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FPL Gameweek 9: Best Wildcard team

Holly Shand
Haaland and Toney are two big shouts for GW9
Haaland and Toney are two big shouts for GW9 / Marc Atkins / Contributor / David Horton - CameraSport / Contributor | Getty Images
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During the only international break before the World Cup, FPL managers have been busy hitting the wildcard button for the first time.

Time is running out to use the chip, with Gameweek 13 and a Gameweek 16 free hit being the other logical alternatives to shake things up.

Ahead of Gameweek 9, here are the top picks for any bosses looking to switch things up by playing their wildcard.


FPL Gameweek 9: Best Wildcard Team (3-4-3)

GKP: Vincent Guaita - The Crystal Palace shot-stopper sees the fixture list turn in his favour after this weekend, with his first clean sheet of the season coming last time out at Newcastle.

DEF: Joao Cancelo - An attacking defender playing for the best defence in the Premier League. Cancelo has six fantasy returns from the opening seven gameweeks.

DEF: Reece James - Set for a consistent attacking wing-back role under new manager Potter, James is expected to improve on the tally of 14 attacking returns he set last season.

DEF: Kieran Trippier - A defender with plenty of attacking threat and dominated set piece duties. He’s already scored three direct free-kicks this calendar year for Newcastle.

MID: Kevin De Bruyne - De Bruyne is the go-to second premium, with the Manchester City attacking double-up needed to gain an advantage on the widely owned Haaland.

MID: James Maddison - A form pick with good fixtures coming his way, Maddison has four attacking returns from six appearances this season, with two promoted sides up next.

MID: Wilfried Zaha - The Crystal Palace talisman has managed four goals in five games this season and is also on penalties. Beyond this weekend, the fixtures are very appealing.

MID: Gabriel Martinelli - Despite the schedule turning tricky, Martinelli is still the best budget midfielder, especially for those managers who bought him at £6.0m.

FOR: Erling Haaland - A must-have for any fantasy squad right now and as a captain, with 11 goals already this season in the Premier League, plus spot-kick duty.

FOR: Ivan Toney - A great fixture this weekend against Bournemouth could see him extend his tally of attacking returns, with solid underlying numbers to back them up.

FOR: Aleksandar Mitrovic - One of the consistent scorers of the season so far, he looks set to replicate the level of goalscoring which broke records in the Championship.

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