Fantasy Football Dream Team: GW9

Teams to target: Liverpool & Manchester City

Liverpool vs. Brighton
Huge favourites are hard to find in GW9 and despite a poor start to the season, Liverpool’s home fixture with Brighton is almost as good as it gets.

A trip to Anfield represents a tough first fixture for Roberto de Zerbi and that is the only reason why Liverpool have been added to the teams to target list.

Liverpool have won just two of their first six matches; however have the third highest XG and the fourth best XG against, which would suggest they are close to finding their feet.

The schedule for Liverpool has been easier given the recent cancellations, meaning the likes of Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander Arnold and Luis Diaz should be fresh.

Manchester City vs. Manchester United
Manchester City are one of just two sides who are comfortably shorter than evens and they should have too much for local rivals Manchester United.

Kevin de Bruyne scored a brace in the fixture last year and will likely be among the points once again, whilst you are a brave FPL manager if you remain without Erling Haaland.

Manchester United have a decent recent record at the Etihad despite last seasons result; however few see them getting a result on Sunday.

Opposition to target: Nottingham Forest

Leicester City vs. Nottingham Forest
The bottom two sides meet in the Monday evening fixture as Leicester City entertain Nottingham Forest.

Leicester have been poor this season; however have shown signs that they can get out of the trouble they are in.

Leicester have shipped 22 goals, but they have a lower XG against than Forest who are bottom of the pill.

Forest have been poor since a semi decent start, losing four in a row and surely Leicester will earn a first win on Monday evening.

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Bournemouth vs. Brentford: Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney has made an excellent start to the season and scored a stunning hat-trick in GW6 as Brentford thrashed Leeds United.

Brentford have scored a superb 15 goals in just seven league matches so far and although Bournemouth have improved, you’d fancy an away result here.

Toney’s form earned him an England call-up and you’d back him to continue his fine start to the season on Saturday.

Arsenal vs. Tottenham: Harry Kane
It’s one of the tougher games to call this weekend; however Harry Kane’s record against Arsenal means he could be a good purchase this week.

Spurs are yet to really get going this season; however find themselves in third position and will go top if they win the North London derby on Saturday.

Kane has an incredible 16 goal returns in 17 matches against Spurs and scored a brace in the most recent fixture.

GW9 Dream Team: Pope; James, Alexander-Arnold, Zouma; Salah, Maddison, Diaz, Ward-Prowse; Toney, Haaland, Kane

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