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.

GOALKEEPER

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.

DEFENDERS

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.

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  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Rudiger to Open Controls -4???

  2. immybob
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    What’s this madness?? Why isn’t there a team picture for the picks!?

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Website gone funny..

  3. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Can't open controls or go to member's area or team news without google 🙁

    Rudiger to James or Laporte?

  4. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I have lost control.

  5. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    WHAT HAPPENED TO SON??

    1. SINGH
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Damn. Got to take him out now.

    2. golfboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Didn’t open controls

    3. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      This is nuts, he *might* have covid?? NEED MORE INFO

  6. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Option A or B:

    A)
    Foden in for Sissoko
    Mahrez in for Gallagher
    Maupay in for Ronaldo

    B)
    Cancelo in for Williams (Norwich)
    Mahrez in for Sissoko
    Maupay in for Ronaldo

    Any advise would be welcome…
    All Above for -8. I’ve saved up my hits for game weeks like these.

  7. Catona75
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Last two decisions on WC, choose one of each

      A) Sanchez
      B) Raya

      1) Reece James and Hwang (play James GW8)
      2) Livramento and Toney (play Toney GW8)

    • G054
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Benrahma to Pogba?

    • MadeinIreland
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bottomed...

      How’s about this team on a wildcard? It can cope with a couple of big defenders missing in action if it needs to...or a big defender and a big midfielder - subject to team news saying that a Jota starts...

      Ramsdale (Foster)
      Cancelo, James, TAA, (Livermento, Duffy)
      Foden, Jota, Salah, Saka (Mbuemo)
      Lukaku, Antonio, Hwang

      Thanks...

    • The-Red-1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lukaku?

      Ramsdale Foster
      TAA Cancelo James Livramento Manquillo
      Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo Brownhill
      Lukaku Antonio Toney

      Or Nokaku?

      Ramsdale Foster
      TAA Cancelo James Dias Livramento
      Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo Foden
      Armstrong Antonio Toney

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Who is best wildcard option. .

      A...foden
      B....Mount

      Seems 50 50 that foden starts tomorrow so thinking mount semi punt

      Thanks

    • alsybach
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Shall I go Saar > Foden
      Or a non player > Armstrong

      Or just play Saar

    • TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Think Cancelo is at risk from Zinchenko this weekend?

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Possibly. Could also be Walker at risk and Cancelo plays RB. Who knows with Pep.

    • FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Best man city combo?

      A Dias
      B Cancelo

      1 Grealish
      2 Foden

      1. Pedersen
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I have to open controls and choose AB

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        B1

    • Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Music make you lose control

    • dshv
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      On WC

      1. Azpi
      2. James

      And what we are doing wiTh Son

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      James and Mount or Christensen and Foden?

      1. Pedersen
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I went foden for now. Will reevaluate mount next gw

    • MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      WC last week.

      Rudiger -> James G2G???

      1. Pompey5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Will James play?

        1. MIGHTY JOE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          No idea

    • SINGH
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Remove Son for De Bruyne?

    • Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Website controls not working. Happened other day but cleared soon as posted. Didn't work this time.
      Android phone.
      Same with Chrome and Firefox.

      1. golfboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        …Open controls?

        1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Says 'open controls' allover the place.
          Three parellel bars top left not working. Three dot top right not working. Can't change mode fronweb or phone view.

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Same for everyone mate

            1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Oh, cheers.
              Had this briefly the other day.

    • Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Which is better?

      A- King > Armstrong , play 4-3-3
      B- Traore’ > Foden , play 4-4-2

      Already have Cancelo as a City cover

    • Pedersen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I can't open controls between Hwang, Toney or Armstrong on open controls

    • DAZZ
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      If we get liverpool leak with no Jota would you do Rudi + Jota > Cancelo + Saka -4?

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Probably

    • THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Cancelo or Dias in for Rudiger lads?

      1. Pedersen
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Cancelo

    • Athletic Nasherbo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Wildcard was finished, until the Son news. Son > Aubameyang
      Thoughts?

      Ramsdale
      Cancelo Dias Cucerella Duffy
      Salah(C) Mahrez Saka Townsend
      Lukaku Aubameyang

      Raya Toney Livramento Brownhill

    • tommo123
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      G2G or with pulling trigger on WC?

      Sanchez
      Shaw white alonso
      Sarr mount jota salah benhr
      Antonio Ronaldo

      Foster toney coufal livra

      1. tommo123
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Worth*

    • Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      How many of you know how to use the controls anyway?

    • jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      What are these “open controls” comments about?

    • jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ahh, now I just see “Permalink” that what you guys complaining about?

    • Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Is Cancelo (c) a viable punt?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Not a bad shout

      2. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Oh wow, that would be a big one. Salah to punish.

      3. Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Youll be praying for a Salah blank and praying for a Cancelo haul, too much praying for me

        It’s boring but Salah is too dominant

      4. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Definitely a good punt. Might work might not.