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If all of the international break injury flags are causing you headaches in FPL, then at least you could be £10,000 richer by the time Gameweek 8 has finished.

This is all thanks to the free-to-play weekly Fantasy5 game, where there are various other prizes on offer beyond the whopping jackpot.

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It’s as simple as this: pick five players from the nominated Gameweek 8 matches below and, if they all exceed their ‘points targets’ (a par score set by Fantasy5 for each asset), you’ll be in the money.

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Ourselves and FPL Family’s Sam Bonfield have selected our own picks for Gameweek 8, which can you can read below.

The deadline for this week’s entries is at 15:00 BST on Saturday October 16.

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SCOUT’S GAMEWEEK 8 PICKS

Despite only scoring once from seven matches, it seems Raul Jimenez has found a partner-in-crime. The Gameweek 6 winner at Southampton was his first since suffering a horrific head injury last November, before setting up both Hwang Hee-Chan goals versus Newcastle. The Mexican has created 19 chances so far – more than any other forward – and has seemingly found a clinical strike partner that lacks the frustrations of Adama Traore.

Bruno Fernandes has a high 9.5 target to beat but the Man United midfielder enjoys his trips to Leicester. In last season’s equivalent meeting, he scored, assisted and brought home 12 points, eclipsing his 11 from the previous visit. Whilst over two million Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers have ditched Fernandes, he has a league-high of 23 chances created, also coming fourth for goal attempts (24). Leicester have conceded 12 goals from the six matches since their opening day clean sheet.

Newly-promoted Brentford may be facing the European champions but that won’t intimidate Ivan Toney. This supremely confident forward has terrorised defences in recent weeks, winning many aerial battles against the usually dominant Virgil van Dijk. The Bees’ penalty taker, Toney’s four goal involvements have come in the last five games and Thomas Frank’s side have proved their ability by scoring three times against Liverpool and twice against both Arsenal and West Ham.

Michail Antonio blanked against Brentford but created a joint-high four chances during Gameweek 7. Despite missing one match due to suspension, the West Ham man has amassed a shots tally (27) that is only beaten by one other Premier League player – Mohamed Salah. He should add to his five goals and four Fantasy assists at Everton.

It has been an incredible week at Newcastle United but they could be brought back down to earth against Tottenham. Having new ownership doesn’t suddenly change the fact that the Magpies are heavily reliant on a brilliant Allan Saint-Maximin. However, the Frenchman has delivered the goods by bagging an attacking return in all three home matches so far. In front of a jubilant St James’ Park, he will be determined to punish a Spurs side that have conceded ten times in four matches.

SAM BONFIELD’S GAMEWEEK 8 PICKS

Ollie Watkins has shown signs that he is returning to the form that managers knew and loved last season. The goal against Spurs was his first attacking return of the season but something I can see him building on this week. He has bettered his strike partner, Danny Ings, for attempts, shots on target and big chances, even though he has played two fewer games.

With Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire both likely out for Manchester United, their defence could be vulnerable to a Vardy party. Jamie Vardy has registered 20 attempts in the last four Gameweeks and is top for goals in that same period with six. He should achieve his points target this weekend.

Whilst Romelu Lukaku is an injury risk coming back from international break with muscle fatigue, I would expect him to be part of Chelsea’s Gameweek 8 team. Lukaku has not returned in the last three Gameweeks but he has been unlucky, hitting the post and having a goal ruled out for offside. If Brentford attack Chelsea like they did against Liverpool, Lukaku should get opportunities to score goals.

Andros Townsend has scored three times so far this season and, against a West Ham team who have conceded in each of the last three Gameweeks, he has a good opportunity for this run to continue. His 11 attempts in the last four matches also gives confidence that he should hit his 7.5 target.

Harry Kane is yet to score in the Premier League so far this season. However, he is second for goal attempts amongst forwards in the last four Gameweeks, with 13 registered. Kane faces a Newcastle side yet to keep a clean sheet and who have conceded 115 shots – the third-worst total in the league.

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338 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Classic Kolarov
    Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Omg I thought this video was lost forever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aOSurZka4c

    Amazing. I remember that season fondly.

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      cheers camzy,brilliant!!!!!

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Lol

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      That is a quality vid!!!

    4. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      I must say, that was a treat

    5. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      haha this is amazing!

    6. The Rumour Mill
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      What season was this? Think it was before I started playing as I don't remember the heartache. Fantastic vid, what a tale of woe!

    7. RUN DCL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Lolarov

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Magnifico!

    8. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 2 hours ago

      Kompany and Vidic

      Good ol days

      That Mick McCarthy still though!!

    9. Tigers Time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 2 hours ago

      Hi Camzy

      Thanks for digging that up, that is FPL gold.
      Can you imagine if he was playing now - all the talk would be "do I get him in/out my team"
      Answer - got a crystal ball?
      Reminds me a bit of Alonso.

    10. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 15 hours ago

      Kolarov walked so that Lamptey could run

    11. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Applebonkers at his best, God bless him

    12. GreenWindmill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Bloody love Applebonkers

      Can't seem to find the original post but here's where he reposted it once he'd changed the soundtrack to be copyright compliant: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/740572

      1. Lord.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 10 hours ago

        Pure gold.

  2. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Azpi Foden
    Dias Mount with .5 itb ??

    Have Rudi and Cancelo

  3. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Grealish or Foden, going forward?

    1. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      I have Grealish already. On a WC and debating the switch... not sure. Foden looks on fire ATM.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Got two players playing at home this GW... Ings(WOL) and Gray(WHU).

  4. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Do I need cancello this week or is this defence good enough ? Playing 3 at the back

    Taa James White (livra semedo)

    Thanks

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Strong defence as is.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        Cheers

  5. dshv
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Last spot on WC

    1. Duffy
    2. White

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      White

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Both great value. Duffy for attacking returns. Rotates well with Livra

  6. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    A) Williams to Cancelo (as planned)
    B) Something else like Street to Armstrong to have an extra playing player with all the yellow flags

    1FT 2.2ITB
    TAA* Rudiger* Marcal
    Salah Raphinha* SmithRowe Gray Gallagher
    Ronaldo Lukaku*

    Steel Livramento Williams Street

    Cheers!

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      A

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        Cheers!

  7. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Are there technical issue today ?

    On iPhone if click the 3 dots top right for ticker / latest comments nothing happens
    Same with 3 bars top left to get to members

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      updates occuring mate..

  8. Pompey5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Mbeumo, Gray or Doucoue?
    Already have Toney and not sure on Brentford double up.

  9. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    I think barring injury I've settled on shifting Ronaldo and Sissoko to Foden and Jimenez. Like the fixtures and want to stop playing a back 4. Foden a bit risky but I won't catch up by sticking to template.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Solid moves sure Jimmy will play though ?

  10. Totti
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    who will get more points the coming weeks?

    A) Mbeumo
    B) townsend

    1. Monster Muppets
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        Next 4 weeks? Townsend
        Next 6 weeks? Mebeumo

      • Mozumbus
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Mbeumo

      • Rligudfootiemanager
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        What do you think about VVD on wildcard?

        High BPS. Watford conceded most set piece attempts. Liverpool with most from set piece attempts. Then against Man U without their 2 centre backs?

        Instead of TAA?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Nope.

          1. Rligudfootiemanager
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Expand

        2. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          I would say no, Liverpool's fixtures aren't great defensively IMO apart from a couple (even then Watford are at home and have a new manager and Arsenal tend to score against them). If you're going for a Liverpool defender I only think TAA is worth it as he can negate any CS loss

      • boombaba
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        Got 6.9m to spend after selling Ferran Torres...who is best pick? looking at Sarr, Benhrama, Mbeumo or ESR, Trossard?

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Mbuemo long term. Arsenal mid short term.

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        I think I have narrowed my last mid spot to Saka or Mount on WC. Any thoughts for or against these two options?

      • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        Torres punt up in smoke (for Raphi) so here's my WC dilemma

        Ramsdale (Foster)
        TAA James Cancelo ____ (Livramento)
        Salah ____ _____ (Mbuemo, Brownhill)
        Toney Antonio Lukaku

        A) Dias Saka Foden (but nothing ITB for Raphi)
        B) Dias Saka Mount (with 0.5 ITB)
        C) Laporte Saka Foden (with 0.5 ITB)
        D) Dias Raphinha Mount/Saka

        Other suggestions welcome.

        1. Bruno Commando
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 7 hours ago

          A looks good!

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 7 hours ago

            This plan is based on
            Foden to Mount (gw9 or 10)
            Saka to Raphi (gw10)

      • The Mighty Whites
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        I'm starting Christensen and White...

        A - Play Gallagher
        B - Play Livramento / Coady
        C - Bring Mbuemo in for Gallagher (as I would next week / week after anyway)

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Probably B unless Mbuemo will rise soon

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        Any thougjts on Pinnock. Are his stats any good? I have owned him this season but got rid when he was flagged.

        Thinking I may get him back as Brentford fixtures after CHE are reasonable.

      • Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        the chronicles of ferran torres ,no doubt endured by many others

        gw1 2 points ,lots of good runs off the ball never recieved a pass
        gw2 3 points ,see gw1 ,opinion pointless owning ,nobody helping him
        gw3 w/c SOLD 18 points potential realised
        gw4 bought back ,4 point hit ,63 mins repeat of gws 1,2
        gw5 0 benched ,no minutes
        gw6 0 benched ,no minutes
        gw7 0 benched ,no minutes
        gw8 0 injured probably out for 4 weeks ,1 f/t already made

        has surpassed royston drenthe as the most awful transfer ever,*rocks slowly back and forth*

      • Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        Even after his rise, is Duffy still the best budget defender? Need a defender up to 4.7 that doesn't play for Brentford or Arsenal

        1. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          I think Duffy is the best defender below £5m probably

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Very few alternatives in the sub 5m range surprisingly, would just have to hope he keeps his place!

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Short term, probably yes. A bit unknown once the likes of Webster and Lamptey are fit to start

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Thanks, he'll start this week for sure then benched the next two if do end up picking him. but benching is what I worry about as well and if he loses his place his high ownership will likely cause his price to tank if he loses his spot.

        3. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          livramento

        4. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Looks such a threat from every set piece for Brighton and such a delicious fixture this week

        5. NABIL - I still got Tsimi
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Yep, not entirely nailed but his spot to lose imo

        6. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          6 days, 7 hours ago

          Thanks all! was really between Duffy or a say Burnley defender as I already have Arsenal Brentford and I forgot to mention Livra, so reduces the choice. Will just have to bench the following 2 fixtures and hope those attacks bully don't him too much he loses his spot

        7. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          6 days, 7 hours ago

          It's Livramento because of fixtures. But Duffy is 2nd best imo.

        8. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          6 days, 7 hours ago

          Duffy. Playing great football and a goal threat from setpieces. Granted against poor opposition but was very impressive against Azerbaijan and Qatar, scored one, should have had a second one. Omobamidele was also impressive. Not like Norwich are defensively solid without the 19 year 3.9m man 😉

      • tuturututu
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Kasper
          Marcal, Rudiger, Cancelo
          Salah(c), Mount, Raphinha, Townsend
          Ronaldo, Lukaku, Hwang

          Livramento, Bissouma, Manquilo

          Thoughts?

        • NABIL - I still got Tsimi
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Bruno out for a hit for
          A. KDB
          B. Foden
          C. Mahrez (think he will start)
          D. Save

          1. Mozumbus
              6 days, 8 hours ago

              D unless there's a news?

            • Thomas Magnum
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              D I really like Bruno this week

          2. TheTinman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Any chance Jota falls by deadline?

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 8 hours ago

              Zip I should imagine - so many flags about that selling won't be that high a priority in grand scheme of things.

          3. boombaba
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Play Marcal (Villa away) or Livra (Leeds home) ?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 8 hours ago

              Livramento

          4. Millie7
            • 7 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Sanchez
            TAA - White - Veltman - Rudiger
            Salah - Jota - Barnes - Raphinha
            Ronaldo - Antonio

            Foster - Livra - Brownhill - Scarlett

            Surely a WC waiting to happen?

          5. King Kohli
            • 9 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Best option on WC?

            Ramsdale Foster
            TAA Cancelo Dias _____ Livramento
            Salah Son Saka Mbeumo Brownhill
            Lukaku _____ Hwang

            A. Antonio + Duffy
            B. Toney/Maupay + James

            1. NABIL - I still got Tsimi
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 8 hours ago

              A

            2. boombaba
              • 8 Years
              6 days, 8 hours ago

              C. Get Ronny in instead

          6. Wolfman180
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            If you owned Havertz, would you keep for the nice run of fixtures or move to a Foden or Grealish?

          7. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            F.Torres out for 6 weeks… Mahrez in?

            1. NABIL - I still got Tsimi
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 8 hours ago

              Highly, highly considering it

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              Would be a great differential captaincy option this week if you fancy Salah to keep reasonably quiet against Watford

            3. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              Why? Jesus has been playing in his position not Torres.

              1. Thomas Magnum
                • 6 Years
                6 days, 7 hours ago

                This, people are forgetting him and he seems to have made that spot his own so far this season. In saying that, he won't play this week so can do a 1 week for Mahrez

            4. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              It could work out but I'd fear he'll just get the one game and then Jesus will slot back in

            5. lilmessipran
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              Why? Mahrez is competing with Jesus for his spot and losing recently, rather get Foden

            6. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              Torres didn't start in recent PL matches. Did Mahrez start in these matches?

          8. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

            Which option:

            A) Play Alonso (bre) with Livramento (LEE) first on bench

            B) use FT and move Alonso to Chilwell/James/Rudiger or even Laporte

            1. NABIL - I still got Tsimi
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              A

              I think he will get at least the Norwich game so worth keeping

              1. Thomas Magnum
                • 6 Years
                6 days, 7 hours ago

                Agree with this

            2. wulfrunian
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              a

          9. DIMITRIS
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 7 hours ago

            Traore and Ronaldo OUT for KDB and Armstrong IN worth -4?

            1. Bojack Horseman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              I just cannot advocate losing a player like Ronaldo as part of a hit when he faces a side which has been ropey as hell at the back.

              1. DIMITRIS
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 7 hours ago

                This move is for long term, say 5-6 GW's. Ronaldo has really really tough fixtures and Traore doesn't even play. KDB is nailed in City and Armstrong in Southampton, plus they have nice fixtures. It might pay out dividends after all.

                1. Bojack Horseman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  6 days, 7 hours ago

                  I'd do it for free next week without a doubt, I just personally wouldn;t do it this week.

                  1. DIMITRIS
                    • 3 Years
                    6 days, 7 hours ago

                    Well that's fair point. I'm just afraid that if Ronaldo blanks and Traore doesn't play I'll be stranded. I might just take the risk.
                    Cheers!

                    1. Bojack Horseman
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      6 days, 7 hours ago

                      Good luck whichever way 🙂

            2. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              Only if you are going to captain KDB

              1. DIMITRIS
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 7 hours ago

                I would probably do that.

          10. Bojack Horseman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 7 hours ago

            Anyone seen Merson's BBC documentary on his gambling addiction?

            Powerful and harrowing stuff.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              Not yet, might stick it on now

              1. Bojack Horseman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 7 hours ago

                Well worth a go mate.

            2. Ruth_NZ
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              There were arguments on FFS about the Bet365 witch and her company's 'partnership' with FFS. People were saying that she's just an astute businesswoman and I had no right to imply that she was consciously profiting from addiction (as all the big bookmakers do).

              Well, maybe after the Merson documentary people will get a little wiser about the monstrosity of that so-called industry. 60% of their profits from 5% of their customers, mainly the problem gamblers that can't help themselves. And yet they say "when the fun stops, stop". Sickening hypocrisy.

              1. TheTinman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                6 days, 7 hours ago

                Agree 100%. FFS should have a long hard look at their policy of pushing any kind of gambling.

              2. ebb2sparky
                • 10 Years
                6 days, 7 hours ago

                Tbh if anyone believes the responsible gambling line they are an absolute fool. The gambling industry is full of crooks. The only way to resolve it is with government intervention. When I said that before on here all I received was an abusive response.

          11. BobB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            6 days, 7 hours ago

            Raphina sounds 50-50 based on Bielsa's comments

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              Yup - a bench cameo a very distinct possibility too

            2. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              It actually sounds to me like he's highly considering playing him if he can which I'm a little surprised by, but then again they need to pick up points and have no Bamford so I can get it

            3. Ruth_NZ
              • 6 Years
              6 days, 7 hours ago

              Yeah, 50-50 to make the bench. 😆