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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. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Docoure to Havertz (-8 for the GW)

    Yes or no??

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Good move but don't think it's worth that big a hit

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Who plays if you don't transfer out Doucoure and would you captain Havertz?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Mahrez

    4. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      It’s only -4, but I wouldn’t

    5. Beatle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      No one else to come off the bench?

  2. Rinseboy
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Am I the only one captaining Ronaldo?! He is still one the greatest!

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      But not playing in a great "team"

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

      Crazy talk

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    1.2m+ transfers in for Vardy now, rising twice in two nights! Record?

    1. Q
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I went nacho. Probably regret that

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I'm playing Pinnock 😛

  4. umerlfc
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) TAA
    B) ESR

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      B

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

      B 100%

  5. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Kane or Son?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I went with Kane last week over Son and am happy so far but depends how you’d use the extra cash

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

      Son

  6. Teror
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Bench one:

    A. Toney

    B. Mbuemo

    C. Livra

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      C

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      The defender

  7. YEAH PITCH!
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Sarr > Havertz for -4??

    1. Cheshire Duck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Not for a hit. Havertz is a short term pick.
      Plus norwich has been better defensivly recently

  8. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    So who are you captaining? James, Alonso or Chilwell?

    1. Rinseboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Chilwell gonna play?

    2. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Rudi

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Maverick

    3. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Alonso 2 goals

    4. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I'd go with Chilwell out of those. Most likely to start.

  9. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Heard Elyounoussi will require surgery on his hand ‘when the time is right’ or something to that extent. Is it still worth bringing him in or too much of a risk now?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Was it ever worth bringing him in?

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        If you can find me a better option at 5.6 or below that’s not Mbeumo I’m all ears…

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Luiz

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Already have Luiz unfortunately but thank you nevertheless 🙂

  10. mdm
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Play one:

    A. Livra (BUR)
    B. White (AVL)

    1. RWB_1991
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Livra

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      A

  11. V-2 Schneiderlin
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Is Alonso likely to play? He's on the predicated team in Team news...

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      He was in the predicted team news on FFS last week too.

      Personally, due to the early sub in the week, don't reckon he starts - but I've been wrong before.

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Only Tuchel knows.

    3. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      hmm I'm going to risk it & say he starts

  12. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    What would you do here?
    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. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      C

    2. Lazerball
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      D

  13. PascalCygan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Good luck everyone.

    Ended up not taking the hit, just Lukaku to Vardy. G2G?

    0FT 1.0ITB
    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento
    Salah Raphinha Gray Gallagher
    Ronaldo Vardy

    Steele ESR Marcal Street

    go well!

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Messed up my comment earlier. QC'd now!

    A) Bench Livramento
    B) Bench Jota
    C) Bench someone else instead?

    Sanchez
    TAA / Cancelo / Chilwell
    Salah / Jota / Raphinha / Mbeumo
    Vardy / Antonio / Toney

    Steele // Livramento / White / Bissouma

    Likely move next week is Jota > Son (for free).

  15. Super John McGinn-
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Anything worth a hit and bench right order?

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Cancelo, Azpi, James
    Salah (C), Foden, Raphinia
    Vardy, Antonio, Toney

    Foster, Mbeumo, Livramento, Brownhill

    0 FT 1.0 ITB

    A) Foden > Havertz (-4)
    B) Something else
    C) Nothing

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      C

  16. RWB_1991
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Start Saka of A Armstrong?

  17. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Grealish to Harvertz worth a hit?

    1. Sergeant Garcia
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I would

    2. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Did it yesterday and feels good

  18. tim
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Okay Foden to Havertz done -4.

    Cant take the rotation risk.

    GL PEEPS!

    1. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Uhm have you seen Havertz's minutes?

      1. tim
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Kaku out so he will get minutes.

      2. Ruth_NZ
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        You are aware that Lukaku & Werner are both injured?

        1. Zilla
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          You don't buy players for 1 GW usually no?

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      When did you bring foden in?

      1. tim
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Last week on WC

        1. tim
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Didn't know Kaku would be out.

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      If you got him in on 2c last week that rotation argument is weird.. Strange logic, and Havertz is also rotation risk in coming weeks?

      1. tim
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Talking bout this week. Foden not nailed. Havertz nailed. Pretty sure Havertz will cover my hit w few goals.

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          So you knew Foden were not rotation risk last week but is now? And wc in a player and then out after one week, seems strange to me.

  19. jammie26
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Haven't checked the game for a while. How long is lukaku out for? Is everyon3 swapping for vardy?

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      GW10 earliest but could easily be GW12. Chelsea aren't sure yet.

  20. burnhilla
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Bench one:
    Chilwell, Dias, TAA, Mbeumo

    1. Lazerball
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Mbuemo

  21. Lazerball
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Greenwood to mbuemo -4?

  22. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Still can’t decide (c) - safe Salah or punty Havertz, tough call! Last minute change from Salah to Havertz...?

  23. Footieboot
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Who to transfer out for Havertz? Jota or Greenwood?

    1. Lazerball
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Jota

  24. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Anyone got a link to the clean sheet odds?

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

        Cheers 🙂

  25. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    a) Auba
    b) Vardy

    Brentford too defensive for Vardy?

  26. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Zaha to Havertz (C)?

  27. ScoutHelp
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Start Livramento (BUR) or White (AVL)?

    1. Sergeant Garcia
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Livra

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Livra

  28. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    All set?

    Sanchez
    Taa Cancelo Chilwell
    Salah(c) Raph Foden Gray
    Jesus Vardy Antonio

    Steer Livra Manquillo Sissoko 0ft .4itb

  29. ForEvra Young
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Play Shaw or Livramento?

    Leaning towards Livra

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Quite obviously Livramento.

  30. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    A. Gilmour to Havertz (C) for -4
    B. Captain Vardy