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. Going Home
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    On WC and suddenly in disarray with news on Rudiger and rumours on Son. Couple of dilemmas:

    1. Which one:
    A) Son
    B) Mount (and save cash to get Son in a couple of weeks)

    2. Pick one:
    A) Azpi
    B) Dias (already have Cancelo)

  2. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Which one?

    A: Son + Cancelo -> KDB + Laporte
    B: Son + ESR -> KDB + Luiz

    *on a WC

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

    Sanchez
    TAA, Cancelo, James
    Salah, Jota, Raphinha, Doucoure
    Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez

    Steele; White, Livramento, Sissoko.

    Good to go or should I start one of the defenders over Raph in case of a cameo?

  4. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What’s the latest with Son?

    1. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Cant see us getting official news. Very strong rumours circulating that a) he’s got the ‘vid and b) he wasn’t going to start this week anyway

      I’m on WC and have pulled the trigger on removing him

  5. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    How long is Rudiger out for ?

    1. Going Home
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      No info was given by the looks. I’ve jumped onto Azpi for now (on WC) as seems most locked of those who are available this week

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

    Start Livra or Raph

  7. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    James or Christensen as Rudiger replacement?

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

      I'd go James.

  8. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Bamford to who? 9.2m to spend (got Antonio/Luk)

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

      I like Watkins and Jimenez.

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        cheers

    2. isthoralive
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Jiminez is starting to heat up

    3. LABILLETHEGOAT
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

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

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

      Toney or Jimi for the next few?

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

        Jimi

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Cheers... Werner?

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Toney

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hey fam! A few questions for WC!

      1. James a good option?

      2. Cancelo or Dias?

      3. Keep Antonio? Yes or No?

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

        Yes
        Cancelo
        Yes

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        James and Cancelo for me. and for Antonio it depends but he is on good form but with bad fixtures so if you happy keeping him for upcoming fixtures nothing wrong.

    6. Mozumbus
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sanchez
        Azpi Rudiger Semedo
        Salah Bruno Greenwood Raphinha
        Ings Antonio Toney

        Foster Veltman Allan Coufal

        0.3ITB 1FT

        A. Rudiger > Laporte/Walker (if yes, which one?)
        B. Rudiger + Greenwood > Cancelo/Dias + Saka/other for a hit
        C. Any other move please?
        D. Roll FT
        E. WC

        1. We ain't got no histor…
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A

          1. Mozumbus
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Thanks

        2. LABILLETHEGOAT
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

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

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

          Is cancelo expected to start today?

          1. tokara
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            there is a reason why pple went for Dias

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

              I have both

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

            Man City have Brugge midweek so I think he starts.

        4. Enes_Sahini1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          G2G on WC?

          Mendy
          TAA Cancelo Duffy White
          Salah Benhrama Townsend
          Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

          Bench: Foster Raph Livaramento Brownhill

          0.6itb

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

            I think I would prefer Raya and Azpi over Mendy and Duffy.

        5. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A) Start Raph with no bench cover
          B) Bam > Jimi -4
          C) Bam > Werner -4

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

            B

          2. Hy liverpool
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            C for short term then go for jesus/Bamford /DCL if werner trolls

            1. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Yeah, more exciting right?

        6. Johan Queef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          WC decisions:

          A) Duffy & Foden (343)
          B) Dias & ESR (442)

          Cheers!

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            B

          2. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            B

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

              I completely agree guys. Thanks for confirming.

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

            B

        7. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Who are the Spurs players who tested positive????

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

            Apparently Son and Gil

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

          Is Walker a regular starter? .1short for Cancelo and Dias

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

            With Zintchenko back fit, probably not nailed

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

              Thanks mate. Worth getting Zinchenko?

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

                Absolutely not

          2. Thomas Magnum
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Think he's only slightly less nailed than Cancelo, still worth bringing in though. Fixtures coming thick and fast for City though so rotation will come for basically everyone, probably even Dias.

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

          Any chance of some early Liverpool team news? Plan to sell Jota for Mahrez if he’s benched.

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

          Need suggestions, what to do here?

          Sanchez (Steele)
          Rudiger Shaw White (Livramento) (Amartey)
          Salah Son Sarr Greenwood (Brownhill)
          Ronaldo Antonio Toney

          1 ft, 0.6 itb, WC still available

        11. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ron -> Lukaku or Dier -> Cancelo?

          Sanchez
          TAA Coady Livra
          Salah (c) Raph Sarr Saka
          Ron Antonio ASM

          4.0 Dier McArthur Rudiger (1ft 2.9m itb)

          1. We ain't got no histor…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Cancelo

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

            Probably the defence.

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

            Dier out

          4. isthoralive
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Dier is trash

          5. We ain't got no histor…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Quick question guys, WC Active

            Ramdale Foster
            Cancelo Laporte TAA Liv ****
            Salah Mbeumo Raph Luiz Foden
            Rom Antonio ****

            A. Chilwell/James + Tony
            B. Duffy + Jimenez

            Thanks much

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

              A

          6. 11SPECIALONE11
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Who to pick for the first bench spot? Thanks

            1.) Sarr
            2.) Raphona

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

              Sarr

          7. Enes_Sahini1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            bottomed...

            G2G on WC?

            Mendy
            TAA Cancelo Duffy White
            Salah Benhrama Townsend
            Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

            Bench: Foster Raph Livaramento Brownhill

            0.6itb

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

              Mids look a bit different to other WCs.

          8. Mozumbus
              1 month, 17 days ago

              A. Walker
              B. Laporte

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

                B

                1. Mozumbus
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Thanks

                2. isthoralive
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    B

                    1. Mozumbus
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Thanks

                  • Mozumbus
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Rudiger + Greenwood > Laporte + Foden for a hit
                      A. Yes
                      B. No

                      1. isthoralive
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Yes

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

                        Lowton to Duffy/Livra for -4?

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

                          not for a hit or is this to go on the field?

                        2. isthoralive
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Not worth a hit unless you can’t field a starting XI

                        3. TheYogaDaddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Need suggestions, what to do here?

                          Sanchez (Steele)
                          Rudiger Shaw White (Livramento) (Amartey)
                          Salah Son Sarr Greenwood (Brownhill)
                          Ronaldo Antonio Toney

                          1 ft, 0.6 itb, WC still available.

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

                            Could:
                            -move Toney to Hwang
                            -Upgrade Steele, Amartey

                            I would save tho and bring in TAA or Cancelo eventually

                          2. Holmes
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Rudiger to Dias possible?

                          3. isthoralive
                              1 month, 17 days ago

                              Rudiger to Dias or James if you prefer Chelsea

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

                            Who to bench?

                            A. Duffy
                            B. Livra

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

                              B

                            2. isthoralive
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                B