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FPL team news: Keep Salah despite doubts

The Scout 18 Oct 2019
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

Egyptian is the second-most sold player for GW9 but The Scout says managers should stick with him and select a strong first substitute

The popularity of Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) in Fantasy Premier League has been on the decline ahead of Gameweek 9. 

The Liverpool winger picked up a minor knock in their Gameweek 8 win over Leicester City.

That has led to over 378,000 sales, second only to the 400,000 of Teemu Pukki (£7.1m).

However, Salah is back in training and will be assessed ahead of a trip to Manchester United on Sunday.

Although he has yet to score on the road, the Egyptian has still offered a major goal threat.

Indeed, his total of nine shots inside the penalty box in away matches ranks second among FPL midfielders.

Man Utd, meanwhile, have managed only one clean sheet in the last seven Gameweeks.

Despite those recent sales, Salah is still owned by 34.5 per cent of squads.

Certainly, those owners should look for an alternative captain for Gameweek 9. 

But they should also name Salah in their starting XIs and rely on their benches, lining up a strong first substitute as a replacement in case he fails to feature. 

Also in this series 

Part 1: FPL team news: Alisson return gives managers helping hand
Part 3: FPL team news: De Bruyne fit to punish hasty sellers

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