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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. King Kun Ta
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    And the armband goes toooooo….

    A Vardy
    B Salah
    C Havertz

    Ta lads and GL this gameweek!

    1. Bam Saka Laca
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kane here. Good luck!

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C

    3. Junks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mo

    4. Denis Tueart on the wing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Get 3 bits of paper with their names on, crumple them up and throw them as far as you can. The one that goes furthest is your captain and VC = 2nd furthest. Then nobody is to blame for getting it wrong - Better be quick tho 🙂

  2. beetlejuice
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who is the best 4.4 defender excluding Livra? Duffy does not have the best fixtures. Any other candidate?

    1. ted mcnure
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lowton?

    2. GE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      White/Lowton

  3. GE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What to improve on this Wildcard? 🙂

    (0.0 itb)

    Ramsdale
    TAA/Cancelo/Rudiger/Chilwell
    Salah/Son/Raphinha/Mbeumo
    Vardy/Antonio

    Bench: Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Davis

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Too much money in defence

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Towsend or Toney instead?

      2. GE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Or upgrade Mbeumo?

    2. ted mcnure
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not sure I trust Ramsdale, but your call
      Otherwise gtg
      gl

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Raya or Sanchez better maybe?

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Like it.

    4. Beatle
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I like it

  4. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Start 2:

    A) Livra (BUR)
    B) Gallagher (NEW)
    C) ESR (AVL)

    Thanks!

    1. Sergeant Garcia
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      AB

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Start Liv or Jim?

    1. Junks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jim

    2. sulldaddy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jim

  6. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Benny > Havertz worth a hit?

    1. Junks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

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

      I would

    3. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I did so

  7. Lacikasz01
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Foster or Sanchez to play in goal?

      1. bautasten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Foster

      2. Sea the Frankel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Just posted same thing

      3. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Foster

    • bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bench 1:
      A) Raphinha
      B) Gray
      C) TAA
      D) Cancelo

      Don't ask how I got to this...

      1. Junks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Gray

      2. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A

      3. OleGGMU
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B, Have all 4 of those players and am playing as I dont have any other options, but nevertheless, Raphinha is a lot more dangerous than gray whom in recent games appears to have slipped into the assist the assister which is the only reason im going for raph here.

      4. sulldaddy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A

    • Sea the Frankel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Start Sanchez or Foster in net?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Foster

      2. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sanchez

    • FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 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?.

      1. bautasten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No I'd play both.

    • Mr_Barbs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Play one:
      A) Benrahma
      B) Sarr
      C) Marcal

      1. Invincibles
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A

    • GCM0803
        1 month, 12 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?

      • Ephurion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Which combo will score more over the next ~4 GWs?
        A: Manquillo + Havertz
        B: James + Townsend

      • cruzex
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        who to play?

        Mbeumo or toney?

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Mbeumo

        2. Alcapaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          toney

        3. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          The penalty taker

        4. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Toney has better stats and on pens

      • FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ramsdale
        TAA Cancelo James
        Salah(c) Foden Mbeumo Raphinha
        Vardy Antonio Jimenez

        Foster Livramento Brownhill Duffy

        0FT, 1.5 itb

        Anything worth a -4 here??

        Thanks

      • fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Locked and ready. Havertz was tough to ignore, but it got me Vardy.

        Ramsdale
        Cancelo TAA Chilwell
        Mbeumo Son Raph Salah Townsend
        Vardy Toney

        Foster Livramento Jansson Davis

        1.3m itb

      • Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Captain Salah or Havertz?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Havertz

          1. fylde2022
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Salah

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

          If you have to ask, Salah.

        3. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Salah safer

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        OK to start Alonso and Chilwell with Livra first bench?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes.

          I cannot decide between Teirney or Livramento first on bench?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Livra of those two

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes sir.

      • dansully3
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Alonso captain anyone

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          With a good VC yes

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

          here with salah vc

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Could be amazing if he starts & nails a 20+ performance

      • Invincibles
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Start Hwang or Livra?

      • CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Captain choice?

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

        Currently at C with A as VC.

        1. H.E. Pennypacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I was on Vardy until an hour or so ago and switched to Salah when it was pointed out to me that he is up against Maguire and Shaw ........

          Good luck!

        2. CoracAld2831
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thank you.

      • Lacikasz01
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Azpi, Reece or Laporte to bench?

        • Andre_The_Giant
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          WC help!

          Any last-minute changes here? Weak bench I know, but you only ever get a handful of points off the bench anyway..

          Ramsdale, Foster
          TAA, Dias, James, Chilwell
          Salah (C), Son, Havertz. Mbuemo
          Toney, Vardy

          Liva, Brownhill, Davis

          1. H.E. Pennypacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Good team, but look out for James ..

            Good luck!

        • Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Sorry what did people decide livra v tietney to play?!

          1. Eddie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            You're forgiven

          2. Invincibles
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Livra 100%

          3. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I’d definitely go Livra.

            1. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Cheers Eddie, inv & Rupert I just got in livra as part of havertz -4 So feel hsve to play him!

          4. ted mcnure
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Livra

            1. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Nice he is in !!

        • More Cowbell
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Start 1 this G/W
          - TAA (man)
          - White (AVL)

          1. Invincibles
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            TAA

        • Junks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Start Ramsdale or Foster between the sticks?

          1. Andre_The_Giant
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            A

        • boroie
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Quick one…

          A - Lukaku -> Vardy (for free)
          B - ESR & Lukaku -> Havertz & Jesus (-4)

          1. fylde2022
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            A

          2. sulldaddy
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            A

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Why are people so convinced Havertz will do well?

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure it out

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Well Lukaku had blanked for 5 games with the same team.

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

            Not just one game but then Newcastle and Burnley. Playing the percentages

          3. fylde2022
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            It's based on hope against a very poor side.
            Risky, as there aren't stats to base anything on.

          4. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Surely he plays next 2 games against weaker teams and as a forward so think worth a gamble

        • boroie
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Which one would you do?

          A - Lukaku -> Vardy (for free)
          B - ESR & Lukaku -> Havertz & Jesus (-4)

          1. Invincibles
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            B

          2. Big Hands Barry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            A

        • Tsparkes10
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          To Foden or not to Foden…

          1. Invincibles
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Play if you have him