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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. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    So just checked my team and somehow bench boost has been played this week consisting of

    Sanchez semedo Duffy bissouma 😆

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Damn hackers

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      For real? How could that happen?

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Only thing I can think of is its been pressed by mistake on my phone 🙁

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Might come close to beating my bench boost of -1 last season, though.

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

      I purposely played it for a laugh as its a useless chip and Tierney is benched! Absolute joke

    5. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      BB is the most overrated chip imo, and you could yield from it when you least expect it. GL.

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks never know Brighton could provide a miracle for me

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

    As if Tierney isn’t even in the squad

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    #FPL #GW9 #EOstats #Top10k

    Effective Ownership

    Salah 169.4%
    Antonio 78.9%
    Raphinha 71.3%
    Alexander-Arnold 66.3%
    Cancelo 64.9%
    Vardy 60.6%
    Livramento 40.0%
    Havertz 37.8%
    Jiménez 34.4%
    Ramsdale 33.7%

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ronaldo 190%?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Can’t imagine he’s got much ownership at the top.

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Didn't see top 10k. Thought it was the 5m+ EO stats.

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Ronaldo is 13% EO
        Kane 16%
        Toney 20%

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      (S)alah

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wow. Salah is quite low.

    4. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ya… where is CR7 and Kane?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Would imagine there in the teens.

      2. Bam Saka Laca
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        In my team 😀

    5. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      SALAH 169.36% 99.77% 0
      ANTONIO 78.85% 79.11% 0
      RAPHINHA 71.30% 72.34% 0
      ALEXANDER-ARNOLD 66.32% 68.98% 0
      CANCELO 64.87% 64.53% 0
      VARDY 60.59% 53.78% 0
      LIVRAMENTO 39.99% 70.49% 0
      HAVERTZ 37.78% 26.38% 0
      JIMÉNEZ 34.46% 35.73% 0
      RAMSDALE 33.67% 34.38% 0
      MBEUMO 32.19% 38.22% 0
      SÁNCHEZ 31.81% 47.49% 0
      CHILWELL 28.25% 27.21% 0
      AZPILICUETA 25.06% 24.75% 0
      FODEN 23.79% 23.55% 0
      RÜDIGER 23.02% 23.38% 0
      SON 20.33% 19.46% 0
      BENRAHMA 20.21% 24.31% 0
      TONEY 20.10% 21.85% 0
      GRAY 17.12% 18.14%

      Total EO in top 10k if anyone cares. Sorry about the terrible copy paste job

      1. Bam Saka Laca
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks

  4. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Just noticed next week every one of my players (except Salah) is away from home :-/

  5. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Magnus Carlson bought and captained Havertz, that makes me feel a bit better

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Hopefully not a rook-ie error

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Haha

  6. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Cash ml, 69 people, currently in 4th, and I capt Ronaldo.

    No when else in top 60 capped him. Maybe I've made a grave mistake!

    1. Dash4
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Captaining Ronaldo doesn’t feel like the biggest mistake in the world.

  7. KirkhamWesham
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Bloody typical.
      My rival captained Vardy. I captained Salah, so now I've got to hope Vardy blanks, despite owning him.

      1. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Nah, you want pts, you’ll make up the deficit with other players

      2. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Or that Vardy does well but Salah does better

        • Dash4
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          No, you just need Salah to outscore Vardy. Hatrick Salah, Brace Vardy is what to hope for.

      3. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Teams with players of threat around me via Livefpl

        Medium Danger: Ramsdale, Sanchez, Livra, Havertz, Mbeumo and Jiminez.

        No players of major danger.

        Not bad to be honest.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Three major danger, Six medium!

          58%

        2. Cheeky Onion
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          My Vardy danger scares me

      4. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        ESR in the 10 spot, maybe some Friday pts finally

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Lol

      5. Liastro ⭐️
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Messed up big style - played my WC this week but didn’t realise deadline was tonight. This is my disaster team…

        Sanchez Foster
        Chilwell Cancelo White Livramento Manquillo
        Salah Bernardo Raph Benrahma Mbeumo
        Vardy Antonio Toney

        1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          That’s not a disaster. At all. I assume you wanted to sell Ben and maybe Bernardo? Otherwise its solid.

        2. Neevesy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I mean, not sure on Chilwell, Manq, Bernardo but hardly a disaster.

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Cap?

        4. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          U could sort it out I guess with a couple of transfers

      6. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        One third of managers in the top 10k took a hit this week. very intersting.

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Green arrows incoming before KO

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah, doing Lukaku to Vardy

      7. Neevesy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Completely forgot about the deadline, and left Auba as Captain over Salah......at least it makes tonight's viewing more interesting.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Great pick

          1. Neevesy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Let's hope so. He has served me well in the past.

        2. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Could work well. GL.

        3. OptimusBlack
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Hope u doing well

        4. Dash4
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Might be genius….but you’ve admitted it was a fluke now.

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yeah. Eliminates the genius in that case 😀

          2. Neevesy
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Oh, it's a complete fluke.

        5. sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I have a solution for you: just make Mo Salah your permanent captain.

      8. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Ronaldo's 12% EO is quite a differential...

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Didn't think we'd live to see this day, but here we are..

      9. Neevesy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Seems all rivals in ML have gone Havertz. Seems a shortsighted pick to me, but I could be wrong. I often am tbh.

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yes, shortsighted and could pay off before we move him on to son

        2. Dash4
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I’ve gone Havertz but have a plan this week or next…upside chasing.

        3. Cheeky Onion
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Tired of being in 9th place in my ML, and still have WC. (H)avertz seemed like a good chance to make up ground or get wrecked if he blanks and Salah hauls.

      10. Crouching Tiger
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Azpi (c).

        This is the gameweek where I declare myself a genius or an idiot. At least I made it more interesting for myself 😀

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Who was your VC?

      11. SouthCoastSaint
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Potentially horrible week for us Saka owners…. Anyone else got him second sub…

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Worse for me, sold him… hide behind the bar tonight

      12. Neevesy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        What's happend to Tierney?

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

          What I’m trying to find out, already one player down on bench boost, ya just can’t write it

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Bruised ankle.

      13. tempest
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Alonso + Saka -> TAA + Gallagher

        Now, to beat the price changes?

        1. PartyTime
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Absolutely

        2. PartyTime
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I met an Egyptian friend today after years apart. Could this be a sign of a Salah(C) haul 🙂

            1. Ragabolly
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              And here's another Egyptian friend saying hi, so haul confirmed 🙂

              1. PartyTime
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  😆

                  We feast!

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

                Could be the sign of another Zambian curse

                1. PartyTime
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Hopefully not. It’s Utd. Should be an easy fixture for Salah

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

                      Yeah should be 🙂

                2. Dash4
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  …or Elneny is going to come on at 85 mins tonight and get an equaliser?

              3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Does anyone know what action is being taken to stop this permalink crap … it’s beyond a joke now?