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

    Premium keepers are having their time. First Mendy, then Ederson pulling off some decent saves, now Alisson to the rescue.

  2. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Griezemann red card!!!

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Griezmann Red

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        What was Griez thinking?

        1. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          One less name for Simon Brotheyerton and Alan Smeith to butcher.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Im listening to it in Spanish (no choice!)

    • lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ramsdale
      Christensen Cancelo Dias Taa
      Salah Raph Foden
      Luka Antonio Jiminez

      Foster Livra Brownhill Luiz

      Would you start Livramento ahead of anyone from the starting ten this gw?

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

      On balance

      Man City squad most likely to win the Premier League. Despite Feran Torres injury and all in the team depth.

      With Liverpool attack and defence doing well, along with Chelsea 2nd and 3rd.

      Man Utd fighting it out for 4th place, along with a few decent clubs?

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

        Yep. 4th place the most uncertain.
        Watford, Norwich and Burnley to get relegated (though would love Newcastle to).

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          it would be absolutely hilarious if newcastle did get relegated.

          Lets see which manager they go for and who they buy in Jan but a couple bad decisions and they will go down

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jota to start next game

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

        I don't think he will. Next game is 5 days away. Klopp loves that front 3 so can't see how Jota starts. He will have a chance against Brighton though.

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

          2G, 2A for Firmino in his last 2 appearances vs. Man Utd too iirc

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

      Not a red ruining the game.

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

        Harsh red imo.

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          When your foot as at the face level of your nearby opponent, how is that harsh?

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

          Harsh? He drop kicked him in the face

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        hmm Firmino didn't duck down though, foot was just too high

      3. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        dangerous play

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

        Definite red. Reckless and dangerous play.

    • F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      that's a red, but game ruined 🙁

      1. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Agreed. Pool were on the ropes. Lucky

      2. Bounce
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Who is the best FPL captain in FPL for FPL Gameweek 9... FPL?

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

          FML

        2. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Vvd, Taa, Dcl or Asm

          • ZimZalabim
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            whats FPL ?

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

            Just for clarity - we’re talking about FPL here, right?

          • unclesbasement
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            FPS

        3. Milkman Bruno
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Dzeko done sweet f all in the first two matchdays and I sell and he gets a goal and assist. Benzema in the other hand has no involvement in his sides 3 goals ffs

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

            RB Leipzeig 2... 1 up away at PSG.

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              great for City

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

            Harsh enough,eyes on the ball all the way.

            Kinda reminds me of the red card Nani got against Real Madrid in the CL a few years ago.

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              The Nani RC was a criminally bad call, this wasn't.

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

              You can't have your studs that high without knowing if players are around you.

            3. mynameisq
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Nani's one was injustice, this was way too high and dangerous

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

                Both players boots were around the same height of the ground tbf.

                Only difference is Firminio was dipping his head towards the ball while Arbeloa jumped and got caught on his mid section.

                Pity he got sent off as it has put a damper on what was a cracking game up to the sending off.

                1. mynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Not necessarily about the height, instead of in game context like ball position and likeliness of winning it etc

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

              So if I were to 2 foot the attacker studs up going for the leg break but I was looking at my teammate it’s not a red?

          • Boss Hogg
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Saka to Foden for -4?

            Yes or no?

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

              Yes to all hits, the only fun part about the game

              1. Yank Revolution
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I like the cut of your jib and would subscribe to your newsletter.

          • Deer-in-headlights
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Which the better pair for WC? Thanks.
            A. Rudiger + Brownhill
            B. White + Gallagher
            Other defenders currently: TAA Chilwell Duffy Livramento

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

              A so long as you have decent cover in midfield

              1. Deer-in-headlights
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Salah - Son - Raph - Mbuemo
                Lukaku - Antonio - Toney

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

                  yh really good attack...A it is imo

                2. CrouchDown
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Your team value must be insane?

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

                    That’s easily attainable?

                    1. CrouchDown
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      With 3 premiums in defence?

                      Lol not for me it’s not

                  2. Deer-in-headlights
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    101.9 as of Sunday

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

            Jota about to come on

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Mane rest 😀

          • Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Manè off for Jota

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

                That’s hopeful for Jota start v United if Firmino still playing

                1. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Agree. I’m going to start Jota anyway

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

                Mané subbed for Jota.

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

                Chillwell or Walker for the next gameweeks

                1. F4L
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Chily if Alonso starts tomorrow

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

                    This

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

                  Chillwell

                3. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Neither and avoid the headache

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

                  Bobby gets clattered, Jota 'rested' so do we still expect a Klopp Konundrum this weekend?

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

                    Salah Firmino Mane. Jota off the bench

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

                  Mane and Armstrong to Son and Vardy? Mane has done good for me but was always a placeholder for Trollkaku but not fancying him now

                  1. Yank Revolution
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Oh yes

                6. Tambling5
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  So as a Cancelo and Mahrez owner, can I assume they are both likely to be subs at the weekend?

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

                    Assume nothing with Pep

                7. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    I hate the way Athletico carry on to the red and Simeone is not much better

                    1. Milkman Bruno
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        *ref

                      • F4L
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Spanish football has a reputation, but Atletico just take it to another level 😆

                        1. Milkman Bruno
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            It boils my blood

                        2. Monklane
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          I hate it

                      • Milkman Bruno
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Messi goal
                          Haller goal

                          1. Milkman Bruno
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              How about Sebastian Hallerwoth 6goals and an assist in 3 CL games 😆

                          2. Milkman Bruno
                              1 month, 11 days ago

                              Madrid 4 goals and no Benzema involvement ffs.

                            • ANGRY PERSON
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                Mbappe on fire tonight

                              • F4L
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 11 days ago

                                What a brainfart

                              • Milkman Bruno
                                  1 month, 11 days ago

                                  Salah is so hard to hate

                                  1. Monklane
                                    • 12 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Why try?

                                    1. Milkman Bruno
                                        1 month, 11 days ago

                                        Nah, I don’t. Joy to watch.

                                  2. Gazwaz80
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Game over…

                                  3. Don Van Vliet
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 11 days ago

                                    Cool as a cucumber.
                                    Nice penalty.

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

                                    Salah G
                                    Jota A