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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 9 Movers & Shakers

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It’s time to take a look at the FPL transfer market as fantasy bosses prepare their squads for Gameweek 9.

TRANSFERS IN

Ollie Watkins (£8.2m) – Aston Villa
Watkins continues to prove a hugely popular purchase among FPL managers, and given the fact he has scored more points than any other forward – and the joint-most across all positions – it is easy to see why. The Aston Villa frontman, who was on target for England in recent international duty, has four goals and seven assists to his name in the Premier League this season, and at the time of writing has been brought in by almost 250k managers since the end of Gameweek 8.

Mo Salah (£12.6m) – Liverpool
Also seeing plenty of investment ahead of Gameweek 9 is the player who is tied with Watkins for the most FPL points this season. Salah’s 15-point return against Brighton last time out was his third double-figure haul of the season, making him the only player to have achieved that feat so far. With such incredible consistency, combined with a favourable run of fixtures for Liverpool coming up, Salah’s ownership should continue to increase.

TRANSFERS OUT

Pervis Estupinan (£5.1m) – Brighton
For the second gameweek in a row, injured Brighton full-back Estupinan is the most sold player. That stands to reason considering he was a hugely popular asset prior to sustaining a thigh injury in Double Gameweek 7. The Ecuadorian is actually still the second-most owned FPL defender but as he is not expected to return to action for a couple of weeks yet, his ownership will continue to sharply decline.

Bukayo Saka (£8.5m) – Arsenal
Having missed out in Gameweek 8 and then subsequently withdrawing from international duty with England, many FPL bosses have shown Saka the exit door in the run-up to Gameweek 9. It remains something of a mystery as to whether the Arsenal winger will recover in time for their upcoming fixture with London rivals Chelsea, but a significant portion of fantasy bosses simply don’t want to deal with the uncertainty and have already shipped him out.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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