After a long International Break, the community are back with all of their Last Minute Gameweek 9 Tips.
Tammy Abraham has seen plenty of transfer activity and could be a popular pick for the captaincy this weekend too.
There’s already been over six thousand votes on the Fantasy Football Pundits captains poll for the Gameweek 9 tips. Tammy Abraham and Callum Wilson have made their way into our thoughts, among the premium options. Liverpool assets are unpopular with their trip to Old Trafford looming.
? #FPL CAPTAINS POLL ?
With the International Break now over and done with, it’s time for us to ask the all-important question…
Who are YOU trusting with captains armband for Gameweek 9?
[if OTHER, please comment below]
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) October 16, 2019
Those managers looking to Tammy Abraham for the armband have been concerned by his returns at Stamford Bridge. Neil Murray posts some intriguing statistics around expected goals, which show that the current trend isn’t backed by underlying statistics.
I've seen a few people worry Abraham has scored 6 goals away versus only 2 at home.
Well, here's a stat for you:
Abraham's 6 away goals have come from an xG of 1.53, whereas his 2 home goals have come from an xG of 2.93.
— Neil Murray #FPL (@roneildinho) October 16, 2019
We’ve been blessed this season with a plethora of very cheap options at the back and the fixtures have aligned for a tasty looking rotation. Lundstram has risen to £4.5 million, but still represents excellent value when he’s playing out of position.
? 3-way defensive rotation ?
? Lundstram £4.5m
? Rico £4.1m
? Kelly £4.1m
?? £12.7m TOTAL ??
If Kelly is dropped for Sakho:
GW16: Lundstram | Norwich away
GW17: Lundstram | Villa home
GW21: Rico | West Ham away
No top-6 match-up for 15GWs!!! ?
— The Editor (@FPLEditor) October 10, 2019
There’s been flags galore in our FPL teams, with Mo Salah and Kevin De Bruyne the most high profile problems. Ben Dinnery has plenty of updates on his timeline and website. David De Gea was injured right towards the end of the international break: Liverpool will be licking their lips.
Sergio Romero is almost certain to start against Liverpool on Sunday after De Gea picked up a muscle injury playing for Spain. "I think he'll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night so it's just one of those things." #MUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) October 16, 2019
Don’t assume that David De Gea’s absence will be of benefit to Liverpool attackers. Manchester United’s backup keeper, Sergio Romero, is arguably the best number two in the Premier League. EPL Statman back up that theory with these statistics for the Gameweek 9 tips.
Sergio Romero In The Premier League
? 7 Appearances
⛔️ 6 Clean Sheets
? 20 Saves
? 91% Save Success Rate
— Premier League Statman ⚽️ (@EPLStatman) October 16, 2019
Match Of The Day Observations legend, Tom Campbell, has been busy this International Break compiling a thread of statistical observations from the opening eight gameweeks. It’s been a hugely popular piece of content and a must-read for all FPL managers.
Gameweeks 1-through-8; some observations you may have missed. A thread. ?? #FPL
— Tom Campbell (@UtterlyTC) October 10, 2019
FPL Salah returns with his Gameweek 9 tips, taking the bookies anytime goalscorer odds. Kane is on top with that home game against struggling Watford, but fantasy managers will be put off by the problems Spurs themselves have. Abraham lies third in this list.
#GW9 anytime scorer probability %
— FPL Salah (Abdul) (@FPL_Salah) October 16, 2019
Wolves are about to embark on a huge fixture swing this weekend, with Raul Jimenez back on the watchlist after a promising few weeks. Always Cheating put forward a strong case for transferring in the Mexican striker this week. Wolves are coping much better with their Europa League commitments.
– Not called up to Mexico
– Down from 7.5m to 7.1m
– 8.5% ownership
– Immune (so far) to Europa League rotation
Wolves have finally come into form and their fixtures are great through mid-December.
— The Always Cheating Podcast (#FPL) (@hailcheaters) October 7, 2019
As the season progresses, we are all on the hunt for the next differential to fling us up the FPL rankings. FPL Prince recommends Alexandre Lacazette who’s set to return from injury. Arsenal are in the middle of their great fixture run, but what impact could his return have on Aubameyang’s output?
Differential watch: Alexandre Lacazette
? Great fixtures
? Down to £9.3M
? Plays as the central striker
? 1.4% Owned
? Due back from injury
He scored 13 goals and recorded 12 assists last season. One to watch over the next few weeks! ? #FPL
— FPL Prince (@TheFPLPrince) October 16, 2019
With big injuries for Lloris and De Gea, plus Alisson about to dislodge Adrian, many will be shopping for a new goalkeeper this week. Kasper Schmeichel has seen a price rise this week, with an excellent save record, plus a great run of upcoming fixtures.
Goalkeepers With The Best Save Percentages This Season
?? Hugo Lloris (78.95%)
??????? Dean Henderson (76.67%)
?? Bernd Leno (75.56%)
?? Kasper Schmeichel (75%)
??????? Nick Pope (74.29%)
?? David De Gea (73.33%) pic.twitter.com/pPUXaKKMzI
— Premier League Statman ⚽️ (@EPLStatman) October 16, 2019
Ted Talks FPL has a great reputation for providing infographics on a weekly basis. These have all now been compiled on the website. Check them out to help inform your fantasy decisions in this Gameweek 9 tips article.
All infographics now in one place ⤵
Defensive Strength ✅
Please feel free to share (greatly appreciated) + let me know if you'd like to see anything else on the website!
— Ted (@TedTalksFPL) October 15, 2019
Finally, in a high profile mash-up, the Planet FPL and Who Got The Assist? podcasts combine for a mega podcast. There’s some interesting behind the scenes discussion, plus some analysis on whether we should be going with Mo Salah or Sadio Mane in our fantasy teams.
"Who Got The Planet #FPL?"
RTs, likes appreciated on this 1 ?https://t.co/xQk1XK73TJ
— Planet #FPL (James) (@PlanetFPLPod) October 15, 2019
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