Fantasy Premier League Tips For Gameweek 9

Fantasy Premier League Tips For Gameweek 9
By Eoin Lyons

With another international break drawing to a close, our attention turns back to the domestic leagues and, invariably, our fantasy Premier League team.

But who should you transfer in/out of our starting XI for the upcoming round of fixtures. Here's a few tips on who to pick and who to avoid for Gameweek 9.

Fantasy Premier League - Who To Avoid

There are a long list of casualties from the October international break, with Liverpool possibly without three of their main men for their trip to Huddersfield on Saturday.

Sadio Mane broke his thumb training with Senegal, while Mohamed Salah was also sent home from Egypt with a muscle strain. Neither is expected to be out for long, but this could provide a window of opportunity to Xherdan Shaqiri, the Swiss forward grabbed an assist against Iceland on Monday, and has impressed in bursts from the Reds.

Virgil Van Dijk has been playing with two broken ribs according to Ronald Koeman so Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may rest the Dutch man with more agreeable fixtures against Huddersfield and Cardiff on the horizon.

Naby Keita will also more than likely miss a few games due to a hamstring injury suffered on international duty with Guinea.

For Arsenal Danny Welbeck and Sokratis Papastathopoulos are doubts for their Monday game with Leicester. Fantasy football favourite Wilfried Zaha also looks set for a spell on the sidelines.

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Crystal Palace have a daunting set of fixtures ahead of them, with the Eagles facing Everton, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and Man United in the coming weeks, so it might be an idea to get any of your Palace defenders out of your squad or at least consign them to the sidelines.

Fantasy Premier League - Who To Pick

More prestigious picks who fared well over the last two weeks include Raheem Sterling (£11.1) who managed a brace against Spain, as well as team mate Gabriel Jesus (£10.2) got on the scoresheet for Brazil.

Marcus Rashford (£6.7) and Romelu Lukaku (£10.9) are also in good form, Rashford also scoring against Spain and Lukaku getting a brace versus Switzerland.

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Wolves' Helder Costa (£4.9m), Watford's Roberto Pereyra (£5.1m), Man City's Bernardo Silva (£7.6m) and Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) also grabbed a goal for their respective countries and may be worth a look.

Fulham's Aleksander Mitrovic (£6.9) continues to prove his worth both for club and country. The big striker bagged two goals against Montenegro and already has 42 points in the FPL.

Leicester have a favourable run of games coming up, after facing Arsenal at the King Power Stadium Claude Puel's side face West Ham, Cardiff and Burnley so it may be an idea to get either one of James Maddison (£7m), Jamie Vardy (£9m) or Roberto Pereyra (£5.1m)

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Mohamed Elynoussi could also be worth a punt at £6.1m, the Southampton midfielder hit the winner for Norway against Bulgaria in the Nations League.

Despite his poor showing against Denmark and Wales recent PFA player of the month Matt Doherty could still prove a shrewd buy at £4.7m and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) finally seems to be hitting his stride at Goodison. The Icelandic playmaker scored a sensational goal to beat Leicester last time out and also managed an assist against France during the week.

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