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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. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    BENCH one:

    TAA, Toney or Mbeumo?

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Really tough but Mbuemo probably

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Mbeumo

    3. Tree House
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      oooosh. TAA... Can you answer mine below?

  2. Tree House
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Start one:

    A) Tierney (AVL)
    B) Benrama (TOT)

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      B

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      B

    3. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Tricky. I think I'd go Tierny. Just.

  3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Foden to Havertz -4? Fast answer pls

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      No

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Nah

    3. XX SMICER XX
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Only if you Captain Havertz

    4. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Never

    5. ballsy_b
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      No

  4. Manani
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    which 1 to bench?

    A. White
    B. Benrahm
    C. Sarr

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      A

  5. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Which combo would you rather have instead of Lukaku & Greenwood?

    A) Vardy & Havertz

    B) Toney & Kdb

    C) Ings & Son

    D) Kane & Raphina

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      D

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      A

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Gilmour to Havertz (C) for -4

    Or start Tierney

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      -4

  7. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Shall I do Havertz in for Mahrez for -4?

    Already done Vardy in for Lukaku.
    No Chelsea cover now

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      I did and (C)

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Yes

  8. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Auba or Kai (C) ?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Kai

    2. XX SMICER XX
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Kai

    3. 1984 TC
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Da Cobra!!

  9. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Kai © or Kane ©?

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Kai

  10. Pi
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Who to bench?
    1) Livaramento (BUR)
    2) Benhrama (SPURS)

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      1

  11. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Deadline in 2 minutes. Hurry up.

  12. AzzaroMax99
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Havertz or Salah for C? Thx!

    1. Ninja Škrtel
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      coin flip

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        Havertz as differential then.

  13. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    snchez or foster

    1. XX SMICER XX
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Foster

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Foster and hope for saves

  14. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Pants half way down!

  15. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Kane C for me, feeling punty. Good luck all!

    1. XX SMICER XX
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Perfect week for it

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        Hope so, at the end of the day what's this game if not for a few cheeky punts!

    2. Ross Geller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Son (C) here. GL!

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        Lets hope that our guys set each other up for a goal or three 😉

  16. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    First Sub
    A- Allan
    B- White

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      B

  17. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Start Gray or Jimenez

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Gray

  18. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Everyone starting TAA over tierney aren’t they? I get it as it’s ‘TAA’ but arsenal must hsve better cleansheet chance!

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      I saw a team with TAA 3rd on bench, but it's the exception.

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        I played him in the end and benched tierney

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 hours ago

          Let's see how it goes. Personally I'd play TAA over Tierney

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 hours ago

    Good luck everyone!

    Alonso (C) Salah (VC)

    1. NeverLucky
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Same!

    2. PartyTime
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        Lol. Alonso cameo points for you

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 13 hours ago

          Probably!

      • Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        Best of luck! Saw another punter with Alonso(c)

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      GOOD LUCK ALL!!

    4. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      pens down please

      1. ted mcnure
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        Yup, good luck!

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Love Friday deadlines. Don't have to refresh for team news all morning till 11am.

      Can actually get on with my weekend 😀

    6. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      For posterity (and to console myself in 3 hours time).

      Sitting 79k, be bold and (c) Aubameyang

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        I wanted it too. But at the end went with vardy

    7. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Hating that I chickened out of Lukaku + Brownhill => Toney + Havertz(c), and instead did Lukaku => Vardy last minute. 🙁

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        Vardy is a sensible pick so you may have avoided a disaster.

      2. Vertigo
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        That's all I did.

    8. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Any good Lukaku replacement that isn't Vardy? Tempted by Iheanacho, but is he even nailed now? Any Leicester fans here?

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        I have Toney already

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 hours ago

          Forgot it's 1.5 hour before the deadline now, great

      2. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        Bit late now innit?

      3. Pratik
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        I was tempted too by Iheanacho and debated it, but don't think he's nailed.

    9. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Another and another bites the dust.

    10. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Pens DOWN

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        *Quickly peaks at kids work next to me and scribbles some more down*

    11. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Hit the confirm button before 20 seconds.

      Ronaldo+ benrahma > vardy+havertz (-4) done

    12. Moose™
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Didnt have the ball to drop TAA for White or Livra lol

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        P*ssy

    13. zon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 hours ago

      Opened ffs site to realise there was 3 mins until deadline.

      Did a hasty Lukaku -> Jesus

      Jesus

      1. Pratik
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 14 hours ago

        I debated that for some time. I'm hating how chicken I was today.