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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. Jdpz
      2 months, 8 days ago

      McCarthy, Nyland
      Chilwell, Konsa, Justin, Taylor, Tierney
      KDB, Son, Bruno, Podence, Bissouma
      Kane, DCL, Bamford
      0ft.

      Play wildcard?

      1. Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        95% same team
        Even I am/was tempted with WC but going with -4 this week

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        The team is GTG

      3. doher.ty
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I don't think you need to WC.

      4. 03farmboy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Justin or Kilman?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Short term fixtures Justin but once all the main defs are back then he will be benched. Kilman nailed long term unless he makes a mistake

          1. doher.ty
              2 months, 8 days ago

              The LEI defenders are out long term. Justin safe for a good while (more so than Kilman IMO)

          2. Sco
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Justin. Much more attacking, in a better team and more nailed. There's literally no one else to challenge his place atm whereas Saiss could easily start over Kilman.

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Bottomed so popping it here

          Feel a bit stuck and at a cross roads, I could WC but feel I’m only a hit away from a close to WC team (ish).

          Mendy
          Dallas Bellerin KWP
          Son Salah Sterling Grealish Lookman
          Werner DCL

          Button Saiss Mitchell Brewster

          I was thinking def holds ok for one week before Dias in for Saiss. Lookman is my weak spot so was thinking Brewster and Son to ziyech and Watkins -4
          But if I can carry lookman, son can become Bruno or KDB, no hit

          Any thoughts?

          1. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Save wc in your case

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah leaning that way, cheers. Any thoughts on moves?

        3. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Any suggestions on the use of the FT?

          I am currently considering Son to Bruno or Vassilev to Watkins.

          In GW10, I can downgrade Kane to 6.1m FWD and Bissouma to KDB

          3.5itb 1ft
          Martinez
          Chilwell Taylor Ayling Cancelo
          Grealish Salah Son Rodriguez
          DCL Kane
          (Peacock Justin Bissouma Vassilev)

        4. Sous Chef
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Thoughts on this WC team welcome

          Martinez Forster
          Chilwell, Justin, Kilman, Coufal, Lewis
          Son Salah KDB Bruno Biss
          DCL Watkins Bamford

          Leaves 0.1 ITB

          Thanks for any thoughts. It's essentially Kane>Bamford to fund Soucek>KDB.

          1. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Nice

          2. Black Knights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            A WC for essentially two transfers?

          3. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Would prefer Kane and grealish. Over son and Watkins

        5. Garam MOSALAH
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Kane vs Bruno, who will you pick

          A) Bruno + Bamford + 2.4m
          B) Ziyech + Kane

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            How will you use the 2.4?

            1. Garam MOSALAH
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Kane + Biss or Bruno + Brewster

        6. dshv
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Mccarthy
          Chilwell justin lamptey taylor mitchell
          Son salah bruno sterling soucek
          Watkins dcl davis

          1.8 itb .. 1fT

          Son to ziyech
          What i have to do with Soucek
          Somehow to bring city defence

          Tell ???

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Does son to ziyech give you enough to do Soucek to Grealish

        7. doher.ty
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Looking at making 4 transfers in the next 3 gws - which do you prefer:

            A) Vardy, KDB, Bruno, Brewster (would be in a rotation with a 4th defender)
            B) Vardy, KDB, Martial, Zaha
            C) Vardy, KDB, Rashford, Bamford

            Vardy and KDB coming in regardless but thought I should list them as they will be transfers in.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              C out of those with Watkins (or Antonio if he's fit) over Bamford

            2. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              A depending on the 4th defender or C with Watkins

              1. doher.ty
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  I have 3 Villa already - 4th defender would rotate between Lamptey and Justin.

                  1. Werner Bros
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    A then

            3. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Which combo do you prefer for GW9-10?
              A. Hamez (ful LEE) Ziyech (new TOT)
              B. Rashford (WBA sou) Zaha (bur NEW)

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Tough but probably B

            4. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Appreciate any thoughts on which team is the better option on WC:

              A: 3-4-3
              Martinez Forster
              Chilwell Lamptey Justin Coufal KWP
              Salah Bruno/KDB Grealish Zaha Bissouma
              Werner/Vardy DCL Watkins

              2.0ITB

              GW10: Werner > Vardy
              GW11: Potential Bruno > KDB

              B: 3-5-2
              McCarthy Forster
              Chilwell Justin Coufal KWP Mitchell
              Salah KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish
              DCL Watkins Brewster

              0.0ITB

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Like the one which involves Vardy

                1. Werner Bros
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Thanks that's what I'm on. It just means prioritising Vardy over KDB for GW10-13. The provisional transfer plan would look something like this.

                  GW10 Wener > Vardy
                  GW11 Save
                  GW12 ? Probs use 1FT where needed, maybe Zaha out because of fixture switch
                  GW13 Vardy + a mid > KDB + a striker (will be more clear who the other 2 moves are at the time)

                  It's basically

                  Vardy vs Fulham, SHU, Brigton
                  over
                  KDB vs Burnley, Fulham, UTD

            5. 03farmboy
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Anyone considering Barkley? Seems like a good option for the price

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Have got Grealish is the only stopper for me

              2. POTATO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 8 days ago

                If you don't have/want Grealish and/or Watkins then maybe. Villa have good fixtures but I have Martinez and Watkins so that's enough Villa for me.

              3. CFC1990
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Yes hes a good option. Prefer Martinez, Grealish and penalty taker Watkins

              4. aborg
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I’ve got Barkley. He seems to find a good rhythm with Grealish.
                From the Aston Villa mids it is either Grealish or Barkley. Watkins is a forwarder so you can’t compare him with Barkley.

              5. Party time
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Yeah, I agree. I’ve got Barkley too. He is worth it at that price tag

            6. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Ronaldo goal v Andorra subs 🙄

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Greatest of all time

                Better than Pessi

                1. CFC1990
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Very arrogant but very hard working and an incredible player

              2. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                He´s just warming up for the frogs...

            7. CFC1990
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I can just do this with 0m left on a WC.

              Double Chelsea defence and Cancelo.

              Any improvements?

              Martinez
              Chilwell, Cancelo, James
              Salah, KDB, Grealish, Fernandes
              Bamford, Watkins, DCL

              Button, Dallas, Balbuena, Riedewald

              Many thanks

              1. Tinfoil Deathstar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Looks good to me - that's more or less what I'm building towards by GW11 with the same front three and monster midfield.

              2. 11SPECIALONE11
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                If possible drop DCL and go Ziyech

              3. PaulParker
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Is Cancelo nailed?

            8. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Would you guys do Podence+Son to Ziyech+Zaha (already have Grealish+Kane) for free?

              1. POTATO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Yes

            9. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Evenin'

              Guaita
              Chilwell / James / Coufal / Lamptey
              Salah / Fernandes / Son / Rodriguez
              Kane / DCL

              Forster // Podence / Kilman / Brewster

              A) Son > Ziyech (-4)
              B) Son > Grealish (-4)
              C) Rodriguez > Ziyech (-4)
              D) Rodriguez > Grealish (-4)
              E) Keep as-is.

              Also, would you play one of the Wolves team over Lamptey, or keep as-is?

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I understand moving Son (Im considering the same) but not for a hit, and JRod has great fixtures next 3

              2. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                E 100%

              3. Sco
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                E and I'd play Kilman over Lamptey.

              4. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Cheers. It makes sense, in all honestly Rodriguez can still go for Grealish soon after anyway. Can give him Fulham.

                Thanks Mo. I've considered that, given it's an Ings-less Southampton. Not quite sure Brighton will keep a CS (good defensive stats aside).

              5. POTATO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Similar bench to yours, but I have Kilman as first sub ahead of Podence.

              6. Lignja
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                why selling Rodruguez? what did i miss

            10. Tony Martial
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Do you think Justin is safe from GW 10-14?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Too hard to say. Need updates on Pereira & Castagne.

                Would guess maybe half of them at least.

                1. Tony Martial
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Thanks Hazz. Need a defender for 4.8 and he seems best but risky so might go with someone else

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Ah I see. Justin is a risky buy but I agree Leicester defense looks great for those few if he does play.

                    In all fairness with Soyuncu out, even with those two back, Justin could play RCB.

                  2. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    or LCB, can't remember which.

              2. Black Knights
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I think we’re gonna get a lot of advanced warning on Pereira coming back, so I reckon he’s safe for now.

              3. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                If he keeps his doors locked and doesn't talk to strangers he should be fine.

            11. fridge
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Son, McCarthy, Jiminez > Grealish, Bruno, Brewster for a -4 to give me this?

              McCarthy
              Chilwell. Taylor. Lamptey (Dallas. 4.0)
              Salah. Bruno. Grealish. Ziyech. Zaha
              Kane. DCL (Brewster)

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Not sure the McCarthy there, must be a typo, but bringing in Grealish and Bruno is good move despite -4 hit

            12. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Do I need to make any transfers for the GW9 team here folks?

              Martinez (Ryan)
              Chilwell Coufal Cancelo (Taylor Mitchell)
              Salah [C] Grealish Rashford Zaha (Burke)
              Werner DCL Kane

              Plan for GW10 is Werner Kane > Vardy Jesus to play their fixtures

            13. offspinnersinahurry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              My wildcard team assuming Antonio fit.
              McCarthy
              Chilwell,Targett,Coufal
              Salah, Fernandes,Grealish,KDB, Ziyech
              Calvert-Lewin, Antonio

              Forster, Brewster,Kilman, Phillips Nathaniel

              Any suggestions for improvements please?

              1. Garam MOSALAH
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Very nice

              2. Garam MOSALAH
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Do you think Ziyech will play 90 mins every week ?

                1. offspinnersinahurry
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Yes

              3. The Point About It Is
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                like it...
                do you think Phillips will get more gametime than Neco?
                Not tempted with Watkins and wait for Antonio to prove fitness?

            14. Garam MOSALAH
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Need to WC ? 0 FTs

              McCarthy, Nyland
              Chilwell, Justin, Taylor, Mitchell, 3.9
              Salah, Son, Grealish, Podence, Bissouma
              Kane, DCL, Wilson

              Martinez*, Forster*
              Chilwell, Justin, Cancelo*, Coufal*, 3.9
              Salah, KDB*, Grealish, Bruno*, Soucek*
              Bamford*, DCL, Wilson

            15. konrad.sygula95
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Which pair would you prefer to have in WC team ?

              A Kane & Rashford
              B Vardy & Bruno

              1. offspinnersinahurry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                B

              2. Garam MOSALAH
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                B

              3. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                On WC B 100%

              4. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                B for sure

            16. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Good to go gents?

              Martinez
              Chilwell Coufal Semedo
              Salah Grealish Son Bruno
              Kane DCL Bamford

              4m - Lamptey Mitchell Reed

            17. lugs
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              what move to do for gw 10 ?

              A) Havertz > Ziyech
              B) Kenny > Cancelo (352)
              C) Havertz & Brewster > Jesus & Bissouma - 4 (343)

              Martinez
              Chilwell, Bellerin, Lamptey
              Bruno, Son, Rashford, Havertz, Grealish
              Kane, Dcl

              Forster, Brewster, Killman, Kenny 0ft, 1.2m itb

              1. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                A

                1. lugs
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  seems the sensible one, but the riskier Jesus one is hugely tempting with his fixtures, cheers

            18. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Too many players getting injured on FRIENDLY international duty during a hectic club schedule, and Covid-19 is still around as the global bubbles mix with dangerous delight

              Why?

              More money for the puppeteers

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 8 days ago

                International managers should rebel and call up ted benson and Gary hedges from non league south again

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 8 days ago

                I'm surprised clubs aren't pulling their players left, right and center. Madness.

            19. FDMS All Starz
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              What is the template front 7 looking like this week?

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Son, greilish, Zaha, X, Dcl, Kane, bamford

              2. The Point About It Is
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Salah, Fernandes, Ziyech, Grealish, DCL, KDB, Bambam.

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Arise!

            20. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 8 days ago

              X ... salah

            21. HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              France - Finland 0-2 FT

            22. Johnny too hotty
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              As a Trent and son owners who wants Bruno in. Do we think Trent is dropping and Bruno rising tonight ?

              Trent son to chilwell Bruno ?

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                TAA might drop- but looked like to last night and didn’t. If you would be priced out then yes if you accept the risk of injury/COVID for Chilwell and Bruno

            23. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              From what i've read Antonio might be on the bench vs SUtd.

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                And he will probably pick up an injury whilst there!

            24. wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Which one?
              a)Kane+Trossard->Antonio+Ziyech(-4) and keep Son
              b)Kane->Antonio/Vardy and keep Son and Trossard
              c)Son->Ziyech and keep Kane and Trossard