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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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1,435 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Anybody playing Champ Man FPL?
    Just watched the GW2 live stream from last night...was brilliant!

  2. Joggers Nipple
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Morning, any input on this rough plan?
    ( Going to hold/ bench Salah while hes out)
    This week-
    TAA to Cancelo
    Next week-
    Son to KDB (cash for Werner to Vardy later as well as Brewster to 6.4ish)

    Means playing one of Dallas/ Brewster for this as well maybe next week

    Martinez
    TAA Chilwell James
    Son J Rod Grealish Souchek
    DCL Werner Brewster

    Forster Salah Dallas Branwaite 1FT 2.5 M ITB
    Thanks for any thoughts

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Brewster next week will be fine

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers, no chance of this week? Read somewhere the U21 manager say something like, he could of played/ played on if it was a more important game?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Nah I think he will.. just mean he’s got a nice fixture next week and could score

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

    What is everyone who owns Charlie Taylor doing? His injury has really thrown the spanner in the works. Just annoying.
    Dyche says he's still hopeful he'll play and he has until Monday to rest. Personally going to play him with Mitchell 1st sub.

    1. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      just start him mate. will play i feel

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

    How do I check what points my captains have earned me so far in total?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      8 pages on FPL site.

  5. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Need help guys! Already on a hit here:

    Mendy, Button
    Chilwell, Coufal, Targett, Justin, Branthwaite
    Salah, Bruno, Ziyech, Jrod, Grealish
    DCL, Kane

    Should I play Justin or Bring in KDB for Salah for another hit ?

    1. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      i will sell salah. think he will be out 2 games

  6. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    martinez
    dallas chilwell kwp
    grealish bruno(C) son ziyech
    kane dcl bamford

    subs:steer saiss lamptey asm

    gtg?

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Dallas/ Saiss need to be better imo

  7. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    If you were to get rid of one of the following to fund Salah in 2 weeks time, which one would you choose?

    A. Justin
    B. KWP
    C. Coufal

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      a

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

      A or B

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

      A

    4. WHYYYY
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

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

    When realistally is Salah expected to play again ? Thanks

    1. UpTheCherries
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lemme get my crystal ball...

      Kidding I reckon he'll be touch and go with the brighton game personally

      But who knows

      1. Manumana
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I prefer Tarot cards. Crystal balls are rubbish

        Thanks though

  9. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Hello! What's your thoughts on this WC team :

    Martinez McCarthy
    Cancelo Chilwell Justin Kilman Vestergaard
    KDB Bruno Grealish Jota Riedewald
    Werner DCL Watkins

    1.8ITB

    Thank you!

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Werner -> Brewster
      Riedewald -> Sterling
      McCarthy -> Fodder

      You can get Salah by doing Fernandes + DCL to Bamford in gw12?

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Not sure if Sterling is 100p fit tho. Might pick Ziyech or Rashford as a one week punt

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Looks good - have you got any transfer plan for GW10 onwards?
      Very similar to my WC (11 of 15 are the same.
      Basically you have Werner where I have Ziyech - the rest of the attack is the same and my third defender is Digne for a punt.

  10. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    bruno 100.1 in fplstatistic. so his price gonna rise again?

  11. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Assuming Salah is ruled out...

    A) Sell for Mane (-4)
    B) Bench for Brewster*

    1. huhhh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      assuming?LOL

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        You get my point

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

      Is Brewster even fit to start?

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Update today I assume but should be fine

  12. Dexters Laboratory
      2 months, 2 days ago

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

      A) Salah Foden Kane to Vardy Ziyech KDB (-8)
      B) Salah to KDB

      1. UpTheCherries
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Doesnt warrant an 8 point hit..

        Keep it simple Salah to KDB

    • davies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Sterling &

      A) Mane
      B) KDB

      1. UpTheCherries
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        KDB for me double up should guarantee returns

    • UpTheCherries
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      RMWCT

      McCarthy
      Chilwell Cancelo Coufal
      KDB Son Fernandes Grealish
      DCL Kane Watkins

      Forster Lamptey Bissouma Justin

      Anything you lot would change?

      Help is much appreciated 🙂

      1. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Kane to Vardy

        1. UpTheCherries
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I'm worried about losing kane

          Has punished me many a time before and looks so sharp

      2. WHYYYY
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Maybe try fit a chelsea attacker in? Son + kane double up might be too much

        1. UpTheCherries
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yeah looked at this

          Got so much value tied up in son and kane really think they can keep their form up despite being up against tough opposition

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

            Points over pounds. It's only value when you sell and bank the price increases, by the time their fixtures improve most of that money made will have evaporated.

    • Sahil.....
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Wilson injury update???

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

        Out

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Review !

    • tinear
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Is shipping out TAA and Saiss worth -8?
      Other def are Zouma, Ayling, Mitchell. Bad line up I know. Thinking of getting Chilwell and Cresswell for -8 then Cancelo next week. Thoughts?

    • Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Any thoughts on how to spend 2 ft and 3.6 mil here?

      Martinez Steer
      TAA Saiss Chilwell Taylor Ferguson
      Salah Son Mahrez Podence Anguissa
      Watkins DCL Jimenez

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Want to keep Salah?

        1. Jullepuu
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I mean if he is only out for this week: yes.

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Also defence needs a bit of help

      2. THE KING CANTONA
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I would do TAA & Anguissa => Cresswell & Grealish and bench Salah for 2 weeks.

        • Saiss may start this week, based on Coady status.
        • Next week, you need to ship out Saiss/Podence. So, I would keep Salah for 2 weeks on bench.

    • Lacabacca
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Ignoring prices/positions which would you rather have and why?
      A. Werner + Coufal/Justin/Lamptey
      B. Ziyech + PVA

      Thanks

      1. WHYYYY
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Close... probably werner+lamptey

      2. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A. Werner and Couf or Lamps your call

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

        A for me

      4. InvertedWinger
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A

      5. Lacabacca
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks all

    • what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Bench one:
      a. James
      b. Lamps
      c. Keane

      thx

      1. THE KING CANTONA
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          B

    • De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Hi guys any help with this team is much appreciated. 1FT and my original plan was to hold and reassess next week.

      Should i stick to that?

      Ryan
      Robbo Chilwell Mitchell Taylor
      Son Grealish Bowen
      DCL Bamford Kane

      Salah Dunne Alzate

      1. THE KING CANTONA
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I don't think Mitchell would start ahead of PVA & Clyne.Salah is most def out for 2 weeks. So Salah > Bruno/KDB is an easy choice.

    • Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Would you get jrod or jota on WC?

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

        if I already had DCL then I would just stick with him, I don't think the double up is a great idea with the uncertainty around everton and the plethora of good options in mid

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Thanks

    • Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Richarlison is a DOUBT ... potentially injured by Edison Cavani in Brazil v Uruguay action

      Also Everton news Colombia looks like trash these days. JR fighting with teammates and panned by the media

      Hmmm? Do I still love the Fulham vs Everton match for Evertonians?

      Seems like JR has not recovered form since VVD castration

    • InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Better GK on WC, cost no bar:
      A) Emi Martinez
      B) Leno

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A

        1. InvertedWinger
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Cheers

      2. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B

    • Ray In Bruges.
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Start 2:
      ASM, Brewster, Kilman, KWP, Justin

    • Areyouthereyet
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Help needed boys! (2.4m itb)

      Grealish Salah* Son Rashford
      DCL Kane Wilson*

      A. Salah to KDB
      B. Salah &Wilson to KDB & Richarlison (-4)
      C. Salah & Wilson to Ziyech & Vardy (-4)

      Leaning towards C atm. It will allow me to do Son to KDB next gw for free

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        C) Sets you up nicely moving forward

      2. Areyouthereyet
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks mate. Yeap it will set me up nicely for the fixture change. Will wait on the pressers before hitting it

    • Ray In Bruges.
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      McCarthy (Nyland)
      Chilwell Zouma KWP (Justin, KWP)
      Fernandes JRod Grealish Son ASM
      Werner DCL (Brewster)

      GTG?

      1. Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thinking ASM + Son > Ziyech + KDB next week

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

        Looks good, GL!

        1. Ray In Bruges.
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Cheers!

      3. Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Whoops (Justin, Kilman) on the bench there.

    • Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Martinez
      Robbo - Chilwell - Coufal
      Bruno (C) - Son - Grealish - Zaha
      Kane - DCL - Bamford
      (Forster) - (Dallas - Bissouma - Mitchell)

      4.1 ITB - 0 FT

      Been completely out of touch with IB injury news. Was wondering if there was anyone on this lineup that picked up a knock, and is the team good to go? Cheers!

      1. Ray In Bruges.
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Looks good! What moves are you planning next?

    • unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Morning dzzz,

      1) Best TAA replacement? Cancelo or Chillwell?
      - Already have Reece James but i might move him in future given constant rotation fears
      - i am not sure what to make of chelsea's fixtures..average at best
      - Cancelo makes sense to spread the risk but chiwell looked soo dangerous last game, super highly owned.
      - the one option is move to chillwell this gw and move james > cancelo next gw?

      2) Bruno or Rashford?
      - Rashford better cpt shout this gw but bruno better long term?

      3) Do we expect either Mitchell or Saiss to come back into their teams?

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

      How many games for Liverpool's Phillips 4.0M?

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I bet we get good news regarding Salah today. He hauls Vs Leicester for me.

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        That would be hilarious.

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        For sure mate for sure

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        He tested positive for COVID this week. Are you aware?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          He's in denial

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Could get a negative result today

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Clutching at straws.

      4. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        What's the bet?

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Just a metaphorical term, no actual bet has been made

      5. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        No chance. He tested positive on Wednesday. How can he play on Sunday 4 days later. It’s 100% impossible, accept it.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          It's not 100% at all lol

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            It kinda is though. He could still play Brighton but no chance he plays Leicester.

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              If he gets a negative result later today he plays Vs Leicester imo

              1. Brehmeren
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                No, he doesn't.

              2. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                How do u expect him to get a negative result this soon?

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Well it has to turn negative eventually why not today?

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Haha if only it worked like that

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

                Also i read somewhere he's coming back to UK but he'll have to isolate for 10 days.

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Different rules for athletes

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    No it isn't. Its premier league protocol apparently. Im not talking about the 2 week quarantine rule (which he could still be subject to since he tested positive and attended a wedding).

                  2. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    10 days from 1st positive test. Then test is taken again. So it rules him out for leicester

                  3. Make United Great Again
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    You don’t know what you’re talking about lol

      6. sledger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        i dont think klopp would play him anyway with no training .