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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.

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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

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1,130 Comments Post a Comment
  1. antis0cial
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    If you have Jimenez are you starting or benching?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Starting

    2. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Starting, he was in training yesterday as well as today.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Good news! Cheers!

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Not a guarantee he starts but there’s a video of him in training yesterday. I have no one on the bench, so I have to play him.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Ditto

  2. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Not risking the 1 pointer, Jimenez is going to the bench

  3. Totti
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who to be first on the bench?

    A) jimenez
    B) Livramento

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B, I'd even look to start Livra

      1. Totti
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks mate

  4. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Correct to bench Livramento here?

    Ramsdale
    Trent, Chilwell, Cancelo, Dias
    Salah, Foden, Raphina, Saka
    Vardy, Antonio

    Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Davis
    Bank 1.1m, 0FT

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yep

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Toss-up between him and Saka. I have a feeling Cancelo gets rested so will likely play anyways

  5. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days 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'll throw caution to the wind and (H)avertz

    Thoughts?

    1. Maddamotha
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Think Im doing the same and going Havertz(C)

      1. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I keep changing between captain Chilwell or Salah.

        What say thee?

  6. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Play one
    A) Antonio
    B) Toney
    Captain
    1) Salah
    2) Vardy
    3) James

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Tossup - would lean Antonio

      Salah

  7. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    So who all are captaining Kai this week then?

    1. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Very tempted, see comment above

  8. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Would you do Lukaku & Ronaldo --> Vardy & Kane (free) or play WC? or something else?

    (2FT & 0.0ITB)
    Sanchez
    Marcal Cancelo White
    Salah Greenwood Benrahma Gray
    Lukaku* Ronaldo Antonio

    (Foster D.Sanchez Tsimikas Brownhill)

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

      Lukaku + Greenwood -> Toney + KdB

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Downgrade Lukaku and either Greenwood > KdB/Son or get a Chelsea defender in

  9. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Would you play Dias or Smith-Rowe?

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

      dias

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      The former

    3. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Dias all day. No point having 4 premium defenders and benching one of them with a good fixture

  10. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    jimi hwang toney ? pick 1 (will get mbeumo next gw)

  11. Borran
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Start Sanchez or Foster?
    Start Saka, Livramento or Tierney?

  12. Tabbara
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who to start
    Gallagher or Livramento
    Thx

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

      Livra easy

  13. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A. Jota
    B. Livramento
    C. Jiminez

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Jota

  14. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

  15. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Final call please

    Play 2

    A) Raph
    B) Liv
    C) A.Armstrong
    D) Sarr

    Go go go

    1. Stimps
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A, D

  16. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Envious of your benching problems... Not a problem for me as I have no bench.

  17. Gymer11
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Bench 3 out of
    Mbuemo
    Toney
    Hwang
    Livramento
    ESR

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Hwang Livramento Toney

  18. sthelenslad92
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Stressing about Saka, don't have any good bench options if he doesn't play but I'd have to take a hit to move him out.

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Same here 🙁
      Might just do the -4

  19. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Rudi or Chillwell on WC?

    1. Stimps
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Rud

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I went chilwell but don’t think you can go wrong with either is the way I’m thinking

    3. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Chilwell or both

  20. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Alonso, Sarr and Benrahma going down in price tonight. Dont like it but have to take it

  21. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Ronaldo to Vardy or Kane for a hit? Just don’t know when I would ship Ronaldo if not now

  22. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who to keep ?
    A- Sarr
    B- Benrahma

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

      A

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B

  23. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Would you do this for free? Ronaldo, Saka > Vardy, Havertz

    1. Mufc202020
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      100%

    2. Mufc202020
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      78%

  24. andrewrichter
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Which 1 of the following should i leave out from my team:

    Raphinha
    Gray
    Mbeumo
    Benrahma

  25. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Which would you prefer?

    A) Ronaldo —> Vardy (FT)

    B) Ronaldo + Saka —> Vardy + Havertz (-4)

  26. Henning
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Bench One

    1 ASM
    2 Gray
    3 Mbuemo

    1. Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Gray, but doesn't feel good!

      1. Henning
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Felling the same , i have ASM on the bench for now.

  27. Ady87
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Armband? Salah?

  28. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Benrahma>mount worth a hit ?

  29. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Play White or bring in Toney for a hit?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Play

  30. Catastrophe
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    United fan going to the match.

    A) Vardy (C) (heart)
    B) Salah (C) (head)

    !