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Kane, Fernandes or De Bruyne: Which premium FPL asset to own for Gameweek 9

Happy International Break everyone. Are you feeling glad that it’s here, with the opportunity to rest and recuperate from all the madness? Or are you longing for more football to sink your teeth into?

I feel as though Gameweeks 9 and 10 are crucial weeks in all of our seasons. Looking at the Season Ticker, there’s some huge swings in terms of difficulty, Manchester City soaring to the top with, debatably, the three best home games imaginable from both an attacking and defensive perspective. 

Manchester United also emerge from a difficult run of games to host West Brom – before facing three out of four games away from home where they have, up until now at least, looked better than under the lights of Old Trafford.

Tottenham on the other hand sink to the bottom of the ticker, with Wolves also set to face three tough teams – and a local derby against in-form Villa to boot. 

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 8

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  1. Killersquad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Hi guys - any thoughts on this wildcard? The right balance?

    Martinez - McCarthy

    Chillwell - Cancelo - Lamptey - Coufal - 4.0

    Salah - KDB - Fernandes - Ziyech - Grealish

    DCL - Watkins - Brewster

    1. tibollom
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      very god team mate, cant have them all but no son or kane?

    2. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      If I was on WC, I'd try a one week punt on Rashford instead of KDB, then make the move in GW10.

    3. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      not sure about rotating GKs but overall this is what im aiming at

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      McCarthy to Steer
      Watkins to Bamford
      Cancelo to Dias
      Lamptey to KWP (to generate a bit of cash if needed too)
      Upgrade 4.0 defender

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        In other words, turn the team into a 100% template lol

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          hardly lol, it’s more template without my suggested changes

          City defender to City defender ?
          Removing template Lamptey to KWP ?
          Removing template McCarthy ?
          Watkins to Bamford to open up a double Villa keeper for cash, could just get a different 4.0 and keep Watkins ?

    5. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      I like the team. The only issue I see going forward is limited funds in the forward line, limiting future changes you may need to make. Great mids by the way but highly owned.

  2. tallboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    How does your sorted Season Ticker appear in that order when the sorted Ticker of the link you included tells a different story? Only the top and bottom teams are the same.

  3. what\'s my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    would you:

    Steer + Son + Maupay to 4,0 + Zieych + Watkins for a hit? Y/N

    appreciate it

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      no

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      I don’t think so, assuming you already have greilish in which case I’d personally do maupay to either Antonio if he is fit or bamford and roll

  4. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Guys got 2 FT to improve this team, don't know where to start? Get Ziyech in somehow? 0.2 ITB

    Ryan Button
    Dallas Lamptey Robbo Chillwell Ferguson
    Salah Son Grealish Rash Soucek
    DCL Kane Brewster

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Downgrade Robbo upgrade Son/Soucek ?

      1. tibollom
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        thanks mate, so robbo + soucek to 4.0 Def and Ziyech.. although leaves me quite light in defence

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Kane > vardy ?

    3. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Son to Ziyech tp prepare for week after next.
      Citeh expensive atm

      1. tibollom
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        thanks mate, so you mean keep ITB to then upgrade a mid to a city mid for the follwoing GW?

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          16 days, 13 hours ago

          That is my tactic atm.

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Sort out your defence & keeper because the rest of your team is great

      Sell Ryan, Robbo (to generate funds) & Fergurson

      Get Martinez and some of Coufal, KWP, Dias etc

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Thoughts?

    Martinez
    Chilwell - Semedo - Lamptey - James (Dunne)
    Mane - Sterling - Rodriguez - Podence (Foden)
    Kane - DCL (Brewster)
    2FT 1.1ITB

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Foden to Grealish easy move imo. Then Semedo to Cancelo next week?

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      GW9: Foden to Grealish

      GW10: Kane, Podence & Brewster to Vardy, Antonio & Bissouma

      Your Mane & Sterling vs KDB & Salah is going to be interesting!

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        Those are interesting moves, thanks. I'm actually strongly considering this transfer plan over 2 GWs:

        Kane -> Antonio
        Foden -> KDB
        Podence -> Bissouma
        Brewster -> Watkins

        Which for a -4 over 2 GWs. Semedo -> Cancelo could cause consecutive hits or I leave it until GW11.

        This gives me:
        Martinez
        Chilwell - Cancelo - James (Lamptey, Dunne)
        KDB - Sterling - Mane - Rodriguez (Bissouma)
        DCL - Antonio - Watkins

        Go all out on the City fixtures with the double 12M MID + Mane for captaincy rotation, banking on the return of a striker and incredible fixtures for them to return to form. KDB will get the armband most times during this run, no way I go without him.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          This look great too if you want double City mids was going to suggest something similar. I would take the hit for Cancelo in GW10 as it's better to get on him early when City's fixtures turn so that you have a chance of catching all his hauls.

  6. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Neco Williams, Rhys Williams, Nat Phillips....

    Which one is most likely to get game time? Need a 3.9 fodder

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Neco

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Fabinho, matip, Robertson, and even Milner, wijnaldum and Henderson is options for Klopp plus tsimikas. Not sure, but mg thinking is he Will play who is most suited to game plan and kind of opposition.

  7. goblin140
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Best medium term defender option atm (excluding Cancelo)? Unlimited budget.

    Thinking PVA over Chilwell.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Don't go pva over chilwell. Why would u do that. Its crystal palace vs chelsea. Chilwell has the best attacking stats for defender too. He's the 1 defender everyone needs

      1. goblin140
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Mainly because I don't see Chilwell keeping more than 1 CS over the next 5 and PVA has BUR, NEW, WBA in next 3.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Digne is very interesting for the next 3

      1. goblin140
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Been burned with Digne in the past, I think if I were to take a punt I'd go PVA over him as they have very similar potential. Thanks

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Pva isn’t medium term, he’s got 3 good fixtures and then in the bin

      1. goblin140
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Spurs and West Ham after those 3 surely not too bad?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          They are, and it only gets worse

      2. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        3 fixtures is close to long term on here

  8. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 13 hours ago

    Would (C)ancelo vs Burnley or Fulham at home be madness if he had been rested midweek before?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Rest or no rest. Madness

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      (K)DB and relax

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      Yes. You never know what Pep is gonna do.

  9. marcos11
      16 days, 13 hours ago

      How nailed on is Cancelo from Gw10 on towards Boxing Day? Is he a guaranteed starter nearly every week now?

      1. goblin140
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 13 hours ago

        Definitely not guaranteed starter. However City have the best defensive fixtures and worth the risk for me to get him over Dias for attacking potential.

        1. marcos11
            16 days, 12 hours ago

            Thanks! I’ll bear it in mind

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          Not nailed but well worth the risk for the ceiling over Dias

        3. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          Pep after the Liverpool game - "He played exceptional, with and without the ball with his quality,"

          Sounds like he'll be fairly nailed from that comment I'd have thought?

          Mendy looked very poor in the last few games leading up to his injury, I think he'll be warming the bench for some time, with him and Zinchenko playing the cup games.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            16 days, 12 hours ago

            Also Pep: "Foden is the most talented player I've ever seen" and "I would have a team of 1000 Dante's".

        4. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 12 hours ago

          No one is nailed for the Christmas period or when there are 3 leagues games in a week. Even the likes of Salah, Jimenez, Vardy etc usually miss one game during this period.

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      3. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 12 hours ago

        Is Zaha on pens or is it PVA? Consensus seems to be PVA but what is that based on?