After a two-week international break, the FPL resumes play. This Saturday’s North London Derby serves as the first match of Game Week 9 of the Premier League. We have more thrilling games to watch in addition to the North London derby.
The Premier League is back, and so is fantasy football. The FPL Game week 9 has arrived, and no games have been postponed or canceled. All players will be available for selection by FPL managers in Game Week 9, which will include a complete slate of matches. However, the two-week-long international break was the breaking point for national teams before the World Cup in Qatar. Some players have already returned injured and may not be eligible for selection.
All FPL nerds will be unsure of their team choices now that FPL is back, particularly following game week 8 when just a few teams were competing. Every manager in FPL considers midfield when choosing their squad, and this position is quite important. With many inquiries on the midfielder selections.
So without further ado, let’s get started. We’ll help you clear up any misconceptions you have about the midfielder selections in this post. Here are our top selections for midfielders in Week 9 of the Fantasy Premier League.
Top Picks for FPL Midfielders for FPL Game week 9
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
One of the first names when it comes to Midfielders in the Premier League is Kevin De Bruyne. He is also famously known by his nickname KDB. KDB has been brilliant season after season for Manchester City. He has been the main creative spark in the team. KDB can create goal-scoring opportunities out of any given situation on the field.
With one goal and six assists, De Bruyne is now the game’s leading scorer among midfielders. He generated 25 chances with an xG of 1.81 and an xA of 4.19. The Belgian master has been fantastic, and he will be crucial for his team with plenty of opportunities to score goals. Coming into FPL KDB is the highest among the midfielders. He has recorded 45 points from 7 FPL games played, averaging 6 points per game.
With Manchester City facing their local city rivalry in the Manchester Derby don’t hesitate to include KDB in your FPL squads. KDB has always come out with flying colors against United over the years. Along with Haaland up top to finish those accurate passes or long balls provided by KDB we expect him to have a huge impact in the Manchester derby this game week 9.
Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspurs)
Son came into life finally in the last game week. Son scored a brilliant 13-minute hattrick to seal the game for Conte Spurs. Son though has been underwhelming this season but slowly has the game coming thick and fast he is getting back mojo and now has started to play like the old and prime version of himself.
His current stats include three goals, one assist, and 13 chances created. His projected goals and assists totals are 2.81 and 1.06, respectively. The final third has been where Antonio Conte’s team excels, scoring 18 goals with an xG of 13.87. In terms of FPL so far Son has recorded 36 points with last game week being his best wherein he got 19 points single-handedly.
With Spurs league leaders in the fiery North London Derby, we expect Son to raise his game on this occasion and deliver yet another stunning performance. Arsenal was pretty perfect till the last game week but in the last matchday, they were thumped by rejuvenated Manchester United. With Gunner’s confidence at low coming into this North London Derby Spurs can take full advantage and fill up more misery for them.
James Maddison ( Leicester City)
Now coming into the last pick from our side for game week 9 will be James Maddison of Leicester City. Seeing Maddison’s name on the list some might be surprised considering how badly Leicester performed this season so far. But we have our reason to pick him as one of the midfield choices for game week 9.
Despite Leicester City having their struggles, James Maddison has been their bright spot. Maddison is delivering performance after permanence for them. So far He has nine shots inside the box, three goals, one assist, and an xG of 1.61. He also produced 13 opportunities with an xA of 0.92.
Leicester City even though sitting at the bottom of the table hasn’t struggled attacking-wise. It’s their defense who has been leaking goals in every match which is causing them trouble. Leicester City has perhaps the most favorable fixture of game week 9 as they take on Nottingham Forest. Forest themselves are struggling and are lying 19th in the premier league.
Maddison might be a great choice for FPL managers as this might be the best opportunity for the Englishmen to contribute in attacking returns and probably in his team’s first win of the season.
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