FPL Analysis GW9: A detailed look at the stars and villains of this past week – including this shock Liverpool flop

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) – Stars & Villains of GW9

Another set of Premier League fixtures are done with results changing the complexion of the table as always. From FPL managers’ point of view, it was probably one of the lowest-points scored week for majority of them (average points – 37).

In terms of results, Manchester United held runaway leaders Liverpool to a 1-1 draw, while champions Manchester City returned to winning ways. Chelsea got a narrow win over Newcastle, but Tottenham dropped points at home to Watford and Arsenal lost at Sheffield United.

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Chris Wilder and Sheffield United team celebrating after their win over Arsenal

Leicester City continued their good start to the season with a win over Burnley, and Everton got themselves out of the bottom three with a crucial win over West Ham.

Wolves-Southampton and Bournemouth-Norwich City played out stalemates.

Now, below we review this gameweek’s results from FPL viewpoint and take a look at the stars and flops:

FPL – Stars of GW9

Jack Grealish scored one and assisted one in Aston Villa’s come from behind 2-1 win over Brighton. Danny Ings and Raul Jimenez continued their good form with goals against each other’s teams.

Marcus Rashford returned to some form with a goal against Liverpool. Marcos Alonso, who was this gameweek’s differential captain leader, scored a goal and also kept a clean sheet against Newcastle.

Marcos Alonso
Marcos Alonso scored and kept a clean sheet. A dream gameweek for the fullback.

Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored resurgent Everton, while Jamie Vardy continued his good form with a goal against Burnley.

Dean Henderson, Ederson, Kepa and Jordan Pickford kept clean sheets over this gameweek. So, six points plus save bonus for them.

Some of the unlikely stars were – Adam Lallana scoring a late equaliser for Liverpool, while Lys Mousset scored against Arsenal.

FPL – Flops of GW9

Sadio Mane was in the FPL team of most managers, however, the Liverpool star failed to deliver in absence of Mohamed Salah.

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It wasn’t Sadio Mane’s day at Old Trafford

Sergie Aguero was also there in most teams, but Pep Guardiola had Gabriel Jesus starting over him against Palace.

Strikers Sebastian Haller, Harry Kane, Tammy Abraham, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Callum Wilson drew blank against their respective opponents.

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Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
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