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. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What’s the latest in Raph? Should play it back surely?

  2. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Should I save this FT?

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

    0.0 ITB, 1 FT

  3. Pedersen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Foden vs Saka/ESR?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Foden

  4. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Already made 3 transfers (-4) before price changes.

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Livra
    Salah Raphinha Iota Benrahma Mbuemo
    Lukaku Antonio

    Subs: Marcal Scarlett Rudiger

    Would you:

    A Leave it
    B Play WC & optimize

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

  5. ballsy_b
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Bottomed

    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.

  6. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    So has Raphinha joined up with the squad today? Saw earlier that his jet flew past Southampton?

    1. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Alisson, Ederson, Fabinho, Jesus, all cannot play for the clubs this week. But Raphinha can? I don't believe this.

      1. alsybach
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        They all ‘can’ they’ve just chosen not to

        1. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Liverpool chooses to not play Alisson and Fabinho when they can?
          Mancester City chooses to not play Ederson and Jesus when they can?

          Come on

      2. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Bielsa has godly powers

  7. Bojack Horseman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who's updated the code and messed it up?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      The cheap 16 year old web designer that replaced the expert allowing the incompetent owners to save half his salary to put it into their back pockets. 😉

      I want a refund on my subscription, compensation for the regular frustration of a broken site and no knotice telling us what they're doing about it. 😀

  8. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I just got Townsend. He’s on pens too this GW.

    Dive dive dive

    1. alsybach
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ha ha ha

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Antony Gordon’s alive?

  9. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Site’s gone. Slow death been happening for ages.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      What's this about new owners?

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Did the Saudis buy Newcastle AND this site?

      2. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Crashhhhhh

      3. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        News to me

  10. winchester
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    on WC. GTG?. one last spot to fill. preferably nailed one (as you never know with james cameos), max 4.7m. cheers

    ramsdale (foster)
    taa-cancelo-james (**-livra)
    salah(c)-son-raph-mbeumo (luiz)
    antonio-lukaku-hwang

    a) duffy
    b) jansson
    c) pinnock
    d) white

  11. Boss Hogg
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Jota to Foden worth -4?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nah

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Will Foden start?

  12. MadeinIreland
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Try again...

    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...

  13. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Whats going on here then??

  14. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    MODS - can you release that ridiculous article with about a million twitter links now just to see if that fixes it?

  15. Pegboy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Struggling to work out my non-Son WC and considering pivoting to 4 at the back.

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA Dias Cancelo Azpi (Livra)
    Salah Foden Mbeumo (Raph Luiz)
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    Decent enough bench to cover Foden

  16. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A) Toney + Jimenez (+ Brownhill)
    B) Townsend + Antonio (+Davis)

    On WC.

    1. dshv
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I am on b

  17. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Best bet for wildcard?

    A...foden

    B...Mount

    Worried foden doesn't start tomorrow....and I need players I can count on this week......thanks

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B if you need nailed.

    2. El Matador
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Foden predicted to start in all predicted line ups I've seen online

      1. Tempestic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        not the one on this site

        1. El Matador
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          So just because he isn't on this site means he won't start?

  18. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    GTG? play Mbeumo over Duffy?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Azpi Cancelo
    Salah(c) Foden Grealish Mbeumo
    Lukaku(v)
    Foster Duffy Liv Brownhill

  19. G054
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    After WC

    Ramsdale/Foster
    Cancelo Tierney Chalobah (Duffy Manquillo)
    Salah Odegaard Benrahma Kovacic (Bissouma)
    Antonio Lukaku Ronaldo

    GTG?

  20. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Shaw -> Laporte for free?

    Thanks!

  21. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Apologies, we're almost there. Bear with us!

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Already here. 😀

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not the side bar

        1. ZeBestee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Not using side bar anytime soon. 😉

  22. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Why are people picking Chilwell on WC?

  23. Claudio555
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Bench Livra, Mbeumo or Sarr?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Sarr

  24. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Shaw -> Laporte for free?

    THX!

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Maybe, but u think Laporte is nailed now?

  25. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Friday night is not a good time to do any site updates or adjustments.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      May be a network or system issue?

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yep, A school boy error by a school boy. 😀

  26. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Test

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      icle

  27. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Guys what i have to do with Son on WC?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You are on WC, easy to bring in another asset if confirmed out

      1. Hulk Smash
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Son, out? What's this?

  28. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Start 2:
    Livramento
    Coady
    Raphinha
    Mbeumo
    Allan

    What bench order for others?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Livra and mbuemo

  29. ratski
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    New wc due tonight’s news...
    Ramsdale, foster
    Taa, James, cancelo, Duffy, Livra
    Salah, Raph, mbeumbo, Townsend, Luisa
    Vardy, Lukaku, Antonio

    Was only hwang but worried if son has Covid there’s a chance hwang could have,
    Not sure on Townsend, maybe go gray?

  30. Mr Bird
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Almost there.

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo James Livra White
    Salah Raphinha Mbuemo … Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

    A) Mahrez
    B) Foden

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Mahrezinho