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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. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    No Azpi

  2. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    (J)ames better make up for the 1 point last gw

  3. dark91
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wow didn't see that Azpi benching coming. Seems no defender is safe with Tuchel

    1. Silecro
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rudiger is

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This seems to be the case. He's a great pick too.

        1. Silecro
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yeah i've brought him for - 4 just this week, cant go without chelsea def and he seems to be most nailed. Decent attacking potential also

      2. dark91
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I have Rudiger but have been contemplating a double up. Think I won't now

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Had azpi last season and thought he was safe but he was rested too, not sure what this notion of him being totally nailed comes from. But he is like 9 out of 10 so not much i would say.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thought he’d be benched myself. He’s their best defender, rest him against the worst team in the league.

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Lees-Melou starts….

  5. Levi's 501
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Finally Mount starts a game! Might get some points out if him yet.

  6. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Christensen gotta go now really

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      he will start the next game

  7. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    God I hate Ben Chilwell.

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep. Blocking alonso since wc, and to add salt to wound, ruined my rudi Cs in the first week with his silly pen.

  8. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Chelsea have too many options in defence. The emergence of Chabolah and Sarr mean Rudiger could also be rested from time to time.

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Havertz up front

    We LOVE to see it oh yes we do!

  10. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Premium defense is a pain in the c@nt with all this rotation

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

    Alonso clearly gets the midweek cup game so is moving him to Chilwell the best option assuming no injuries or stay clear of Chelsea wingbacks?

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

      That was my thinking ahead of this game, and seeing the Alonso cameo vs. Malmo.

      As long as you've got bench cover, nothing wrong with Chelsea WBs.

      I prefer the LWB side because the cameo appearance happens far less often.

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

        Thanks. I agree- Livramento /Semedo my cover. But think Chilwell probably better option than Alonso and should have free transfer to do that all being well

  12. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I really thought Azpi was nailed. How frustrating

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yeh, glad I paid the extra for him…

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Right… *sigh*

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Now he should be for upcoming run.

    3. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He is, but none of them are completely nailed. Azpi and Rudi have started the same number of PL games under Tuchel

      1. Ruinenlust
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Rudiger has sterted every game when fit

        1. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I said under Tuchel, not this season. He was benched a few times under Tuchel last season

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

      What’s the definition of nailed?
      Nearly every player will get a rest over 38 games season.
      Makes total sense to me Azpi would sit at home to NOR

      Ronaldo has been benched
      Dias last week
      Salah will get one at some point probably post afcon

      Doesn’t mean they aren’t nailed

  13. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Chalobah brace

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Screw doubling up on Chelsea defence lol. Worse than Pep.

    Happy to own own only Chilwell and Livra rocking it on off the bench!

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep. I’m done

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

      Have James so due some luck but can’t wait to own none soon

  15. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    just need to pick a Chelsea defender and ride it out …

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Chilwell...

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Trust me, its not alonso.

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Unless it's Alonso.

  16. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Azpi will get a cameo, right?

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

      Last time he did he got an assist v Villa.

      1. Ha.
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Because that will happen every time…

  17. Uppercut Panda - A legend i…
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I have endured enough pain as a James owner. If Norwich scores i swear i might just lose it

    1. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Norwich scoring and James goal and assist will be good for us

  18. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Stay on that bench Alonso, dreading a 1 pointer now. Worst buy ever

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Also hoping. What are the chances he comes on?

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

        I dont know, usually doesnt but thin bench for chelsea so bigger chance now. Azpi will come on for James att some point i think

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I also have ESR first on bench so here’s hoping

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mate, I have ESR first on my bench and went Lukaku>Kane for a hit……I will probably delete team if he comes on

  19. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wow bar Alonso, Neale spot on with his team news picks for Chelsea. Come on Reecey! Smash it today lad!!

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      So he got 1 of the only 2 spots that were hard to predict wrong

  20. Hooky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Havertz v Hanley. Could be a bloodbath

  21. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I am waiting so long for you james, smash today

  22. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    James owners rejoice!! We are awarded for our patience 🙂

  23. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Chilwellllllll

  24. PascalCygan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Haha, the one time I wanted my Chelsea asset benched, he plays (Rudiger, to be expected).

    Where am I likeliest to get a benching to get me my benched ESR points?! Feels a silly benching with hindsight but...

    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livra
    Salah Raphinha Gray Gallagher
    Ronaldo Vardy

    Just got to hope for a no-show from Cancelo I guess?!

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Cancelo your only hope I think

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah, sucks. Oh well. Did seem like the right team/bench order all week! Terrible season

        Good luck with the James captaincy!

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          As long as you have logic to it I always write notes when long term plan - helps sticking to decisions then you do not feel so bad if goes wrong

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Your only resolve may be Gallagher but then again, he could have a cameo.

      1. PascalCygan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cheers. Could someone lock Raphinha away wherever he's been isolating please?!

  25. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I captained James he starts delighted

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Enjoy your 2 points

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Based on your hope or reality??

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I assume that was a typo and you meant two bonus?

  26. jay01
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    No such thing as the Tuchel roulette. Lineups are pretty easy to predict if you follow the team. Told everyone Chilwell is 100% starting for fhe third gwk running, and so he is starts.

    But apparently to some Alonso owners on here i wasnt allowed to say that

    1. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      We bow to your superior intelligence

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yawn, back in your box 🙂

      1. jay01
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Spoken like another one of those people crying on here not admitting they were wrong

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Ah that explains the posters bitter post when I said - I captained James. The poster whinging above is obviously a traumatised Alonso and/or azpiliceuta owner

    3. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Dry up

      1. jay01
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cry

    4. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You’re yawn

      1. jay01
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cry x 3

    5. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You're not allowed to say this either.

      1. jay01
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I knew people would cry about it tbh

        1. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Don't tell me, you told everyone about it

    6. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You predicted one player starting so have cracked Tuchels rotation?

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I mean fair play to you but he was more likely to start than not

        1. jay01
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Polar opposite to what people said, absolute state in this community if you say something against the template lol

          1. Bennerman
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Delusions of grandeur

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I mean I don’t disagree with you but I’m sure by now you know if you own Alonso you’ll tel everyone he starts to feel good about yourself and same thing with Chilwell

            1. jay01
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Yup, thats what people are like. I just tried giving my opinion on who is nailed in that team when fit but yeah

      2. jay01
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Looool another person crying ffs

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Define crying

  27. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    As an Azpi owner I’m praying for a miracle in the form of a Norwich goal. Come on Teemu...

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Teemu Werner is injured

      1. Top Mark.S
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        He did say he was praying for a miracle

  28. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Alonso owners who you switching to?

    I might go Brentford at least they start every week!

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Prob Rudi

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Got already

    2. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Fantasy Carabao Cup

  29. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Chilly's holding that spot due to performances. Chalobah too

    Chalobah a good shout for PL games now if he keeps performing.

  30. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Why don't Sky promote their fantasy football during live game broadcasts and on SSN etc? You would think they'd incorporate into their coverage. Could have player points on the ticker etc

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It doesn't make them money

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Do they not sell ad space on the website?

        1. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          It's peanuts I'd imagine. Fantasy football defo not their priority!

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sky fantasy football is just to advertise Skybet. Just like Super6 is a way to advertise Skybet on Skysports.