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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, 2 days 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, 2 days 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, 2 days ago

    Salah tested positive again today.

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

      Source?

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

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

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

    Salah due to drop tonight?

    1. BeWater
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I think his sales are already slowing down.

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

          Ta

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

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

          1. BeWater
              2 months, 2 days 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, 2 days ago

          Looks that way still dropping fast

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

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

      • BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days 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, 2 days ago

          Looks good

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

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

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

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

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

          Fantasy premier bubble soccer

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

        Salah to KDB if I already own Bruno?

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

          Yes

        2. Doctor Evil
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

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

      • boroie
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days 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, 2 days 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, 2 days 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, 2 days 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, 2 days 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, 2 days ago

            He’s flying back to UK though now

      • sentz05
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days 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, 2 days ago

        Before price changes...

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

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

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

      • Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days 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, 2 days 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, 2 days ago

          What? :). Dude, get on Twitter.

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

            Don't like social media

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

              Fair enough. Good luck.

            2. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days 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, 2 days ago

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

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

              No I believe he starts Vs Leicester

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

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

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

                  They do I'm afraid

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

                    No they don't

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

                  The only difference is for Athletes its 10 days

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

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

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

            Sorry I don't trust the mirror

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

                Deluded? Nice one cheers.

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

                  It’s confirmed on LFC’s sight

        3. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Dr. Fudgy

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

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

      • Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 2 days ago

          What’s wrong with Son now? Seeing loads selling

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

            Fixtures

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

              ^^ This ^^

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

              Neither has Bruno

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

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

        • Apwilkin
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days 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, 2 days ago

            Hope so - got double Chelsea defence

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

          Who to start...Son or Hames?

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

            James

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

            Son every day

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

              Not here, some wet and windy

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

                Huh?

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

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

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

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

        • El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days 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, 2 days ago

          All this fuss about Salah.

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

            Who?

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

            Mane is just as good

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

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

        • acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Who would you lose out of these?

          A) Kane
          B) Son

          TIA

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

            Both

          2. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Son,could end up keeping both as differentials

          3. AlternativeB
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Son (but I'm keeping both this round)

            • caldracula
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Kane first then Son

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

              B

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

              Nahhh

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

              I would

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

              Yes

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

              I wildcarded a similar team.

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

                Son to Fernandes

                1. tbos83
                    2 months, 2 days ago

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

              2. Totti
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                in the coming 4 gameweeks who will get more points?

                A) bruno son
                B) mane ziyech

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

                  B

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

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

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

                  no one

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

                  Robbo

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

                    That was my choice

                3. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 2 days 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, 2 days ago

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

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

                  Yeah, busted for hours here.

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

                  Yep

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

                  Broke