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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. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Hi Guys which option is best ? Have 2 FT’s

    A) salah > Ziyech + Saiss > Coufal
    B) Salah > Bruno + Foden > Ziyech

    Martinez (Steer)
    Chilwell, Robbo, Lamptey (Saiss, Mitchell)
    Podence, Salah, Son, Grealish (Foden)
    Bamford, DCL, Kane....

    1. Moe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I would do B: Bruno and Ziyech have good fixture this weekend, and odds are you would bench Coufal this GW anyway.

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

    Salah tested positive again today.

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Source?

  3. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    RMWCT?

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

    2.2 ITB, for Salah

  4. Jurgen Flopp
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Evening lads. After a bit of advice. Current team is

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Cancelo (Justin Mitchell)
    Salah Barkley Bowen Ziyech (Bissouma)
    Kane Vardy DCL

    Would you do

    A) Salah to Bruno then next week Kane and Bowen to Antonio and KDB for -4
    B) Salah to KDB

    Cheers.

  5. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best replacement for Salah? Already have Rashford.
    A: Mane
    B: Fernandes
    C: KDB

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Been on B for a while but leaning towards bringing in sterling 1 GW earlier and captain DCL this GW

  6. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Salah due to drop tonight?

    1. BeWater
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I think his sales are already slowing down.

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ta

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

          Funny, I've monitoring his numbers all day and his price has been falling quickly.

          1. BeWater
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I'm sure he had a target of 90 odd on fplstatistics with three red arrows an hour ago. Then he was 86 with one red arrow and now 90.6 with three red arrows! I'm going to check it again in a couple of hours.

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Looks that way still dropping fast

      • LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Salah apprently tested positive today again, though might come back to UK tomorrow in some specially prepared plane for him...

        Could be available for BHA... hmmm...

        1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Would’ve missed out on 2 weeks worth of training, doubt he’ll be fully fit tbh

      • BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Salah & Trossard -> Fernandes & Rodriguez (-4)?

        Looking at the next three fixtures for the incomers and it’s tempting..

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Looks good

        2. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I done the same two out to Fernandes and Grealish -4

          1. BremerHB
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Definitely a good move. Already have Grealish otherwise he would have been top of my list too.

      • Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        They'd play Salah with gloves and mask against Leicester at this rate.

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Fantasy premier bubble soccer

      • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Salah to KDB if I already own Bruno?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

        2. Doctor Evil
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I went for Mane but plan to bring in KDB next week

      • boroie
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thoughts on my WC team...

        Martinez
        Cancelo Chilwell Zouma
        Fernandes(C) Mane Grealish Ziyech
        Jesus DCL Watkins

        Forster; Phillips Kilman Bissouma

        £1m ITB to go Fernandes to Sterling/KDB after GW9

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Don't see why you wouldn't bring in City now on WC and captain Mane. Bank the FT in GW 10

          1. boroie
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Worried of a Bruno haul at home to WBA when there are doubts around Sterling, and City have a tough game at Spurs.

      • arkom
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1,8£ ITB for Salah --> Bruno

        I really want PVA to on my team, but who would I replace?!

      • Harmonica1967
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Worth dropping Salah? Would be playing Lamptey in his place.

        If so, FT to:

        A). Mane
        B).KdB
        C). Sterling
        D). Ziyech

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            He’s flying back to UK though now

      • sentz05
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Really happy with this WC. Only regret is I’m 0.5m off Chilwell instead of Zouma. Any ideas?

        Martinez
        Cancelo Coufal Zouma
        Fernandes(C) Jota Grealish Ziyech KDB
        Vardy DCL

        Fodder Justin Kilman Brewster

      • davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Before price changes...

        A) Salah > Mane (-4)
        B) Brewster (WHU)

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

          Brewster has 2 touches in the box and 1 shot in 4 appearances. I’d take the hit.

      • Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thoughts on Salah Son to Bruno KDB ?
        Or Mane over KDB?

        2FTs 1.6ITB.

        Martinez
        Robo/Kilman/Chilwell
        Salah/Son/Hamez/Grealish
        Kane/DCL/Bamford

        Martin/Reguilon/Mitchell/Stephens

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

        Salah will be tested again tomorrow. Very possible it's a negative test result. I'm definitely keeping until tomorrow's test.

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          What? :). Dude, get on Twitter.

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

            Don't like social media

            1. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Fair enough. Good luck.

            2. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              There is a Tik Tok video of him dancing while holding up the most recent positive test

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

          You’re really clutching at straws if you think there’s any chance Salah plays this weekend

          1. Apwilkin
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I assume his hope is that he plays next weekend against Brighton and avoids a transfer? Don’t think anyone has any expectations for a miraculous start this weekend.

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

              No I believe he starts Vs Leicester

            2. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Doubt very much he played against Brighton either. Uk covid Rules would have to change for that to happen.

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

                Again not true. Thy don't apply to athletes.

                1. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  They do I'm afraid

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

                    No they don't

                2. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  The only difference is for Athletes its 10 days

                  1. Radzio
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    No, 10 days counted from the 1st test, not from the last one. So Brighton is pretty clear he will play.

                3. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  They do to idiots who don’t stay in their team bubble!

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

            Sorry I don't trust the mirror

            1. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              You're obviously a salah owner and very deluded or just don't want to know the facts.

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

                Deluded? Nice one cheers.

                1. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  It’s confirmed on LFC’s sight

        3. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Dr. Fudgy

        4. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Can’t tell if you’re trolling or you actually think he plays this week

      • Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 1 day ago

          What’s wrong with Son now? Seeing loads selling

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            He blanked against West Brom and Kane didn't. That means Kane will get points from now on and Son will not.

          2. boroie
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Fixtures

            1. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              ^^ This ^^

          3. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Not done much at home this season and most people lose money with his next drop

            1. Chrisitis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Neither has Bruno

              1. HashAttack
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                That's true - nor has Hames away ... or Vardy home ... all a bit disconcerting

        • Apwilkin
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Wilson not pictured in the Newcastle training today. Safe to assume he’s probably going to sit this weekend....

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Hope so - got double Chelsea defence

        • Chrisitis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          WC-teams looks good, but they all lack the top scoring midfielder and Spurs have played some high scoring games against good opponents.

        • bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Who to start...Son or Hames?

          1. boroie
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            James

          2. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Son every day

            1. Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Not here, some wet and windy

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Huh?

          3. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Have to start them both surely who would you be benching for?

          4. Apwilkin
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            That is quite the benching dilemma... I would figure out how to play both.

        • El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          G2G here guys?

          Martinez
          Chilwell - Bellerin - Lamptey
          Mane(C) - Son - Rashford - Bowen - Grealish
          Kane - DCL
          (Brewster - Ayling - Mitchell)

          Son/Rash ➡️ KDB/Sterling next week with 2.2 ITB

        • DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          All this fuss about Salah.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Who?

          2. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Mane is just as good

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Milner will score 2 penalties, can’t believe people aren’t rushing to get him

        • acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Who would you lose out of these?

          A) Kane
          B) Son

          TIA

          1. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Both

          2. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Son,could end up keeping both as differentials

          3. AlternativeB
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Son (but I'm keeping both this round)

            • caldracula
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Kane first then Son

          4. BENOIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Which combo for the long term/a draft league?

            A) Robbo & Brewster
            B) Cancelo & Antonio

            1. FCRS BGD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              B

          5. boroie
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            To WC or not to WC...

            McCarthy
            Zouma Chilwell Kilman
            Salah* Sterling* Son Podence
            Kane Wilson* Brewster*

            Nyland* KWP Reguillon Bissouma

            1. BENOIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Nahhh

              1. boroie
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                What would you do with it?

                My worries...

                - potentially 4 out injured
                - Reguillon, Kane and Son with horrible fixtures
                - Kilman and Podence rotation risks and tough fixtures

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I would

            3. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yes

              1. boroie
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                What team have you gone for? I’m thinking...

                Martinez
                Cancelo Chilwell Zouma
                Fernandes Mane Ziyech Grealish
                Jesus DCL Watkins
                Forster; Kilman Phillips Bissouma

            4. In Bale We Trust
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I wildcarded a similar team.

              1. boroie
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                What team have you gone for? I’m thinking...

                Martinez
                Cancelo Chilwell Zouma
                Fernandes Mane Ziyech Grealish
                Jesus DCL Watkins
                Forster; Kilman Phillips Bissouma

          6. tbos83
              2 months, 1 day ago

              What would you do (have got 2.5m in bank):

              Mccarthy
              Cresswell, Mings, Chilwell, Kilman
              Son, Barkley, Zaha
              Kane, DCW (c), Bamford

              1. boroie
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Son to Fernandes

                1. tbos83
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Thanks- was contemplating that. Though also tempted to roll FT then bring in KDB

              2. Totti
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                in the coming 4 gameweeks who will get more points?

                A) bruno son
                B) mane ziyech

                1. boroie
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  B

              3. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Want Cancelo, who leaves, Lamptey, Coufal, Zouma, Chilwell or Robbo?

                1. Totti
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  no one

                2. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Robbo

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    That was my choice

                3. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Coufal...Robbo is a close call, will he get attacking returns if Liverpool’s forward line changes (and no TAA) effects the offense?

              4. Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Ticker not working for me, wont load. Anyone else?

                1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah, busted for hours here.

                2. Scrumper
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yep

                3. Snooze ya lose
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Broke