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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. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    start hwang or antonio?

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Antonio

    2. Sergeant Garcia
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Both

  2. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone else got the Cycling GK in goal this GW?

    1. bombonera
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You reckon he'd be better than Sanchez? Trying to decide between the two. Ultimately it probably won't matter as I doubt either keep clean sheets

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm still deciding but I can't see city not scoring a goal. Foster and Watford do have a point to prove too.

        2. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm going to go Cycling GK.

      • Cheshire Duck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I do

      • Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Considering jt, yeah. Sà has been disappointing

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'd probably go Sà if I had him as Leeds are so poor right now.

    2. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pick 2 PLEASE

      A. Livra
      B. Saka
      C. Sarr
      D. Jimenez

      1. Sergeant Garcia
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        CD

      2. Aeu96197
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        AC

      3. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A
        D

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Vards on for .3 rise, only known Auba do similar in previous years?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        When Auba went up 0.6 across 6 consecutive days

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Glad I jumped off Bamford & Lukaku this week!

      2. Ephurion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        GW starts before 3rd rise, so only .2 for him 😉

      3. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wildcards skewing it

    4. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Gallagher to Havertz (-4) an obvious move?

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        What, why, no

      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No-one else other than Gallagher that you can lose?!

        1. Aeu96197
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Gallagher or Gray v Watford are the two I could lose

      3. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Newcastle at home looks plum for Gallagher

    5. fish66
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bench one

      (a) Azpilicueta
      (b) Livramento
      (c) Raphinha

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B

      2. Aeu96197
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Livra if you have to bench one, but surely you've someone else??!

        1. fish66
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ramsdale,
          TAA, Azpilicueta, Dias, Cancelo
          Salah, Mbeumo, Foden, Raphinha
          Antonio, Vardy

          Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Dobbin

          1. Aeu96197
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Livra then. Nice team

    6. FFFoxy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mark my words Southampton will concede against Burnley

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        source?

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nahhh

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wow, such a bold prediction

        1. FFFoxy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Lol. For this week there just seems to be excessive Livramento love imo. That’s why I said it. (Livra owner)

    7. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bottomed..

      Gtg?

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

      Steer Livra Manquillo Sissoko 0ft .4itb

      1. LT10
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm thinking about starting Livra over Antonio.... but may be I've just had too much to drink.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Nonono

    8. derdourily
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Saka to ?

      A- Havertz
      B- Son

      1. FITZ-G
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Im in the same predicament. Probably Havertz short term if it doesn’t put your future transfer plans back too much.

      2. Sergeant Garcia
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Who to play: Semedo (lee) or Livra (BUR)?

        1. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Livra

      3. Better Call Raul
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Reece James (c)
        Salah (vc)

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Balls of steel to do that.

        2. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Wrong way round?

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

            I like it.

        3. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Ah man that's brave. You'll spend all afternoon just watching the Chelsea bench and hoping not to see him warming up.

      4. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        GTG?

        Sanchez
        TAA Rudi Cancelo White Livra
        Salah(C) Grealish Raph
        Vardy(v) Antonio

        Steele Saka Bisso Scarlett

      5. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Plzz Help
        Which is best ?
        A- Ronaldo + Sarr/Benny >
        Auba + Havertz
        B- Antonio + Benny >
        Havertz + Toney
        Already have Vardy

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          🙁

      6. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Who to start?

        A) Saka (AVL-H) (chance of cameo)
        B) Livramento (BUR-H)

        Cheers and good luck all!

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          B

        2. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A

      7. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Is there a high chance that we will get some solid info regarding Arsenal lineup?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not from Twitter sources I trust

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          No

      8. NJ MetroStars
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        1 - will rudiger start?
        2 - livramento, sarr, semedo? (need 2)

        1. Aeu96197
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          1 - yes
          2 - Liv, Sarr

          1. NJ MetroStars
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            thank you!

      9. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

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

        Last minute change from Salah to Havertz...?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Definitely not for me!

        2. HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes, punty GW incoming

        3. Athletico Underachieving
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Happy with Salah just for ownership. Owning Havertz is pretty good if he hauls

      10. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Salah has said he wants to sign a new contract and spend the rest of his career at Liverpool. Get in!

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          400K a week so would any player!!!

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Great. He’s worth that.

        2. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Get ready for the 'signiture' goal celebration on Sunday!

        3. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Real Madrid and Barça on the demise and I'm sure he's very settled now in Liverpool/Cheshire, so makes good sense. I'm sure he'd be in favour of a higher average yearly temperature, though. Haha.

      11. McPollolocco
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Start livramento or tierney?

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Same problem with sarr and tierney but currently benching sarr but having doubts

      12. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        toney or hwang

        next gw will get mbuemo anyway

      13. TVPlugSockets
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Which Chelsea defender is best on a WC?
        Nervous about them not playing!

        Is chillwell nailed?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yes I’d imagine.

        2. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not at all no

          1. TVPlugSockets
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Who’s most nailed?

        3. Nightf0x
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          rudi

      14. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bench sarr or tierney?

        1. Begbie.
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sarr

        2. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Tierney

      15. only2
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Greenwood or Livramento 1 bench?

      16. cruzex
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        bench one:

        1- Toney
        2- Mbeumo

        ty

      17. Firminoooo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Mahrez(C) over Salah last GW hurts so bad….so lets go Havertz(C) over Salah this GW. What could go wrong!

        Ramsdale
        James TAA Cancelo
        Mbuemo Foden Havertz(C) Salah
        Antonio Hwang Vardy

        Bench: Livramento, Duffy, Normann, Foster

      18. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Start:

        A) Saka

        B) Sarr

        1. Begbie.
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          B

      19. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A) Bench Livramento
        B) Bench Jota
        C) Bench Toney/Mbeumo instead?

        1. Begbie.
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          B

      20. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        We need some Saka news

      21. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Last wc decision :/…
        A) Foden
        B) Gray
        C) Hwang
        D) Edouard
        E) Toney

        1. Begbie.
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          E

      22. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ramsdale,
        TAA, Azpilicueta, Cancelo
        Salah(c), Mbeumo, Foden, Raphinha
        Vardy, Antonio, Toney

        Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Duffy

        Is Toney and Mbeumo too much here? Would you drop either for Livramento?