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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?

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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Damn ended on Salah (C)

    I'm a sheep

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It’s the sensible choice and come Sunday night I’ll wish I’d done it

    2. DavidBadWillie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Half the country support Man Utd. So he might not be captained as much as you think…

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Half the country? Hum...

  2. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    James (c) locked in
    🙂

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Oooh nice

    2. Ross Geller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Good luck mate. Was thinking about it but dont have the balls to do it.. Son(c) is enough risk for me 🙂

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        You too Ross!

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Who's vc?

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Mo

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I reckon you're just leaving it up to Tuchel to make your cap decision 😉

    4. zon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      2 points is more than one. Fellow James owner

    5. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wow

    6. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Risky business- hope he starts

    7. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Same

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        gl us

    8. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I went Chilly (C) - good luck!

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        you too

    9. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Alonso(c)

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Huge balls!

  3. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Kai ©

    Kane vc

    ...

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Salah c
      Raph vc

  4. Firminoooo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Mahrez(C) last GW…Havertz(C) this GW. Salah haul incoming. Liverpool will win the league as long I keep away from Salah(C).

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lol same

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

    Panties down

  6. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    First hit of the season. Also first time going against the captain poll. Kaku & Odegaard to Auba and Havertz(C). May I get some luck

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      GL

  7. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Salah has never scored a goal at Old Trafford in his career

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      That can’t be true

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Scored laat season.

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      There's a first time for everything 😉

      You waited till after deadline to post that? 🙂

    4. STEP rOVERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Lol

  8. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Havertz (c)

    See you on the other side 🙂

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Never back the early kick off

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Salah vs Burnley as example right? Damn.. how could I forget!

        Hmm...

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Absolute b*llox! No offence mate

    2. Moose™
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Same here.. bit nervous lol

    3. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      You have to take chances sometime

    4. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      We're in this together mate

    5. Dash4
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      My son’s gone Edouard C …..
      good luck

  9. JBG
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Friday night deadlines are so fcking anticlimactic.

  10. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Salah (C)

    His first hatrick against United 🙂

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Scored the last of 4 last Yr. Due a hatrick

    1. artvandelay316
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Hope so! He has punished those for doubting him. Hope this is another case of that!

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      In Ole we trust

      1-0 win incoming

    3. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I didn't change Lukaku in time! How is this looking tho?

      Ramsdale
      Cancelo, Rudiger, Christensen
      Benrahma, Salah, Rapha, Sarr
      Vardy, Lukaku, Antonio

      Foster, Luiz, Duffy, Manquillo

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Havertz(c) but I’ve spent the last hour sweating on whether to start Livramento or Tierney 😆

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Livra or TAA here..

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I started Livramento. Hope you didn’t.

      2. acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        how did that end?
        i swaeted on who to lose for havertz.... sarr or benny? ended up losing sarr..

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Same.

    5. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Probably the first time ever I captained a player against my own team. Feeling weird.

      1. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Disgraceful

      2. Bishopool
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Lallana?

    6. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ah [billhooks] a year on and I still can't remember the 90 minute deadline.. that's one FT burned for the first time in a long time. Good luck all anyway!

    7. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Just couldn’t bring myself to captain Havertz over Salah and annoyed at myself.

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Need to catch my ML Leader.. need to have a bit differential.. Kai © is obvious choice!

      2. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I have both and went Salah. If he could score 2 midweek against the best defensive side in Europe there’s no reason he can’t at United. Liverpool are scoring 2/3 goals a game regardless of opposition. He only needs 1 chance too and it’s a goal

    8. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      - Ronaldo to Kaku to Vardy
      - Sarr to Havertz (C)
      - Minus 8

      Hope Kai saves my GW.

      1. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Lol. Learn to wait next time.

        Ronaldo brace incoming

        1. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Lmao I made similar mistakes and couldnt agree more with this response. 100% brace

        2. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          hmm...there was no need to do it early..rookie error!!

    9. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Anyone know if Lateriser is ok?
      Gone quiet. It was brutal to lose both Werner and Lukaku but not quite fantasy football bad .

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I think he had some family issue. He wasn't on the last episode of The Wire.

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Joking aside, I assumed it was something like that. Hope all’s ok

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He’s probably fed up with the game and has stepped away for a bit

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Not doing bad enough for that

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I get the impression he wants to be winning or nothing.

      3. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He has more important things to worry about regarding family health.

    10. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Premier League Preview are saying there’s no Saka

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Whew

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Not sure how’d they know given it’s prerecorded

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Not surprised. Villa foul the most in the league! Recipe for disaster.

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Welcome Gallagher.

    11. Gabbar Singh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Salah scored 4-2 goal at Old Trafford in may...
      https://www.lfchistory.net/Players/Player/GoalsPerTeam/1317-22

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Great user name. Love Sholay 🙂

      2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I remember that triple gw where I tc ed Bruno.

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yeah poster last page has the wrong stats up lol

    12. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      How many hits taken so far this season?

      2 for me (-8)

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        2 for me. One this week to get Vardy and Havertz in.

        1. Dash4
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Snap

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Zero

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Two. 1 this week, 1 last week.
        No plan for another yet.

      4. LT10
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Zero

      5. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        None

    13. artvandelay316
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Cue announcement confirming Lukaku is fit to play.

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          More likely he's got a cue to play Pool while recovering. 😀

      • Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Kane (C) it is. Say a prayer

        1. Bam Saka Laca
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          May the FPL Gods be in with us

          1. Bam Saka Laca
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            be with*

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Same here, and if it’s a total disaster I’ll just turn on the Austin Grand Prix and pretend it never happened

      • cuppatea78
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Has anyone else done Ronaldo to Vardy? Not sure whether to go with that move or not

        What do you think?

        1. cuppatea78
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Doh, too late!

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Next gameweek 🙂

        3. artvandelay316
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Well you've got a week to decide...

          • Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            No, Ronaldo to Toney. + prayers

          • estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yes I did it but wish I'd waited before Lukaku injury

        4. dshv
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Come on saka or hwang ??

        5. Lindelol
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          started Ramsdale + White again - don't want hits

        6. b91jh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          No hit is my first return of the gameweek.

        7. dshv
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Cheers everybody another Gin is coming for me

        8. ZeBestee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Took a -12. No wonder I deserve the rank am in;

          Kaku + Gray + Semedo + Mahrez 》》》》Vardy + Mbeumo + Chilwell + Havertz.

          1. ZeBestee
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Am almost giving up on the season. 1.4M OR

            1. ZeBestee
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Havertz(C) as well.

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            They sound sensible enough... we'll have to see.

            1. ZeBestee
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Yeah thanks. Made many mistakes, last week Mahrez failed, it was close and he should have scored a couple but nothing has gone my way atm.

          3. Dash4
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I think Kaku & Mahrez to Vardy and Havertz would have sufficed!

            1. ZeBestee
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Yes. Did Mbeumo early on out of pure frustration. Will try and sit away from my team after this weekend.

        9. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Hhhmmm

          Salah 5 goals and 4 assists in his last 8 vs Brighton his next victim.

          Bugger it, Salah AUTOCAP!

          https://www.transfermarkt.co.za/mohamed-salah/bilanzdetails/spieler/148455