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Who is the best captain for FPL Gameweek 9?

Deputy Editor Tom joined Scoutcast regular Joe earlier today to look at the best captaincy candidates for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) in Gameweek 9.

You can watch the video either embedded in this article below or on our YouTube channel.

Chelsea certainly have the most appealing fixture as they host Norwich City in Saturday’s early kick-off. 

That’s why it is no surprise to see Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) top of the latest poll. Even team-mate Timo Werner (£8.6m) makes a rare appearance in the current top five!

However, Mohamed Salah’s (£12.8m) form, paired with Manchester United’s recent defensive struggles, ensure that this week’s captaincy decision maybe isn’t quite as clear-cut as we first thought.

In our video, we also discuss some of the less considered options, such as Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m), Jamie Vardy (£10.6m), Son Heung-min (£10.1m) and Harry Kane (£12.1m), all of whom have under 3% backing in the poll.

You can cast your vote on the widget of our home page or below, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified of future episodes.

Don’t forget to check back for our Captain Sensible article later in the week, which will delve into even more detail on the main runners and riders.

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  1. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Foden looking good. Worth the rotation risk?

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      not for me

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      the issue with people like Foden is obviously he's worth it when starting, but too hard to predict. So either you wait till injuries open up a chance to become a regular starter, or you just buy and keep. He got 4.8 PPG last year, which is decent for 8mil.

      1. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        i'll add as well you need a strong bench, having 2 x 10 points coming on for him last year when he saw no pitch time wrecks his good PPG.

    3. RedRo
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yep. Part of the beauty of him for me is so many have been burnt so recently by Torres (who I never owned as deemed the risk/reward ratio wasn’t worth it) that he’ll remain a differential for longer than he should as people will keep talking about Pep Roulette. He’ll inevitably get some benchings but I expect this to be the one that’s worth itZ

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Definitely

        Just like in preseason Mahrez was looking good (he's the only one with a pre-season, on pens and Pep has to pick him)

        And after GW3 Torres was looking good (He's 7.0 playing up front for the best team in the world and has just hauled)

        And Grealish has been looking good the whole time (Pep paid £100m for him and starts him every game - he has to do well)

        Foden is definitely looking good

    4. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Even if he is blankaku, his fixtures are too good to ignore and i believe he is due. Bit unlucky in last few games. And utd will fight back imo. Ole will be desperate.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Flat track bully tag is on the line vs Norwich!

      2. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Unless he gets rested in one or two games.

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Where is the "What a thoroughly strange question" option on the Salah captain until AFCON poll?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Who cares, he is the best FPL asset you can own at this point.

        When he is at Afcon everyone will on Jota and back to Salah.

    6. SINGH
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Dias getting benched weekend with Stones back in

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Dias rested for the Carabao Cup?

        Laprote's turn.

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        now that definitely won't happen 😀

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        100%

        There's no way Dias is getting benched for a tough game - his benchings will be against the smaller teams

        1. SINGH
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          City play Brighton. That's a small team.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yes that's why I 100% agree with you

            1. SINGH
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Oh sorry thought you didn't lol

    7. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Start one?

      A. Tierney
      B. Armstrong
      C. Livramento

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Livramento.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A or C, probably C

    8. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      People scaremongering about City's regulars getting rested at the weekend, there are EFL cup games next midweek which would be a perfect time to rest the regulars and give the fringe guys a chance

    9. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pep Guardiola on Bernardo Silva: "He can play in four or five different positions and he is so intelligent, and intelligent players can play everywhere. He is a winger, or a striker, or a holding midfielder or a central defender."

      Bernardo to play CB this weekend?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Goalkeeper surely with Ederson central mid on pens & DFKs

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Bernardo LB, Walker RB.

      3. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        That MF was ready to sell him after signing the vastly overrated Grealish.

        1. SINGH
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Lol I know haha

      4. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He said something similar about Foden and playing left back!

        Basically he says some players are moulded to 1 position and some are more fluid.

        Pep likes fluid.

    10. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      THE SPOILER

      Lukaku rested vs Norwich.

      1. puhd
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        No way

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Tuchel hinting at rests before Malmao at home might save that...

      3. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        THE DIRECTOR

        Lukaku non owner

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I wish i was.

      4. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        hat-trick*

    11. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      With Doucoure being out does this make Gray, more, or less, of a keep????

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Keep

      2. Bojam
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Less imo. Still a decent option but without Doucoure and still missing DCL, Everton are weakened and I think it affects Gray.

      3. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He plays Watford, Wolves, Spurs next three fixtures. Easy keep for those 3 and then decide.

    12. puhd
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Keeping Rudiger?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Keep - back in traini

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Be rudi not to

      3. Dammit_182
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I held on, hoping for 3 clean sheets in the next three from him then a farewell after Burnley

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        #LFC line up v Atletico: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

        Subs: Adrian, Kelleher, Fabinho, Konate, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Jota, Tsimikas, Origi, Phillips, Williams.

        Alisson the only change, Fabinho not starting is weird.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Jota fresh for Harry Maguire? 😀

        2. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Matip benched vs United?

        3. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Fabinho not starting must mean he has a knock or isn't quite ready to start again.

      5. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Bobby keeps his spot.

        Is he going to be a decent option with some consistency?

        1. ANGRY PERSON
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I am afraid Bobby will be milked out soon

        2. pingissimus
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Has to be worth monitoring

          Take the form line back to the end of last season and his goals per minutes is very impressive. It's not just about that hattie. tbh anyone in that attack has to worth monitoring if the minutes are there.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Mane too.

            1. pingissimus
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Yep. Feels odd not to be on 3 Liverpool when they're looking like FPL gold again.

              Actually pondering most seriously one of VVD or Robbo ahead of generic defence. Could be cash rich around GW12 and move then.

              Slightly bonkers to see Robbo at 2%. Doubt he'll get popular any time soon as having missed so many he doesn't feature at top of defender points charts and that's where I suspect most get their moves from - aside from Twitter pf course.

            2. pingissimus
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Give Robbo Tsimi's points and he's level with/ahead of TAA!

      6. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Reluctant to sell Jota now. He may come back in for Man Utd. Even if he doesnt, he may get the Brighton game.

        1. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If Bobby scores tonight he will definitely start v ManUre - even if he doesn't he still probably will. Jota will play in the Carabou Cup

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Bobby could be back in prime position.

          Klopp tends to like his players in fixed positions.

      7. Bojack Horseman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Personally, I feel Pep will rest X in favour of giving Y a run out. Z owners can relax though, he’ll definitely start.

      8. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If you dont captain lulaku at home to norwich, will you ever captain him?

        1. ANGRY PERSON
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Against United I will

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Good answer!

          2. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Newcastle utd?

        2. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not when Salah is fit.

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If he hauls, he gets the armband v Newcastle

      9. Firminoooo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Mahrez(C), Foden and Cancelo in my WC team last GW. This result would have been lovely against Burnley.

      10. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        What a goal, again.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Spreading the points.

          100 points for each City asset.

      11. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Fluid move from City and Walker again...

        1. DavidBadWillie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Liquid football

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I'll have a double please

      12. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Looks like James will be starting v Malmo, would you keep the faith or ship before Norwich as too much rotation risk?

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Have to keep for Norwich imo.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Keep

        3. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          sell if Azpi is rested against Malmo.

      13. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Game set and match..time to rest Foden and cancelo

      14. JBG
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Well ain't that nice... All 3 of my City assets scoring goals during a CL match.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Nice for your fantasyUCL team

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            If only.. have them on FPL. Not UCL.

      15. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        3-0
        Wrapped up.
        Get subs on!

        1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          They did.

      16. Euro Raiders
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Lukaku as captain may well pay off but he has not got the form. Salah has and he is fixture proof as he has proven. Its a no brainer to stay on Mo.

      17. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        De Gea to Pickford anyone??

        Got to get rid this GW and don’t mind Everton’s fixtures

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Absolutely not. One problem to the next.

          1. DavidBadWillie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            But I want next GW guaranteed CS against Watford

        2. ANGRY PERSON
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          PickFord ! Really ? Raya and Sanchez far far better option

      18. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Foden stays on. Surely he gets rested then?

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Foden off. He will start now.

      19. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        That's Bilva getting one of the 5x attacking slots for the weekend then

        Who gets the other 4x? Sterling & Jesus probably need minutes... so KDB and then Gundo probably gets that last slot

        1. ANGRY PERSON
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Grealish might play ahead of Sterling. Pep seems to like Grealish

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yeah possible - maybe Grealish instead of Sterling or even Gundo

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          That's a good call.

      20. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Laporte and Bilva starting at the weekend then

      21. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Foden essential.

      22. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Cancelo most minutes for City so far this season, 0-3 game done, bad sign for the weekend if he plays 90'.

      23. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Ah here, what tf was Mignolet at for that Walker goal FFS 😆