Community XI: Gameweek 9 Preview

Gameweek 9 Preview

The community return from the International Break with their Gameweek 9 Preview.

Will Mohammed Salah be ready for a favourable fixture against Huddersfield?

1. Cheaters

Mohammed Salah is top of the agenda for the Always Cheating FPL Podcast, with plenty of Gameweek 9 preview topics. Premium players remain high on the transfers in wish list, with some interesting upcoming fixture swings.

2. Bet

Liverpool vs Huddersfield may look like an ideal fixture on paper, but managers would be wise not to overlook Manchester City’s prospects against Burnley. Their defence is ranked 2nd worst in the league, according to this excellent graphic.

3. Pundits/Tips

It’s Aguero locked in on the armband for the FPL Tips Gameweek 9 preview. Fantasy Football Pundits run through the potential transfer plans in the video, with a fit Mo Salah likely to replace a tired and out of form Harry Kane.

4. Editor

The FPL Editor has delved into the Fantasy Football Fix algorithm to bring the comparison of expected goals against actual output. Salah and Kane are both in the underperforming category, which suggests hauls are just around the corner.


Fantasy YIRMA have the all important Gameweek 9 preview, as they look across the pitch and consider draft options too. A Liverpool clean sheet looks to be a formality, plus there’s a differential captain to consider for the Monday Night Football.

6. Jones

Hall of Fame leader, Matthew Jones, has made some adjustments to his watchlist for the Gameweek 9 preview. Maddison looks like a great option for his upcoming fixture run, along with some budget friendly strikers.

7. Claret

Mitrovic may be struggling for goals in the Premier League with Fulham, but the fixtures look sensational. FPL Claret provides a great comparison on strikers priced at 7 million and below, as managers search for value to bulk their midfields.

8. Académica

The FPL Académica team present a new feature, as they analyse all the statistics. Unsurprisingly, it’s Salah and Aguero once more that feature highly, with these premium players having a plum fixture this week. Check out their YouTube channel.

9. Secrets

Fantasy Football Secrets have been busy over the International Break, looking at the goal conversion rates for this season. It looks like Arsenal have had an excellent start to their campaign, but can this level of finishing be maintained long-term?

10. Dinnery

Liverpool have plenty of players flagged at present, but most of the news coming out of Anfield is positive. Mane and Salah could both be passed fit ahead of the weekend. Keep an eye on Ben Dinnery’s feed for more detail from the press conferences.

11. Fixtures

The upcoming fixture schedules are particularly interesting, with some teams having 4 home games in their next 6. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City also have plenty of European and Cup games to juggle in this spell though.

Before you go, don’t forget to check out the Gameweek 9 Report where we’ve summarised all the key statistics from the previous period of games.