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. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Any chance Cancelo doesn't play next game?
    Now that Walker and Zinchenko is back, one of them has to miss out!

    Was gonna (C) as a punt, but may go elsewhere.

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      They are playing Burnley who will park the bus, in theory the least attacking full back will be rested. But with Pep who knows

  2. MountainBeach
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Would you do Rudiger to Cancelo/Dias/Someone else for a hit?

    Current def: Trent, White, Coady

    1. Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Been debating moving Rudiger on myself but for a free. I've got Livramento and Veltman as cover so I may just roll transfer.

      1. MountainBeach
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Tuchel drop any hint on how serious it is? I honestly thought it'd be like a one missed game thing, but it says unknown return date..

        1. Wolfman180
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It sounds like it's likely to be just one week but hard to say with a back injury.

  3. mitro
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Best combo lads?

    1) Mbeumo
    2) Toney

    A) Cancelo
    B) Foden

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not sure the question as mid/mid can be an answer. . .

    2. the dom 1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1A

  4. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Now with Son out.. WC team rate please and advices

    Ramsdale Foster
    Taa Azpi Cancelo Duffy Livra
    Salah Raphinha mbeumo Foden luiz
    Antonio Lukaku Jimenez

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Very good

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      'Tis fine. I was on Jimi all week, and inching back that way. It's that or go Toney/Hwang and just bank the cash to give move flexibility.

      1. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        more*

    3. the dom 1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What you mean Son is out?

      1. dshv
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Covid

  5. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Start one:
    A) Raphinha
    B) Semedo
    C) Livramento

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      C>B>A

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Do you think he'll play?

  6. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    DCL, Bamford and now Son week after week I am using my FT to sort out injured players, this is without even mentioning the meta players like Rudiger and Raph..unbelievable this game..whichever player I bring in gets injured/unavailable in some way

  7. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Good to go?

    Foster
    Trent (C)ancelo Tierney(v)
    Grealish Foden Odegaard ESR
    Lukaku Vardy Jimenez

    Bach | Livramento, Shaw, Raphinha

    1. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Nice one mate. Good luck!

  8. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Son to FOMO Foden?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What about FOMO Mahrez?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Doesn’t roll off the tongue as well.

    2. Heres hoping x 7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If he was guaranteed to start then yes, but who knows! I have him at the moment but seriously considering Mahrez

    3. Indio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      More like FOBB (Fear Of Being Benched)

  9. Big Hands Barry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    A) Azpil and Saka
    B) James and Mount

  10. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Play Cancelo instead of:
    a) James
    b) Raphinha
    c) Duffy

    1. Heres hoping x 7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      a or b

  11. MadeinIreland
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    One more go...

    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...

    1. Heres hoping x 7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Not Jota, but otherwise yes. Similar to my WC, just desperately trying to find some news about city line up tomorrow!

      1. MadeinIreland
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Who instead of Jota then - I was going to see if I got team news and if he plays he stays and becomes Raphina next week. If he’s not playing he becomes Raphina now.

    2. Fantasyfreakstradbally
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 17 days ago

      G2G

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Great team

  12. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Marcal to James or Rudiger and Gray to Christensen -4?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      And Foden*

  13. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Please rate this wc team.

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Cancelo, Azpilicueta
    Salah, Mbeumo, Raphinha, 8.5
    Toney, Antonio, Lukaku

    Foster, Duffy, Livramento, 4.5 mid

    Who gets the last midfield slot?

    A Grealish
    B Foden
    C Saka
    D any other suggestions?

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      B

  14. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    We starting Raphinha or Livramento?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm struggling with this too. Have Semedo or Livra who could play instead of Raph. Really can't decide what to do. Fear a 10min cameo for Raph for one point.

      1. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I'd lean Livra

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm thinking Livra. Leeds defence is shaky and Livra is very good going forward. And if Raphinha doesn't start or play at all then a better chance of a clean sheet for Southampton.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Livramento. If Raphinha doesn't play, CS.

    4. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Raphinha, Livramento first on bench.

    5. Indio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Been pondering same thing (have Livra and Duffy, and there's a case for starting either).

      Had Raphinha in my team starting all week though, just figured that's what bench is for - but suddenly fearing cameo! Reckon I'll hold and hope he starts or doesn't feature.

  15. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What to do with rudiger??

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Depends on your team. Can easily just bench.

  16. LiamK17
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Think I’m happy with my WC move after 9000 moves today

      Double city defence + Mahrez
      TAA + James
      Saka over Raph, Armstrong over Hwang
      Mbuemo for GW9 onwards

      1. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Good luck! I like most of that apart from Saka and Armstrong.

    • OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Who to be in your team for next 4 GWS ?
      A- KDB
      B- Ronaldo

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Huh ?

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A

    • DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm going to transfer in Cancelo and he is going to be benched isn't he? 🙂

      1. si
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I would not enjoy my lunch tomorrow with that transfer

    • Shark
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Twitter rumours saying that Son and Bryan are the two out with Covid.

      1. si
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        My Kane (c) punt looks even more vulnerable now.

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Would be classic FPL for Son to start and haul now

    • Tuchel Job
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Alonso > Azpilicueta for -8.

        Yay or Nay?

        1. si
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          What??

        2. Shark
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Hell no.

      • jdogg
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Shaw/digne

        To

        Laporte/walker.

        What transfer if any?x

      • nerd_is_the_werd
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I've decided to transfer in Son + Cancelo + Hwang for a (-4)....

        Apparently both Son and Cancelo is out.
        Is it best to go along with the flow, or use a FT (and repair the -4)?

        Son could also be out the next game too if Covid case is confirmed.

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Who said Cancelo is out?

          1. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            He's not out, but might not start...

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              You could say that about any City Mid. 😀

        2. Starskyb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          What's your source for cancelo out?

          I know the Son one..

        3. Pegboy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          You should be fine on Cancelo. Son is completely up in the air

        4. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yeah, I think will just stick with it.
          If Son's out then will just use the bench and just suffer the -4.
          Would be disappointing but is likely to be the better long-term move.

          Will go for Cancelo (C) at least... really can't see him coming on for a 1pter to block Salah (VC).

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        What’s the bench order here?
        Semedo will become Dias before price changes

        Guiata
        Trent James Semedo* (Dias)
        Salah (c) Jota Foden Gray
        Lukaku Antonio Armstrong
        Steer White Livra Gilmour

        I want to start one of the Saints players and no better time to play Armstrong imo. Will monitor if Jota starts and maybe swap to White.

        Any thoughts?

        1. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I would probably play White instead of Semedo imo.
          Then have Semedo first on the bench.

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Must not have been clear. Semedo currently in team but will be Dias before deadline.
            Yes definitely a good benching headache to have this week

      • LABILLETHEGOAT
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        guys this is my team right now, do you think it needs wildcarding? 0FT, 0.5 ITB.
        Sanchez
        TAA, White, Marcal (Tsimikas, Rudiger)
        Salah, Raphinha, Benrahma, Greenwood (Brownhill)
        CR7, Antonio, Toney

        1. GC123
            1 month, 17 days ago

            No need. Stick. You’ll be fine

        2. Taegugk Warrior
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A. Play Sarr
          B. Rudiger to TAA (-4) bench sarr

          1. Wild Rover
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            I'm playing Sarr and benching Rudiger. I already own TAA and was considering -4 Rudi to James but decided to stick. I'd get TAA in your case

          2. FourLokoLeipzig
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            A

        3. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          People’s thoughts on my WC? All set

          Ramsdale • Foster
          Trent • Dias • Cancelo • White • Livra
          Salah • Mahrez • Raph • Mbeumo • Luiz
          Lukaku • Antonio • Toney

          Safe team set up long term so can afford the risk on Mahrez. If he looks like being benched next weekend he can become Foden / Grealish / etc. Can get Son for GW12 by dropping Antonio to Hwang / Armstrong if they look good

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Very similar to my wc. Except I have azpilicueta. See above. Looks gtg.

        4. Mikel Arteta
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          99% final wc draft.
          1.0 money left itb.

          Ramsdale
          TAA Cancelo Dias Livramento
          Salah Mahrez Mbeumo
          Lukaku Toney Armstrong

          Bench: Foster, Raphinha, James, Brownhill

          1. Ligdon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Why bench James ?

            1. Pegboy
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Agree.

            2. Arteta
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              He owns double Brentford attack and is counting on them to score. It makes sense to play the odds.

              1. Mikel Arteta
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                This. I think Brentford will score.

          2. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Foden over Mahrez

            1. Mikel Arteta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Mahrez one week punt. Then I will look at Foden/ Mount and later at Son.

        5. Viper
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          How is Raphinha even been considered for selection when the likes of Ederson, Alison, Fabinho etc aren't?

          Alisson for example is obviously a goalkeeper and didn't even play the game but is 100% ruled out. Is there an injury there or something?

          1. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Because Bielsa? 😀

          2. Wild Rover
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Read the respective managers comments and make up your own mind.

          3. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Honestly I think it’s just owners hoping for a miracle

            I can’t see him starting, maybe a 15 min cameo

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Did you say a 15pt cameo?

        6. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Who to bench?
          A. Duffy
          B. Livra

        7. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          If Son has Covid, name him. What's the secret?

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Tactical mind games?

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Makes sense