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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. mash
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Who should I put first on bench?:

    A) Livramento
    B) Tierney

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A

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

      B

    3. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B

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

      Would the other one be playing...or second on bench?

      1. mash
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Good point - both will be on bench, startin Mbeumo ahead of them.

    5. ted mcnure
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A

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

      B

    7. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I’m playing A bit I’m not sure!

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Salah
    Perms
    Captain
    !

    GL ALL

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

    Final dilemma- who to start?

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

    Cheers and good luck!

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B

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

      Annoyingly B. If not for McArthur, it would be A.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers! Ironically, I own both Saka and McArthur so situation is a bit awkward

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

    I feel like I have 7 captaincy options this week.
    Who would you captain and vice?
    Should I bench Grealish for ESR?

    Foster
    Cancelo James Tierney
    Foden Grealish Raphinha Havertz
    Vardy Jimenez Edouard

    Bachmann | ESR, Livramento, Trent | 0FT. 2.5 ITB

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Havertz 100%

      1. ted mcnure
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Agree

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

          +1

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

      Havertz captain
      Vardy VC

    3. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Vardy C
      Havertz VC

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

      Might be tempted to bench Jimenez with the news.

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

        Oh I didn't see that. Ahh that's annoying. Need to make a quick decision.

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Not sure if trust any of them! Any one could explode. Vardy probs safest

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

      Havertz(c) Vardy(vc) - Bench is difficult. You prefer ESR to come in for Foden/Grealish/Jimi? I'd prefer TAA/Livra, but I see where you're going

  5. jonnybhoy
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bench one?

    A) Livramento BUR H
    B) Tomiyasu AVL H
    C Gallagher NEW H

    1. Bojam
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B for me

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

      Tomi

    3. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      B

  6. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Foster
    Dias - Alonso - Cancelo
    Havertz - Raphinha - Salah - Son - Benrahma
    Vardy - Toney
    ______________________________________
    Sanchez: Tierney: Livramento: Scarlett

    Bench order correct here guys?

    Thank you kindly

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Havertz is captain

      possibly bench boost it? haha

    2. ted mcnure
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Livra 1st sub

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        cheers guy!

  7. Wılly
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Play:

    A. Benrahma (TOT)
    B. Livramento (BUR)

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

      A

  8. J to the T
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Start Trent or Benrahma?

    1. Prince of Persia
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Trent

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

    Southampton better cleansheet chance than arsenal?

  10. Prince of Persia
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Start Matip or Traore?

  11. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Pick 2 PLEASE.

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

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A +D

    2. Pabster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      A/C

      I'd want to be assured of pitch time.

  12. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Play Livramento or White?

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

      Liv

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

      Liv

  13. Pabster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Armstrong to Edouard for a hit?

    Save next week, Palace with good fixtures.

    1. Patron
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      None for a hit, bit id u have to i would go for Edu.

  14. Patron
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Jimenez or Iheanacho?

    1. Pabster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I'd probably go Nacho, but not a great choice for this week.

      1. Patron
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        If it wasn’t for the news I would go Jim. This way leaning towards Nacho.

        Cheers mate and good luck!

  15. Moose™
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    WC

    Sanchez Foster

    TAA Cancelo Chilwell White Livra

    Salah Havertz Raph Mbeumo Gilmour

    Kane Antonio Edouard

    0.4 left..

    Any upgrades?

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I'd get Normann instead of Gilmour. I've had Gilmour since GW1 and he's been a waste of space. Can't wait to get rid of him, to be honest with you, so I certainly wouldn't advocate getting him in on a WC.

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Lol.. had him since GW1 too..

        Overall team is good?

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Yes, love it other than Gilmour.

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

      Gilmore doesn’t seem to play much these days!

      1. Moose™
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah, noticer that! Other than that?

  16. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Hellllloooooooo is there anyone out there?

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

      No

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Figures

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

    Benrahma to Havertz for a hit?

    1. Aeu96197
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I would, but think I'm in the minority

  18. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Bench one:

    A. Livra
    B. Benrahma
    C. Sar

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

    fostr or sanchez

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

    Start livramento or tierney??

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

    Shaw or White first bench?

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

    Vardy captain here! So best for everyone to avoid

  23. tim
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Brighton-City predictions?

    1. Patron
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      0-3

  24. LKRav
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Sarr for Havertz worth a hit??

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I did

    • Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Start 1

      a. Tierney (AVL)
      b. Livramento (BUR)

      Fancy Villa to score but Tierney has greater attacking threat.

    • lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Start

      A Jimi
      B Livra

    • Lord of Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Boring one but start one of:-
      A)Foster
      B)Sanchez

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

      Final time of asking.

      Play Jota or Livramento?

      1. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Livra easy.

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

          Thanks for replying 🙂

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I still have zero interest in answering

        1. Nomar
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Technically, you did answer in kind.

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Jota to Havertz for a hit. If you can’t afford then play Livramento

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

          I can, but plan to do Jota > Son next week.

          Havertz probably a better play but don't want to book in transferring him out tbh (since that will definitely happen).

    • PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Bench 1;
      A) Jimenez
      B) Livra
      C) Semedo

    • Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Time for a bit of fun - had this bloody awful cold for 10 days. Gone completely wappy this week with captain choice. Not going to tell you who because you'll me I'm mad or rapidly losing it, but I knew that anyway.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Good luck and feel better soon!

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Thank you! Alonso 1 (x 2) pointer here we come

      2. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I wouldn't.

        Who is it.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I'm sure that you'll be proved right but hey ho ...... it's Marcus.