Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 9: Three in, three out

Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 9: Three in, three out

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 9 is set to get underway on Saturday the 21st of November.

The first clash of the weekend pits Newcastle United against Chelsea at 12:30 PM UK time.

As a result, your team must be locked in by 11:00 AM UK time on Saturday.

Gameweek 9 will come to an end on Monday the 23rd of November, when Southampton and Wolves face off.

Below are 101’s FPL tips for the upcoming game week.

Three in, including Leicester forward

Ollie Watkins (6.1)

One of the Premier League’s surprise packages this season have certainly been Aston Villa.

Dean Smith’s side head into the new game week sitting 6th in the English top-flight, just three points off top spot.

One of Villa’s numerous standout stars this term has been summer signing, Ollie Watkins.

The striker has hit the ground running in the Premier League, notching an impressive six goals and an assist in seven outings.

Villa are now set to face a Brighton side with one of the worst defences in the league thus far this season, which should mean more goals for Watkins.

At a price of just 6.1, he is also incredibly good value for money.

Jamie Vardy (10.1)

Both Leicester City and Jamie Vardy have, of course, been in fine form in 2020/21.

The Foxes are currently sitting pretty atop the Premier League table.

Vardy, meanwhile, stands as the second-best forward on FPL, with eight goals and two assists from eight outings.

One of the main reasons you should consider signing Vardy this week, though, comes in the form of his upcoming opponents.

Leicester are set to take on Liverpool, and though the Reds are generally regarded as pretty solid at the back, they will be without all of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and potentially Rhys Williams this weekend.

With so many key defenders out, it is hard to imagine Liverpool will be able to contain the pace and power of Vardy and his Foxes teammates.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (7.8)

Everton’s form has dipped off slightly of late, with the Toffees having lost three on the bounce.

However, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has still been in decent form, and should be back to his best in GW9.

For one, Richarlison should be back, with the Brazilian’s recent absence having had a clear impact on the attacking output of Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Additionally, Everton will take on newly-promoted Fulham this weekend.

Scott Parker’s side have a dismal defensive record, with their only Premier League win this season having come against fellow strugglers West Brom.

Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 9: Three in, three out

Everton’s English striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates after scoring Everton’s first goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on September 13, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Three out, including Liverpool stars

Liverpool players!

The next pick concerns more than just one player, as FPL managers should be looking to move on the majority of their Liverpool stars.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are, of course, now expected to miss the majority of the season, so you shouldn’t have either in your side.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury isn’t as bad, but he will likely still be out of action for a few more weeks. The stopper’s points returns thus far this season were simply not justifying his price-tag, anyway. The same can also be said of Andy Robertson.

Mohamed Salah, meanwhile, is currently sidelined with Covid-19, and though the sample size is a small one, Sadio Mane generally doesn’t play too well without the Egyptian.

Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 9: Three in, three out

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT )Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool collides with Everton’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on October 17, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Raul Jimenez (8.4)

Raul Jimenez hasn’t necessarily had a bad start to the 2020/21 campaign.

The Wolves hitman has managed four goals in eight outings thus far, a tally which, at current rate, would see him go on to net a respectable 19 goals over the course of the season.

Nevertheless, as things stand, Jimenez just simply isn’t worth your money.

The likes of Patrick Bamford, Ollie Watkins, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and even Che Adams are sitting clear of the Mexican on the FPL leaderboard, and all come in at a lower price.

Phil Foden (6.5)

When Phil Foden was being afforded regular Premier League starts over the early weeks of the season, there may have been some who believed they had found a great budget buy.

However, more recently, Pep Guardiola has opted against utilising the midfielder on a consistent basis in the league.

In fact, Foden was afforded just 54 total minutes of action across City’s last three league outings.

Yes, he did impress against Iceland on Wednesday, but either signing or keeping hold of Foden looks too much of a risk as things stand.

See also: Newcastle United vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Manchester United vs West Brom betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table
# Team MP D P
1 Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 12 21
2 Liverpool FC 10 5 21
3 Chelsea FC 10 12 19
4 Leicester City FC 9 6 18
5 Southampton FC 10 3 17
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 10 0 17
7 Everton FC 10 2 16
8 Manchester United FC 9 0 16
9 Aston Villa FC 8 8 15
10 Manchester City FC 9 4 15
11 West Ham United FC 9 5 14
12 Leeds United 10 -2 14
13 Newcastle United FC 10 -3 14
14 Arsenal FC 10 -2 13
15 Crystal Palace FC 10 -3 13
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 10 -2 10
17 West Bromwich Albion 10 -11 6
18 Burnley FC 9 -13 5
19 Fulham FC 9 -9 4
20 Sheffield United FC 10 -12 1
Premier League 20/21
Player Team Goals
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 10
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 9
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 8
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 8
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 7
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 7
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 7
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 5
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 5
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 5
Ward-Prowse, James Southampton FC 4
Werner, Timo Chelsea FC 4
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United FC 4
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4