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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. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    How does this WC look? I’m leaving 3.5m itb to upgrade a mf to Salah when he’s back.

    Martinez
    Cancelo Coufal Chilwell
    Fernandes(C) Jota Grealish Ziyech KDB
    Watkins DCL

    Fodder Justin Kilman Brewster

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

      Solid and nothing surprising there, Jota pick is interesting

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

      Solid

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

      Looks cheap

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

        Digne in for Kilman?

    4. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Bit light up top, no plans for Vardy? If not then sure

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

        Had him in many drafts but I need to free up some funds to get Mo back in. He could be back next week.

    5. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Fabulous

  2. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    James - Canelo - Chillwell
    Soucek - Salah* - Son - Rahford - Ziyech
    Kane - DCL
    __________________________________
    Forster: Brewster: Mitchell: Dunne

    A) Keep Rashford & do Salah > KDB
    B) Rashford > Fernandes
    C) Salah & Rashford > Fernandes & KDB

    Cheers guys, help appreciated here.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Week after can get salah back in by doing Son to Salah (or Grealish if Salah isn't fit still), Kane to Vardy, and DCL to maybe Bamford/Watkins.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What's the latest news of Rashford? If he's likely to play > A otherwise C and you are in a good place for GW9-10

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers MZ! Yeah not sure what the latest is on Rashford, I guess we’ll likely hear about him tomorrow. If he’a not fit then I could possibly just do option C, if he is then option A like ya say.
        This will be for yet another hit on top of the one ones I’ve already taken this week but in isolation they’re good ones.

  3. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 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

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

      Bruno KDB top picks ... very good team

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

        Thanks!

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

    With Salah confirmed as positive again today does that make him likely to miss the next two games now?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Possibly

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

      Why would he miss GW10 if he's tested negative on the weekend and can train all of next week ?

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

      It seems that he will get tested again Monday. If positive, he will stay there. If negative, he could go to back to UK. Question is whether he needs to quarantine. If he's proven to be in the bubble since his first positive test, he may be exempted. That's where things are unclear/uncertain to me.

      1. Radzio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Won't he come back tommorow with this "preprepared" plane?

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

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

          This is news to me, info moves quickly. If this is true then the next test could be sooner than Monday and what happens if that's negative: quarantine or back training, that's the next question.

          1. Radzio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah, I dont know if he will have to quarantine but my guess is that if they somehow managed to get him on the plane and he can enter UK then he should be allowed to play Brighton

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

              Uncertain then ... I will get rid of him tomorrow regardless, too much headache and don't like 12M+ on my bench 😉

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

    Worth doing TAA -> Cancelo tonight before price rise or wait for press conferences tomorrow?

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

      In isolation there is no particular reason for not doing. Only thing for press conf tomorrow is potential surprise of other members of your team which may need more attention.

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

        True, true

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

    If Salah drops from 12.3 to 12.2 selling price will still be 12.1 if we had him from 12.0 right ? Always forget this rule.

    1. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yep

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

        Cheers.

    2. Mr. Mystic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yep. Selling value is always half of the profit value. So at price 12.2, you can sell at 12.1 on the basis you got him at 12.

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

        Cheers. Is there a way to see at what price you bought the players that are in your team ? Sometimes I forget and therefore don't know if I'll lose value or not !

        1. Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          List view on transfers page

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

            Cheers !

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

          More -> Transfers -> List vies (instead of pitch view)

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

      Yep just split the difference and round down.

    4. Scrumper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

  7. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wait for Salah news of ship out for Bruno tonight? Possible price drops and I lose value if Salah goes?

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

      I think Salah might survive the night - lots of WCers about

  8. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Is it a bad move not bringing in Fernandes?
    I want Vardy upfront and in midfield need future funds for KDB. Already own Grealish Mane and Zaha?
    Feel like I’m gonna regret not bringing him in.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I want Vardy also .

  9. FCRS BGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hi guys
    Target or Coufal ?
    Thanks

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

      Couf

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

      I have both. Coufal for medium term, Targett could be set and forget. But do check their fixtures and how they rotate with your other players.

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

        Thanks

  10. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Cancelo or Dias?

    Any material differences between the two?

    1. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Dias more nailed. If you have a good bench, I'd go with Cancelo tho

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I’d if said Cancelo more nailed

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        If TLDR: bonus largely in favor of Cancelo

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mendy back in training so could have an effect on Cancelo’s minutes. Dias might be nailed a bit more due to the fact that Laporte gets injured every few weeks.

    3. Black Knights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I’m getting both because I think their fixtures are a lot better than Chelsea’s.

    4. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I'm going Cancelo. Think attacking potential + bonus will make up for the odd rest

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

      I’m also going both - not sure I could get two man city mids in and would hope for decent clean sheets on their upcoming run

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

    So Salah is still positive but not contagious anymore ? Or how come he's on a plane with other people ? I really don't get how the world works nowadays lmao.

    1. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Money. Same as before.

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

      He is on a plane home?

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

        That's what I read.

    3. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Different rules for the rich and the hoi polloi.

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

      Time to eat the rich...

  12. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Salah to kdb for a hit?

    Lamptey, Zouma, Saiss* (Mitchell*, Taylor*)
    Bruno, Rashford*, Zaha, Grealish (Salah*)
    Dcl, Kane, Brewster*

    6 out/doubts, 0.2 in the bank

  13. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Mitchell confirm no longer injured - could we expect any minutes from him now PVA is back?

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

      Im hoping PVA left back Mitchell RB.

  14. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Salah to KDB or Bruno? Already have Rashford! KDB has spurs though!

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I’m in sort of the same situation (above), this week has to be Bruno, would just be bringing KDB in one week earlier if him.

  15. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Rate my Wildcard team please.

    A
    Martinez, Ryan
    Chilwell, Dias, Justin, Kilman, J Lewis
    Mane, KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Soucek
    DCL, Bamford, Watkins

    0.2m ITB

    Or

    B
    McCarthy, Forster
    Zouma, Dias, Kilman, Justin, J Lewis
    KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Zaha, Ziyech
    Werner, DCL, Brewster

    0.2m ITB

    1. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Just list the differences, alot of the same players and easier for people to compare then

      1. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        If you list differences, people say ‘can’t tell you without seeing the rest of the squad’.

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

      B

  16. Mid budget coach
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    J rodriquez captain this week anyone?

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Is he flying back from South America?

    2. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Martinez
      Konsa Kilman Chilwell Mitchell
      Son Rashford Ziyech Zaha
      Kane Wilson

      Steele Salah Brewster Branthwaite

      -8 Kane/Son and Wilson to Vardy Bruno and Watkins?

      -8 Kane/Salah and Wilson for Vardy Bruno and DCL

      summat else?

      Cheers

    3. Werner Bros
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If you had to where would you shave 0.6 off this defence?

      Chilwell Cancelo Justin Lamptey Coufal

      Thinking Lamptey > Mitchell but unsure of his minutes now PVA is back.

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

        I would do it, enough with 4 playing defs

        1. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          My thoughts as well. Always going to be benching 2 anyways in a 3-4-3. It will allow me to bring Salah back in for GW12 without a hit or an additional downgrade from my current WC team

      2. Silver_and_Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Justin might be back on the bench soon. Monitor Ferguson. He claimed on twitter to be fit again. If he is to reclaim starts from Clyne, he could be the one. Plus, he's very close to drop to 3,9. Worst case scenario, you'll have non-playing 3,9 for non-playing 4,8 (4,6 selling price, I assume).

        1. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I have thought about this. But the upcoming fixtures for Leicester make me want to keep. Are there any definite dates for Pereira's return yet?

          1. Black Knights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Pereira and Castagne both pictured training with squad. So not much room for Justin.

            1. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Thanks! Will probably look to offload him to Ferguson or another 4.0 then

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

                Ferguson dropped tonight to 3,9 🙂

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Chilwell to Zouma or James

        1. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          He's the one I'll be leaving alone I think! Chilwell's ceiling is too high

      4. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Chilwell. Chelsea’s games aren’t all that.

        1. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          But Chilwell is

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

      1) Son -> KDB
      2) Son -> Ziyech
      3) Save

      1FT, 2.2 itb

      Martinez
      Robbie/Chilwell/Zouma
      Bruno/Son/Grealish/James
      Kane/DCL/Bamford

      Bench: Button, Dallas, Bissouma, Mitchell

      1. BeWater
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Save.

        • Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Why sell son?

      2. BeWater
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Mitrovic to Watkins, Bamford, Adams or a Waste paper bin for a -4 or give him one more chance?

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Anyone..

        • hshepherd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Out of these four players, would you rank them in this order from highest points to lowest points this week only? Will determine benching order and which transfers to do this week vs next week.

          1. Grealish vs BHA
          2. Son vs MCI
          3. Keane vs ful
          4. Soucek vs shu

          Cheers

          1. BeWater
              2 months, 4 days ago

              1. 11 (goal, clean sheet, 3 BPS)
              2. 5
              3. 2
              4. 3

            • UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              1. Son = 10 pts
              2. Soucek = 9 pts again
              3. Grealish = 3 pts
              3. Keane = 2 pts

          2. Carcetti
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Ziyech or Werner?

            1. BeWater
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Probably Ziyech.

              • Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Ziyech

              • The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Ziyech - perhaps use the money upfront for Vardy instead of Werner.

            2. yanky
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Mccarthy
              Chilwell Cresswell Lamptet (TAA Mitchell)
              Salah Son Grealish Podence (Bissouma)
              Kane DCL Maupay

              Wildcard available or should I just do Salah > Bruno/Ziyech? Also if so is TAA > Cancelo worth a hit or just play Lamptey?

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

              Salah to Bruno or are there any other better options?

            4. wowo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              hi all, 1.1 in bank and 2ft
              my plan for long-term was below. worth it for -4?
              salah+ son+ hames > kdb+ bruno+ zilech ?

              team
              Martinez
              kilman/Chilwell/ lamptey
              zaha/Son/Grealish/James
              Kane/DCL/ walkins

              Bench: Button, Dallas, salah, Mitchell
              cheers

              1. Maeki2
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Yes looks good

              2. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                That looks pretty damn good.

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

              1.7m itb to upgrade either Bruno or KDB to Salah

              Martinez
              Cancelo Digne Zouma
              Fernandes(C) Jota Grealish Ziyech KDB
              Watkins DCL

              Fodder Coufal Justin Brewster

            6. Mr. Mystic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Worth doing TAA -> another defender for a hit? Or just wait? I risk having no playing bench if Wilson or Taylor don’t start...

              1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Would get rid for the hit.

            7. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Wow, I only just realised that Fernandinho was reclassified as a defender this FPL season!

            8. Ninjaa
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Currently on wildcard and defence is
              Zouma Justin Coufal Lamptey Kilman.
              Thoughts on this and is there better options for similar prices?

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                It's fine, i just reckon Chillwell is a must for any defensive line right now.

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Chilwell has some back-issues. I'm going Zouma to be safe.

                  1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Chilwell was on the bench for England and didn't play (got a rest, depending on how you look at it), but was named in the squad so you'd imagine he's okay.

                2. Black Knights
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Why?

                  They have City, Leicester, Spurs, Everton, Arsenal in their next 10, plus and Leeds and Villa both scoring. And Wolves and WHU not bad teams either.

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Coufal and Lewis rotate nicely.

              3. Black Knights
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Justin is a rotation risk now Pereira and Castagne are training with squad. Kilman’s games aren’t great any more. Nor are Chelsea’s really but everyone loves them.

                I’d go Dias/Cancelo over Zouma, consider C Taylor, PVA.

            9. George James
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Bowen >> Grealish -4

              Yes or no?

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

                i'll do fornals -> grealish for -4
                so yes

              2. Hansel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                It will pay of long-term and leaves you with flexibility for other moves, but wouldn't do it if you can for free next gw

              3. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Yes, it will pay itself off very quickly. Grealish is a season keeper.

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

                Easy yes