Son - Rodriguez - Zaha - Grealish
        Kane - DCL
        (Peacock-Farrell) (Dallas, Brewster, Mitchell)

        2 FT 0.1 ITB

        I want to move Kane out, a long with a midfielder for De Bruyne/Fernandes and I want Semedo to Chilwell at some point as well.
        Feels weird to get any midfielders other than Son this week because they all have great fixtures, however, I kinda like Son still despite the fixtures which puts me in a predicament.

        The choice of midfielder I move out will also effect the striker I replace Kane with. Could go with options being between Werner/Martial/Watkins or Wilson if fit after IB. The other factor is that to upgrade Semedo I will also need a bit in the bank for that move as well. However, Semedo to Chilwell might just be a distraction and should worry about that separately once that move becomes easier to make.

        1. JfA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          If you look at my post you'll see I think I've got it all worked out

          1. Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            The format confuses me a bit

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Madness getting rid of Kane. He can score against any team.

          1. JfA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            I think he's the only way people have of freeing up cash for Son/KDB

        3. FPL_Jamzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Personally I would go Son to KDB and Kane to Watkins or Bamford. Although second out would be Zaha instead of Son, I I think with Ayew coming back in and the improvements of Eze, Zaha may slightly lose effectiveness as being palace’s only attacking threat.

      4. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Will Bruno’s price go up tonight?

        1. jg7u
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          One page says not even close, one says 97 %. So who knows.

      5. jg7u
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Would you get rid of Justin on WC? Would like to keep him but is he too much of a risk since guys are getting back from injuries soon?

        1. Bojam
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Any news about when Pereira is due back? And Castagne? Seems pretty locked in until they're both back.

          1. jg7u
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Oct 31: "We took Ricardo out to [Athens] to continue with his rehab. He's obviously getting close, but he won't feature before the international break."

            Oct 29: "Timothy might be out until after the international break. It's a slight twinge in his hamstring."

            Source: https://www.premierinjuries.com/injury-table.php

            1. Bojam
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Reckon I'd get rid then. Need a playing bench this season for sure. No point taking a risk on someone like Justin. Plenty of good options around his price point.

        2. Dexters Laboratory
            3 months, 21 days ago

            If I was on a WC I'd get rid tbh. Better options out there Lamptey,Dallas,Coufal, Kilman,Targett

        3. Dexters Laboratory
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Martinez Forster
            Semedo James Zouma Lamptey Mitchell
            Salah Son Foden Rashford Grealish
            Kane DCL Brewster

            GW9 Kane & Foden to Antonio/Watkins & Bruno (C)
            GW10 Son & Semedo to KDB & Coufal

            Leaves me with a front 8 of

            Salah KDB Bruno Rashford Grealish
            Antonio/Watkins DCL Brewster

            1. Dexters Laboratory
                3 months, 21 days ago

                KDB (C) GW10

            2. JURGENAUT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Thoughts lads?

              McCarthy
              Chilwell - Justin - Lamptey
              Salah - Bruno - Grealish - Zaha
              Kane - Werner - DCL

              Forster - Kilman - Mitchell - Stephens

              1. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Great team

            3. Ray In Bruges.
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              SOS, bit stuck here...

              McCarthy (Nyland)
              TAA Zouma Justin (Kilman, KWP)
              Fernandes JRod Grealish Son (ASM)
              Werner Ings*** DCL

              1FT, 0.5ITB

              a) Ings > Bamford
              b) Ings > Adams
              c) Ings + ASM > Brewster + Ziyech (-4); KDB in for Son Next
              d) Ings + ASM + TAA > Brewster + Ziyech + Cancelo (-8)
              e) WC to this:

              McCarthy (Nyland)
              Cancelo Chilwell Lamptey (Kilman, KWP)
              Fernandes JRod Grealish Ziyech KDB
              Werner DCL (Brewster)

              1. Dexters Laboratory
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  WC.. after the next GW. You've Bruno already so you're pretty well set up. One week punt on Martial/Rashford

                • King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  TAA + Ings> Dias/Cancelo + Vardy.
                  Sets you up for long term

              2. Kingtekkerz
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Would you do this tonight before price rises?

                TAA, Foden, Son —> Cancelo, Ziyech, Bruno

                Cheers!

                1. istanbul05
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Hold if you can, a lot can happen in 10 days...even if it means paying extra

              3. istanbul05
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Thoughts on Robbo & Son to Cresswell & KDB with 2 FTs?

                Then potentially Dallas to Cancelo next GW...

                Martinez,
                Robbo, Chilwell, KWP,
                Salah, Son, Ziyech, Zaha, Grealish,
                Kane, DCL.

                Forster, Dallas, Brewster, 3.9.

                Thanks

                1. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Looks good

                2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  yep nice

              4. Ibralicious
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Another crazy stat to highlight this odd season is that every player who has been the top player in a GW has then blanked in the following GW, despite a huge number of bandwagon net transfers in (~2.9m).

                GW 1: Salah
                GW 2: Son
                GW 3: Vardy
                GW 4: Grealish
                GW 5: Werner
                GW 6: Bamford
                GW 7: Ward-Prowse
                GW 8: Fernandes

                So if history is any indication, are people still so keen on captaining Bruno? 😀

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  9th time lucky. 😀

                2. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Also to top this off, those 8 top GW players so far have also come from 8 different teams... :O

                3. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  This is the way,.

              5. Nanoelektronicar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Bench:
                A) Lamptey
                B) Kilman
                C) Soucek

                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  C for me

              6. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Grealish or Bruno?

                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Grealish, based on price

              7. Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                KDB or Bruno?

                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Bruno till City start firing

              8. Klaren
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                What is the reason for the popularity of West Ham defenders? Is it just me who thinks their fixtures aren’t good for CS potential?

                Sheffield United isn’t too bad (although their offensive stats have been improving in the recent weeks), but their next 3 after that is Villa, United and Leeds which aren’t easy to get CS against at all.

                I think before Fulham it made more sense to bring one in, but personally can’t see the point of it now.

                1. Kingtekkerz
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Great fixtures and have looked quite good at the back. Its still West Ham so dont expect clean sheets every GW, but with their low prices i think they could be good value.

              9. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Trent > Cancelo?

                Yay or nay?
                Scared of Pep roulette

                1. Boss Hogg
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  I’m doing it.

              10. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Martinez Steer
                Chilwell Zouma Lamptey Saiss Mitchell
                Salah Sterling Ziyech Grealish Podence
                Kane DCL Brewster
                No ft...Survive without a hit while staring at Saiss and Podence?

                1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  fine

                2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  352 and play Podence which isn't ideal

              11. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Best up to 7.9 attacker?
                A) zaha
                B) j.rodriguez
                C) barkley
                D) jota
                E) Watkins
                F) Adams
                G) Antonio
                H) soucek

                1. Rondon9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  E

                2. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Zaha for the next 3, Hamez after that

                3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  E

                4. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Watkins or Hamez for the next few weeks

              12. Kingtekkerz
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Cancelo or James in for TAA? (Already have Chilwell)

                1. Rondon9
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Cancelo

                2. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Cancelo

                3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Cancelo

                4. Kingtekkerz
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Cheers guys!

              13. King Kohli
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Can I get away with saving FT to do a mini WC next week?

                Martinez
                Robbo Chilwell Konsa
                Salah (C) Sterling Son Jrod
                Dcl Maupay Bamford
                Steer Anguissa Kilman Mitchell

                1 FT 0.5 Itb

                1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Team looks decent except Maupay. Roll the FT

                  1. King Kohli
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Cheers Tony.
                    Will probably get Vardy for Maupay next gw.

              14. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Which one to pick?
                1. Cancelo - Stats and fixtures look great but some doubt about how nailed he is with Mendy due back and Pep roulette
                2. Coufal - Looks steady at 4.5 with potential assists and bps. Use the saving funds on attack.

                1.5itb 2ft
                Martinez Peacock
                Chilwell Taylor Justin Ayling TAA
                Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez Bissouma
                DCL Kane Vassilev

                1. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Cancelo

                  1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Thanks. I'll probably take the risk. I have 3 other playing defenders. Coufal can replace Justin later when all the LEI defenders are back.

              15. tbhogal
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Got 2 freebies and a dilemma to sort, please help guys! Thanks.

                A) Foden > Ziyech + Saiss > Coufal
                B) Son > Bruno + Foden > Bissouma

                Martinez (Steer)
                Chilwell, Robbo, Lamptey (Saiss, Mitchell)
                Podence, Salah, Son, Grealish (Foden)
                Bamford, DCL, Kane..

                1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  A - solves two problems

                2. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  A easy

                3. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  A

                  1. tbhogal
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Thanks, just worried that Bruno is going to score big

              16. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                How is this please?

                Martinez
                Chillwell Cancelo Coufal
                Salah Bruno Ziyech Grealish
                Vardy Jesus Watkins

                Forster Lewis Neco Riedewald

                1. King Kohli
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Amazing team

                2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Looks good but the bench is suffering

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    Like Lewis fixtures should be few cs when needed in there and Neco hopefully fills in for TAA

              17. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Would you wildcard this lot?

                Mendy
                Bellerin KWP Saiss
                Grealish Salah Sterling Son Lookman
                Werner DCL

                Button Brewster Dallas Mitchell

                Or does a hit along the lines of Saiss to Target and Brewster to Watkins (and bench lookman) sort it out?

                1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Take the hit.

                2. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  The hit will do. Don’t think a wc would be much different from that team

                3. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Cheers chaps, is lookman good enough to play as my 11th man, unsure whether to focus on turning son into KDB or Brewster to Watkins with my Saiss downgrade

              18. Bad Kompany
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Cancelo or Dias?

                Cancelo will likely be rotated but has better attacks by potential. Dias will likely miss some games as well.

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Cancelo , he is playing well, Mendy and Zinchenko ain't that great

                2. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Team dependant, are you other 4 def nailed? If so you can risk cancelo for the upside. If not then go Dias for security

              19. Kalou
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Flash cap poll if no one gets injured.
                A. Bruno
                B. Salah
                C. Other

                1. Bad Kompany
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  I’m on A. Salah is also a good option and ziyech and Werner could be good captaincy differentials

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  On AB atm

                3. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Grealish

                4. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  D. DCL