Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For GW9?

Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For GW9?

Here are my FPL Way Picks for Gameweek 9 for the 2021-22 season. The deadline for GW9 is on Friday 22nd October at 18:30 BST.

I will be building a team that I feel will perform well in Gameweek 9. This team uses £99.4m of the £100m budget.

Here are the fixtures for Gameweek 9

Let’s have a look at the top ten teams with the best fixtures, both defensively and offensively

This is how predicted fixture difficulty is rated:



– Stats provided by Fantasy Football Fix

The FPL XV – Who Are the Best Assets to Own in GW9?

Well well well, we’re here again and it’s been a disappointing couple of Gameweeks, especially for Ronaldo and Lukaku owners. I guess we’re all in the same boat here, the average points for the last 3 Gameweeks have only been 43 / 38 / 49 points respectively. Is Lukaku finally due a haul? We can only wait and see I guess. Below I will be giving my reasoning as to why I have selected my Scout Picks for Gameweek 9.


Vicente Guaita (4.5m)

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle

It’s a tough week for Defensive returns but out of the budget keepers available, I felt he was a decent pick. The only clean sheets Guaita has managed to make so far have come from home so there is a possibility here for him to make it his third.


Benjamin Chilwell (5.7m)

Chelsea vs Norwich

Since Chilwell returned to the squad in GW7, he’s accumulated 23 points in just two matches and scored in each match. With a return like that, I can’t see him losing his position in the squad. They’re also playing at home against a team that has only scored 2 goals all season, clean sheet? I think so, with a potential attacking return on top of that.

João Cancelo (6.3m)

Brighton vs Man City

The Portuguese class defender has played every minute of all matches so far in the Premier League. There were worries that he wouldn’t start the last game but in a big surprise, it was Dias that made his way to the bench. He’s a quality pick if he starts and he’s accumulated the most points (50) for a defender in terms of FPL points.

César Azpilicueta (6.2m)

Chelsea vs Norwich

Here we have the second-highest scoring defender in FPL with total points of 42 so far. He’s by far the most nailed on player for Chelsea and with a very favourable home fixture against Norwich, it’s a no brainer. He’s also provided 3 assists so far this season so we know he offers more than the standard defender.


Raphinha (6.6m)

Leeds vs Wolves

It wasn’t a huge surprise he missed the match in GW8 but I have a feeling he will come back with pure fire. He already has 3 goals to his tally so far. Let’s not forget he also bagged two goals on International Duty against Uruguay in their 4-1 victory. Class player, great price and another easy pick for this team.

Mohamed Salah (12.8m)

Man Utd vs Liverpool

Salah is essential, end of. His stats just get better and better, now he’s on an average of 10.4 points per game, with 7 goals and 5 assists (remember, that’s just in 8 GW’s). I mentioned this last time, and although his ownership has gone up (64.3% now), it’s still surprising to see that 35.7% of managers don’t own him. Yes, it’s a tough fixture away to Man Utd but the man is on the form of his life. So good, he even bagged a goal and assist against Man City. The Egyptian God is the most consistent FPL in history.

Bryan Mbeumo (5.5m)

Brentford vs Leicester

Mbeumo has looked to be a rather fierce player in the Brentford attack. Although he’s only scored 2 so far this season, he’s been very unfortunate. He’s a great attacking player, has hit the post several times and I feel he could do some damage in this home fixture. Not only that, but after the Leicester game, Brentford have a cracking run of fixtures. With only 3.1% ownership currently (which I’m sure will massively increase), he’s quite the differential as well.

Heung-Min Son (10.1m)

West Ham vs Spurs

Son is a player I always fear not owning. In the last 3 matches, he’s accumulated 26 points with 2 goals and 2 assists. The next 3 fixtures aren’t exactly the easiest but he can do some damage and provide returns even in the more difficult fixtures. An absolute quality player and I’m very confident he’ll get a return in this fixture.

Conor Gallagher (5.7m)

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle

Although Gallagher has provided a return in the last 2 Gameweeks, I’m still keeping the faith in this guy. He’s scored twice and assisted three times so far this season and I’m sure he’ll add to that in this home fixture against Newcastle. Newcastle has conceded the most goals so far (19) and I’m sure Palace will add a few more to this.


Ivan Toney (6.4m)

Brentford vs Leicester

With a decent run of fixtures, I’m sure this guy will come back to his normal ways. I’m pretty sure he will be on the watchlist for many manages due to this. You can’t ignore the fact he was the top goal scorer in the Championship Divison last season where he scored 31 goals and provided 10 assists. I’d say he will be on the scoresheet in this fixture, especially since Leicester has already conceded 14 goals already.

Romelu Lukaku (11.7m)

Chelsea vs Norwich

Four blanks in a row for this Belgium fella (I know, it’s been horrible). I always remembered the days where he would blank for Everton then would come back firing with a hatty. I have a feeling he will get double digits against Norwich, he bloody needs to! He’s the favourite for captaincy this Gameweek and I just hope he finally delivers the goods!

Update: With the news that Lukaku will be out this week, a good couple of replacements for him would be either:-

  • Jamie Vardy (10.6m)
  • Ivan Toney (6.4m)
  • Gabriel Fernando de Jesus (8.6m)

Our Bench Picks

Ben Foster (4.0m)

Pure bench fodder, you can’t complain about a 4.0m player who is their number one GK at the moment, right?

Tino Livramento (4.3m)

At this price point, and playing Burnley at home, this chap was an easy pick, especially if you got him in your team when he was only 4.0m.

Hee-Chan Hwang (5.6m)

Great bench cover here with the potential to get an attacking return against Leeds. The player has looked pretty strong and his price is very reasonable for a forward.

Javier Manquillo (4.0m)

Pure bench fodder here, allowing to upgrade the team elsewhere, he simply just has the benefit of being a regular starter for Newcastle which is what you want.


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