As the International Break arrives, consider the form and fixtures of the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 9 sides.
Have Chelsea gained essential status with Eden Hazard on an excellent run? The title race is certainly hotting up into Gameweek 9.
It’s Chelsea who edge the Gameweek 9 charts, as their unbeaten run coincides with favourable fixtures on the horizon. Eden Hazard looks essential; with just one blank all season, he leads the FPL points standings. Marcos Alonso is well placed, but his attacking returns are drying up. Luiz or Rudiger could provide a saving in defence, with 4 clean sheets already.
Arsenal and Manchester City are the form teams: Arsenal have won 6 games in a row now and have just one tricky upcoming fixture. Lacazette is bang in form, and provides a saving on Aubameyang. Ramsey can also been considered in attack. Avoid the defence for now, they’ve just two clean sheets.
The Manchester City defence looks like a must own, with 5 clean sheets in 8 games; Laporte is the cheapest route in, but Mendy does have the attacking threat. In attack, Sterling and Aguero are the form players, but De Bruyne could provide a saving on his return.
Liverpool, Leicester and Brighton have the easiest run of upcoming fixtures. For Liverpool, 5 clean sheets in 8 games means the defence are good to invest in: Robertson is the standout player, but also the most expensive. Those with Salah, Mane and Firmino may be wise to hold, given Huddersfield and Cardiff are up next.
For Leicester, it’s the attack that look intriguing: with Jamie Vardy and James Maddison both capable of delivering returns. Maguire and Periera, who plays as a winger, could be useful for attacking points, even if there is a lack of clean sheets for Leicester.
The Brighton side are fresh off their first win, with Murray and Knockaert the most likely to delivery attacking returns. Elsewhere, the Brighton centre backs are often favoured in the game, but Matt Ryan could be the latest budget goalkeeper to rack up the points.
Before you go, check out the Fixture Calendar to see which teams have the busiest schedule between Gameweek 9 and 12. There’s also an early look at the festive fixture schedule, before the broadcast schedules are announced.
📆 CALENDAR UPDATE: In the schedule between Gameweek 9 and Gameweek 12, four sides have 7 fixtures in 23 days.
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