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

    any 10 from 22 every week sheer lottery with chelsea,time to walk away...

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nah, just need a bench.

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

      I'm done with them.

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

      Avoid attack, pick only Chilwell with Livra or nailed 1st sub and you are sorted.

      Doubling up on Chelsea going to feck you over. Tuchel is Pep on steroids.

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

        100%

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

    Alonso has been my biggest mistake

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

      Mine was not using protection during a one night stand.

      1. DA Minnion (Former great)
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Having Alonso is worse. At least you have something to show for it.

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

          Lmfao what a comeback! Hahahah

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

          Tell that to his kid.

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Is he named Javier I wonder?

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

          An STD?

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

          I'd happily swap Alonso's zero points for 18 years of child maintenance payments.

          1. The White Pele
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            wait did you captain Townsend or wrong id?

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

              Last year's ID. Just updated it. Havertz (c)

    2. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Trollonso

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

      Will never own him again, we knew the risks but 1 point in 4 games was hard to predict. Just bad timing with chillwell coming back in great form

    4. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Just rectify it now rather than continue in false hope

      1. Brehmeren
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        No, the same people will get equally surprised next week when their Che def doesn't start.

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

          You don't have to rectify with another CHE defender

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

    Having no players in this match is going to sting so badly

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Even having one is weird. As a Rudiger owner (lost patience with James) I’m only here for the clean sheet really but there seem to be a few double ups… Let’s hope he gets subbed after 60, bank the clean sheet and they concede! And not many goals for Chelsea please

  4. Casual Player
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I have Tierney, Azpi and Christensen lol what a game.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Name checks out.

      1. Casual Player
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I literally LOL’d

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

      Wow bro…I feel for you…a moment of silence for this man gentlemen

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Two out of those three are unlucky in fairness. Hope you have a good bench.

  5. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Christensen needs to go. Duffy coming off the bench against city.yikes.

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

      A nice header from a corner soon sort that out

  6. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Chalobah 3 starts in a row and 4.9 only. I’d rather have him and risk being benched than friggin Alonso or other 6m defs

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      And then he’ll stop playing and everyone will moan about that and it goes on and on.

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah but at least at 4.9 it’s not as bad

      2. Brehmeren
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        This

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

    Chalobah plays the games you really want Chelsea defenders for.

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Aye, see above! Semedo replacement

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      As another poster implied starting to make him seem like a good fpl pick.

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

    Come on.... Chillwell Hat trick please!! 😀

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Or assist James on the other side! Haha GL pal

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        It will be other way around, James assisting him on the far post.

  9. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    All I can say is come on Norwich!!

  10. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Please Alonso stay on the bench

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

      Can just feel a cameo last 5 minutes

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yes.

  11. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    One in two posting now should introduce themselves as "Hindsight, Captain Hindsight"...

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

      I feel shaken...

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

      Yep. No time for it. I like the good humoured stuff and the well natured teasing (and gallows humour when you're having the rotten run I am) but the whole "well obviously you shouldn't have made that quite sensible move, idiot" stuff does nothing for anyone.

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

    Chances Alonso doesnt get any minutes?

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Considering its a league game, pretty high chance.
      Id imagine RLC comes on first and then 2 of Saul/Barkley/Ziyech or even Christensen

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

      5%

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

      Depends on scoreline. Good chance to get the likes of Sarr Saul more mins if score is favorable

  13. Yome
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Azpi benched, pff Tuchel you don’t know what you are doing.

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

      Usually high but gut feeling is he will come on for chilwell att some point this time

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

    potential for 60 chelsea slots in our m/l for league leaders at home to norwich,23 selected,14 benched ,9 starters ,absolutely farcical ,well done tuchel ...

  15. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    James lets goooo!!!

    Thank God he starts. Now for Cancelo, Mahrez, Hwang.

  16. CostaCoffee
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    This is how I'd rank Chels defenders in terms of nailedness
    1. Rudiger
    2. Azpi
    =3. James/Chilwell
    5. Silva
    6. Christensen
    7. Chalobah
    8. Alonso
    9. Sarr

    James and Chilwell hold the most value imo

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I wildcarded them in both this week. Decided to go against Havertz though.

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      How are james and azpi 2nd and 3rd when theyre competing for the same spot mostly

      1. CostaCoffee
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Azpi is RCB 80% of the time Reece is fit

        1. CostaCoffee
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          or Vice versa if Azpi is RWB Reece is RCB, not quite been the case so far this season but Reeces playstyle suits RCB more than RWB imo, played there a lot in his academy days

      2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Azpi rcb then if James plays

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

      till next week,just not worth the hassle,

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

      It is quite clear that a double up on CHE defence is going to burn you.

      Rudiger the safest pick but low ceiling.

      Chilwell for me set forget with Livra 1st bench.

    5. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      The only thing worse than “nailed” is degrees of nailedness.
      Does it just mean least likely to get a benching?

  17. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Captain Kai cmon!!

  18. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Christensen the only differential I have in my ML!

  19. theoldgit
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Another crap week. No Tierney. Alonso and Christian.

  20. jammie26
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Chillie haul incoming. Let's go.

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

    Barcelona/Madrid/Bayern/PSG not looking to take Tuchel over there?

  22. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Havertz(c) haul please! Mahrez(c) last GW was painful

  23. only2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    scouts predicted lineup conviced me to go dias over chilwell, oh dear....

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      They got James right!

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

      They got Alonso wrong last week too. That was understandable, but this week surely some bias at play.

  24. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Who would you rather have James or haverts?

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

      Kames.

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

        *J

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

    No hits so far but this is THE week i should have taken a hit for Alonso and Lukaku > chilwell and kane

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

    Looking at the bench, 3 subs on should be Azpil Loftus Cheek and Ziyech IMO

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You’d imagine they won’t need Azpi if scoreline is favourvable after an hour

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        As a James (c) it is what I am hoping now. James needs a good run out etc.

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

    PERFECT SCENARIO:

    Chelsea concede 5mins in. Chilwell picks up knock 15mins. Alonso replaces, scores and assists and Chelsea win 2-1. Alonso picks up cleanie and 3 bapulars.

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

      Wakey, wakey you'll miss the game.

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

      One can dream

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

      This is just sad.

  28. Woy_is_back
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Norwich to win

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

      One of the all-time great insights

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You'll get good odds on that.

  29. Hairy Potter
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Lol, last week I felt quite smug with my defenders starting. Not quite so smug now with Tierney no show, Christensen benched and no so sure on Cancelo starting. Never mind I knew the risks and have bench players.

  30. Woy_is_back
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Damn forgot the deadline last night

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

      Lol bet You have not realized Esr hauls yesterday yet

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Captain Salah might not be the worst!