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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. NeverLucky
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Who to Captain? Really this week cannot decide

    A) Salah
    B) Kane
    C) Vardy
    D) Might even Cancelo 😀

    1. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Been on Salah but leaning Kane now

    3. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      C

  2. FDMS All Starz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Chances of Reece James atrting and nailing down that spot for the next few? Seems to be the most value pick from Chelseas defence

    1. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      No chance of him nailing down any spot. Tuchel is what everyone memes about Pep.

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    This vardy train is crazy, up to 30% owned now!

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      It has to be done for the next 3 gw’s

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A train is too slow, it’s turned into a rocket ship now

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      As at 24/26% before the Lukaku injury. Not a mega jump yet.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Not going to be good if he goes crazy this GW and you do not own.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 28 days ago

        No way he goes mad against Brentford, solid team

    5. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Well Lukaku getting injured helped that

  4. Footieboot
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Start 2 from Greenwood, Livramento, Marcal, White

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Seriously?

      First two.

  5. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Foden worth the risk on a wc?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Nah

    2. Teror
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I'd honestly go with Jesus. Look at his minutes and returns. Seems as nailed as you can be in that city team.

  6. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Which game is more likely to be higher scoring? United v Liverpool or West Ham vs Spurs?

    1. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      WH Spurs

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      West Ham Spurs

    3. Teror
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Man Poo v Liv. 0-6

    4. Calculated Risks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Whu spurs

    5. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Antonio

  7. LKRav
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Guys, help....

      Havertz (c) for Sarr Or Raphina for a hit

      Or stick

    • cruzex
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      predictions for Bentford vs Leicester?

      Ty

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        2-2

      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        3-0 Brentford (hopefully!! :D)

      3. OleGGMU
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        It is lined up to be a high scoring affair with both teams playing really good attacking styles. Brentford have the more in form defense and been good attacking aswell, leicester have appeared to have turned the corner and it will be a close game, I can see a 2-2 draw or late 3-2 winner for someone. they're both great on the counter and neither will want to give up too much at the back knowing that, so it should be a tight but goal filled game

    • Bobby Zamora
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Sell Saka or Sarr for Havertz?

    • CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Captain choice?

      A: Salah (away v MUN)
      B: Vardy (away v BRE)
      C: Havertz (home v NOR)
      D: Antonio (home v TOT)

      Leaning towards C.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      This week only:

      A) Shaw & Mbuemo
      B) Brentford def & Benrahma

      Thanks

      1. Calculated Risks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        B

      2. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Tough but just B

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks both

      4. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Good luck mate, B

        Can't believe Lukaku got injured, blanked for 6 Chelsea games including a captaincy for me then got injured for his easiest game!

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Thanks pal, I know I escaped that one luckily due to my Kane persistence.

          Who have you switched to?

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Vardy

    • PartyTime
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I just got back from the future.

        Good news & bad news for everyone

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          How much will it cost to fill a car with petrol in the future?

          1. PartyTime
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I didn’t go too far into the future

          2. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Vardy party over?

            1. PartyTime
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Salah, Vardy, Havertz blank.

                Good news. Manchester Utd lost. Mané on the scoresheet

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Who’s your C?

              1. PartyTime
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Townsend

                • PartyTime
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Salah

                • Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Salah or Havertz captain?

                  1. PartyTime
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Salah but I have a shitty captaincy record

                  2. PartyTime
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Well I’m just kiddin. My time machine exploded last gameweek so I don’t know what will happen this gameweek

                  3. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Any changes you would make?

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

                    4.0, Livramento, Tierney, Sissoko

                  4. Gally11
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    WC Team
                    Raya
                    James Chillwell TAA Cancelo
                    Havertz Salah (C) Son Foden
                    Toney Wilson

                    Foster Livramento Broja Normann

                    Would you make any additional transfers and do you think I am starting the correct group? I have a sneaky feeling Chillwell won't feature would you then have Livramento or Broja as sub #1?

                  5. Calculated Risks
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Mane and Armstrong to Son (C) and Vardy done.

                    Son has 12 returns in 12 v WHU plus Kane has a good record too to finish any assists that Son may provide. WHU also played a lot of first teamers in Thurs with Spurs assets mainly rested.

                    Don't really get the love for Havertz but good luck all fellow non-Salah cappers!

                  6. FDMS All Starz
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Thoughts on Lukaku & Greenwood -> Vardy & Havertz (c)

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

                    (Foster D.Sanchez Tsimikas Brownhill)

                    1. ForEvra Young
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      I did same moves but for Kane

                  7. Jones Kusi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Greenwood > Havertz worth -4?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Could be over 3 weeks

                  8. More Cowbell
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Quick vote please

                    Benny > Havertz worth a hit?

                    1. Alcapaul
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Yea

                    2. BrockLanders
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Yep

                    3. The Pesci challenge
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      No

                  9. GCM0803
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Sanchez (Steele)
                    Taa shaw azpi (reguilon tsimikas)
                    Salah benrahma raphinha sarr (biss)
                    Antonio toney vardy

                    2.2itb, 0ft. Gtg or take a hit for a defender/havertz?

                  10. OptimusBlack
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Who to keep ??
                    A- Sarr
                    B- Benrahma

                    1. AzzaroMax99
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      A

                    2. BrockLanders
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      A

                  11. UKG
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Play Alonso or Hwang

                    Sanchez or Foster

                    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Al and San

                  12. Nightf0x
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    toney or hwang or jimi

                    next gw will gte mbeuwmo

                    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Jim

                  13. AzzaroMax99
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    G2G?

                    Guaita
                    Christensen Cancelo Tierney
                    Salah Havertz Raphina ESR
                    Ronaldo Wilson Antonio

                    steer Marcal Omo Gilmour*

                    Not sure who for C?
                    Salah or Havertz?

                  14. Old Gregg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Ramsdale
                    Dias-Cancelo-Taa-James-Livra
                    Salah-foden-Mbuemo
                    Edouard-Antonio

                    Saka-A.Armstrong-Norman’s

                    Saka > Havertz worth a (-4)?

                  15. only2
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Who get first bench spot: greenwood or livramento?

                    1. BrockLanders
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Liv

                      1. only2
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        thanks!

                  16. BrockLanders
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    What's Havertz ownership %??

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Up from 3.1% to 7.5% this week

                      1. BrockLanders
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        Nice

                  17. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Gonna just hope that one of Chiwell or Alonso stays rooted to that bench tomorrow so that autosubs can work their magic again with Livramento

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Start Chilwell & Livramento. Chilwell almost never gets subbed on.

                      If Chilwell starts, Alonso more more likely to be subbed on later on, to give Chilly a rest.

                  18. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Currently on B… Agree?

                    A) Saka —> Havertz

                    B) Benrahma -> Havertz

                    1. CoracAld2831
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      If you zlready have Antonio, B.

                      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 28 days ago

                        I do, thx

                    2. Denis Tueart on the wing
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      A

                  19. ForEvra Young
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    First bench

                    Shaw or White?

                  20. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    No love for CHO?!