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FPL Team News and Predicted Line-ups Gameweek 9

Welcome to Gameweek 9…..

Make sure to check all the Team News before the deadline and all twenty predicted line-ups. Best of luck this week and let your ranking reflect the effort you put in.

Fantasy Football TipsArsenal






HOME – Leicester Monday 22nd October 20:00

Last Updated: Thursday 18th October 2018

  • According to Unai “Only Sokratis had one problem, one small injury. Maybe for Monday it’s difficult [for him to play]. The others are OK”
  • Welbeck is back to full training after a minor hammy issue. Ozil is also back as is Mailand-Niles.
  • After a resounding win over Fulham, Emery could be tempted to trot out a similar xi. With perhaps one lazy attacking mid for the other (Ozil in for Mkhi) being the only change. However, Auba and Ramsey will be wanting to start also after their displays off the bench last time out.
  • Emery danced around all questions on Ramsey. Basically saying he only worries about the next match and being ready for that.
  • On Cech the boss had this to say “Petr Cech is getting better from his injury but he’s not training with the group. But I think he’s very close to start with us.”
  • Koscielny and Mavropanos should be back to full training in November.

Current form: WWWWWW

Fantasy Football TipsBournemouth






HOME – Southampton Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 19th October 2018

  • Eddie Howe had this to say on Fraser “He’s been carrying a hamstring injury for a few weeks, we’ll have to see and make a late decision on him, but he’s certainly a doubt.” ahhh, wonderful.
  • Howe also had some fantastic news for King owners “I wouldn’t say he’s 100%, he’s picked up an ankle injury and he’s not trained with us. We’ll see if he goes out [on Friday] and then we’ll make a decision on him.”
  • If Fraser or King or both can’t make it, Eddie could turn to players like Stanislas or Ibe or both. The Cherries are the 4th highest scoring team in the league, one goal ahead of LFC and Spurs so far.

Current form: DLWLWW

Fantasy Football TipsBrighton






AWAY – Newcastle Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 18th October 2018

  • Coming back after such a solid 1-0 home win against West Ham we don’t envisage too many unenforced changes for Brighton, but there will be at least one…
  • Davy Propper picked up an ankle injury in said game and so will be out for “a period of weeks”. Dale Stephens seems the most likely to deputise for him.
  • Pascal Gross has returned to training and so is in contention again should Hughton wish to go more adventurous from the off, but this is not a likely scenario.

Current form: LDDLLW

Fantasy Football TipsBurnley






AWAY – Man City Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 18th October 2018

  • Burnley travel to City this week so there will only be one winner right…. However the Clarets boast an impressive record in matches against the reigning English champions, beating the title winners in each of their last four Premier League campaigns – Manchester United in 2009-10, Man City in 2014-15, Leicester City in 2016-17 and Chelsea in 2017-18.
  • One or both of Robbie Brady and Steven Defour could make the starting lineup, having got 90 minutes under their belts in a friendly during the international break.
  • Stephen Ward recently underwent knee surgery so will have a spell on the sidelines. Charlie Taylor will start at LB.
  • Joe Hart will be hoping not to embarrass himself when he returns to his former club. “He’s very experienced now, he’s played in enough big games. I think he will just want to get on with it,” Dyche said. Tom Heaton has been talking about leaving so Hart looks to be safe for now.
  • Sean Dyche has given his view on Ben Mee and calls on the defender to earn a first England call-up. “On the international thing, I think there have been noises. Why shouldn’t he be considered? I think he should be. He has been somewhat, but I think he should be considered a bit more seriously,” Dyche said.

Current form: LLLWWD

Fantasy Football TipsCardiff




Bennett BambaMorrisonManga


HOME – Fulham Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 19th October 2018

  • Colin is beginning to grow on me. His delusional comments brighten up my Fridays! This week’s beauty… “If we were playing poorly, I could grasp it, but we’re not. We’re playing quite well”.
  • He then went on to say that if he was a betting man he wouldn’t back Cardiff to stay up!!
  • Bruno Manga will be assessed on his return from international duty today.
  • Joe Ralls chipped a bone in his knee prior to being sent off at Spurs. He’ll miss a few weeks due to that injury. Good thing he’s suspended for three games!
  • Aaron Gunnarsson will be involved but a decision on whether he starts won’t be made until tomorrow.
  • Colin will be short of strikers as Gary Madine is struggling with a virus, while Danny Ward and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing are also out.
  • Colin on Kenneth Zohore, “His training has been good and as a manager you try everything you can to get someone firing on all cylinders. Apart from cooking him a meal I don’t know what else to do with Ken. He’s got to stand up and say ‘I want that shirt’. He’s got every attribute but it’s disappointing he’s not got to that level.” Expect Zohore to start.

Current form: DLLLLL

Fantasy Football TipsChelsea






HOME – Man United Saturday 20th October 12:30

Last Updated: Friday 19th October 2018

  • Chelsea are level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table after an unbeaten start under Maurizio Sarri. Performances have certainly been impressive despite the Italian only arriving four weeks before the season started. Moaninho has lost his last four visits to Stamford Bridge with United.
  • Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger could miss his first Premier League game of the season because of a groin problem. This is after withdrawing from Germany’s squad during the international break. Conte “Rudiger has done better in the last two days, like Kovacic, I think they will be okay to play”
  • Barkley and Odoi are doubts. Sarri “Then we have a little problem with Odoi and Barkley”
  • Hazard is currently producing more than ever before in a Premier League season, averaging a goal or an assist every 58 minutes – by far the best ratio of his top-flight career. If you don’t have Hazard, Selling Hazard??? Current form If he carries on at this rate, he would finish the season with 33 goals and 14 assists in the league, which would equal a Premier League record for goal involvement.
  • On Madrid claims that Hazard might be a slave at Chelsea. A very well paid slave that is “I don’t know what to say (laughs). I don’t think so. in the last three months he has been very happy, so I don’t think so”.

Current form: WWWDDW

Fantasy Football TipsCrystal Palace






AWAY – Everton Sunday 21st October 16:00

Last Updated: Friday 19th October 2018

  • Zaha hasn’t trained since picking an injury but the club is hopeful he will train tomorrow and if he does he will be assessed ahead of Sundays game.
  • Max Meyer and Alexander Sorloth have been hit by a virus this week.
  • Christian Benteke is targeting a December return. Right in time to deliver no goals for Christmas.
  • The big news is that Connor Wickham has been training for a month!!!

Current form: LLWDLL

Fantasy Football TipsEverton






HOME – Crystal Palace Sunday 21st October 16:00

Last Updated: Friday 19th October 2018

  • Idrissa Gueye has returned from international duty with an issue. Silva says he’s getting better and a decision on his involvement won’t be made until tomorrow.
  • Silva confirms Gomes, Mina and McCarthy are all in contention for the match against Crystal Palace. Should Gueye miss out, Gomes may be handed a start.
  • After grabbing a 2-1 win last time out with Richarlison scoring early on while playing up top, owners of the Brazilian will be hoping Silva leaves the formation as is.

Current form: DDLLWW

Fantasy Football TipsFulham

ViettoMitrović Schürrle




AWAY – Cardiff Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 18th October 2018

  • Jokanovic amusingly said: ‘We have a plan for the game. It’s important for us we stick to the plan…put the ball on the field and find a way to score the goals.’ Bet Warnock will be quaking in his boots now.
  • Joe Bryan and Tom Cairney remain side-lined whilst Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been working with the group after sustaining a shoulder injury and will face a late fitness test as he is ‘still not 100% fit’. The manager did say though that he is pleased with how the right-back has been performing in training and that ‘you don’t need to be 100 per cent ready’ in order to play, adding that ‘he is available’.
  • That was all he said from an injuries point of view. Other than that, he talked about ‘weapons’ for the umpteenth time in relation to the qualities of the opposition. Someone buy the man a thesaurus.
  • After their 5-1 thumping againt Arsenal, it will be interesting to see if the manager keeps his faith in Bettinelli, who only managed two saves in the game, or opts for summer-signing Fabri.

Current form: WDLDLL

Fantasy Football TipsHuddersfield






HOME – Liverpool Saturday 20th October 17:30

Last Updated: Thursday 18th October 2018

  • This question was posed to Wagner. ‘Do you feel you may have lost momentum with the international break?’ I would pose a question back to that inquiry, Eh?!
  • Billing is dealing with an ankle injury and will have a late fitness test.
  • Tommy Smith has a groin problem, he should be ready next week.
  • Terence Kongolo with his hamstring injury is out, but he should be ready next week, or possibly the week after.
  • According to Wagner ‘Danny Williams has been back for the last two days training with the team but he needs further training, it’s too early.’
  • The gaffer also added ‘Then we have a question mark over Isaac (Mbenza), who came back from international duty and his knee has a little bit of fluid.’ also adding this Ramadan ‘Sobhi is back in training; we have to see how he looks in training.’

Current form: DDLLLD

Fantasy Football TipsLeicester






AWAY – Arsenal Monday 22nd October 20:00

Last Updated: Thursday 18th October 2018

  • Puel when discussing the Club’s international contingent, Puel said: “We didn’t have any injury problems with the internationals.
  • He also mentioned this about the Internationals “Almost all of the international players have come back today for training.“Some will come back tomorrow (Friday); [Rachid] Ghezzal, [Wilfred] Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho are the last players. All of the players are match fit for Arsenal.”
  • Puel also revealed that defender Çağlar Söyüncü, is ready to make his debut for the Club, but the Foxes boss says competition is fierce among his defensive ranks.
  • Wes Morgan is suspended.
  • Matty James remains out. While Gray is improving but is still not available.

Current form: WLLWWL

Fantasy Football TipsLiverpool



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AWAY – Huddersfield Saturday 20th October 17:30

Last Updated: Friday 18th October 2018

  • Klopp on injuries: “A few of the boys trained and we will see what they reacted after that. Pretty sure that Naby will not be available.” Those who trained included Mane, Salah and Milner but there was no word on which of them, if any, would play.
  • Klopp on Van Dijk: “Football players play very often with some kind of pain. He has no problems with that (his ribs) anymore.”
  • Should Milner miss out there is the possibility pf Shaqiri dropping into the midfield three. This would see Firmino move out to the left and Sturridge play through the middle.
  • Adam Lallana is also a possibility to start in midfield. Klopp on Lallana, “Hopefully nobody forgot how good he was before his injury. He is extremely close to the team. Whether he will start, we will see. He’s a proper option again.”
  • Maybe Fabinho might start…

Current form: WWWWDD

Fantasy Football TipsManchester City



D. SilvaFernandinhoB. Silva



HOME – Burnley Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 19th October 2018

  • The main news from Pep was that Kevin De Bruyne will be in the squad for the Burnley game having trained well for the past two weeks. Pushed on whether he would start he simply said ”I don’t know”.
  • Fabian Delph has also returned to training.
  • But a hamstring injury will keep Ilkay Gungogan out for about two to three weeks.

Current form: DWWWWD

Fantasy Football TipsManchester United





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AWAY – Chelsea Saturday 20th October 12:30

Last Updated: Friay 19th October 2018

  • Jose wasn’t exactly overly helpful in his presser with injury updates and instead simply talked in riddles such as “everybody available is selected” and said that some players returned from international duty with ‘surprise’ injuries, but didn’t say who.
  • Left to our own devices then we do know that Matic, Shaw, Dalot, Fellaini and McTominay all had various issues during the break but whether any are serious enough to keep them out of the game we will just have to wait until Saturday to find out.
  • Sanchez will be hoping for a recall at the expense of either Rashford or Martial and Juan Mata could well feature somewhere having come on to good effect against Newcastle. If you’re sweating on either of these playing though you are probably a bit off the pace in FPL anyway!
  • One thing we do know is that Jose will be on the bench having been granted an extention until Wednesday to appeal his touchline ban. In which case we’d lay good money on there being another charge to answer before the first one is even dealt with!

Current form: LWWDLW

Fantasy Football TipsNewcastle






HOME – Brighton Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 19th October 2018

  • Rafa very straight with his injury news “Rondon has been doing part of the training sessions but is not available. Clark will have some treatment but he is out. Dummett is training normally so he should be OK.”
  • Rafa on his budget for January “I don’t know my budget for January” hahaha, sometimes Benitez acts like all the other transfer windows haven’t happened.
  • There is some good news, last time out they scored twice, which was the first time this season. But, of course they still lost. With only 2 points this season, Toon are in dire need of a win.

Current form: LLLDLL

Fantasy Football TipsSouthampton






AWAY – Bournemouth Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 18th October 2018

  • Southampton haven’t earned a Premier League win since early September and the saints attack is struggling. They failed to find the net in clashes against Liverpool (3-0), Wolverhampton (2-0) and Chelsea (0-3) since mid-September and just once against Everton (1-1) in League Cup. Hughes disagrees “I think you’re painting a picture that’s a little bit darker than it needs to be”. Hughes likes losing. More wisdom from Sparky “If we convert more of them (chances) we’ll score more goals and win more games”. Genius!
  • Hughes said: “Alex McCarthy came back early from the England squad, only because he’d had a little bit of tightness for a couple of weeks in his hamstrings. So he’s expected to be fit.
  • Mark Hughes confirmed that he’ll have a full complement of players to chose from ahead of this weekend’s Premier League trip to Bournemouth. “Thankfully everybody seems to have come through their international games fit and well,” Hughes said.

Current form: LWDLLL

Fantasy Football TipsTottenham






AWAY – West Ham Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 18th October 2018

  • Pochettino confirmed that Jan Vertonghen’s injury will keep him out for the foreseeable future.
  • Danny Rose and Dele Alli are still recovering and will look to be back in contention for Manchester City next gameweek. The manager was pessimistic on the latter’s chances though, saying it might be ‘ten days or more’.
  • Serge Aurier, Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen are all fit and Victor Wanyama appears to have shaken off a minor injury sustained during the internationak break.

Current form: WLLWWW

Fantasy Football TipsWatford






AWAY – Wolves Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 18th October 2018

  • The Hornets seem to have lost their sting! They were off to a flyer with maximum points from their first four games with wins over Brighton, Burnley, Palace and Tottenham. Since then they have gained just one point. However, Gracia is still loving life. “I feel very happy here,” said Gracia. “I feel the love by the supporters and by the club”.
  • Watford will be forced to change their defence as regular bad boys Christian Kabasele and José Holebas are both suspended. Summer signing Adam Masina could make his first PL start while Prödl, Britos and Mariappa will compete against each other to play alongside Cathcart in defence.
  • Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu could start against Wolves on Saturday – after returning to action from the bench against Bournemouth. Hornets boss Javi Gracia said: “I think he is ready. “He has been working hard in these last two weeks and he is in his best condition. “I don’t know if he is able to play 90 minutes at his best level, but I think he is in good condition to play.”
  • Roberto Pereyra scored his first goal for Argentina last week, in their 4-0 win over Iraq in Saudi Arabia. He was the only Watford attacking player away on international break so Watford should be pretty fresh.
  • Meanwhile Chalobah and Navarro are doubts. “Tom Cleverley and Daryl Janmaat are definitely out” said Gracia.

Current form: WWLDLL

Fantasy Football TipsWest Ham






HOME – Tottenham Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 18th October 2018

  • Arnautovic’s early return was confirmed to be precautionary; ‘Marko is okay. When he returned from internationals he worked with the squad without any problems. We must be careful about his knee.’
  • On whom the manager will choose at left-back this weekend, Pellegrini said Arthur Masuaku faces a late fitness test on his ankle.
  • Andriy Yarmolenko returned from the internationak break last, whilst the’ rest of the group have worked very well’.
  • Robert Snodgrass sustained an ankle injury during the international break which was not mentioned in the press conference. We assume he is fine. Or the manager has forgotten about him!

Current form: LLWDWL

Fantasy Football TipsWolves





HOME – Watford Saturday 20th October 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 19th October 2018

  • Wolves host Watford on the back of four wins from their last five games. They have conceded just six goals from their opening eight league games. The Championship champions have only lost once so far and currently find themselves in seventh spot, above Manchester United. They’ve lost just two of 27 home league games under Nuno, both of which came last season! Is that enough praise for Wolves.
  • Wolves’ team has been the easiest to predict of any team so far. So you probably are not even bothering to read this. That’s because they’ve named the same Starting eleven for all 8 matches so far.
  • Rui Patricio is a doubt but he is expected to be fit.
  • Both, the fit again, Ivan Cavaleiro and the lightening quick Adama Traoré are options and have impressed from the bench.

Current form: DWWDWW

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  1. 19
    Mitro says:


    Which do you prefer?

    A. Kane to kun
    B. Kane and Alonso to kun and Mendy
    C. Kane and gud to kun and Richarlison
    D. Kane, Salah and zaha to kun, Lacazette and sterling

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  2. 20
    theswirly says:

    Evening folks.

    Team is below, I could afford to do Mane to Sterling and Kane to Aguero for a -4. Sound like a good idea? I know Mane hasn’t been completely ruled out and Pep’s rotation means Sterling could be sidelined (nothing surprises me with him), but your thoughts would be much appreciated!

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  3. 21
    Carolyn says:


    Help please, 2ft and .3 in the bank.
    I was going to just change Walker to Mendy this week.
    Now the Mane injury is a little concerning, so I thought about Walker to Doherty and Mane to Sterling, but of course that could be a waste cause Sterling might not play with Pep being Pep, I am making myself dizzy!

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  4. 22
    Gavy says:

    Here’s the team from now. I can only afford 1 nonstarter and even saying that I am not happy with wan-b.. but he should start so he can stay for now.

    Have 1ft do I hold it or lose Fraser or salah?? Was Fraser not a 75% risk when he go his brace??

    Any thoughts would be helpful :)

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  5. 23
    superstruggler says:

    Richarilson or Kane for captain

  6. 24

    Last call for this -4 ….

    (Made and Kane go)

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