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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. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Son -> Ziyech worth a -4?

    1. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not -4

    2. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Only if you captain Ziyech imo but its close, I like Ziyech more but that isn't a hit I feel comfortable with

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Play Son

    4. KEVIN DE CLAUS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Doubt it

    5. Frucke
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hell no

  2. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    do Trossard > Mane tonight? It looks like Mane will rise so is there any reason to wait until tomorrow?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      In a heartbeat, Trossard is useless

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

        I'm glad to be getting rid of Trossard but if he plays this week then i'll be frustrated to have sold for a hit when I could have done Tross > KdB free next week. That's my dilemma. If Salah is out two GWs then its easy, i'll get Mane in for a hit no question and captain him once or twice in the next 2

        1. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          who comes off your bench if Trossard doesn't play? Trossard > KDB next week sounds very good...

    2. KEVIN DE CLAUS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Go

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Can you still afford Mané if he rises? If yes, I would still wait. You never know what other curve balls we might get from the pressers tomorrow.

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

        I can but Mane having already had covid makes me feel confident and i'm looking at Bowen > Grealish and I'll need exact funds for that

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I’d risk it in that case then.

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

            Cheers

  3. reedybob91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Salah to Fernandes worth a minus 4?

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

      Yes

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes and captain

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes absolutely

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      For sure.

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    The Egyptian Football Association announces that Mo Salah and Mohamed Elneny both will travel back to London tomorrow, in a preprepared plane, both players and clubs hopes that their swabs turn negative asap so they can back to play again sooner.

    https://twitter.com/eslammagdy/status/1329523186485112835

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

      Wow, I suppose this is good news for Salah being able to return for Brighton then?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think Liverpool were hoping he would be available for Atalanta game midweek. The hurry of it all with them coming back without being tested negative is strange, possibly alot of pressure from the clubs

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

          Wow that is something, cheers

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Should note, I have not been keeping up to all of the most latest news, that's what I heard a few days ago

    2. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Even if it turns negative, won't they have to quarantine for 14 days?

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Salah left the Egyptian quarantine to go to his Brothers wedding so that might come into play too.

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Salah will have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival by covid rules in the uk..

          1. Tinfoil Deathstar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 7 days ago

            No he won't. Elite sports guidelines in UK is to isolate for 10 days following first symptoms/or positive test if asymptomatic. Given he first tested positive last Friday then that suggests the 10 days up should be up by Monday 23.

            If he's able to return a negative test then there is potential he could feature for Atalanta game - although clearly there are still issues about him not training for a while.

  5. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Torres could very well become a game breaker soon

  6. MikeLowrey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A) Salah to Mane & Roll FT
    B) Salah to Bruno, Trossard to Hamez
    C) Salah to KDB, Trossard to Jota

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

      B

  7. Eric the King
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Right, this feels like the time to use the WC. Anyone disagree??

    McCarthy / Nyland
    Chilwell / Dier / Justin / Kilman / Mitchell
    Salah / Son / Podence / Bowen / Soucek
    Kane / DCL / Jim

    1. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'd definitely wc that team

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Seems a bit late in the day ... think IB is a great time to WC but should have pulled the trigger right at the start and caught the price rises. Think it might now be better to wait until next week, see how the Spurs ManC game plays out, find out what's happening with Salah etc.

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

      I came into this week with 2 FT but TAA, Dier, Saiss, Salah, Podence, Wilson was enough for me to late WC. I could’ve made 3 changes -4 but I’d still want my wolves lot gone too.

      You’ve got 4 defs worth changing, 1/2 mids and a forward. Seems a lot of trannies to spread out if you don’t WC.

  8. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Salah & Kane to Fernandes & Vardy (-4)
    Or just the first? Selling Kane for a hit seems too risky, might do it for free next GW?

    1. reedybob91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I plan on doing kane to Vardy next week

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I did those moves, plus Son > KDB

  9. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    RMWCT??

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

    2.2 ITB for Salah

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

      Do you need that much itb for Salah? I’d spend 0.5-1.0 extra on beefing defence.

  10. BeWater
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Any ideas here guys...

      Martinez McCarthy
      Cancelo Mitchell Zouma KWP Taylor
      Salah Son Barkley Jota Bruno
      Kane Mitro Brewster

      0FTs 2.1ITB

      Tempted to just do nothing and get KDB or Sterling next week.

    • -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Salah, son and TAA

      To

      Chilwell, KDB, Bruno

      -4?

      1. Frucke
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yes

        1. Frucke
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          If yoy dont have good bench cover. Im doing salah to bruno tomorrow

    • reedybob91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Done Salah to Bruno and son to Ziyech this week.

      This is my team, would any of you change the bench?

      McCarthy
      Chilwell/ Kilman/ Mitchell
      Ziyech/Bruno/grealish/Jota/KDB
      Kane/DCL

      Ryan/Brewster/Lamptey/R James/

      I don't want to leave either Lamptey or R James on the bench as I can see either scoring goals, yet I feel like with no thiago Silva and chilwell in already, Southampton and palace both have better clean sheet potential

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        If you start Chilwell, I don’t see why you don’t start James as well. I’d defo play him ahead of Mitchell.

    • Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Foden to Kdb worth a -4?

      1. reedybob91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think foden will start this week

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I don't think he will

    • Kingy81
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Salah to Bruno tonight or wait ?
      May rise tonight

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Do it

      2. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Bruno won't rise tonight.

    • Come on you Kante
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Team 1 or team 2 wc??

      Team 1

      McCarthy
      Chillwell, zouma,Mitchell
      Fernandes, kdb, ziyech, zaha
      Vardy, Calvert lewins, Watkins

      (Subs: Martin, Neck Williams, Bernardo, riedwald) 3.3m itb

      Team 2

      McCarthy
      Chillwell, zouma,kilman
      Fernandes, kdb, ziyech, zaha
      Vardy, Kane, Watkins

      (Subs: Martin, Neck Williams, Bernardo, riedwald) 0 itb

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        So its basically Mitchell and DCL vs kilman and Kane. Are you sure team 2 is WC

        1. Come on you Kante
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yh basically lol Yh I’ve swapped all players and can’t decide team 1 or 2

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Nothing much between the two defs. Probably DCL due to better fixtures compared to Kane

    • Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Any chance Salah starts gw10 so I can hold onto him?

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        There’s always a chance but it’s not looking likely.

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        No one knows

      3. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Very likely, on his way to England already now, see above

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yes but uk covid rules says he will have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Not true

            1. AlternativeB
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Check recent sources 🙂 He will miss the next two matches

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Doubt it

      4. primal33
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Zaha or Watkins if I already have Grealish?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Watkins

        2. Frucke
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Zaha for me

      5. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Is anyone going for Sterling instead of KDB? I feel Sterling has a better chance of hauling compared to KDB. KDB is frustrating when he drops deep and plays in the quarterback role instead of #10

        1. Come on you Kante
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I was thinking this earlier Sterling is due a haul no aguero and not sure on Jesus go for it

        2. 1569Tippins
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I’m getting both

      6. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Rashford or Bruno?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bruno

      7. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        How can they allow someone with Covid to travel? What is happening.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Exactly! But it's a "preprepared plane"

          1. Captain Vantastic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Total nonsense this is. Putting others at risk.

            1. Aston VII lalalala
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Like thousands of absolute twats shown legally at the beach on furlough payments?

      8. arkom
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

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

        1,8£ ITB for Salah (maybe Bruno out)

        How about my defenders.. I have also considered guys like PVA, Lamptey & Cresswell.

        Any changes to the this team above, guys?? TY!

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

          Wolves fixtures have turned and pereira and castagne are training with the squad. Change those two now. Taylor, Lewis, Holding cheap options to rotate with Coufal.

      9. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Martinez
        Robertson Chilwell Dallas
        Salah Son JamesR Grealish Foden
        DCL Kane

        Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

        2 FT, 0.0 itb

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

      10. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Retweeted by Ben Dinnery- seems strange he could travel with while still positive!

        Eslam Magdy (@eslammagdy) Tweeted:
        The Egyptian Football Association announces that Mo Salah and Mohamed Elneny both will travel back to London tomorrow, in a preprepared plane, both players and clubs hopes that their swabs turn negative asap so they can back to play again sooner.
        https://twitter.com/eslammagdy/status/1329523186485112835?s=20

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          “Preprepared plane” 😆 They make it sound as if the plane will make them test negative.

          Salah must be sold imo...

      11. BeWater
          2 months, 7 days ago

          If you are going for a City mid for their run of decent fixtures are you getting:

          1) Sterling
          2) KDB
          3) Both

          1. 1569Tippins
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            3

            1. Barnes Owl
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              3

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            3

        • AlternativeB
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Have said that I'd keep Salah. but... Just changed opinion. Doing Salah for Fernandes now. Son --> KDB next round. Then Zaha --> Ziyech round after that... I think

          • Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            I bet Salah plays against Leicester.

            1. AlternativeB
                2 months, 7 days ago

                "Mohamed Salah has tested positive of COVID-19 for the second time and will not be available to face Leicester City on Sunday"

                1. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Also on arrival in the uk the uk covid rules will apply..14 days quarantine. Looks like he'll miss gw 10 also.

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Not true.

                  2. AnfieldLad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Not for elite Athletes

                    1. Shineonme
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      I'm told it's 10 days for elite Athletes

                2. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  If he tests negative tomorrow he plays.

                  1. AnfieldLad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    He’s tested posted today though so chance of a negative test tomorrow is pretty slim

              • Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                I bet he doesn't

              • Party time
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                It is the hope that kills

            2. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Who to replace salah with? Already have Rashford!
              A: Mane
              B: Fernandes
              C: KDB

              1. keefyefc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Can you afford to do Fernandes this week with
                Rashford to Kdb next week ?

            3. sentz05
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              On a WC

              A Chilwell and Lamptey
              B Zouma and Cancelo

              1. Barnes Owl
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                B but try to get Chilwell instead of Z

            4. Barnes Owl
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Salah + Bissouma -> Jota + Grealish

              For a -4..

              Yeah?

              1. Party time
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Salah to Lookman & bank the cash 😉

                1. Barnes Owl
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Good call

                  1. Party time
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Hehe...

            5. JBG
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              On WC...

              A) Mane and Werner
              B) Kdb and Vardy

              ?

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                B surely

                1. JBG
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Thanks

                2. Hansel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Agreed, not even close

                  1. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Thanks