Podcast

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.

avfc82 https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/818/history”

864 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Might get Cole Palmer when City wrap up the title in March.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Might need him sooner 😮

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

        Sweet strike.

    2. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      City might get a striker in the January transfer window

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    In and between picking City attack and Chelsea defence you are fecked.

    Go Lukaku the lamp post!

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

    4 nil

  4. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Zinchenko start at the weekend?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      For Walker yes.

    2. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      As a Cancelo owner, I would say probably.

  5. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Foden rested for his rest at the weekend

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Lol

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Are people starting Cancelo or just benching him this GW?

    1 point cameo etc etc

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cancelo is Pep's favourite pet. Not missed one match.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Need the Cancelo + Walker and Alonso + Chilwell combinations in your team to get 2x Chelsea + City wing backs

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why would you bench Cancelo?

      1. TKC07
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        For the same reason Pep benched Dias last week.

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          What reason was that?

          1. TKC07
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I would definitely ask Pep next time he calls..

          2. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            That's the point

    4. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      There's only one way to own Man City players: start them every week and don't try to predict what Pep will do.

  7. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Do Livescore use their own commentators or are they using streams from other channel(s)? Decent quality either way.

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Livescore was very slow few weeks ago when I last checked but certainly the best website to check the score

  8. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I still think a Cancelo plays weekend, it’ only Tuesday, got till Saturday and last game as well

    1. TheBiffas
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yep. He's just as nailed as Dias nowadays

    2. DIMITRIS
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Does Foden early substitution mean he'll likely start at the weekend?

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Can mean anything with Pep, can even mean what type of fish he’ll want to eat tomorrow

        1. DIMITRIS
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          lol

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Means nothing with Pep

        1. DIMITRIS
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Probably

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

        Definitely

        If there's one thing we've learned about Pep in his time at City it's that we're able to reliably predict his next lineup from what he does in the current match

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

          lol.

          It's not called a roulette for no reason indeed.

        2. DIMITRIS
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I do see him starting over Mahrez or Sterling to be honest.

      4. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nope. Pep. Just … Pep.

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cancelo playing full 90 is less than ideal…

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Has till Saturday night last game, it’s only Tuesday, and this game has been a walk in the park, he starts

    4. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nobody fancy Bilva at 7.0m? Seems to get something but always goes unnoticed?

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

        His goal involvement is really low and he plays deep a lot. There are better options elsewhere imo.

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

        Pep can only start 5 from 8 in Bilva, KDB, Mahrez, Sterling, Gundo, Foden, Jesus, Grealish

        Torres is injured so 5 from 8 is better odds than 5 from 9... but it's still 5 from 8

        And that's just to get onto the pitch for 60 minutes

        You then have to hope (a) City smash their opposition (never guaranteed despite what some might think - especially around CL games) and (b) the guy you picked is more involved in the smashing than the nailed guy from another side you didn't go with - and then do it all again the next week, and the next... and the next... etc etc

        1. BeWater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          This is the best summary of the situation I've seen 🙂

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

            TLDR: need more injuries/suspensions/jail-time before going there

            1. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Lol.

          2. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Indeed haha

        2. Bojam
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Nailed it. Gundogan last season was a bit of a freak given injuries to other key players and his amazing goal-scoring form. Absolute steal at 5.5m or whatever. A gift from the FPL gods. Unlikely to see that again and City mids are a definite avoid for me.

      3. Bojack Horseman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        ‘Cause he’s not all that good for FPL points.

      4. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ahh yes some very good points there lads, cheers

    5. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Get City assets and stick with them or just pass on them. Accept cameos accept benchings. Have a good bench. Dont try and predict Pep. Its not hard.

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Pass on forward players for sure.

    6. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is Broja a good option?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        As an 8th attacker if you’re happy to spend the extra 0.5

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Stats from the weekend game look good. Likes a shot. Southampton fixtures look decent too

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            He’s very highly regarded at Chelsea

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Perfect for bench.

      3. PartyPooper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        What's up with Adam Armstrong? He lose his spot?

      4. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Not yet.

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Southampton haven't been scoring, Broja starts and scores. Surely Hassenhutl doesn't bench him again for now?

          1. Bojam
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Agree with this. Probably his spot to lose though he needs to keep delivering to keep his place when Adams is back and with Armstrong waiting in the wings.

            Word of caution though - was hobbling at the end of the game. Took a heavy challenge when scoring the goal. Wait for the presser before deciding whether to bring him in.

      5. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I’d say probably not.

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Still find it amusing that Harrison on loan from Man City last season at Leeds outscored every single Man City asset with 160 points - Pep's rotation for you!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You can bet at this point that any City midfielder will get you 110 points with Pep.

        Cancelo is where the points are at.

    8. t4thomas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ramsdale
      Cancelo | Azpilicueta | Rudiger
      Salah | Son | Raphina | Sarr
      Lukaku | Antonio | Toney

      Livramento | White | Brownhill | Foster

      2FT, 0.0M.

      I can't see much, apart from perhaps go a couple of weeks early on Sarr --> Mbeumo. Thoughts?

      1. Bojam
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Just one week early. Or not early at all. Leicester, this week's opponent, are shipping goals this season. Have conceded 2 or more multiple times. And then it's Burnley, Nowich, Newcastle. Doesn't get much better.

        1. t4thomas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          thanks. fancied sarr against southampton next week, but you are right.

    9. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Does this need a WC? 1FT 0.9 ITB. Ditch Ronaldo, Ramsadale goal, bit of reshuffling? Try get Trent back?

      Sanchez (Steele)
      Tierney Cancelo Rudiger (Semedo Livramento)
      Salah Raphinha Sarr Gray (Benrahma)
      Ronaldo Antonio Jimenez

      1. Bojam
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Don't think it really needs it. Could just use the 1FT this week and hold off. I've activated the WC this week though and probably could have waited as well. Your call.

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Looks fine, Ronaldo to Lukaku
        TAA maybe not as essential this weekend

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No way … pretty solid. I’d look at CR7 to Lukaku and you’re good

      4. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah, I think so, as Sarr and Benny really need to go too

    10. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mahrez at the double

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lucky owners

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Jesus says hi.

    11. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Anyone willing to take a shot at City's attack and Chelsea's defence for GW9.

      Drops mic.

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

        Spin the wheel

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Simple just say each name then consult the 8 Ball

      3. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 11 days ago

          More likely to guess the lotto numbers 😉

        • Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Mendy
          James Azpi Christensen Rudiger Alonso
          Rodrigo KDB B.Silva
          Foden Jesus Grealish

        • Frucke
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Azpi, chilwell, cancelo and lukaku here

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Mendy
          Azpi Chalobah Christensen Rudiger Chilwell
          Rodri KDB Bernardo
          Jesus Foden Grealish

        • THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Mendy
          James Azpi Christensen Rudiger Alonso
          KDB Rodri Bilva
          Jesus Foden Grealish

      4. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Mahrez 15 pointer. Thank you. Your blank last weekend is fine now

      5. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sterling ruining my Cancelo assist. Pep won’t be happy with his cameo

        • Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          So that is Mahrez and Cancelo benched at the weekend then

          Cancelo owner.

          1. sandman58
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            As long as u have Liveramento to cover and soften the blow mate

            1. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              It’s just that scary cameo possibility ….

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Liv's in my Starting XI. It's Trent who'll come off the bench for Cancelo.

          2. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Cancelo owner too … and it’s of course possible … but to agree it’s possible any week without expecting it … so I’ll have to ponder … Dias or Cancelo on bench … benching either seems wrong but Cancelo more so

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ronaldo to Lukaku this week? FT

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yes

        • jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Brighton away is not the easiest match to bench cancelo. But again... This is pep.

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Yes, very possible indeed (owner) … currently I’m benching Dias … but I’ll have to ponder now …

        • winchester
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          hey lads. have 1ft and 3.1m itb. Did wildcard last gw.. cheers

          ramsdale (foster)
          taa cancelo james (duffy livramento)
          salah raphinha mbeumo mount (luiz)
          antonio lukaku hwang

          A) mount->son
          B) antonio->vardy
          C) james->?
          D) save

          1. FourLokoLeipzig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            See what happens tomorrow, but probably C, both for the long term and so you’re not relying on Duffy this weekend. Perhaps a straight swap to Rudi

            1. winchester
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Cheers.

        • Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Salah wearing a subs bib?

        • DIMITRIS
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sanchez (Gunn)
          Rüdiger - Christensen - Tierney (Livra,Williams)
          Salah - KDB - Sarr - Raphinha (Sissoko)
          Hwang - Lukaku - Antonio

          2.0 ITB. What would you do ?

        • sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Two questions, friends, please:

          Ramsdale (Foster)
          TAA, Dias, Cancelo, Azpilicueta (Livramento)
          Salah, Foden, Raphinha (Townsend, Luiz)
          Vardy, Antonio, Toney

          1. Save, right?
          2. Who to bench: A. TAA (mun), B. Townsend (WAT), C. Toney (LEI), or D. one of Cancelo/Dias (bha)?

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          So Tuchel sugesting a change of formation meaning a back 4.

          Go!

          1. Alexis Nonsense
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Did he say that? Not good for fpl

          2. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Reece James isn't starting a game again this season is he?

          3. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Seems silly. They're top of the league.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Not scoring though. I'd say the next 2 PL games are the ideal time to experiment.

        • Alexis Nonsense
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Cancelo rested vs Brighton then

        • Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          BREAKING: FIFA have told all National Teams that they plan to go ahead with a World Cup every 2 years starting from 2026.

          https://twitter.com/DeadlineDayLive/status/1450518758435528709

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Woah. Even more fun if more of them are in the winter. Saudi Arabia and UAE will be bidding soon.

          2. Lindelol
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Really really hate this

          3. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            God that’s awful.

          4. Alexis Nonsense
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Greed!

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

            Like the European Super League it's far from a done deal and is a power grab from UEFA for more Fifa corporate sponsorship revenue, away from the Champions League.

            A long way from happening with the fixture schedule.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              It would kill the Nations League when it's still in the crib.