Fantasy Premier League: GW9 Dream Team

Two of the favourites for the title meet on Saturday as Tottenham entertain the 2019 champions Manchester City.

Most of us own at least one Spurs attacking asset and their fixture list is about to become unfavourable meaning we may look elsewhere.

Other stand out fixtures see Liverpool host Leicester City, whilst Manchester United and Chelsea have favourable games against West Brom and Newcastle United respectively.

Newcastle United vs. Chelsea: Hakim Ziyech (8.2)
Chelsea really hit their stride prior to the international break, winning three of their last four, scoring 10 goals in the process.

Hakim Ziyech has recovered from injury and recorded double figure returns in wins over Burnley and Sheffield United.

At 8.2m he represents excellent value and many will be making moves from Mohamed Salah to the Moroccan.

Elsewhere Reece James looks the best full-back bet this week, with Ben Chilwell carrying a minor injury issue.

Other options
Reece James (5.0)
Timo Werner (9.4)

Aston Villa vs. Brighton: Jack Grealish (7.5)
Aston Villa’s start to the season has been superb and they dismantled a poor Arsenal side at the Emirates prior to the international break.

Jack Grealish has risen from 7.0 to 7.5 this season and the midfielder is becoming a must have in FPL sides.

Other options this week include Ollie Watkins and Emi Martinez as they host a Brighton side who have struggled this season.

Other options
Ollie Watkins (6.1)
Emi Martinez (4.8)

Tottenham vs. Manchester City: Harry Kane (11.0)
There are lots of decent options in the Spurs City game this weekend, but those free hitting are unlikely to have more than one given the difficulty of the fixture.

Harry Kane has enjoyed an incredible start to the season and there won’t be many sales of the English captain despite Spurs’ run of games.

Kevin de Bruyne may not have made an explosive start to the season, however has recorded back to back assists since overcoming injury.

KDB and an in-form Ferran Torres at a very nice 6.9 represent good options for the visitors.

Other options
Kevin de Bruyne (11.5)
Ferran Torres (6.9)

Manchester United vs. West Brom: Bruno Fernandes (10.6)
On paper Manchester United have the best fixture this weekend despite their poor record at Old Trafford this season, it’s hard to look past an easy home win.

Bruno Fernandes scored twice and assisted another in United’s 3-1 win at Everton before the international break and is an excellent FPL option.

The doubt surrounding Marcus Rashord’s fitness only heightens the Fernandes appeal.

Alex Telles, provided he passes a Covid-19 test, will come in for the injured Luke Shaw and looks a good option.

Other options
Alex Telles (5.5)
Anthony Martial (8.7)

Fulham vs. Everton: Richarlison (7.8)
Everton’s form either side of the first international break couldn’t be more different, winning their first four games, before claiming just one point in the next four.

Even so you would fancy them to get back on track against a Fulham side who have just one win all season.

Richarlison is back for the Toffees having served a three game ban and they have looked much better with the Brazilian in their side.

James Rodriguez, Lucas Digne and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are other strong options for a favourable fixture.

Other options
Lucas Digne (6.1)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (7.8)

Sheffield United vs. West Ham United: Pablo Fornals (6.4)
Sheffield United will be looking to record a first win of the season when they host a West Ham side that have made a decent start to the campaign.

Pablo Fornals didn’t return against Fulham, however remains a good option at 6.4.

Aaron Cresswell has been brilliant for the Hammers so far in 2020, whilst the Blades best bet probably comes in the form of penalty taker Sander Berge.

Other options
Aaron Cresswell (5.1)
Sander Berge (5.0)

Leeds United vs. Arsenal: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (11.7)
Arsenal’s FPL options this season have been pretty poor for the most part, with Hector Bellerin top scoring with just 34 from eight games.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang may have made a slow start, however he probably is their best pick, but 11.7 is a lot for a man with just one non-penalty goal this term.

Patrick Bamford has seven goals already this season and has defied expectations already. At 6.1 he remains very good value.

Other options
Hector Bellerin (5.1)
Patrick Bamford (6.1)

Liverpool vs. Leicester City: Sadio Mane (12.1)
Two sides with numerous injuries meet on Sunday as Liverpool entertain the league leaders Leicester City.

Salah’s absence means the pressure is on Sadio Mane to deliver and the Senegalese forward has an impressive four goals and three assists in just seven matches.

The Salah to Mane move is an obvious one that I’m sure many FPL managers will make this weekend.

Jamie Vardy has eight goals and his record against the better sides is incredible and he remains surprisingly low owned despite his start.

Other options
Jamie Vardy (10.1)
Andrew Robertson (7.1)

Burnley vs. Crystal Palace: Nick Pope (5.4)
Monday’s first game is unlikely to be a classic as Burnley and Crystal go head to head.

Two of the more defensive Premier League sides means goalkeepers and defenders are probably the best picks.

Nick Pope did well against Brighton last time out as Burnley earned a second clean sheet of the season, whilst Patrick van Aanholt is back in favour for Palace.

Other options
Patrick van Aanholt (5.4)
Wilfried Zaha (7.4)

Wolves vs. Southampton: Nelson Semedo (5.6)
Another game that has the potential to be a low scoring affair as Southampton travel to Wolves.

No side has a higher percentage of games involving under 2.5 goals this season than Wolves and their new Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo looks a good pick.

Raul Jimenez has two goals in his last four games for Wolves and is the best attacking option in the fixture.

Other options
Raul Jimenez (8.4)
Che Adams (5.9)

GW9 Dream Team: Martinez; James, Telles, Robertson, Digne; Ziyech, Fernandes (C), Grealish; Martial, Calvert-Lewin, Jimenez

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