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. talentoe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Which one?

    A.TAA + Foden + Mount
    B. Chilwell + KDB + ESR

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    2. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A by a very very narrow margin over next 3-5 weeks

      1. talentoe
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks, really tough call to make! KDB is exciting to have but just takes so much money out of the bank!

  2. We ain't got no histor…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 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

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

      1. We ain't got no histor…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        James or Chilly mate?

  3. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Would you rather have TAA (442) or Foden (343) this week?

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Foden

    2. We ain't got no histor…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      TAA

    3. Bruno Commando
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      TAA. Having said that, I have both..

  4. No Kane No Gain
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Play Livra or Cresswell this week?! Thinking cresswell because of set pieces..

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Best City attacking option on WC?

    1. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Kdb

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Gundogan or Foden for now?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Jesus or Torres when fit.

  6. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Start Gallagher or Raphinha?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      G

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers

  7. Mahjongking
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Predicted manc lineup?

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Steffen
      Walker Dias Stones Zinch
      Dinho KDB silva
      Mahrez Foden Grealish

      Just a guess though

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Gundogan is back.

        I also read it as Man Utd but I guess the pendulum has swung.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      “Easier” home game directly after an IB = Pep special turbo-roulette mode:

      Steffen
      Cancelo, Ake, Stones, Zink
      Bilva, Fern, Rodri
      Mahrez, Gundo, Sterling

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Best set & forget GK on WC? Budget no issue!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ramsdale.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ederson.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        This

    3. chlorideman
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ramsdale

    4. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Mendy

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ramsdale Sanchez combo

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Has to be the guy from The Dale of the Ram

  9. chlorideman
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Raya
    Libra Tierny Cncelo Duffy
    Salah Gray Odegaard
    Kaku Aubam antonio

    Sub- Foster, Benrahma, James, Sarr

    Please suggest who to play starting 11
    A) Benrahama or Gray or Sarr
    B) Should I play James ? If yes then who to bench ?

  10. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Question or answer?

    1. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Answer

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        It was a question.

  11. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    In your opinion the BEST Chelsea defender is …

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Azpi

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      ……injured

      1. Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Name checks out

    3. Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Azpi most nailed

  12. Saviour22
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Please RMWCT

      Sanchez Foster
      Dias Walker Chalobah Taa
      Salah Mahrez Trossard
      Lukaku Ant Maupay

      Livra Docoure Brownhill

      Please advice?

      1. Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Play Livra/Doucoure and get James instead of Chalobah?!

        1. Saviour22
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Remaining balance 0.2

            Whom. I should get rid of to get James

        2. Totalfootball
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Also not sure on Mahrez mins after next week
          Trossard won't play Norwich always and not sure on his returns this GW as well..

          1. Saviour22
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Mahrez and Trossard to which Player?

          2. Third Eye Vision
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            In Doucoure’s home matches so far, he’s scored 8, 10, 11.

        3. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          With Jota not falling but Foden rising (I resisted the temptation of making the move) it is a small victory. I expected Cancelo to rise but Livramento to stay as it is probably a common WC transfer. Can we expect a truer reflection on rises and drops now WC's are going to be less common? I think this period in the game team value gain is quite important.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            yes

        4. GoonerByron
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          What to do with Son?

          A - Hold (Bench of Raph, D Luiz, Manquillo)

          B - Take a hit for a City or Chelsea mid (Who?)

        5. Mikey44
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Sanchez
          TAA Alonso Shaw Livramento
          Salah Greenwood Saka Sarr
          Ronaldo Antonio
          Subs: Luiz Rudiger Perica

          1 FT and 1.3 itb, any suggestions on 1-2 transfers to make or should I just wc? Really unsure what to do. Thanks

        6. Manumana
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Who to have 1st off me bench

          A. Sarr
          B. Liveremento

          Cheers

        7. shalji
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Who should I Captain?

          Maupay, Salah, Ronaldo or Lukaku?

          I am thinking of Maupay

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Maupay for sure, hey!

        8. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Any idea who the two Spurs players are that have tested positive for Covid?

          1. OLEgend
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Saw some reports saying Son and Gill

            1. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Cheers

          2. 1984 TC
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            No one knows; No one, noooo one.

            1. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Seeing lots of the Spurs fans Twitter accounts saying Son and Gil (TBF - there are a few saying Davies and Winks)

              1. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                People can just mindlessly repeat stuff until it becomes fact but as a Son onwer very concerned. Hopefully a reliable ITK can share the wealth

                1. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Where's a leaked players WhatsApp chat when you need it?

              2. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I thought Nuno said he needed to change his starting XI. Not for davies and winks he wouldn't.

            2. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              The nurses and doctors know.

        9. Erange
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Best mid under 8.0 (already have Raph) ? Foden/Saka/one of Everton mid?

          • Ohh1454
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Which one ?
            A. Rudiger > Cancelo. Play Semedo
            B. Semedo> Cancelo. Bench Rudiger and play Sissoko

            1. Alli's Dele
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              A

          • Wakanda
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            who still holding on to bamford ?

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              You

          • PocketZola
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Is James starting?

            1. ManofKent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Decent chance, but not guaranteed

          • George James
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Best move for this lot?

            A) Rudiger >> 5.9m Def

            B) Semedo >> 5m Def

            C) Something else

            Sa
            TAA • Rudiger* • Livra
            Salah • Doucoure • Raph • Jota
            Ronaldo • Antonio • Jimenez

            Steele / Semedo / Williams / Sissoko.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              B

              1. George James
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Cheers mate. Best 5m Def? Tierney?

          • rdamjan
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Headche with last 3 players on WC;

            20,8 to spend for 2 mids and 1 fwd

            Now on Grealish, Saka and Armstrong.

            Any better idea?

          • Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Ramsdale
            Cancelo | Rudiger | Duffy | Livramento
            Salah | Gray | Mbeumo
            Ronaldo | Lukaku | Jimenez

            Steele | Raphinha | Allan | Williams

            2.0 ITB, 0FTs.

            Would you do Rudiger to TAA for a -4 hit?

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Yes

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Interesting, the only thing I'll add is I wouldn't have a Chelsea defender next week for Norwich unless I take another hit.
                On paper it looks good for this week but next week is probably the bigger question as to whether it is worth a -4.

                1. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Is rudiger fit next week?

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    possibly as the initial prognosis was back soreness.
                    however, without discrediting Norwich, a further precaution may be taken rather than rushing him back.

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I’d do it for a -8

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                fair.
                see the above comment, thought of no Chelsea defender next week?

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  It’s the downside of CR7 - Absolutely no need for 12.5 being tied up in Ronaldo for this fixture run when you have Kaku & Mo for captaincy

                  Really detrimental to a team if you ask me - I love the guy, but it’s not going to help your OR

                  Get him back GW14/15 (or get Bruno instead if he’s kept penalties by that stage)

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Honestly, I get the argument entirely.
                    The price, yes is the big thing. He is not worth the value of 12.5 through this run, no, but at the same time players of affordable value have been performing well.
                    Simply, can he be one of the best scoring forwards over these next games, I believe he can, so I am content to hold as a differential.
                    My plan was, to go B Williams to Trent for the Brighton fixture via a Gray to 4.4 downgrade so TAA + Chelsea was and still is attainable. It would then just be B Williams to R James/Rudiger via the same downgrade above.

          • how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Sanchez
            TAA Livramento White
            Salah (c) Benrahma Raphinha* Greenwood
            Lukaku Antonio ASM

            Foster Coufal* Brownhill Rudiger*

            With 0ft and 1.1, should I shift either Coufal or Rudiger for a hit?

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Shifting Coufal makes sense. Dias/Cancelo not possible?

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Would have to be laporte

          • PocketZola
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Gtg?, wc

            Ramsdale
            Duffy taa cancelo James
            Salah saka foden
            Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

            Subs, mbuemo, livra, brownhill

          • George James
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Who is more nailed.

            Walker or Laporte?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Walker will play about 50% of games

              Laporte will play about 50.5% of games

              So probably Laporte

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Walker has been. Not much in it.

          • chlorideman
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Raya
            Livra Tierny Cncelo Duffy
            Salah Gray Odegaard
            Kaku Aubam antonio

            Sub- Foster, Benrahma, James, Sarr

            Please suggest who to play starting 11
            A) Benrahama or Gray or Sarr
            B) Should I play James ? If yes then who to bench ?

          • b91jh
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Very last two decisions here...

            A) Chilwell
            B) James

            1) Mahrez+Antonio
            2) KDB+Hwang