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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. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Used up my 2 FT and still have 2.0 ITB, not sure if I need to take a hit or G2G?

    Ryan
    Lamptey Robbo Chillwell
    KDB Ziyech(c) Rash Grealish Soucek
    DCL KAne

    Button Dallas Brewster Ferguson

    1. King Huth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      just save its gonna be a weird wk

  2. Roy Rovers
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    1.7 ITB how would you get KDB and Cancello into this team?

    Martinez
    Dallas Zouma Vestergaard
    Bruno Son Grealish Bissouma
    DCL Vardy Bamford

    Forster Lamptey Mitchell Salah

    1. King Huth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Son to KDB one move is enough

    2. Roy Rovers
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Thinking this..........

      Son > KDB
      Dallas > Cancello
      Bamford > Brewster

  3. King Huth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Need help... team is in quite a mess

    1FT 0.4 itb

    fabianski 4.0

    4.0 4.0 kilman coady konsa

    sterling salah fernandes foden 4.5

    bamford werner jiminez

    My team is very short on playing player and need restructing...

    A. Salah foden--> KDB grealish (leave 0.0 itb) - cannot upgrade other def later

    B. Salah Foden --> ziyech Jrodriguez (Leave 2.9 itb) - can be flexible

    C. IF coady/kilman confirm not play what to do??

    Thanks guys!!

    1. Roy Rovers
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A for me.

  4. Ninjaa
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on this current wildcard team

    McCarthy 4.0
    Cancelo Justin Coufal Kilman Targett
    Salah KDB Ziyech Bruno Grealish
    DCL Watkins Brewster

    I could do Salah Justin DCL > Jota Chilwell Vardy, thoughts???

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Needs Vardy

    2. King Huth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      i would pass salah on a WC

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This

  5. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell Lamptey Kilman
    Salah! Son Ziyech Grealish
    Kane DCL Wilson!

    (Steer Biss Saiss Mitchell)

    A) Salah ➡️ KDB
    (Kane & Saiss to Vardy & Cancelo -4 next week)

    B) Salah ➡️ Bruno
    (Saiss to Cancelo next week and sell one of Kane/Son for KDB/Vardy next week or both for a -8)

    Appreciate your help!

  6. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Who are the absolute top picks for this week and next in FWD and MID? Money no object.

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Vardy KDB Bruno

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        hard to argue with these 3, I would add grelish, villa as a team are pretty explosive and he looks a top pic in any GW at that price

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Vardy Rashford Sterling

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      KDB, Grealish, DCL

  7. arkom
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Chilwell / Cancelo / Coufal / Justin / Kilman
    Bruno / KDB / Ziyech / Grealish / Soucek
    DCL / Vardy / Bamford

    1,8£ ITB (Bruno —> Salah later)

    I really want PVA to on my team, but who would I replace?! Or is it good to go?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Leave it, looks good

  8. Ranger3
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Cresswell or Van aanholt on wildcard ?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      cress because of the money saved and I think WH defence might be slightly better, PVA is a nice differential tho can't imagine maybe people own him

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cresswell easily.

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Feels horrible going into the game week with a -8, like I've already lost

    I remember someone in my work ML took a minus 12 earlier in the season and I laughed

    then In the early fixture he just had Chilwell (who he had brought in) who got a 15 pointer

    guess it only takes one of your players to haul and it's not to bad

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I've taken a -8 too, it's no big deal. Plenty will have taken hits this week.

    2. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Swear 90% of your posts i see are doom and gloom. Cheer up man. Smash your captaincy and you’re good.

  10. DK_13
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Fellow WCers, making a team with A)money ITB for salah next week/salah on the bench
    B) capitalising on the other easier fixtures and getting salah in gw12(for Fulham)

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Ive got 0ITB, i think Bruno can cover Salah for 3GW’s considering Brunos away form. For me i’m looking at it like this:

      Salah (bri,WOL) vs Bruno (WBA,sou,whu)

      Personally i feel Bruno will outscore him over the nexy 3GW’s and then i will downgrade DCL > Antonio/Wilson.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      No way I'd have Salah in a WC team. Just get Bruno/KDB/Vardy and get Salah back in GW12.

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B

      looking at Bruno -> Salah in GW12

  11. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    In sign of Wilson in Toon training pics yesterday so likely baf news there.

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell KWP
    Salah* Ziyech Son Zaha
    Kane DCL Wilson*

    Steer Dallas Mitchell* Bissouma

    Will prob to Salah to Bruno

    Wilson to Bamford/Watkins for a hit too? Or play Dallas?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      *no sign

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Shoddy typing

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'd hold Wilson. He has some good fixtures coming up even if he misses the Chelsea game. (I'm keeping).

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I don't think he has good fixtures

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      After Chelsea, I'd say they're pretty good until GW15 at which point I'll be getting rid.

  12. FenomenoMLTA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I think he'll be available for Brighton , but misses out on Leicester and Atalanta (CL)

  13. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on going with no LIV until GW12 (ful)?

    I’m thinking Salah > KDB for the City double up w/ Sterling then sell one back in GW12...

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Don’t see the problem with it but no one can say for sure until they see liv play without salah, Taa etc

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It's good since you probably wouldn't captain them until GW12

  14. Hig1990
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Morning all,

    Whats the move(s) to make here? Can’t decide whether to keep Salah or not in the hope he is only out for 1 GW...I have 2 FT

    Matinez
    Robbo, Chilwell, Regulion
    Salah, Son, Grealish, Hamez
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Button/Bissouma/Dallas/Fergusson

    1. Xabatlea
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It looks like B Fernandes is the must go this week. Then Vardy, + KDB, Sterling, Agüero, Jesús,.. Next week.
      Can you get rid of son and get Bruno? Then reasses Next week

      1. Hig1990
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I’m looking at Bruno and KDB. I am .4m short for Son>Bruno but I can obviously do Salah >KDB to fund it.

  15. Xabatlea
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Right now. At same price (7'8)
    Richarlison ( on pens) or DCL?
    Why?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      DCL

      Reasons

      not just returning from injury
      Better scoring record this season
      Nailed for 90
      Not so prone to yellow/red cards

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Suspension sorry

    2. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Richarlison 382 minutes played
      DCL 698 but
      Richarlison 22 points /DCL 57
      Richalison played more than half of DCl's minutes but scored less than half of his points
      Over the season this may change as DCL is overperforming hence his rise from £7m to £7.8m
      Whereas Richarlison could possibly do more to close the gap

  16. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    WC or just use 2ft?

    Mendy Steer
    TAA Justin Mitchell KWP Taylor
    Salah Sterling Son Romeu Bissouma
    Kane DCL Watkins

    0itb, 2ft

    1. Xabatlea
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      2FT IMO
      Son, TAA out
      Chilwell Bruno in.
      You could do 3 transfers with a -4 too

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Could do that, and 99% that I will do -4

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'd probably WC that team tbh.

      TAA, Salah, Sterling, Son, Romeu, Bissouma and Kane out for me.

      KDB, Vardy, Bruno, Grealish, Chilwell, etc in.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Agree with all except Kane part. He looks like a season keeper. Last years KDB or Salah from two-three years ago. Also with so many goimg on around and I have 2 ft will maybe even save wc. It things go rewlly wrong could always wc next gw.

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Fair enough, although I see Vardy outscoring him over the next few. Could always get him back in.

  17. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Saiss
    Salah Son JamesR Grealish Foden
    DCL Kane

    Forster Dallas Brewster Ferguson

    2 FT, 0.0 itb

    Is Salah >> Fernandes enough this week and maybe play Saiss over Dallas in the hope he starts?

  18. burnhilla
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Play:
      A: Bellerin (lee)
      B: KWP (wol)

      Same clean sheet odds. KWP better for bonus and Bellerin for attacking returns (i think).

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        A

    • DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Not seeing many WC’s with triple City. Zophar is going with it aswell. But this is the WC i am extremely happy with. Debated between Watkins and Bamford all week, it is 50/50 but essentially gone with Watkins purely because of Fixtures. Triple Villa can be adjusted in 2/3GW’s depending on form.

      Martinez
      Dias Cancelo Chilwell
      KDB Bruno Ziyech Grealish
      Vardy DCL Watkins

      (Forster, KWP, Kilman, Soucek)

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Lot of people focusing only on this gw and rush for Mute assets especially those with Bruno Rashford double ups but if they fail then next gw there will be problems for them...

        1. DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah i’m planning ahead with triple city and Vardy. And a plan to get Salah back for Fulham. I feel confident this week seeing loads of hits being made

      2. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I have almost the same
        13/15
        KWP, Soucek -> Lamptey, Riedewald
        0,7itb

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Who would say that I was not going to captain the top scorer in the league Vs Fulham...

    • French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good morning DZ

      When is the Liverpool presser? Need more info on Salah ...

    • Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can I trust Cancelo with Chilwell, Justin Taylor, Mitchell as my other defenders or should I get Cresswell instead?

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I think Cancelo is 1st choice LB for PL. Mendy will cover cup games imo.

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      is it ok to play with this team and leave Salah on the bench?

      Martinez
      James Lamptey Coufal
      Sterling Son Ziyech Podence
      Martial DCL(C) Bamford

      Steere Mitchell Dallas Salah

      Thanks!

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yes

    • theBoose
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      How's my WC team currently looking?

      Martinez Henderson
      Chilwell Cancelo KWP Coufal Phillips
      KDB Fernandes Grealish Ziyech Soucek
      Kane Watkins DCL

      1.4itb

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Kind of like everyone else's (apart from Kane). I think I'd prefer Vardy over Kane in the short term.

    • Ninjaa
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What do I do here lads? I'm on my wildcard and was set but now Salah has to go but who to bring in? Where do I use the funds freed up by Salah to upgrade the rest of the team? Thanks for views.

      McCarthy 4.0
      Cancelo Justin Coufal Kilman Targett
      Salah KDB Ziyech Bruno Grealish
      DCL Watkins Brewster

      1. Ninjaa
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I could do Salah Brewster and Justin > Vardy Chilwell Reidewald and go 343 ????

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Vardy for Brewster and switch to 3-4-3 looks the obvious move.

      3. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Beat me to it!

        1. Ninjaa
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          And go no Liverpool???

      4. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Can always upgrade Bruno later, or move back to 352 and lose Vardy.

    • Mr. Mystic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Reckon I can field a full 11? Or worth transferring TAA for a hit?

      Martinez
      Chilwell Lamptey Taylor*
      Son Grealish Foden* Bruno (c)
      Kane DCL Wilson*

      Bench: Mitchell TAA (+) Burke

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      1 more day!!! Ugh cmon time is so slow!

    • Ray In Bruges.
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Which 2 to start?

      ASM, Brewster, Justin, Kilman, KWP

      1. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Brewster and Kilman

    • Vazza
        1 month, 29 days ago

        McCarthy (Fodder)
        Robbo Bellerin Zouma (Fodder x2)
        Son Salah Grealish JRod (Bissouma)
        Kane DCL Jimenez

        1FT, 0.0m in the bank

        Potential wildcard team

        Martinez (Fodder)
        Robbo Cancelo Chilwell (Coufel, Mitchell)
        KDB Fernandes Grealish JRod (Bissouma)
        Vardy DCL Watkins

        Should I:-

        A. Wildcard the above

        B. Make a few transfers

        C. Do nothing and roll FT

      • tibollom
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Rash to Bruno for -4pts too sideways and a waste of points?

        Ryan
        Lamptey Robbo Chillwell
        Ziyech Rash Soucek Grealish KDB
        Kane DCL

        Button Dallas Brewster Ferguson