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Scout’s Gameweek 9 picks for FanTeam – win over £1,000 from a £1.68 entry


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We’re back for another shot at FanTeam‘s latest Weekly Monster, in which Fantasy managers can turn a £1.68 entry fee into a £1,260 cash windfall.

The Weekly Monster is a Fantasy tournament that effectively gives entrants the chance to build a ‘Free Hit’ squad for Gameweek 9 and win big.

There is a kitty of £10,500 (or €12.5k) to play for, with prizes awarded down to 1,000th place and beyond.

The deadline is at 15:00 GMT on Saturday.

For those with a bit more money to spend, there is a sister tournament with exactly the same rules that costs £10.08 to enter and offers a prize pool of £42,000.

Head to the FanTeam lobby and look for the ‘Gameweek 9 €50K EPL Weekly Monster [€5K to 1st place]’ link (seen above) to choose your level of entry.

ENTER YOUR TEAM FOR GAMEWEEK 9 HERE

A brief how-to-play guide is featured beneath our picks.

SCOUT PICKS FOR GAMEWEEK 9

With Chelsea assets not available due to the Saturday lunchtime kick-off, we have opted for FPL premiums such as Harry Kane (8.7m), Jamie Vardy (9.2m) and Son Heung-min (9.0m) who are favourably priced in this week’s FanTeam. The Spurs duo love facing West Ham and will hope to repeat their returns from last Sunday’s trip to Newcastle.

Vardy is the first name that comes to mind when replacing the injured Romelu Lukaku. He is the league’s joint-top scorer with seven goals and his Leicester side have scored at least twice in each of their last three league outings, as well as Wednesday evening’s heroic 4-3 win at Spartak Moscow.

Crystal Palace look impressive under Patrick Vieira and were denied a win at his former club Arsenal due to an injury-time equaliser. Odsonne Edouard (9.5m) thundered in a shot off the crossbar – his third goal from just 267 minutes – and will be excited to face a Newcastle side yet to either win or keep a clean sheet, hence the double-up with Wilfried Zaha (9.6m). In fairness to the Magpies, scoring themselves doesn’t tend to be a problem, netting in 15 of their last 17 league matches. Star man Allan Saint-Maximin (7.9m) therefore gets the nod.

Raphinha (9.1m) is back from starring for Brazil, as Leeds face Wolves, with defence covering both sides of the Southampton v Burnley spectacle – Tino Livramento (7.6m) and Nick Pope (6.3m). Everton aren’t known for their clean sheets but Rafael Benitez will drill his side to match their 2-0 win over Norwich in Gameweek 6, boosting Michael Keane‘s (8.5m) potential. And Ruben Dias (9.2m)? He’s a defender for Manchester City, so nothing much needs to be said – six clean sheets and the fewest shots conceded (49) by far.

HOW TO PLAY: A BRIEF GUIDE

Slightly different from the usual squad-based games, FanTeam managers are given a budget of €95m to build a team of 11 players that includes at least one goalkeeper, three defenders, two midfielders and one forward.

A maximum of three players are allowed from one club and captains score double points, as usual.

Here are some other minor differences to the otherwise easy-to-play game:

  • There is no bench or manual substitutes; instead, there is a ‘Safety Net’ feature. If a player in your Fantasy team isn’t in the starting XI for their side, they will automatically be substituted for the next priced player from the same position and club.
  • A ‘Stacking Penalty’ is given if you have two or more defensive players from the same club and they keep a clean sheet. One point is deducted for each additional asset that you select from the same side.

HOW DOES THE SCORING WORK?

FPL managers looking for a way to make their knowledge pay will have no trouble picking up FanTeam‘s Gameweek 9 Weekly Monster, with its familiar scoring system.

Think of it as FPL without the bonus points, with a few other exceptions such as shots on target and winning/losing impact points – detailed in the graphic above.

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776 Comments Post a Comment
  1. CostaCoffee
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    James, Chilwell, Havertz triple up lets goooo

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You could be in the money here

    2. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I’ve been reading all week that Norwich have tightened up at the back, so much so it seems they might not concede again this season….

  2. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Chelsea defenders practice football by kicking FPL players relentlessly in the balls…..

  3. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    If Azpi is indeed benched let the lesson be that being subbed early midweek doesn't always mean rested for the weekend. It can also be part of an extended rest.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yes although you also have to consider Azpi's age.

  4. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    No Christensen.

  5. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ffs Christensen benched

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      It's ok, I'll get Tierney.

  6. JBG
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    All aboard the Tuchel Tombola.
    Azpi, Alonso, Christensen all need a rest.

    FPL Rockstar

  7. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Fellow Reece James owners is this finally our week??!

    1. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Else we riot

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    No Azpi & Christensen probably means no CS to be fair 😛

    1. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Mendy the main reason they've been keeping them anyway

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      True & Lukaku has been rubbish since Alonso benched

    3. PartyTime
        2 months, 27 days ago

        But attacking returns?

      • Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        particularly given the deadly potency of Norwich

    4. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Tuchel, why

      1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Lol

    5. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Let’s go Norwich!!

    6. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Who is defending then, for Chelsea?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Probably 4 at the back

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Rudiger, Silva, Chalobah possible.

      2. Hooky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Sargent

    7. PartyTime
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Tuchel has gone full nuts

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        FFS No Christensen : - (

        1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          You seems surprised

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Disappointed obviously. Surprised? Wouldn't go that far

        2. yousunkmybattleship
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Funny thing is people seem surprised

          1. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Lol he is 5m calm down

      • Atimis
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        But I recon the only reasonable option is to just keep Azpi yeah?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          He's benched

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yes, now that he has finally got his rest

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        omg scenes 🙂

      • Echoes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Ffs Christensen. Now if Pep pulls out his magic tricks, might be down to 3rd sub Duffy coming off the bench.

      • HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        No Christensen. White’s 2 pointer off the bench then 🙁

      • The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Havertz, no worries about lineups

      • Jafooli
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Post team please, my internet is not working….

        1. yousunkmybattleship
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          And yet here you are

          1. jason_ni
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            This.

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        ⚽ Team News 📰
        CHELSEA : Mendy, Chilwell, Rudiger, Silva, Chalobah, James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz.
        Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Barkley, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr.

        NORWICH : Krul, Aarons, Kabak, Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis, Lees-Melou, Normann, McLean, Pukki, Sargent.
        Subs: Gunn, Rupp, Dowell, Rashica, Tzolis, Sorensen, Williams, Idah, Omobamidele.

        1. Jafooli
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers Sim - Tzolis benched 😮

        2. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Thanks for always posting teams, sometimes when I'm out I come here on the hour just for that. Quicker than BBC

        3. King Carlos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Please, where do people get these infos?

        4. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          James and Mount check.
          Cheers Simma!

        5. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Woohoo Williams on the bench. He'll come and score son't he?

      • ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
        Team to play Norwich: Mendy, Chilwell, Rudiger, Silva, Chalobah, James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz.
        Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Barkley, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr.

        NORWICH TEAM NEWS
        Team to play Chelsea: Krul, Aarons, Kabak, Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis, Lees-Melou, Normann, McLean, Pukki, Sargent.
        Subs: Gunn, Rupp, Dowell, Rashica, Tzolis, Sorensen, Williams, Idah, Omobamidele.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          This is Mount's week to go big...

        2. Jafooli
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers Classix - Rupp benched 😮

      • Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Look like a Chalobah 1-0 game IMO

      • Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Rudiger starts. I actually want a Chelsea clean sheet.

      • jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I'm just about ready to rage transfer alonso out of my team the useless *#@*

        Knew he was a trap on my wc.
        3rd non start in a row

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Same, worst thing is I knew it was going to happen too

      • Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        James Chil Hav is scary

        I only have Chilly

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        going into Chelsea v Norwich with no Chelsea player stating … the week after a WC 🙂

        1. Forgetmeknot
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Haha yeh I’ve only mount but otherwise the same

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Azpil & Lukaku was my ‘cover’

            1. Forgetmeknot
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Same two as me, doh !

      • Cilly Bonnolly
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Right Alonso, now STAY on the f**king bench.

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          This

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            You got Smith-Rowe coming on too? 😆

        2. Mo Mane
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Commentators kiss of death, he'll come on for 2 minutes now...

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I’m not a commentator so we should be fine.

        3. Thanos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Seriously! I capped him!

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            How are those balls of steel feeling ... ?

            1. Thanos
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 27 days ago

              As long as he stays on the bench, balls are okay 😆

              Salah VC

              1. Bennerman
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Do you much feeling out of steel balls, though?

        4. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          +999

      • Mo Mane
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Team to play Norwich: Mendy, Chilwell, Rudiger, Silva, Chalobah, James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz.

        Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Barkley, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr.

      • Echoes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        With no Christensen, hope Chelsea concede a few and lose now 😀

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          My disappointment re azpi means I am also choosing to be bitter and hope Chelsea concede ... and indeed, lose .... I'm a child and I don't care

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yeah, with ESR first sub and White to replace Christensen, and Pep roulette yet to come to tickle my 3rd sub Duffy, this GW has got me quite nauseous already.

        2. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Couldn't agree more. C'mon Pukki!

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Fully committed Norwich fan for the evening myself here.

      • Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        From Alonso and now Azpi.

        FOR GOODNESS SAKE