FPL Players to Watch – Gameweek 9 to Gameweek 12

FPL Players to Watch

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FPL Players to Watch

Fantasy Premier League managers have had to deal with the FPL void that is the international break. We, however, used this as an opportunity to look at FPL players to watch (GW 9-12). This can be particularly helpful to managers who are currently on the wildcard or plan to activate it in near future. We review all 20 Premier League teams. Within each team’s review we look at the top FPL candidates and specifically their “retain potential” and “fresh pick potential”. Retain potential refers to whether you should keep a player you already own. Fresh pick potential rates whether you should bring him in or not. For example, if a player is on good form but has difficult fixtures upcoming, his retain potential would be high but his fresh pick potential wouldn’t be.

Man City FPL Players

Fixtures: Burnley (H), Tottenham (A), Southampton (H), Man Utd (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Sergio Aguero Forward £11.3m High High Captain option
Raheem Sterling Midfield £11.1m High High Captain option
Bernardo Silva Midfield £7.6m High Low In good books of Pep
Kevin De Bruyne Midfield £9.7m Low Low Wait until he returns
Aymeric Laporte Defence £5.6m High Low Appears to be only nailed CB
Benjamin Mendy Defence £6.6m High High Great attacking threat
Kyle Walker Defence £6.2m High Low
Ederson Moraes Goalkeeper £5.7m High High Safest option for defence

Man City Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Man City’s top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Benjamin Mendy and Ederson Moraes.

Chelsea FPL Players

Fixtures: Man Utd (H), Burnley (A), Crystal Palace (H), Everton (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Eden Hazard Midfield £11.3m High High Captain option
Willian Midfield £7.4m Low Low Differential
Ross Barkley Midfield £5.7m Low Low Budget option
Marcos Alonso Defence £7.0m High High Great attacking threat
David Luiz Defence £5.5m High High Cheaper defence option
Kepa Arrizabalaga Goalkeeper £5.5m High Low Cheaper defence option

Chelsea Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Chelsea’s top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso.

Liverpool FPL Players

Fixtures: Huddersfield (A), Cardiff (H), Arsenal (A), Fulham (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Roberto Firmino Forward £9.3m High Low Out of form
Mohamed Salah Midfield £12.8m High High Wasteful so far
Sadio Mane Midfield £7.6m High Low Out of form
Andrew Robertson Defence £6.3m High High Great attacking threat
Trent Alexander Arnold Defence £5.2m High High Cheaper defence option
Virgil Van Dijk Defence £5.9m High Low Good aerial threat
Alisson Becker Goalkeeper £5.6m High High

Liverpool Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Liverpool’s top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah.

Arsenal FPL Players

Fixtures: Leicester (H), Crystal Palace (A), Liverpool (H), Wolves (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Alexandre Lacazette Forward £9.7m High High On fire (captain option)
Pierre Aubameyang Forward £10.7m High Low Playing out of position
Aaron Ramsey Midfield £7.4m High Low Cheapest attacking option
Hector Bellerin Defence £5.4m High Low Good assist potential
Nacho Monreal Defence £5.5m High High Good assist potential
Bernd Leno Goalkeeper £4.8m High Low Cheapest defence option

Arsenal Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Arsenal’s top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Alexandre Lacazette and Nacho Monreal.

Tottenham FPL Players

Fixtures: West Ham (A), Man City (H), Wolves (A), Crystal Palace (A).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Harry Kane Forward £12.5m High Low Captain option
Lucas Moura Midfield £7.4m Low Low Out of form
Erik Lamela Midfield £6.4m Low Low Not a certain starter
Heung Min Son Midfield £8.3m Low Low Out of form
Kieran Trippier Defence £6.3m High High Great attacking threat
Toby Alderweireld Defence £5.9m High Low
Hugo Lloris Goalkeeper £5.4m Low Low Cheapest defence option

Tottenham Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Tottenham’s top pick for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 is Kieran Trippier.

Bournemouth FPL Players

Fixtures: Southampton (H), Fulham (A), Man Utd (H), Newcastle (A).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Callum Wilson Forward £6.4m High Low In form at the moment
Joshua King Forward £6.4m High Low On penalties
Ryan Fraser Midfield £6.0m High High Great form, main creator
David Brooks Midfield £5.0m High Low Good budget option
Steve Cook Defence £4.6m High Low
Nathan Ake Defence £6.6m High Low
Asmir Begovic Goalkeeper £4.5m High Low

Bournemouth Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Bournemouth’s top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson.

Wolves FPL Players

Fixtures: Watford (H), Brighton (A), Tottenham (H), Arsenal (A).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Raul Jiminez Forward £5.6m High High Good budget option
Joao Moutinho Midfield £5.5m Low Low
Helder Costa Midfield £4.9m Low Low
Matt Doherty Defence £4.7m High High In terrific form, becoming essential
Jonny Castro Defence £4.5m High High
Willy Boly Defence £4.6m High Low
Ryan Bennett Defence £4.2m High High Cheapest defence option
Rui Patricio Goalkeeper £4.6m High High

Wolves Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Wolves’ top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Matt Doherty and Raul Jiminez.

Man Utd FPL Players

Fixtures: Chelsea (A), Everton (H), Bournemouth (A), Man City (A).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Romelu Lukaku Forward £10.9m High Low Nailed on starter but inconsistent
Paul Pogba Midfield £8.1m High Low On penalties
Alexis Sanchez Midfield £10.0m Low Low Out of form
Luke Shaw Defence £5.1m High Low One clean sheet all season
Chris Smalling Defence £5.8m Low Low
David De Gea Goalkeeper £5.9m Low Low Most likely starter

Man Utd Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Given Man Utd’s form and general uncertainty within the club right now, there is nobody we’d recommend picking for Fantasy Premier League.

Watford FPL Players

Fixtures: Wolves (A), Huddersfield (H), Newcastle (A), Southampton (A).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Troy Deeney Forward £6.1m High High On penalties
Roberto Pereyra Midfield £6.2m High Low
Will Hughes Midfield £5.0m Low Low Budget option that starts
Jose Holebas Midfield £4.9m High High On form, plenty of crosses
Craig Cathcart Defence £4.5m Low Low Budget option
Ben Foster Defence £4.5m Low Low

Watford Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Watford’s top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Troy Deeney, Roberto Pereyra and Jose Holebas.

Leicester FPL Players

Fixtures: Arsenal (A), West Ham (H), Cardiff (A), Burnley (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Jamie Vardy Forward £9.0m High High Great fixtures, captain option
Kelechi Iheanacho Forward £5.9m High Low Differential, budget option
James Maddison Midfield £7.0m High High In form, on set pieces
Harry Maguire Defence £5.5m High High Defensive attacking threat
Ricardo Pereira Defence £5.1m High High Plays further forward occasionally
Ben Chilwell Defence £5.0m High Low
Kasper Schmeichel Defence £5.0m High Low

Leicester Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Leicester’s top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Jamie Vardy, Harry Maguire and Ricardo Pereira.

Everton FPL Players

Fixtures: Crystal Palace (H), Man Utd (A), Brighton (H), Chelsea (A).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Cenk Tosun Forward £6.7m Low Low Out of form
Richarlison Midfield £6.8m High High Playing upfront recently, good alternate home fixtures
Theo Walcott Midfield £6.5m High Low Inconsistent
Gylfi Sigurdsson Midfield £7.4m High High On set pieces, main creator
Bernard Midfield £5.9m High Low Game time uncertain
Michael Keane Defence £4.9m High Low Aerial threat
Jordan Pickford Goalkeeper £4.9m Low Low

Everton Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Everton’s top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Burnley FPL Players

Fixtures: Man City (A), Chelsea (H), West Ham (A), Leicester City (A).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Sam Vokes Forward £5.3m High Low Game time uncertain, first choice striker at the moment
Ashley Barnes Forward £5.7m High Low Game time uncertain
Johann Gudmundsson Midfield £6.0m High High Main creator, on set pieces
Ben Mee Defence £4.9m Low Low
James Tarkowski Defence £5.0m High Low Aerial threat
Joe Hart Goalkeeper £4.6m Low Low

Burnley Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Johann Gudmundsson is Burnley’s top pick for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13.

Brighton FPL Players

Fixtures: Burnley (H), Spurs (A), Southampton (H), United (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Glenn Murray Forward £6.6m High High In form, especially at home
Anthony Knockaert Midfield £5.5m High High Creates big chances, assist potential
Shane Duffy Defence £4.5m High High Great aerial threat, clean sheet potential at home
Lewis Dunk Defence £4.4m Low Low
Matt Ryan Goalkeeper £4.5m High Low

Brighton Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Brighton’s top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy.

Crystal Palace FPL Players

Fixtures: Everton (A), Arsenal (H), Chelsea (A), Tottenham (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Wilfried Zaha Forward £7.0m Low Low Out of form, apparently carrying an injury
Aaron Wan-Bissaka Defence £4.3m High High Budget option
Patrick van Aanholt Defence £5.5m Low Low Tough fixtures
Wayne Hennessey Goalkeeper £4.6m Low Low Tough fixtures

Crystal Palace Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Given Crystal Palace’s tough run of fixtures none of their players are worth picking at the moment.

West Ham FPL Players

Fixtures: Tottenham (H), Leicester (A), Burnley (H), Huddersfield (A).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Marko Arnautovic Forward £7.0m High High Talisman, in form
Andriy Yarmolenko Midfield £6.8m High Low High risk, high reward, differential
Felipe Anderson Midfield £6.8m High Low Good assist potential
Fabian Balbuena Defence £4.4m High Low One clean sheet this season
Issia Diop Defence £4.3m High Low
Lukasz Fabianski Goalkeeper £4.5m High High Most saves in Premier League

West Ham Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Marko Arnautovic is West Ham’s clear top pick for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13. Lukasz Fabianski should also be considered.

Southampton FPL Players to Watch

Fixtures: Burnley (H), Spurs (A), Southampton (H), United (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Danny Ings Forward £5.7m High High Good budget option, on penalties
Pierre Hojgjberg Midfield £4.5m High High Cheap bench option, likely game time
Nathan Redmond Midfield £5.3m Low Low
Ryan Bertrand Defence £4.9m Low Low Good attacking threat
Cedric Soares Defence £4.4m Low Low Good attacking threat
Alex McCarthy Goalkeeper £4.5m Low Low Low clean sheet potential

Southampton Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Southampton’s top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Danny Ings and Pierre Hojgjberg.

Fulham FPL Players

Fixtures: Burnley (H), Spurs (A), Southampton (H), United (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Aleksandar Mitrovic Forward £6.8m High High In form, easy fixtures
Luciano Vietto Forward £5.5m High Low Budget option
Andre Schurrle Midfield £5.9m High Low
Jean Seri Midfield £5.5m Low Low

Fulham Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Aleksandar Mitrovic is the clear top pick for Fulham for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13.

Huddersfield FPL Players

Fixtures: Liverpool (H), Watford (A), Fulham (H), West Ham (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Philip Billing Midfield £4.5m High High Bench option
Christopher Schindler Defence £4.3m Low Low Low clean sheet potential
Jonas Lossl Goalkeeper £4.4m Low Low

Huddersfield Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Huddersfield’s only worthwhile pick is Philip Billing.

Newcastle FPL Players

Fixtures: Brighton (H), Southampton (A), Watford (H), Bournemouth (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Joselu Forward £5.0m Low Low
Kenedy Midfield £4.9m High High Budget option
Jamaal Lascelles Defence £4.8m High High Good aerial threat, good clean sheet potential at home
DeAndre Yedlin Defence £4.5m High High Wait until he returns
Martin Dubravka Goalkeeper £5.0m High Low

Newcastle Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Given Newcastle’s decent upcoming fixtures their players have now become viable FPL picks. Their top picks for Gameweek 9 through to Gameweek 13 are Jamaal Lascelles and Kenedy.

Cardiff FPL Players

Fixtures: Fulham (H), Liverpool (A), Leicester (H), Brighton (H).

Player Position Price Retain Potential Fresh Pick Potential Comments
Sean Morrison Defence £4.9m Low Low Low clean sheet potential
Neil Etheridge Goalkeeper £4.6m Low Low Save points expected

Cardiff Top Picks – GW9 to GW13

Cardiff are favorites  to be relegated from the Premier League this season. As a result we don’t recommend any of their players for Fantasy Premier League.

FPL Players to Watch – Summary

Here are the top picks from all 20 Premier League teams based upon fixtures from GW9 to GW13. This is filtered by position with 35 players being selected in total. This should help make transfer decisions easier.

Forwards Midfielders Defenders Goalkeepers
Sergio Aguero Eden Hazard Marcos Alonso Ederson Moraes
Alexandre Lacazette Raheem Sterling Andrew Robertson Rui Patricio
Jamie Vardy Mohamed Salah Benjamin Mendy Lukasz Fabianski
Marko Arnautovic Richarlison Trent Alexander-Arnold
Aleksandar Mitrovic Gylfi Sigurdsson Matt Doherty
Callum Wilson Ryan Fraser Kieran Trippier
Glenn Murray Johann Gudmundsson Nacho Monreal
Raul Jiminez Roberto Pereyra Harry Maguire
Danny Ings Pierre Hojgjerg Shane Duffy
Troy Deeney Philip billing Jose Holebas
Jamaal Lascelles
DeAndre Yedlin

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