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Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 9 Sleepers XI

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

Our Gameweek 9 Sleepers XI article provides Fantrax managers with a lineup of Fantasy EPL hidden gems.  Our starting eleven of Draft Premier League differential picks will help you find a golden ticket to a big score this weekend!  These hints and tips will give you a better chance of picking up an all-important victory, as one of our picks could easily make the difference in a Head-to-Head game!

We'll be focusing on players that will bring us not only attacking returns or clean sheets, but also those players that score Ghost Points in the sophisticated and statistics based Fantrax Scoring System!

Fantasy EPL Gameweek 9 Sleepers XI

For this article, we use the % rostered from Fantrax. Our only rule is that each player we highlight is required to be rostered in 60% of leagues or below at the time of writing. Therefore there's a good chance these players will be free agents in your Fantrax Draft League!

GK: Vincente Guaita

Team: Crystal Palace

Opponent: Newcastle (Home)

Rostered: 23%

Points Last Gameweek: 4

ProspectsGuaita has been decent this season and offers some upside in a home match vs. Newcastle. Probably available in most leagues, I would punt on Guaita this week for some save points and a potential clean sheet in a decent matchup.

DEF: Cristian Romero

Team: Tottenham

Opponent: West Ham (away)

Rostered: 37%

Points Last Gameweek: 3

Prospects: Romero hasn't performed to the levels some managers have hoped, but a matchup vs. Antonio could be what he needs. Romero is great in the air and could see a lot of points from aerials and blocked shots this weekend. I don't think Spurs will keep a clean sheet, but if they do I wouldn't be surprised to see Romero get 15+ points.

DEF: Mohammed Salisu

Team: Southampton

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Rostered: 25%

Points Last Gameweek: 18.5

ProspectsSalisu probably has the best matchup of the season for a player like him. A monster in the air, and one who fills up the stat sheet, he should feast on ghost points this weekend. Burnley are not a very good attacking team so I would back the Saints for a clean sheet in this one and potentially another 20+ score for Salisu.

DEF: Ben Godfrey

Team: Everton

Opponent: Watford (Home)

Rostered: 17%

Points Last Gameweek: 9.5

ProspectsGodfrey has shown he can produce decent ghost points, but Everton struggling to keep a clean sheet is hampering his ceiling. Godfrey is also a massive threat from set plays and could pop in with a return against Watford. Under a new manager you would expect Watford to get a bounce, but Everton away is not an easy game to get a win. I like Godfrey as a DEF3 this weekend.

MID: Vitaly Janelt

Team: Brentford

Opponent: Leicester (Home)

Rostered: 52%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

ProspectsJanelt was supposedly close last weekend, and could get the start vs. Leicester. He has done well this season, and Leicester's leaky defence could see him get a return this week. He takes his fair share of set pieces as well, giving him a decent floor. If Janelt doesn't start, look out for Jensen who should offer similar value.

MID: Joao Moutinho

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Leeds (Away)

Rostered: 50%

Points Last Gameweek: 8

ProspectsMoutinho has had a poor season fantasy wise with only one gameweek with a double digit score. Joao still takes plenty of set pieces, and against Leeds that could see him get his first assist of the season. Moutinho should offer MID4 value this weekend with some upside assuming he still stays in the XI.

MID: Nathan Redmond

Team: Southampton

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Rostered: 45%

Points Last Gameweek: 26.5

ProspectsRedmond was outstanding last weekend in the win vs. Leeds, and could thrive again against Burnley. At the very least he will have a decent floor due to set pieces with JWP suspended still. I expect Redmond to continue playing like he has a chip on his shoulder to try and keep his spot in the XI.

MID: Moussa Sissoko

Team: Watford

Opponent: Everton (Away)

Rostered: 10%

Points Last Gameweek: 12

ProspectsSissoko has shown some life in his time at Watford, and could rack up another double digit score against Everton. Sissoko is one of the main creators on this Watford team and will need to be at his best if they have a chance against Everton. I like Sissoko as a MID5 with upside this weekend.

MID: Callum Hudson-Odoi

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Norwich (Home)

Rostered: 29%

Points Last Gameweek: 0

Prospects: Surely Hudson-Odoi should see a start this weekend against Norwich in Chelsea's front three. With injuries to both Werner and Lukaku, this could be Hudson-Odoi's big chance to show what he can do in his favourite LW position. There is no better team to do this against than Norwich. CHO is a solid MID3 with MID2 upside this weekend.

FWD: Alexandre Lacazette

Team: Arsenal

Opponent: Aston Villa (Home)

Rostered: 44%

Points Last Gameweek: 19

ProspectsLacazette should get the start vs. Villa after his off-the-bench heroics vs. Palace in GW8. While no one should get very excited about Arsenal attack, Lacazette has FWD1 upside this gameweek, given the matchup. Villa's defence has been pretty poor recently, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Lacazette get a return.

FWD: Joao Pedro

Team: Watford

Opponent: Everton (Away)

Rostered: 9%

Points Last Gameweek: 3.5

ProspectsPedro is probably the punt of the week, but if he is in the XI, he is someone you should definitely punt on. Pedro is a future star in the making, and will want to put his stamp on the Premier League sooner rather than later. Pedro has yet to start a game this season, and Watford fans are calling for him to be named in the XI sooner rather than later.

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