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. frenchfries
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Alonso Semedo
    Salah Fornals Traore Jota
    Ronaldo Antonio ASM

    Steele Livramento Williams Sissoko

    A) Traore/Fornals -> Foden

    B) Semedo -> Cancelo

    1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Similar team. B

  2. Bod
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Rudiger to TAA worth a hit?

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Who's playing if you don't take the hit?

      1. Bod
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Kilman, and Gilmour if Raphinha doesn’t play. Also have Jansson on the bench

  3. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Son news doing most a favour. Overpriced in that Spurs team.

    1. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      what's the news??

      1. Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Apparently has Covid

  4. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Who is the Chelsea defender of choice now? Must be Azpi,right?

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

      I'm on James personally

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

      Probably most nailed

    3. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Still holding out fading hope for an Alonso start

    4. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      He is the safest pick currently yes

  5. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    WC G2G?

    Ram
    Taa/Christensen/Dias/Cancelo
    (S)alah/Raph/Mount
    Armstrong/Rom/Antonio

    Foster/ESR/Liv/Brownhill

    0.6 ITB

    TIA

  6. Kellz86
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    First on bench if Alonso doesn’t play?

    1. Brownhill
    2. Raphinha

    Last on bench is Jesus

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      I'd start Jesus, then alonso 1st, raph 2nd and brownhill 3rd bench. Enjoy the 2 brownhill points mate

      1. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Yup lol

  7. palace ash
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Play one, bench order for the others:

    A) Sarr (LIV)
    B) Livramento (LEE)
    C) Gallagher (ars)
    D) Brownhill (mci)

    1. waldo666
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

      Others are in the correct order

  8. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Best transfer?
    a)Benrahma->Saka
    b)Shaw->Cancelo

    1. wildnothing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

  9. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    How about this wildcard draft?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James Walker Livramento
    Salah Mount Saka Mbeumo Brownhill
    Lukaku Jimenez Antonio

    Or should I go with Duffy instead of Walker and save a million to be able to bring Raphinha?

  10. EffPeeEll
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Loving the Mahrez pick this week.

    best differential/one week punt thus far.

  11. EL tridente
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Foden captain material? Will surely start with Jesus, Torres and Gündogan out

    1. EffPeeEll
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Gundo is back I believe

    2. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Stop using logic when justifying City assets

    3. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Too big a 1 point gamble

    4. HD7
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Daring

    5. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Gundo is fit

  12. SADIO SANÉ
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    anyone got any 'out there' 4.5 defenders? On White atm but feels a bit boring...Guéhi has done alright BPS-wise? Aarons? Ajer?

    1. Jars458
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Veltman

  13. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    What kind of WC can you have if you want to play 442 or 433 and don't want a city attacker, nor Son nor Vardy? There's just no options

  14. dshv
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    On wc

    1. Son townsend
    2. Jimenez Foden

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. Fantasy Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Apparently Son is out with Covid

  15. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    WC A or B?

    A) (1.9 itb)
    Ramsdale
    Trent Cancelo James Azpi
    Salah Raphina Trossard
    Maupay Antonio Lukaku

    Subs: Foster, Livramento, Allan, Mbuemo

    B) (0 itb)
    Ramsdale
    White Laporte Walker Trent
    Salah Raphina Mane/KDB
    Toney Jiminez Lukaku

    Subs: Foster, Livramento Allan, Brownhill

    1. Starskyb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 6 days ago

      A

  16. HD7
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    2 FTs:

    Sarr to Saka is the one Im considering?

    Any other bright ideas, mates?

    Ramsdale
    Trent Marcal Dias Livra
    Salah Raph* Gray Sarr
    Ronaldo Lukaku

    Steele Sissoko Scarlett Rudiger

  17. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Please bench two out of these:

    A: Christensen (away v BRE)
    B: White (home v CRY)
    C: Benrahma (away v EVE)
    D: Raphinha (away v SOU)
    E: Mbeumo (home v CHE)

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      A and D depending on the rest of your defence

      1. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 6 days ago

        TAA, Cancelo and Dunk

  18. AdamJ91
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    How's the final WC draft looking please?

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

  19. gmando2011
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    was the son covid news rubbish?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Who said it was rubbish?!

  20. Gideons Rolling Another One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Any thought on these moves?

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

    B: Greenwood to Foden for free

  21. FPL_Crisis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    @FCSB I’ve already got buyers remorse with Foden!!

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Why?

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 6 days ago

        The rest of my post got cutoff. Was saying didn’t realise Jota was close to a drop.
        Also different lineups have him missing out. The thrills of owning city attack

  22. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    On a WC, the Son rumor has me thinking about a change

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

    Would you do Son and Manq to Foden and Dias?

    Or Son to Mahrez?

    I wouldn't then be able to get son back in unless he dropped back to 10m

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      How about …
      Toney to Vardy
      Son to Doucoure or SR or Kovacic

  23. Fantasy Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    With the Son Covid news, combined with the fact Torres is out, time to punt on Sterling on the WC?

  24. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Where's the source which speculates Son has COVID.
    Who's the other player?

    1. The-Red-1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Supposedly Gil

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Gil, apparently.

  25. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Livramento
    Salah Foden Sarr Gray
    Ronaldo Toney Antonio

    Steele, Veltman, Douglas Luiz, Rudiger

    Is it worth doing Rudiger to Dias for free or keep and roll transfer?

  26. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Would you BB Foster, Kovacic, Digne, Livra?

    1. P-P-A-P
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Depends if rest of team guaranteed to play.

      1. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Rest of team:

        Sanchez
        Shaw Christensen White
        Salah ESR Benny Gray
        Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

    2. P-P-A-P
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      My answer likely still no, either way.

    3. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      No way unless you're desperate for a head to head win. Probably less than 10 points there

      1. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 6 days ago

        Fair point

  27. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on Greenwood Rudi to Foden James -4?

    Should be good for the next few?

  28. HD7
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Chances Raph plays?

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Manager comments suggest he could get some mins. I'd think bielsa rather rest him if he can get away with it

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      He will play, the question is will he start. I doubt he will

  29. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Hey DZ, watcha reckon

    A Son & Hwang
    or
    B Vardy & Kovacic

  30. dshv
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 6 days ago

    Really want Son on my WC but now everything is changed i will wait until tomorrow and will skip foden’s rise with hope to be OK

    1. Fantasy Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 6 days ago

      Agree, Son was a lock!