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. Totalfootball
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Captain Foden Or Salah?
    Give reason

    1. golfboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Salah. Nailed. Points machine

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      This

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Salah. It's Salah.

      Foden might be on the bench.

    4. Totalfootball
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks all

  2. golfboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone not going with Salah (C)? And if so who instead?

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ronaldo is tempting

    2. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I was going Son, but now he has covid.

  3. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Keep Jota or remove for Foden?

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Why not eh!

    2. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Foden

  4. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Kdb or Mane? Not worried about rotation with KDB but he does sit deeper

  5. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who's more nailed medium-term out of Azpi or Chilwell? Who'll get more points?

  6. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Raphina was great for Brazil definitely keeping

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Defo

  7. squ1rrel
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    GTG?

    Sa
    TAA - Cancelo - Azpi
    Salah(c) - Saka - Benrahma - Sarr
    CR7 - Jimenez - Antonio

    Steele - Livra - Allan - Williams

    0.1 ITB, 0 FT

    1. golfboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      GTG bro

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yip

    3. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      GTG

  8. Oldie99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Azpi Cancelo Dias
    Salah Raph* Ben ESR
    Lukaku Antonio Jimi

    Livra DLuiz Rudi*

    A. Save FT
    B. Rudi to Trent
    C. Ben to Foden

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      B

  9. La_Flama_Blanca
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    This site is an absolute train wreck

    Full of A or B’s RMT’s, and structurally falling apart at the seams

    1. golfboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Open controls?

      1. La_Flama_Blanca
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        It’s either that or permalink or throw the whole thing in the bin

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Since the new owners took over the site is well & truly bolloxed??

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Can I interest you in a gambling website in the meantime?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Or European leagues & fake cups I am not interested in!

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      WTF is going on?

  11. Mikei
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Cancelo or TAA?

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      C

    2. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Both for me

  12. Pompey5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Which WC?
    A.
    Sanchez
    TAA James Cancelo
    Salah Grealish Foden Doucoure
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    Foster White Livramento D.Luiz

    B.
    Sanchez
    TAA Azpi Cancelo
    Salah Grealish Saka Doucoure
    Lukaku Antonio Toney

    Foster White Livramento D.Luiz

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      A

  13. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    who to start: livramento or duffy ? have sanchez on goal...

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Duffy - major goal threatv

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Duffy balls deep

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      D

  14. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    RUDIGER TO JAMES OR NO?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  15. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Best option on wc
    1) azpi + saka
    2) Christensen + raphina

    1. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      1

  16. Boss Hogg
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Say open controls one more time. I dare you.

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

      Permalink

  17. Zero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Benrahma is still a decent option right, albeit with tougher fixtures and Europa?

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yes imo

  18. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    2 FT, 0.0 ITB

    Sanchez / Steele

    TAA / Christensen / White / Coady / Livramento

    Salah / Raphinha / Gray / Gallagher / Allan

    Ronaldo / Lukaku / Antonio

    A - Gallagher to Mbuemo?
    B - Steele to Foster?
    C - Sanchez to Raya?
    D - Townsend to Gray?
    E - Other?

  19. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Hwang or ESR for last attacking spot?

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      H

  20. Hint
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Jota to Grealish or save FT?

    1. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Grealish or Foden

  21. Boss Hogg
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Front 8 of:

    Salah, Jota, Saka, Gray (Sarr)
    Lukaku, Jimenez, Antonio

    a.) Jota to Foden (-4)
    b.) Jota to Mahrez (-4)
    c.) Keep Jota
    d.) Open controls

    ???

  22. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    This site's messed up again isn't it? Who can't get rid of the menu?

    1. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Me

    2. Thunderbolts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Me, thought it was my computer! i've restarted and cleared cache!

  23. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Son out with Covid!

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Two hours ago called, it wants it’s news back

  24. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Team and bench OK to go? Avoided playing WC and taken -4 for Rüdiger to TAA and Greenwood to Mbeumo

    Sanchez
    TAA Livramento Alonso Cancelo
    Salah (c) Mbeumo Jota Benrahma
    Ronaldo Antonio

    Foster Semedo Raphinha Scarlett

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Why can’t I reply to posts?

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ok, that worked 🙂 why you benching raph?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Just feel will come on for cameo late on. But perhaps will play ahead of Livramento

  25. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Play Shaw or Livramento?
    Or transfer Shaw for Laporte?

    Sanchez
    Rüdiger*. TAA. White
    Salah. Mount. Raph*. Sarr
    Ronaldo. Antonio. ASM
    (Foster, Shaw, Livramento, Gilmour)

  26. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Can I save the FT?

    Sanchez | Steele
    Rudiger* White Dier
    Salah Jota Raphinha* Gray Gallagher
    Ronaldo Lukaku
    ¦ Digne Dennis Ayling*

    0.0 ITB, 1 FT

  27. Tinmen
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Here comes the worst question of the night

    Start Raphinia or DLuiz ?

    1. JoeSoap
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Would probably go with Raphina

  28. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Dilemma.

    I've on a WC and have maxed out my cash. Son is one of my players and I got him in at 10m, before his rise.

    I can transfer him out, but...

    If he's not actually isolating I'll not be able to get him back in.

    If he's isolating, I'm down a player, and I'm carrying 10m on my bench.

    What to do??

  29. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    If Raph doesnt plays then Lowton will come in so ..Lowton to any 4.5 def worth a hit?
    Or Rudiger out for Chilwell for -4?

  30. JoeSoap
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Any suggested WC changes?

    Maybe James instead of Azpi! Mbuemo iffy this week.

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Azpi, Cancelo, Duffy
    Salah, Saka, Mbuemo
    Antonio, Lukaku, Jimmy
    Foster, Livra, Raphina, Luiz