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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. Dušan Citizen
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What to do with Jimenez? Anyone benching him?

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

      I am fielding him. He got a long rest so if he is "ok" I would say He plays no?

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

        See the issue is someone reported he has only started training today

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Andy just said he will start Jimenez…

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

      I'm playing 4sure.

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

      Playing and hoping for double digits after nice rest

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Landed on this… G2G? GL all !!!

    Foster
    TAA • Chilwell • Rüdiger
    Salah(C) • Mount • Raph • Sarr
    Kane • Antonio • ASM
    (Sanchez, Livra, White, Gilmour)

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes very decent team.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thank you

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

      WC?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        No just used free transfers. Looking good or awful? Haha

  3. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    United fan going to the match.

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

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

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

      B so you can secretly enjoy him hauling 😆

    3. Pub Crawl to the Townsend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not a United fan so I'm the other way around. Head says salah but heart says vardy. I keep thinking about vardy scoring and necking WKD'S afterwards

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

    Wc advice?

    Ramsdale 4.0
    Taa Chilwell James Cancelo Livra
    Kdb salah raph mbuemo Havertz(c)
    Jimmy toney 4.5

    In did some stupid chelsea moves last week with alonso and James in, I am mostly worried about that part of my team :o. Considering Laporte over James

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

      I am taking Rudiger instead of James. Who will you bench?

  5. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ronaldo out to Kane or Vardy for a hit? Not sure when I would take out Ronaldo if not this week

  6. Arn De Gothia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    KdB C anyone?

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Brighton at home is not a good fixture tbh

      1. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Hmm. So Mo?

      2. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        And thanx

        1. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Antonio is intriguing me

          1. Arn De Gothia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Wow, thats brave. Gl

  7. Liber
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    On WC .. Foden or Raphinha?
    Ty

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

      Raph

    2. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Raph

  8. Goooo Rickie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Sarr & Ronaldo to Havertz & Toney (-4)?

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

      Toney good long term Hav 3 games. So I would say yes.

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Okay Foster or Raya?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Play one

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I like foster

  10. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA / Walker / Cancelo / Christensen
    Salah (c) / Son / Raphinha
    Vardy / Jimenez / Toney

    Steele / Mbeumo / Livramento / Allan

    Bench correct? Jimenez news has got me sweating

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Nice team. Ppl seems to bench Jimi

  11. Red-United
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Auba (C)

    Locked in.

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

    On WC.

    1. TAA
    2. Rudiger
    3. Chilwell
    4. Cancelo

    Which one to get rid?

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

      Rudiger

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

  13. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What would you do?
    A. Ronaldo > Kane
    B. Ronaldo > Vardy
    C. Greenwood > Havertz
    D. Ronaldo, Greenwood > Kane, Havertz (-4)
    E. Something else

    1 FT 0.8 ITB
    Sanchez Ward
    Rudiger Cancelo Alonso Livra Semedo
    Rapinha Salah Saka Greenwood Bissouma
    Toney Antonio Ronaldo

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      D (but I like hits)

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

    Bench 2 of Dias, Mbeumo and Hwang?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      MH

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

      can't bench Dias against Brighton's attack...

  15. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Chuck it, I'm going for it
    Lukaku + Gallagher to
    Toney + havertz (-8)
    I know it's risky but I've gotta get some Chelsea cover when they're facing Norwich

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I said that about City last week v City..

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        City played Burnley? Who'd you get?

    2. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      :ill:

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        What emoji is that?

  16. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Arsenal have never lost on Arsene Wengers birthday - W4 D1.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Due

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        In comes Arteta…

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Is he only 5?

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Bad math Ginkapo.

      2. Calculated Risks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Made me lols

  17. Slim25
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Shaw > Cancelo
    or
    Shaw & Benrahma > Chilwell & Raph
    (2 FT's 1.1m in bank)

    Current team
    Sanchez,
    TAA, Regulion, Marcal
    Salah (C), Jota, Gray, Benrahma
    Ron, ASM, Antonio

    Cheers!

  18. Greyling
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Benrahma or Sarr to start?

    Foster
    Livra, Rudiger, Laporte
    Salah, Havertz, Raphinha, Benrahma/Sarr
    Jimenez, Vardy, Antonio

    Sanchez, VVD, Amartey

  19. tbhogal
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Start Saka or Mbuemo guys ??

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Mb

  20. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone benching Jimenez? Not sure what to make out of that press conference

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      They need him.

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Undecided, but strongly considering it.

      I really don't want another 1 pointer from the bench

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

    Start Tierney or Livramento?

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Livramento CS more likely for me

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Agree I thinking the same

  22. sthelenslad92
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Start Saka or Toney?

    I know there's a doubt about Saka being fit, my thinking though is that If Saka doesn't start then it's unlikely he'll come on so benching Toney should be safe.

  23. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Right to remove Benrahma before Saka?

    (Already own Antonio)

  24. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Just a quick one...

    Play Manquillo (away to Palace) or Allen (home to Watford)?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Allan

    2. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Manqs

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

    Is it totally crazy to captain Aubameyang over Salah??

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      You know the risk, could be a long week ahead if he blanks tonight. Villa are looking shaky, so not a bad punt

    2. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes

    3. nedsmula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      yes.....But it'd s thin line between Crazy and Genius!

  26. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Starting to get cold feet on Chilwell. It's him vs James for me on WC. Neale seems to think Alonso starts at the weekend... hmmmm

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Why not go with safe Rudi/Azpi option?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Can't afford Azpi and Rudi isn't exciting enough for my liking!

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

    Start 2:
    A) Livra (BUR)
    B) Gallagher (NEW)
    C) ESR (AVL)

    Thanks!

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

    Play White(have Ramsdale also) or bring in Toney(have Mbeumo too) for a hit?

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Thoughts on squad & bench order?

    Sa
    Alonso, Cancelo, Rudiger,
    Salah, Greenwood, Saka, Gray
    Vardy, Toney, Auba

    4.0, Livramento, Tierney, Sissoko

  30. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Still can’t decide (c) - safe Salah or punty Havertz, tough call!

    1. nedsmula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Having this exact dillema

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      If I had havertz I would be going with him, going to be goal fest.
      If I knew Alonso was playing had would be in with a shout of C!