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Former FPL winner’s Wildcard team for FPL Gameweek 9

With injuries making my Fantasy Premier League team resemble the condiment options at a hotdog van, this international break seemed like an ideal opportunity to finally play my Wildcard.

I am currently sitting at about 500k with 482 points, which is okay (I guess) for this stage of the season but, naturally, I am looking to improve on that. Thus far, it is my captaincy picks that have let me down the most with only 84 points in total coming from the armband and four blanks from eight. 

I know that there are a few managers with much better captaincy scores than me who are ranked lower which, to me, suggests that the overall strategy is working okay, I just need to be a bit smarter or a bit luckier in that area.

With that in mind, while I am Wildcarding, I’ll be aiming to stick to my core principles this season of maintaining a reasonably balanced spread of funds across the squad, not going too heavy on any particular team and trying to select players who can score in multiple ways.

I will outline my decision-making process for each position before revealing the final squad at the end…

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  1. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Finally a new GW!!!!

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aye, another GW to be let down by

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyHr-4SeILI

        Sorry.. couldn't help it

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Harsh lol

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Can’t wait for the onslaught!

        Haven’t decided if I’m playing it safe or going all guns blazing
        (FT vs -4 vs -8)

  2. Ron_Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Nice team

  3. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What to do here?

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Saiss
    KDB Son Ziyech Grealish
    Kane DCL Watkins
    __
    Forster Lamptey Stephens 3.9

    A) Son to Fernandes (C) -4
    -> Kane + Saiss to Vardy (C) + Cancelo -4 in GW10. Or just Saiss to Cancelo if Spurs play well.

    C) Do nothing this week
    -> Kane + Son + Saiss to Vardy + Sterling + Cancelo -8 next week.

    Tough decision to make. What do you think, guys? Hits are inevitable.

    1. Dusty Donut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      C

    2. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Kane to Vardy (c) then the other two moves next week for -4

    3. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    GTG? Will sort out Maupay after this GW.

    Martinez
    Coufal Chilwell Kilman Lamptey
    Grealish Son Bruno(C)
    Maupay Kane DCL

    Steer Dallas Bissouma Salah*

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I would strongly consider doing Maupay -> Bamford for a hit.

      1. chelseabrad
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Even with Bamford fixtures?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Look at Maupay's fixtures. Maybe keep Maupay for one more week and then do the transfer. Maupay is just stinking up his team. If he could get in Watkins (which he can't because of steer) I would do it right away.

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Already on a -4. Take a -8 when he is playing Arsenal?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Do it for a hit next week. Maybe get in Antonio instead of Bamford if he is fit (I am assuming you are getting in City assets next week)

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yes, I see another -4 incoming but Maupay deffo will go, unless he gets a brace.

  5. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Is it worth a 4 point hit too get rid of Steer so I can bring in Watkins for Brewster?

    1. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      At some point - I changed him to Peacock-Farrell (Burnley) on my WC
      Heaton is back in training so Steer isn't even a backup if Martinez gets injured

  6. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    struggling with decision

    Martinez (Mes)
    Robbo Chill Kilman AWB (KWP)
    Salah* Son James Grealish( Soucek)
    Kane DCL (Brew)

    2FT, 0.8

    A - Salah to Bruno
    B - Robbo to Coufal, James to Bruno

    I know James has Fulham but enables me to keep Salah for week after

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Salah + Son -> Bruno + KDB? Either that or Salah -> KDB now and Son -> Sterling next?

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        thank you

        interesting idea

  7. HellasLEAF
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I would do B. You keep Salah and get Bruno in.

    Honestly Pool backline not the same without VVD. Get rid they are all overpriced at the moment..

    1. HellasLEAF
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Strange this was a reply to Ali G

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        cheers!

  8. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Watkins or Bamford?

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Watkins. Fixtures and on penalties

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Cointoss

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Watkins

    4. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Watkins. But it really is a cointoss as Bobby said

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'm going Watkins fwiw.

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    GTG?

    Martinez
    PvA Chilwell Zouma
    Soucek Son Hamez Grealish
    Kane DCL(c) Bamford

    Bench: Lamptey Vestergaard Mo
    0 FT, 2.7m ITB

  10. Baltic Revolution
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Any advice on what to do with Saiss? Any chance of him getting back in the squad more regularly?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Likely to start next week.. Coady might not be ready and Kilman's father sadly passed away

      1. Baltic Revolution
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cheers!

    2. LeSof
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Get Cresswell or stretch it and buy Cancelo/Dias. Too much money for a rotated defender who can come in at the 90th minute

  11. Tingate
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Guaita
    James - Targett - Chilwell
    Sterling - Foden - KDB - Grealish
    Bamford - Kane - Watkins

    Forster - Lamptey - Burke - Mitchell

    £3.1M ITB 0FT

    Is Foden out worth another hit? Probably for Rashford and captain him? Thanks!

  12. bruuuno
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best defender for just this gw before wc? Digne? Telles? Money no issue

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Chilwell

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Telles - could be the only week this season that he doesn't had Covid .. otherwise PVA

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I’m going Digne/Telles/Van Aanholt on free hit

  13. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Martinez
    Telles Van Aanholt Digne
    Ziyech De Bruyne Rashford Fernandes (c)
    Werner Calvert-Lewin Watkins

    Thoughts on my Free hit?

    Is it worth Chilwell this week, prefer Digne vs Fulham.. Also stuck on Grealish/Vardy or De Bruyne/Watkins

    1. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Grealish and Vardy.

  14. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A. Salah to Bruno (C)
    B. Salah to Sterling 1GW early and DCL (c)

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

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  15. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Is Ferguson,Jorginho > Coufal,Jota -4 a decent move?
    Would sort my dead wood out and just bench Salah.

    Would give me
    Martinez
    Chilwell,Coufal,Bellerin
    Son,Rashford, Grealish,Jota
    Kane,Wilson,Bamford

    Steer, Ayling,Coleman,Salah

    1. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Makes your 8th attacker very expensive ... I've gone with a 4.4 and hope my two backup defenders cover any subs that are needed (Coufal and Kilman)

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Yeh true.
        Just looking at Jorginho,Salah and Wilson >> Soucek,KDB,Werner -8

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nice but it costs 8 points

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Got rid of Jorginho on my WC .. was tempted by Soucek but didn't want to have weeks were I was tempted to play him, especially as that would mean benching Bamford

  16. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    WC team:

    McCarthy
    Cancelo Zouma Targett
    KDB Ziyech Bruno Grealish
    Vardy DCL Watkins

    Forster Soucek Coufal Lewis

    0.5m itb, where do I stick it or do I just save it for later?

    1. BeWater
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Looks good but I would be tempted to go Reece James instead of Zouma. You would have cover in Coufal if he's benched.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I agree with this

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          That would give 0.9m extra and I don't know where to stick it.

          1. BeWater
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Just keep it. You never know when it might be handy. I got Zouma a couple of weeks ago but would get James on WC.

            • Black Knights
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Towards getting Mo back at some point.

      • Ninjaa
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        McCarthy 4.0
        Zouma Justin Coufal Lamptey Kilman
        Salah KDB Ziyech Bruno Grealish
        DCL Adams Brewster

        Thoughts on the WC team please lads. Playing 352 most weeks. Salah on bench this gw. Thanks.

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Wouldn't have Salah if I was on a WC.

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I don't like the Zouma pick, Justin is a transfer waiting to happen, I prefer watkins over Adams due to fixtures and I wouldn't have Salah in

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        RMWCT?

        Martinez Fodder
        PvA Lamptey Taylor
        KdB Bruno Ziyech Grealish
        Vardy Richarlison Watkins
        Soucek Justin Lewis

        2.2 ITB for Salah

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Looks good, some differentials in there alright.

          1. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Cheers

        2. Black Knights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Charlie Taylor niggle and Pieters fit concerns me. Thinking of Taylor myself.

      • Dele
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Who’s Cancelo competing with for his spot in the team?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Mendy and Zinchenko I think.

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          LB Mendy and Zinchenko. Can play RB and competing with walker

      • Freund88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Will 3 of my 5 defenders start?

        TAA
        Robbo
        Chilwell
        Saiss
        Mitchell

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I'm not even sure that one will 😮

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Not clear between Saiss and Mitchell. TAA is definitely out. Robbo and Chilwell will be fine

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Robbo & Chill will. You may get 3.

        4. Tingate
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Robbo and Chilwell should, Mitchell is a possibility. They're the most hopeful 3 I reckon.

          1. Black Knights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Saiss is likely back this week. Kilman’s dad passed away and Coady’s been isolating.

        5. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Same back 5 and none are flagged so surely a good chance of 3 starting?

          1. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Ignore. I have lamptey over taa

        6. Greyling
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Possibly 3. Robbo, Chilwell and Mitchell

      • DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Score prediction:
        Spurs vs Man city
        Villa vs Brighton
        Leeds Vs Arsenal

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            1 month, 27 days ago

            1-1
            1-1
            4-4

          • HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            2-1, 3-0, 3-1 hopefully

          • Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            1-1
            2-2
            2-2

          • Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            1-3
            1-1
            1-3

            1. HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Cant' see Arsenal scoring 3 (or 4)

              1. Warby84
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                It’s Leeds

                1. HashAttack
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  It's Arsenal 🙂

          • Bielsa Murderball
              1 month, 27 days ago

              1-1
              2-0
              3-2

          • Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Is there a Black Box episode this week?

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              No, az has a ps5

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Mark has no internet. Not today.

              1. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Cheers both

              2. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Only thing worse that no internet is no internet and a new PS5

          • Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Guaita
            Chilwell / R James / Coufal / (?)
            Salah* / Fernandes / Son / Rodriguez / (?)
            Kane / DCL

            Currently have Lamptey, Kilman, Podence & Brewster waiting to come in.

            Q1. Who out of the above should I play?
            Q2. Sell Salah for a -4? (Means 2 out of 4 would come in.)

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Q1. Bench Lamptey
              Q2. No need for a hit

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                ... so Podence & Kilman starting?

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Sure

            2. puhd
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Salah to KDB or Ziyech?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yeah I'm teetering on it. Would be for a minus 4, but potentially worth it.

          • DAZZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Is Telles to punty on a WC? Currently have Dias and Cancelo.

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              If I was on a WC, I’d probably go Cancelo Chillwell and Reece James. Telles could be a great shout, his set piece delivery is ridiculously good.

              1. Black Knights
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Why? Chelsea’s games are not very good. I don’t want one, let alone two.

                I’ve gone Cancelo and Dias too.

          • Greyling
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            2 free transfers in the bank?

            Are the moves and hits worth taking?

            1.Salah to Fernandes
            2.TAA to Coufal
            3.Wilson to DCL/Richarlison -4
            4.Maupay to Watkins -8

            Ryan
            Mitchell, Chilwell , (TAA)
            (Salah), Grealish, Son, Rodrigues,
            Werner, (Wilson), Maupay

            Foden, Justin, Walker-Pieters

            1. Couch Potato
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I'd just do 1 & 2 for free, and captain Bruno

          • Paulybaby123
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Formals or Bamford this week lads tough one!?

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Bamford

                1. Paulybaby123
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Yeah thinking the same.. Could score a brace or more!

                    1. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Steady on

                2. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Bam

              2. timawflowers
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Play son or hames?

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Surely that can't be the two your having to choose between?

                  1. timawflowers
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Well the only other option is to bench bamford. At the minute my md is son, grealish, bruno, Zieych and att is kane, bamford and werner, hames on the bench

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Blimey. I don't know what to suggest really.

                      Feels wrong to bench Rodriguez vs. Fulham.

                      1. timawflowers
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Yeah struggling this week. Not much a bench boost, as only others is Justin and Mitchell of any value

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Ham

              3. KEVIN DE CLAUS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Oh well.. What to do? 1 transfer, no WC:

                Martinez
                Konsa Lamptey Coufal
                Son Zaha KDB Soucek Salah
                Werner Kane

                Steer (3rd Villa...) Brewster Mitchell Ayling.

                Salah really messes up my plan to get in Grealish over the two next gamesweeks. Any advice appreciated!

                1. puhd
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  You’re ok... maybe her rid of Salah for Bruno?

                  1. puhd
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Get rid

                    1. KEVIN DE CLAUS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      My thinking yes. Cheers!

              4. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yes or no?
                Jorginho,Salah,Wilson >> Soucek,KDB,Werner -8.
                Can afford right on the money.

              5. DAZZ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Feels so wrong going triple Villa on a WC :/ but seems best thing considering the fixtures.

                Martinez
                Cancelo Dias Chilwell
                KDB Bruno Grealish Ziyech
                Vardy DCL Watkins

                (Forster, Soucek, Kilman, KWP)

                Thoughts?

                1. Rasping Drive
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Looks great. Although double City defence would give me the willocks, only from the perspective that it blocks a potential Sterling move.

                  1. DAZZ
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Thanks mate. Yeah i see where your coming from. I cant see myself going Sterling because of Salah, but i have a feeling City will kick on and 2x defenders with KDB is the way!

                2. Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Lovely team i'm a bit jealous
                  Not sure I would start both city defenders this week, might bench Dias for KWP just this week

                  1. DAZZ
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Thanks for the advice. You reckon? You not think Spurs City could be tight?

                    1. Nice to Finally Michu
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      No I think City will tear spurs apart but I think Spurs have about an equivalent chance of scoring as Wolves. I'm pretty bullish on Southampton and KWP i think has assist or bonus potential

                3. myteamissheeeeeeeet
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Money in the bank?

                4. Black Knights
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  We’re similar mate. I’m

                  Martinez
                  Cancelo Dias Coufal
                  KdB Bruno Ziyech Grealish
                  Kane DCL Watkins

                  McCarthy Bissouma Taylor Holding

                  So I like it.

                  1. Black Knights
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    But yeah I laid my team up like that to mirror yours. I’m actually playing Taylor over Dias this week. Will play just Cancelo at United too, and both in the others.

                5. Hktrader88
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Looks great. Do you have money in the bank and a plan to get Salah back?