FPL Preview gameweek 9 – Ideal Lloris replacement, GW9 Differentials and Captaincy picks including Arsenal and Tottenham stars

FPL Tips: Ideal Lloris replacement, GW9 differentials and Captain picks

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) has been the 3rd most transferred-out player so far ahead of the game week 9, right after Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.

While Pukki suffered the fate because of his 3rd consecutive blank game week, Salah was transferred out due to a knock he suffered in Liverpool’s win over Leicester City in game week 8.

However, Lloris suffered the dip in owners’ percentage due to an arm injury which has left him to an unknown return date. Here are a few shot-stoppers the owners can consider instead.

Nick Pope, Burnley

Pope (£4.7m) managed a clean sheet and one bonus point at home against Everton in game week 8. Burnley will face just one team with the FDR (Fixture Difficulty Rating) of four and above in next six games.

Pope has managed three clean sheets this season and of the next six, he will be playing three games at Turf Moor.

Rui Patricio, Wolves

Patricio (£5.1m) is at the top of all the goalkeepers so far with 38 points. Wolves have managed 3 clean sheets, including one against Manchester City in game week 8.

Wolves will face just one club with the FDR of four or above in next eight games. Patricio is owned by 10.3 per cent of owners and will be a valuable addition to your team.

Differentials of GameWeek 9

Danny Ings, Southampton

Ings (£5.9m) is owned by only 1.7 per cent of FPL managers ahead of his trip to Wolves. He has scored three goals in his six starting appearances this season.

However, two of those three goals have come in Southampton’s last clashes, accumulating a total of 16 points in those game weeks.

Anwar El Ghazi, Aston Villa

El Ghazi (£5.5m) has played a pivotal role in Villa’s improvement over the past three gameweeks. Villa have scored nine goals in that period.

The player, who is owned by just 1.3 per cent of FPL managers, scored once and supplied three assists in that run, earning 21 FPL points.

Captaincy Pick

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City

Sterling has just 14 points in his past five game weeks, as compared to 34 points in first three game weeks.

Raheem Sterling

City need to bounce back from their unexpected defeat against Wolves in game week 8 and are likely to thrash Crystal Palace. Sterling is due to justify his price and he must use this opportunity to give his owners at least double-figure points.

Heung-Min Son, Tottenham Hotspur

Son can be a risky but differential captain pick for game week 9. He is owned by just 12.2 per cent of FPL managers and very few are likely to pick him as their first-choice captain because of Spurs’ poor form.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal

Aubameyang will be the safest pick of game week 9 with an expectation of at least one goal from him, as Arsenal prepare to face newly-promoted side Sheffield United.

He has given just one blank game week (GW 8) and has scored 7 goals and provided one assist this season so far.

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