Scout Picks

FPL Gameweek 8 Scout Picks built on Man City triple-up

As they prepare to face Burnley at the Etihad Stadium, three Manchester City players form the spine of our Gameweek 8 Scout Picks.

After Sam, Az, Neale and Tom submitted their Scout Squad selections earlier this week, we have chosen our best players ahead of tomorrow’s 11.00 BST deadline.

We line up in a 4-4-2 formation and come in at £82.9m, just under our £83.0m budget.


Xhaka and Moura recalled as Ramsdale starts again

After a promising second half of last season yielded nine clean sheets from 23 games, three of which arrived in the final five, Arsenal have conceded just once in the four games since Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m) was installed as first-choice goalkeeper. During that time, they have kept three clean sheets and given up just two big chances, fewer than any other Premier League side, while Ramsdale’s +1.10 expected goals (xG) prevented total ranks fourth amongst all goalkeepers so far. Now, the England stopper will be keen to build on that against Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace on Monday.


Wolves City dugout

With the news that he is available for Saturday’s early kick-off following injury, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) is clearly one of the best defender picks on offer in Gameweek 8, with potential for a clean sheet and attacking returns. A possible route to points may come via set-pieces, with opponents Watford allowing 2.7 xG from dead-ball situations so far this season, while they also rank 18th for crosses conceded from their left-flank. Given that Alexander-Arnold’s 17 successful crosses and 2.56 expected assists (xA) are both league-leading totals amongst all defenders in FPL, he could be set for another big week.


Only those with a Fantasy Football Scout account can read this piece in full but you can pick up yours for free via this link.



3,062 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZakyJ
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    1FT & 0.4m ITB

    Alonso Semedo White Livra (Amartey)
    Salah Jota Raph* Benrhama (Brownhill)
    CR7 Lukaku (Toney)

    No City players.

    A) hold
    B) Jota>Foden?

  2. Jack.Armstrong96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Play Liva or Raph?

    1. Tombory
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I'm thinking raph as if he doesn't play livra comes on, if raph doesn't start don't think he comes on

  3. AYLD28
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago


    1. KDB
    2. Salah

    Best 4.4/4.5 striker? Basically who has the best chance of any minutes?

  4. ran
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Sanchez Foster
      Taa White Rudiger Williams Livra
      Salah Luiz Biss Benrahma Gray
      Luk Ant Ron

      1FT and 0.4itb

      Shall I keep his team or make some changes?

    • tractorjess
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Best everton mid?

    • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Worth getting in Mahrez for a punt?

    • Mutter's Munters
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Foden not in the predicted line up. Just brought him in :/

      • 1984 TC
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        How’s my fellow Chilli owners feeling?!?!?

      • moogmcd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Currently have ASM and Antonio

        Considering Vardy and Davis


      • Baehaki
          7 months, 6 days ago