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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. NB 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    On a wildcard

    Martinez (Button)
    Coufal, zouma, cancelo, Kilman, any 3.9 mil
    Bruno, ziyech, grealish, kdb, soucek
    Watkins , Werner, Vardy

    I’m concerned about not owning Salah.

    Thoughts on
    Soucek, Werner, vardy to salah, Abraham, Brewster (0.5 itb)

    Thanks

    1. NB 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A - Soucek, Werner, Vardy

      Or

      B - Salah, Abraham, Brewster

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        A

        1. NB 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        B but get someone else for Abraham (too much of a rotation risk), such as Antonio (if fit) or Bamford.

        Makes no sense to go without Salah now, fixtures are good after Leicester.

  2. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Ignoring price, Who will score more?

    A Ziyech (new TOT LEE eve)
    B Party (liv FUL shu BHA)

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Party is a defensive midfielder.
      Ziyech is an attacking midfielder.

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Party as in Vardy Party, I presume.

        B

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

        2. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Ahh ok not Partey lol. Then trickier but Im on A but might have both soon

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Partey is a box to box player

    2. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Odd question

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A.
      Its like KDB and Kante. Kante might sneak in a goal but...

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Vardy

    5. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      B for sure. Draft?

  3. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Robbo and Son to Cresswell and Bruno for a -4 this week?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I just brought Robbo in! Ha

      1. tbhogal
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        lol

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I’d keep Robbo

  4. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Got 2 freebies and a dilemma to sort, please help guys! Torn between Ziyech and Bruno

    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. Hubert
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A

  5. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Would you WC this team:

    McCarthy 4m
    Justin Chilwell Konsa Mitchell KWP
    Salah Podence Zaha Son Bissouma
    Kane Jimenez DCL

    Opinions appreciated

    1. NB 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes

    3. Meganuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No - solid. One or two transfers will get you where you need to be.

    4. Squib
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Probably not.
      Jiminez and Podence out maybe.

  6. PL Ball
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    McCarthy
    AA* - Shaw* - Walker-Peters (Mitchell*, Saiss*)
    Salah - Son - Bissouma - Greenwood* (Romeu)
    DCL - Kane - Werner

    2FTs. 0.2 ITB
    issues*

    A) Greenwood + AA + Shaw ==> Grealish + Chilwell + Cancelo (-4) play Bissouma
    B) Greenwood + Romeu + AA + Saiss ==> Ziyech + Grealish + Targett + Lewis (-8)
    C) Wildcard.

    1. ppv
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I would WC 100%

    2. Sloane426
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      C. That’s the worst team I’ve seen on here

  7. palace ash
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Is the general feeling that Cancelo is safe from a Mendy return from injury?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Ake can play LB as well.

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah. He will get rotated but his points per game so far are almost double Dias' , so even if he gets benched 1 in 3 (unlikely) he'll still bring in the points. As the article says, no defender has created more chances in the last 4 GWs; can't see him regressing over excellent fixtures.

  8. ppv
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone know if Ziyech has been called up by Morocco? Was going to wait but he's likely to rise and Son dropping like a stone

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Why wouldn’t he be?

  9. stefanbkanev
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Play 2:

      Coufal shu (A)
      Lamptey avl (A)
      Cancelo tot (A)
      Dallas ARS (H)

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        First 2

    • NB 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Best 4.5 to 4.7 mil defender?

      KWP
      Vestergaard
      Coufal
      Lamptey
      Targett (I have 3 villa already)

      Other?

      1. stefanbkanev
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Coinflip between Coufal/Lamptey probably coufal and extra 0.2

      2. Sturridge Wars
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Which one to bring in for Son?

        A) Ziyech
        B) Rashford

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          A

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Is Cresswell worth paying extra over Coufal? And is Coufal’s place under threat at all from Fredericks?

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Only you can answer the first.

          It would seem not.

      4. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Is it worth doing Wilson -> Bamford for free now? Looks like Bamford is about to rise. I'd rather hold onto my FT until after IB, but it's a move I was already thinking about doing and don't want to lose out on the value.

      5. Squib
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Who is likely to drop over international break do you reckon?

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          TAA, Hames, Ings

          1. Squib
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            I have Son. Do I get rid now then or ride the risk?

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              I got rid before the first drop, just have to hope no major injuries over IB...it’s always a risk, are you sure you’d lose anything if he drops?

              1. Dino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                This early in the season it can be worth making early moves to protect team value but it becomes less and less worth it the longer we go into the season

        2. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Castagne, Auba, Son again

        3. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Wilson, Saiss

      6. Monya Meow Meow
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Would like to ditch Son for Bruno/KDB but Saiss is a bigger problem.
        Saiss >>

        1) Chilwell
        2) West Ham defender

        Other defenders are Robbo, Lamptey, Justin & Mitchell

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          1

        2. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          1

        3. Monya Meow Meow
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Thank you both

      7. tbhogal
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Ziyech or Bruno guys??

        1. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Bruno

        2. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I think Ziyech more consistent assists...Bruno the occasional haul, so you could captain him

        3. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Ziyech

      8. mr messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Should I wc? No City and Bruno. Or can they wait?

        McCarthy
        KWP Coufal Chilwell (Justin Mitchell)
        Salah Hamez Ziyech Grealish (Soucek)
        Werner DCL Kane

        1. Monya Meow Meow
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          No real need to WC, a few transfers will sort your team out.

      9. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Who is your GW9 captain?

        1. Monya Meow Meow
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Salah atm

        2. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Werner atm.

        3. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Bruno atm

        4. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Grealish atm

        5. Must.Go.Faster.
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Rondon atm

        6. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Which one to bench?
          a)Coufal
          b)Pva
          c)Targett

          1. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            C

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              cheers

        7. Zinedine Kilbane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Wildcard nailed ;
          Mendy (Forster)
          Cancelo, Bellerin, Targett (coufal, nico)
          Salah, KDB, Grealish, Bruno, ziyech
          DCL, Watkins (brewster)

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Chillwell

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            You need Chilwell - over Bellerin- if short Watkins to Adams

        8. Labile
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          9.7 for a midfielder and defender

          Not Lamptey Mitchell or Targett

          Who’s best? Thanks all.

          1. mr messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Soucek and Coufal

          2. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Soucek and Vest? Or Kilman and 5.4 which is slim pickings

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Maybe an IB injury will create another option

              1. Labile
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Thanks guys

        9. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Best pick to replace Trossard up to 8.9 except Grealish?

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Rodriguez or Zaha ( Jota if you can deal with some rotation)

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              cheers.You don't like Ziyech?

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                I am really sorry missed him ( how embarrassing) when looking at options and actually rate him top of list! Can see him being top midfield scorer this year- played with elegance and confidence inlast game

                1. wulfranian
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Thank you.I am thinking that i like more Everton's two next games and get Ziyech in gw11 vs Leeds.

          2. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Jrod/Ziyech

            1. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              cheers

        10. NB 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          A - Chilwell , DCL, Kane

          Or

          B - Zouma, Werner, Vardy

          1. Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            A

          2. evilfish
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            A

          3. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            A

          4. Must.Go.Faster.
              3 months, 19 days ago

              C - reyson, evilfish, phil’s stamps.
              Thank me later

          5. Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Just a plan for now, how do you think of captain grealish for gw9?

            1. Labile
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Him or Dcl for me

            2. Must.Go.Faster.
                3 months, 19 days ago

                I definitely think it could work. I also definitely think it may not work.

            3. evilfish
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Nearly set for my wildcard, 2 things to sort out:

              Which Man City mid;? a) KDB b) Sterling
              Which budget Striker? 1) Watkins 2) Bamford 3) Antonio

              1. Phil's Stamps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                A2

            4. rambo.
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              With a back line of:
              Chilwel, Lamptey, James(rotation) and Ferguson(inj)
              Should I play it safe between Dias and Cancelo?

              1. Phil's Stamps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Get Cancelo but downgrade James to a decent 4.5 like Coufal. If you want double Chelsea defence get Mendy.

                1. rambo.
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Cheers will probably get Cancelo after the break

            5. DavidKent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Best under 5m defender? Toss-up between Konsa and Lamptey atm

              1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Targett or Coufal at 4.5

                1. DavidKent
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Why Target over Konsa?

                  1. Phil's Stamps
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Cheaper, slightly more attacking threat.

            6. AdamJ91
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Thoughts on Trossard, Reguilon & Steer > Grealish, Dallas & Peacock-Farrell? (-4)

              Was considering making it a -8 to do Son > Ziyech aswell but that might be OTT.

              1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Not a fan of those moves but if you want to do it to get 3 better Villa players then go for it

                1. AdamJ91
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Obviously the double Villa GK has forced a transfer but I can't ignore Grealish on form & fixtures with already having Martinez & Watkins.

              2. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                My reply to you is below- posted by me as new post rather than response in error!

                1. AdamJ91
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  All good! My problem is mentioned above.. 2 Villa GKs & Watkins.

            7. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Grealish great choice. Why don’t you do Son to Ziyech and Trossard to Grealish?

            8. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Son > Ziyech worth a -4

              Y or N

              Cheers

              1. Phil's Stamps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Probably not considering there's a long way to go on this IB.

                1. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Agree would probably do closer to deadlines