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The Complete Guide to FPL Gameweek 9: Tips, captains, team news and best players

The deadline for Gameweek 9 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is almost upon us – and we’ve got everything you need to help you with your transfers and captaincy decisions on this page.

You’ll find plenty of advice to help with your transfer dilemmas and armband conundrums on this page, while there are also team reveals, Members’ articles and videos in this comprehensive guide to the upcoming Gameweek.

WHO ARE THE BEST FPL PLAYERS TO OWN FOR GAMEWEEK 9?

GAMEWEEK 9 TEAM AND INJURY NEWS: WHO WILL PLAY?

For more information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed.

WHO IS THE BEST CAPTAIN FOR GAMEWEEK 9?

GAMEWEEK 9 TEAM REVEALS

BEST FPL STRATEGY AND EXPERT TIPS FOR GAMEWEEK 9 AND BEYOND

THE KEY GAMEWEEK 9 QUESTIONS

GAMEWEEK 9 VIDEO CONTENT

Head over to our YouTube channel for all our Gameweek 9 videos, including Az and Sam’s Q&A and the Scoutcast

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1,130 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Atwood
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Do we ever get Arsenal early team leaks?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Ramsdale

      Tommy White Gabriel Tierney
      Party lakongo
      Saka Odegaard SmithRowe
      Auba

  2. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    A) Kaku to vardy for -4
    B) play livra

    1. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Play Livra 100%

  3. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Hi all,

    Is anyone worth a hit for Lukaku if I can't afford Vardy or Kane?

    Or play D Luis?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Toney

    2. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      How come you can't afford Vardy? He is cheaper than big Rom

      1. AC Yew
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        LOL

    3. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      If Lukaku hasn't been scoring in this Chelsea system then how come Havertz will?

      1. Espanyolie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Because it’s Norwich I think

  4. Balls of Steel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Right transfers done... first hit of the season taken...

    Lukaku to Toney
    Benrahma to Havertz (C)

    Good luck everyone!

    1. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      I'm on the Havertz (C) train too, best of luck!

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        🙂

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Not the Benrahma one

  5. AYLD28
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Really starting to overthink this Lukaku move:

    Ramsdale
    TAA James Cancelo
    Salah Raphina KDB (c) Mbeumo Saka*
    Armstrong Lukaku*

    1FT

    1. Lukaku > Vardy
    2. Lukaku + Saka > Iheannacho/Toney + Son

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      1

  6. Squib
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Thoughts on Richarlison?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Is he available? Always trolls me when I get him

      1. Squib
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Available. But questions over match fitness.

    2. Ruth_NZ
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Not match fit, won't get 90 minutes and more likely a sub-on.

      1. Squib
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        What about Jesus?

  7. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Good luck all this GW!

    Ramsdale
    TAA Alonso Chilwell
    Salah Havertz(c) Sarr Mbeumo
    Vardy Auba Antonio

    Steele Livramento Sissoko Duffy 0.3 ITB 0FT

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      How many hits ?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        -12

  8. derdourily
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Saka to ?

    A- Son
    B-Havertz

  9. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Will Saka play?

  10. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Rudi Coufal White Livra
    Salah Grealish Saka Raph Bisso
    CR7 Antonio Scarlett

    Choose one:
    A) Coufal to Cancelo
    B) CR7 to Vardy
    C) Coufal+CR7 to Cancelo+Vardy for -4

    Also cpt:
    1) Mo
    2) Vardy (if I buy him of cours)

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      C 1

  11. Pukki Pies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Should we bench Jimenez for Livramento in light of the fitness news?

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Strongly considering it

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Same dilemma and really not sure!

    3. Benzo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      No idea either, cameo last week hurt me by blocking Livra cs points off bench

  12. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Play White or Get Toney for a hit?

  13. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Which is best ?
    A- Ronaldo + Sarr/Benny >
    Auba + Havertz
    B- Antonio + Benny >
    Havertz + Toney

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      A, but I prefer Vardy to Auba

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        I have Vardy Already

  14. mdm
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Ronaldo and Sarr to Auba and Havertz for a hit?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Yes

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Same Question and may do ot

  15. Ejaaz11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Start Mahrez or livramento?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Riyad

    2. reeceon
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      mahrez

  16. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Should i do jimenez --> wilson after the romours that jimenez will not play?

    And tierney or livramento start?

  17. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Is Edouard a good option?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Yes

    2. reeceon
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      i think so but not much love here

  18. AYLD28
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Lukaku, Saka and Armstrong on chopping block:

    1. Luk Arm > Kane Broja
    2. Luk Saka > Iheannacho/Toney Son/Havertz

    1. jernej93
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      2

  19. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Is the bench order here correct

    Tierney Doug Luiz ESR?

  20. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Start Greenwood or Benrhama?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Benny

      1. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        You surprised me there!

  21. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Is Semedo - > James (-4) worth it?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Semedo will get 2. James will get 1. Net gain -5.

  22. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Who to play?

    1. Greenwood
    2. Antonio

    1. jernej93
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Antonio

  23. jernej93
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Who to play?

    1. Mbuemo (LEI H)
    2. GALLAGHER (NEW H)
    3. ARMSTRONG (BUR H)

  24. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    This week is about the Have rtz and the Have not ertz.

  25. reeceon
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    A) Benrahma > Foden
    B) A.Armstrong > Edouard
    for free

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      A

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      B

  26. GE
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    What to improve on this Wildcard?

    (0.0 itb)

    Ramsdale
    TAA/Cancelo/Rudiger/Chilwell
    Salah/Son/Raphinha/Mbeumo
    Vardy/Antonio

    Bench: Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Davis

  27. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    This (S)alah v (H)averts is my toughest captaincy decision of the season so far. Salah the safe decision given his high ownership while Havertz is a big risk/reward.

    On (S)alah, but I think I throw caution to the wind and (H)avertz

    Thoughts?

  28. Boxwoods
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    On WC:

    A. C Wilson + Livra
    B. Nacho + Manquillo

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Made a right hash of that.

      A - Wilson + manquillo
      B - Nacho + Livra

  29. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    James (c) anyone?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Only the wise

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      1 x 2 = 2

  30. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 hours ago

    Who to play
    A) tierney
    B) livramento

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      b