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. Norco
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Backline of:
    Cancelo Dias Azpi Rudiger*
    Also have Raphinha concern*

    Subs: Livramento, Gallagher, Brownhill

    1FT, is Rudiger > TAA a no brainer? Then Livramento to come on is Raphinha is out?

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      absolute no brainer

  2. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Was all set on the WC, but then the Son news hit. Son > Aubameyang
    Thoughts? (Is bench right order?)

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo Dias Cucurella Duffy
    Salah Mahrez Saka Townsend
    Lukaku Aubameyang

    Raya Toney Livramento Brownhill

    1. Norco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No Chelsea def?

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Ideally I would but I cannot decide who plays.

        Cucurella > James next week, perhaps. Or Mahrez out and get Chilwell in.

    2. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Mahrez and Auba is ballsy but has a big upside potential

  3. Tabbara
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Who to bench
    Livramento or Gallagher
    Thanks

  4. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Who to get for next 4 GWS
    A- KDB
    B- Canselo

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Cancelo

  5. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Was all set on Son & now in a dilemma. Who to replace him with? Would love KDB or Mane, but so expensive & all the other City assets look messy. Hard to know what to do!

  6. Mork calling Orson
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Appreciate a quick A B or C please x

    Play 1 of
    A) Tony
    B) Livramento
    C) Dougie Luiz

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Toney

    2. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Always play the attacker

    3. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A

    4. Mork calling Orson
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Conclusive, much obliged all

  7. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Thoughts on Greenwood Rudi to Foden James -4?

    Should be good for next few?

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      looks fine ye

    2. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I would keep Greenwood one more week.

  8. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    What the?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yes?

  9. winchester
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 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

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Duffy. Are you sure youre gonna go with Son tho? 😀

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        cheers.. damn true that son has covid? who to replace son then? 😀

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Mahrez

          1. winchester
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            cheers and upgrade duffy->dias?

    2. Norco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      If Son has Rona, no point holding if he's out for two game s

      1. winchester
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        damn, is it true.. who to replace him?

  10. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Shambles

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      City?

  11. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Kdb ownership looks tasty

  12. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    On a WC - final few decisions:

    - (Foster)
    TAA, Dias, - (-, Livramento)
    Salah, Foden, Raphinha, X (Brownhill)
    Lukaku, Antonio, Toney

    Defenders:
    1) Sanchez, Dias, White
    2) Ramsdale, Cancelo, Duffy

    Midfield:
    A) Mbeumo
    B) Townsend
    C) Doucouré
    D) Mount

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      2A

    2. luk46
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      2A

  13. meme207
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Liva or White?

    • Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Permalink yes or no?

    • sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I have 5.6 for my first bench option, and I have Toney already. Go Mbeumo anyway or Townsend instead? Could be ESR even, but for some reason I'm not particularly convinced by him...

    • Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      What's the source for the Son news / rumour please?

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Spurs journalist of some sort I think.

      2. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Update: This guy > https://twitter.com/pokeefe1?lang=en

        He is a FA Registered Intermediary. Whatever that means.

    • Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Help a man on his wildcard.
      Mahrez (one week punt) and I will bench James and Raphinha in gw8.

      Ramsdale Foster
      TAA Cancelo James Livramento __
      Salah Mahrez Raphinha Mbeumo __
      Lukaku Toney __

      A) Duffy - Luiz - Werner
      B) Dias - ESR - Armstrong

    • Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Cancelo looks like he will rise again tonight.

    • Flynny
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Have tweaked my wildcard given son news and it's come up as below.....any views?

      Final decision is foden v mount

      With foden potentially rested tomorrow, I'm tempted to go mount....

      Ramsdale
      Taa cancelo dias james (livra)
      Salah foden mbeumo (raphinha normann)
      Lukaku antonio Armstrong

      Thanks

      1. luk46
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        g2g, prefer Hwang to Armstrong personally

      2. Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Foden - and you're missing a keeper 🙂

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        It’s good but going to cause benching headaches. I thought Foden was in most predicted line ups

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks....other keeper is foster....

          Accepting there are benching problems here - but its also strength in depth....

          Not sure on foden....thanks!

    • hnmfm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Im keeping Son since I got a good bench anyway, hope it’s just a rumor and I get those joocy differential points

    • luk46
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      hopefully last decision on wc!

      A - ESR + Vardy
      B - Foden + Jimenez

      1. Starskyb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        B

    • wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      What would you do here?

      Sanchez
      Taa/Shaw/Coady
      Salah/Benrahma/Raphinha/Traore
      Jimenez/Antonio/Lukaku

      Steele/Brownhill/Tsimikas/Rudiger*
      1ft 1.5itb

      a)Shaw->Cancelo
      b)Tsimikas->Walker/White
      c)Shaw+Benrahma->White+Mahrez/Foden
      d)Coady->Alonso/Walker
      e)Benrahma->Foden

    • Starskyb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Sanchez, Steele
      Rudiger, TAA, Semedo, Williams, Livra
      Raphinha, Fernandes, Salah, Gray, Gilmour,
      Dennis, Antonio, Lukaku

      Thought I could stumble through this week and bank a transfer for a mini wildcard next week but I think Rudiger news has done me! Is it time to full wildcard this squad?

      1. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        That needs WC-ing

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Got nine of those and nowhere near wildcarding

        1. Starskyb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          The RMT tool reckons I'll be 27 points better off over the next 6 weeks if I do. That seems like a decent use of it. Especially if I only end up with 10 players this week otherwise! Just feels a bit late to play though...

    • airzeppelin
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Thanks!

      Ramsdale Foster
      TAA Cancelo Azp
      Salah Foden ____ Gray
      Ronaldo Antonio Hwang
      _
      Livramento Luiz Duffy
      Foster

      Raphina, Saka, ESR?

    • Ludde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Current WC team. Too heavy from brentford I guess?

      Ramsdale Foster
      TAA Dias Cancelo James Livramento
      Salah Foden Raphinha Mbeumo Luiz
      Lukaku Jimenez Toney

    • dshv
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      On WC

      1. Keep son
      2. Mahrez

      1. Starskyb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Mahrez. Why risk it? Even with pep roulette, surely Mahrez plays this week

    • Muscout
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Sanchez
      Cancelo Duffy Liv
      Salah (c) Raph Benrahma Galla
      Luk Ron Antonio

      Foster Rudiger DougLuiz Manq 0.1 itb

      Any changes needed or save?

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Taking a (c) punt this week:

      Sanchez
      Cancelo Azpilicueta Cash Tierney
      Salah Mahrez(c) Gray
      Lukaku Vardy ASM

      (Steele, Raphinha, Tsimikas, Brownhill)

    • AdamJ91
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      How's the WC team looking please?

      Ramsdale - Foster
      TAA - Cancelo - Dias - Azpi - Livramento
      Salah - Mahrez - Raphinha - Mbeumo - Brownhill
      Lukaku - Toney - Hwang

    • Gideons Rolling Another One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Jota, Greenwood, Rudiger to KDB, Mbeumo, Duffy -4

      Y or N