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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. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Play 1 from

    A Lamptey
    B Saïss
    C Mitchell

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mitchell and hope he plays.

  2. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    If I can now ask a question, I’ve just done Salah to Bruno. I have another FT, 2.9 itb. Should I save the FT with getting in City assists and potentially Vardy in mind? Or make another move?

    Pickford
    Gabriel Saiss Chilwell
    Son Rash Bruno Barkley
    Kane DCL Watkins

    Reed James Mitchell 4m keeper

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

      I'd probably save and go shopping next week.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        That’s my feeling.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      could do barkley to grealish or Ziyech

      or save for city and vardy

      How much of the 2.9 do u need for next week ?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        About 2m. Don’t know why I got Barkley

  3. mrtapio
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Who do I bench out of Kilman, Lamptey and Coufal?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      God that’s tough. Lamptey

      1. mrtapio
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks. This is a hard one

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah it’s incredibly sad.

  4. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    If TAA and Salah out for a while, how is this?

    Salah + TAA+ Maupay to Rashford + Cancelo + Vardy

    For a -8, captain Rashford

  5. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Yes or No?

    Salah > Mane (-4)

  6. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Son to mane for free? Still have kane.

  7. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Could Pepe start this week?

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

    Martinez
    Robertson - Semedo - Lamptey
    Salah - Son - Rodriguez - Zaha - Grealish
    Kane - DCL
    (Peacock-Farrell) (Brewster, Dallas, Mitchell)

    2 FT 0.1 ITB

    Salah -> De Bruyne then bring back Salah when available by downgrading Kane and upgrading Son?

    or

    Robertson -> Chillwell (Play Brewster or Dallas)

    1. evilfish
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I reckon do Salah > Bruno (C) this GW and then then next week get KDB in

  9. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is Rushford fit?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I imagine we'll find out tomorrow, or have United already had a presser?

      1. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        No presser yet but I need to decide now if Bruno or Rashford because Bruno or Salah will change in price

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      It seems he is OK but we won’t know until tomorrow.

  10. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I am going Salah to Bruno but is Podence to Jota worth -4 for midfield of

    Bruno Son Grealish Ziyech Jota

    A No
    B Yes

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Still some question marks on Jota play time and whether for can be sustained, but if he's good ever it'll be in the short term and I'd probably take the hit to get rid of Podence

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks- confirms my thinking. Needs to go. Sorry could not do same with your question below!

        1. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Haha no worries, and I went with A in the end just because on my WC and looking for longer term favourable fixtures

  11. A-L
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A - Mané & Watkins
    B - Vardy & Zaha

    Simon March going with B probably because it's a bit cheaper, I'm thinking A, but what would you prefer if you could afford both?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B - fixtures good and both on penalties

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Damn it I was looking for confirmation bias. Never mind, thanks for your thoughts!

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A easy

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

      B. Assuming there is another way u get salah in 2-3 games later

  12. Bennerman
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I do sometimes wonder about the point of this forum.

    One guy asks if Rashford is fit.

    Next expert asks if the club have updated by press conference (no, always Friday morning with Ole).

    Pointless question, nothing to answer.

    No offence Underworld, it's PAM's fault

    1. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Meant to be some terrible exchange of F-all earlier.

      Realise I'm in the firing line now, bring it on (ha ha ha know the emoji)

  13. Olson
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Spurs love a mad Christmas period haul don't they. Just spotted they have LEE and FUL on 28th and 2nd respectively, followed by avl and shu. Seven transfers available between GW10 and the 28th. Jettisoning them before they actually give good reason to then trying to get them back takes 4-5 transfers, if you've lost value and have to free some up. That's 5 of the 7 transfers you have for that whole period. I'd been mulling over getting rid but you know what, it's madness. There are going to be other big fish to fry along the way. That 28th/2nd is pure (K)ane

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Predictions that the double gameweek will be around then too - potential FH time

  14. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Will Bruno rise in price tonight ?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Close- I think not but if going to price you out I would get now

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/
      This is best guess and says no

  15. BaleKaneSon
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Does mitchell start if so who does he replace?

    • jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      On WC:
      McCarthy, Forster
      -----, Cancelo, Targett, Justin, KWP
      -----, Ziyech, KDB, Grealish, Soucek
      DCL, Watkins, Vardy

      1) Chilwell, Bruno
      2) Coufal, Mane

    • C_G
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      on WC what should I do??

      Martinez Steer

      Lamptey Zouma Chilwell Justin Kilman

      Salah Son Podence JRod Soucek

      DCL Kane Vardy

      0 ITB

      1. C_G
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        please help

    • tempest
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sorry fellas, took a break from the game so excuse the question...

      Are we expecting Salah out for more than one game?

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Nobody knows

      2. Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Check Bakar's post on page 7

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Will probably find out Monday but I would think chances are he misses Leicester and Brighton games

    • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Who will score more points this gw?

      A) Justin
      B) KDB (-4)

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

        b

    • huhhh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      what time is price change? will mane rise soon?

      should i sell son to mane or keep son

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Mane will rise, I'd make the transfer personally

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

          or kane to vardy?

          1. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Mané probably better long term fixture-wise, Vardy better short term. Not much between them for this match, so whichever suits your strategy

      2. Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Changes to happen in next 25 mins.
        Probably Mane will rise

    • Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I have exact ITB for this WC team.

      Martinez Forster
      Cancelo chilwell cresswell coufal Mitchell
      Kdb Bruno ziyech grealish jota
      Werner DCL Watkins

      Yay or Nay?

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Do you have a plan to get salah back? Could have some benching headaches with your front 8

    • wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      https://twitter.com/MaccaSport/status/1329560327541776384
      So Werner might get a rest?

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Frank did say he was a due a rest. But I reckon he'd start.

    • fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Son -> KDB for a (-4). Yay or nay. will likely need to do the hit next week along with another if I don't do it this week.

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I'd hold this week

    • JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Is Bruno going up in price tonight? Should I pull the trigger on Salah > Bruno before price change?

    • Atwood
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      2FT's and 0.1 spare.
      Keeping Salah until confirmed out for next GW.
      Son > Bruno and hold the FT?

      Martinez
      Robertson - Chilwell - KWP
      Grealish - Zaha - Son - Bissouma
      Kane - DCL - Wilson

      Justin - Dallas - Salah

      1. Atwood
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Ah, didn't know Bruno was so pricy. Can't do that...

    • akhilrajau
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Select 2 to play
      A. Robertson
      B. James
      C. Taylor
      D. Mitchell

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        A & B

    • kobewan
        2 months, 8 days ago

        would you for the ff Reasons:
        Salah out at least 2 GWs
        Son tough Fixtures
        Saiss fallen out of Nuno's 11

        Salah | Son | Saiss > Bruno | Ziyech | Criswell

        TIA

        1. kobewan
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Cresswell *

          • kobewan
              2 months, 8 days ago

              for a -4 hit

            • A-L
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Of all the hits you could take, that looks like a great one

          • wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Son is on -98.5....

            1. A-L
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Price predictor will be more accurate than it has been at any previous point in the season, but make of that what you will

          • JURGENAUT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Bruno rising tonight?

            1. Goodricke
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              on 98.8% right now with over 600,000 additions this week. I expect he will rise.

            2. ...al
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Probably sat