fantasy premier league defender tips GW9 – player rankings for Defs and Gks


Here’s our fantasy premier league defender tips GW9 article where we give our defender and GK player rankings for gameweek 9. There’s a comprehensive table of stats and player suggestions to help you make a transfer choice.

fantasy premier league defender tips GW9 – player rankings for Defs and Gks

There’s player suggestions at the end if you want to skip all the stats preamble.

Stats definitions:

I’ve firstly ordered the teams by what I think is their defensive strength based their goals, clean sheets and xG conceded.  You can see team defence and player xG in our cumulative underlying stats article

The stats after that are their:

fixture ease ranking so you can see who has the best fixtures to the end of the season. The first figure is GW9-14, the 2nd GW9-11. See our fixture ease article
best cheap secure gametime option and an attacking option so you can compare price.
GK price in as a comparison.
bookies odds for a clean sheet for GW9. The lower the better obviously.

Prices are as of Thursday 11 October

Gameweek 9 Fixtures

 fantasy premier league defender tips GW9

The Schedule

If you want access to copy and paste the schedule here’s the google spreadsheet link

fantasy premier league defender tips GW9

Player Suggestions

Here’s some suggestions for a transfer this week based on a good fixture next, defensive strength and upcoming fixtures

Andrew Robertson £6.3m Liverpool – If you haven’t got a Liverpool defender vs Huddersfield would be a good time to do it.  The Man City game saw the 2 cheapest options of £5.2m Alexander Arnold and £5.1m Gomez see some changes.  Alexander Arnold wasn’t in the starting lineup (not injury related) and Gomez moved to RB with Lovren coming in at CB.   My own view is that both TAA and Gomez will hold their places but only Klopp actually knows what is going to happen so if you’re buying now then Roberston is the safe option. All will be subject to normal top 6 type rotation.

Mendy £6.2m Man City – A great attacking option who came straight back into the team v Liverpool and played with the caution I imagine he was instructed to do.  Couldn’t be a better time to buy than home to Burnley

Chelsea  – either Alonso or Luiz depending on your budget.  Alonso has the attacking potential but their is a fair amount of value between them to compensate

Wolves – £4.7m Doherty is worth stretching the budget for in my view.

If you’re really wanting to gamble and got little to do in your squad then Newcastle have a good run of fixtures.  With little going forward they have no choice but to be defensively minded and at £4.5m you can afford to rotate them for the best fixtures.  Yedlin for me is the best option.

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8 thoughts on “fantasy premier league defender tips GW9 – player rankings for Defs and Gks”

  1. Any thoughts on my wildcard team?

    Alonso TAA Mendy Bennett
    Hazard Salah Mane
    Aguero Wilson Jimenez

    Hamer Bissaka Westwood Masuaka

    Zero funds left.

  2. For me. I would downgrade Mane or Salah and upgrade either Westwood or Masuaka. Otherwise you are being forced to play 4 defs every week and you will crash trying to play WBA or Bennet each week, check out GW 11, 12 . Also you could downgrade alonso to luiz if you really want a Chelsea def and gain some spare cash to upgrade WBA/Bennet.

  3. I was thinking of holding onto Salah and Mane for the next two gameweeks (Huddersfield/Cardiff) then downgrade Mane to Richarlison and upgrade Westwood to Sigurdsson or Lucas…what u think?

    • Joe

      Thanks I personally wouldn’t remove Salah or Mane before these 2 games and also GW12 is Fulham so that also maybe worth holding for depending on how things go. I’m not sure if you’re suggesting double Everton but if you have 2 transfers and Mane to sell you’ll pretty much be able to do what you want so I would hold off having a fixed plan until then

      Cheers and hope you’re enjoying the International Break


  4. Hi Geek,
    I also dont want to sell Salah or Mane either, but … my team:

    Foster, Hamer
    Alonso, Arlold, Holebas, Doherty, Van Bissaka
    Salah, Mane, Hazard, Frazer, Ward,
    Kun, Wilson, Ings

    So I had Mendy and Richarlison from GW1 and really want them back, but I have 0 funds in the bank. Also GKs arent great.
    I have 2 FT so it would be:

    Mane, Holebas and Hamer for Richarlison, Mendy and Alisson or
    Mane, Holebas and Foster for Richarlison, Mendy and Ederson.

    Which option if any?

  5. Hi Geek,
    I have already made my subs by changing holebas to doherty… Atm i hv no transfers left but im wondering if it is worth 4 points to upgrade any of my current squad ?
    I am thinking to replace otamendi ( who didnt play last match )with Mendy

    GK: kepa Mccarthy

    Def: Alonso. Robertson Otamendi Dolherty Cedric

    Mid: hazard richarlison fraser maddison moura

    Fw: aguero wilson mitrovic

    I have 1.8m in bank atm

    Thankyou for your timeee :D

  6. Hi guys,

    New to this and getting better but still too many transfers!

    Team is:
    Jimenez, Lacazette, Aguero

    Do you think TAA will keep his place or better to downgrade Alonso to Luiz and upgrade TAA to Robertson?

    Thanks for feedback :-)

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