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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. Arctic_Orangutans
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Son or Kane

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

      Kane if you definitely don't need the extra money for anything else

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

      Son. Don't think Kane is worth 2m more.

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

        Agree

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

      I looked at Kane. But Son importance price and fixtures sway it for me. I would argue Son is Spurs MVP now.

  2. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Just logged in, got caught up with some meeting. Chilwell and Havertz starting?

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

      yes

      1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thank God. Finally some luck. Really hoping to recover -12

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

    Need a Norwich goal

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Oops Alonso (C).

    What a disappointing game this fpl thing is

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

      no room for punts

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah a punt has literally never come off for me.
        At least my VC is Salah I guess lol

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

          pray for zero mins 😀

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            He very rarely comes on so not concerned by that

        2. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Hope that Alonso doesn't show up for 1 point cameo, lol

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            If it’s at least 30 minute I’ll take that, Norwich after all

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

              Oh mate

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

        Unless you captained James….

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

      Alonso cap was bound to end in disaster.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        High risk high reward, may as well go for it in a week like this. That’s when to punt

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

          No bro, if a player is not starting games, especially a defender then capping him is asking for a hiding.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Oh well can’t be worse than my Bruno (C) vs Villa 😉

            I’m way down the ranks anyway, so the only way to climb back up is take calculated risks

    3. jay01
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      It was obvious Alonso not starting lmao

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        How was it? Chilwell played midweek and Alonso is even in the predicted lineups on here

        1. jay01
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Bc Alonso wasnt good enough, Chilwell bar the penalty has been great, and was first chpice once fit anyway. Also came off early vs malmo to indicate it. Lineups on here screwed you over

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I already had him, and wasn’t worth selling with Norwich at home.

            1. jay01
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Fair, just saying the punt was too much here given that. Not saying he deffo will but i do think he has a chance of staying benched sp hopefully you are alright

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

            Did you know best? And did you tell everyone? And are you a quite brilliant man?

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

              To this Jay guy

            2. jay01
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              If youre referring to my previous Chilly being first choice post you are a bit insecure lmao

              1. jay01
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                But yes, yes and 1000% yea

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

                I'm referring to you being a bit of a know-it-all bell

                1. jay01
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I do get how it seems but if you see the state of the replies i had before Chelsea played Southampton that Chilly would deffo start, i was always going to claim this W lol

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

                    Fair enough contextually, though personally I don't think told-you-so sort of stuff is conducive to a decent and worthwhile forum

                    1. jay01
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      This is true, i'll try be different next time

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

                        Handshake emoji

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

        captain hndsight

  5. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Absolutely done with Alonso now. Expected the rotation but also expected at least one start (was hoping v Norwich) complete waste of a FT. Expect him to bang next GW once rid

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

      Alonso will play in the Mickey mouse cup.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I’m very surprised he hasn’t started him LF with Werner out

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

        Speed of the two players incomparable.

        He's our only LWB/LB cover so never sensible to play both him & Chilly at the same time.

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

      Anyone getting Alonso late considering he's going to switch with Chilwell every other game overplayed their hand. Chilwell got his rest and played well when he finally returned. He will play most games with Alonso coming in occasionally, but there won't be that much rotation between them as some might expected, imo. Similar or almost same thing with Cancelo.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yeh it’s a move that has backfired 100%. Really thought he would get some minutes due to CL games but appears Tuchel rates Chilly much higher

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

      I brought him in for the Man City game (for Shaw) which didn't really punish me luckily, and autosubs helped after that.

      Got unlucky with the fact the match after was when Chilwell finally started in the cup and began getting gametime.

      Gotta swallow your pride sometimes and fix the 'mistakes' early.

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

    Chance Alonso comes on is close to 100%, right?

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

      50%

      Expecting Saul, Ziyech/Loftus and Azpi/Alonso to make an appearance

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rudiger injury around 10th min and Christensen getting on would be tremendous 😀 With CS ofc xD

      1. DT42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Could not think of a worse result!
        I’m a Rudi and Christensen owner with ESR’s 13 (hopefully) off the bench!!

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

      I don’t think he will. Can see Azpilicueta coming on for James and Ziyech and Loftus- Cheek coming on. But I am a Alonso owner!

      1. Das Boot
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I think Azpi will stay on bench, getting a rest so wouldn't make any sense tbh

      2. Tripleh123
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Alonso owner as well and it is getting annoying as hell. Which is a better replacement for him Chilwell or Rudiger?

    4. jay01
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Azpi will come on. RLC will replace someone too. Id say chance is less than 50% for Alonso but it will be close

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

      Hope not. Smith-Rowe is waiting in the wings.

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

    I can't recall a team that has this much rotation in defence. Chloabah is becoming a real problem.

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

    I've owned Chelsea players 15 times so far and only had a benching once. It's not as bad of a lottery as it seems if you actually watch the games and see who's in and out of form. No Azpi the only surprise in todays lineup

    1. jay01
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Even then, you kinda knew Azpi wouldnt start after plsying the full 90 in the games before and James lurking

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

        Azpi came off after 65 midweek, thought he'd be RCB. Although Chalobah hasnt put a foot wrong so far so deserves to be playing regularly

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

      All I see today are your smug posts, rubbing it in to the people that have players benched.

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

        Thats what this site is all about right?

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

          That's a good one. I agree with you that going with both Chelsea wingbacks is the way to go, I did the same, but we'll see how it is when both James and Chilwell get benched one day 😀

          James was so under the radar, and he's the most certain to play from all the Chelsea defenders, imo. It was just a chain of bad events for him, red card, then they played Spurs, so I guess Tuchel benched him becasue of Son, and then injury.

      2. Das Boot
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        This has been happening for years and will continue to happen. It's just a bit of banter and a wind up on a Saturday at the football imo. If people can't handle that then maybe a public forum isn't the best place for them. As long as it is not personal and bullying I personally don't see an issue with it

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

          Yeah I can't handle it, I'll just leave now with both James and Chilwell starting.

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

    Norwich to score, Havertz to blank

    TA

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

      And then Livarmento to return and come off the bench for many

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I can confirm Norwich will score

  10. AzzaroMax99
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Tierney no show, Christensen benched, Omo benched, Gilmour still injured…10 players for :/
    ESR only good thing for now.
    C’mon Kai!!! Make me proud my son!

  11. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I can take the benching of defenders to allow subs to kick in. But the Chelsea defender cameo’s make it unbearable.

    Will have to drop to 1 Chelsea defender from now on.

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

      I'm just hoping Chelsea don't get a red card on the 31st minute with Azpi and Christensen in my team.

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

      Good idea.

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rudi and one of James/Chilwell would be best

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

    I brought in Havertz but didn’t captain. My main ML rival brought in and captained so now not really wanting him to do that well! And hope for Salah haul tomorrow

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

      Will need regular updates please, I’m hooked now

  13. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Rudi and Christensen look worryingly like they're being rotated for each other

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lol Rudi has never been rotated

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

        Rudi nailed

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          He's the first name on the team sheet

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rudiger has played every minute of every game, save for the Brentford match when he was injured.

  14. Arctic_Orangutans
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Chilwell essentially nailed?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Essential and pretty nailed I'd say

    2. jay01
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Definitely first choice. Id say he plays 4/5.. maybe will be rotated in the prem when Chelsea play Juve in that CL week for the rest

  15. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    So I own Rudiger and rival owns Azpi.

    Rudi missed out on the jammiest clean sheet you'll ever see last week.

    By rights I'm owed a Rudi clean sheet but I guarantee Norwich will score.

    1. jay01
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      1000000% spot on

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

      Let's hope so.

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

      Rudi to bank the clean sheet and get replaced by Alonso late on to frustrate his many owners please. You may have guessed one of my ML rivals has Alonso!

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rudiger own goal incoming

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    James or Chilwell?

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

      Chilwell

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Chilwell, both would be glorious though

  17. Tripleh123
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Bloody Tuchel has suddenly dropped Alonso. Have to trf him out soon. Which is a better option?

    a. Chilwell
    b. Rudiger

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

      Rudiger. Most nailed.

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

      This is brilliant

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

    Norwich 2 - the other team 1

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

    Great fixtures for Norwich after Chelsea are out the way. Potential Josh Sargent bandwagon if he scores today.

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

    Chillwell YC (or red) and Chelsea to concede would be very nice. No Chelsea assets so just being selfish of course. Feel like I have a big red arrow incoming !

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

      if your defenders keep CS, then it wont be red.

  21. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Chilwell (C) lets goooooo

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

    What's the bets Christensen on at 60 mins for Silva?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Christensen rarely comes on from memory, so little cameo risk

  23. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Chances of Jimenez starting, according to you?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Hopefully start and get 60-70 mins at least.

  24. Red Red Robins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Is it too much of a risk having Cancelo, James and Williams?
    Other 2 defs are TAA and Liv
    High chance both James and Cancelo dont start leaving me with 10 players 1 week

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I binned Williams before last week for a hit. Looks to have lost his place and couldn't afford for that to be the case as had issues with rest of team at the time, including Raph...

      1. Red Red Robins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Im going to leave Williams as it is, but like the idea of upgrading White

  25. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Havertz (c) (Salah vc) here. Anyone else?

    Hoping for a nice result.

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Me and you mate. After Mahrez(C) punt last GW I need a haul.

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Same, let's go Hav

  26. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Let's go, Havertz!

    Who's with me...?? 😀

    1. CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I am.

      Hopefully a risk worth taken.

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

    Havertz mouthing to James high cross. Come on James you know what to do for my cap!

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

    G Mount
    A Jorginho

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

      Lovely shot.

  29. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    5 min and no goal yet, I am starting to feel bad about this GW.

  30. Puntillimon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Damn, wrong Chelsea player