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. Sulley
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone know who is likely to start in goal for city today? May switch them in for this week (draft).

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Steffen, I believe.

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ederson > Steffen > Carson is the pecking order atm

      1. Sulley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks fellas. Will go with that

  2. frenchfries
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A) Dias
    or
    B) Cancelo

    Long term

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

    2. CONNERS
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B if you have decent cover, otherwise A.

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B but got a feeling he doesn't play today

  3. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Chances of starting today?

    a. taa
    b. jota
    c. cancelo

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      100
      75
      50

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        this

    2. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      90
      40
      80

  4. CONNERS
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Any predictions for this weekend?

    I'm thinking Norwich get their first win of the season today.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Brentford thrash Chelsea

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Scoring more than 1 is a win for Norwich at this point. Maybe Watford frustrate manage to Liverpool more than people predict

  5. Ook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Last decision for me - Foden or Mount?

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Grealish

      1. Ook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not for me

        1. Thinkering like a Boss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Foden then

  6. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Just taken -4 for James 😮

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Rudiger > James?

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        yes, bit risky because Rudi probably back for Norwich.

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If you didn't have a playing sub you can think of it as a -3 as James should get a point

  7. Thinkering like a Boss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Rudiger to? (REPOST)

    1) Reece James
    2) Walker
    3) Christensen (can upgrade tsimikas later)
    4) Laporte
    5) Stones

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'd go 2 if you don't mind going chelsea-less

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah....Its James vs Walker for the final spot 🙁

    2. CONNERS
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Assuming you have Cancelo, I quite like Walker (provided you have cover).

      That way you are guaranteed at least one starter from City.

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I dont have Any Chelsea & City cover...dont WC yet

  8. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    With Son possibly out, what's everyone's Newcastle vs Spurs prediction?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Entertainment

    2. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      4-0

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Caveat - deluded Geordie

    3. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Newcastle with new owner bounce and Wilson back, probably a boring 1-1.

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Newcastle win 40 % of games when Wilson and ASM start. Should be a home win imo

    4. CONNERS
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1-2

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Poppycock!!

  9. Art Vandelay
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I have decided to go without Raph for a few weeks with my WC. Loose plan to downgrade one of Mount or Foden in couple of weeks and maybe bring in Toney for Hwang.

    Good team?

    Sanchez

    Cancelo Dias James TAA (Livra)
    Salah Mount Foden (Mbuemo Brownhill)
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    1. Water_Pink
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      G2g

  10. sovietrockettes
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    WC activated, 1.3 ITB for ESR>Raphinha

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Dias James
    Salah Foden ESR
    Lukaku Antonio Armstrong

    Livra Mbeumo Brownhill Forster

    1. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Very nice.

      Not disimmilair to mine (above) in that you are opting to leave Raph out on your WC.

  11. soulsaver
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hello Guys!
    Last spot on WC
    A:Foden
    B:Grelish
    C:Saka

    1. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A, assuming good bench depth

      1. Thinkering like a Boss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        this

    2. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I went for A but with a strong bench (see below)

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      C

  12. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who to play:

    1. Livramento

    or

    2. Raphinha

    ?

    1. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      1

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tough 1.

      I guess 1.

  13. Fodderx4
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Morning All, I'd appreciate thoughts on this WC team. The thinking is to have a strong squad so I can try to avoid hits.

    Ramsdale
    Trent Dias Cancello Duffy
    Salah (c) Foden Gray
    Antonio Lukaku (vc) Toney

    Foster ASR Livramento Raphina

    I'd appreciate any thoughts on this squad and bench order, cheers snf good luck.

    1. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Good to go I'd say, would you consider Wang over Toney?

      1. Fodderx4
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks mate, Hwang has been in a lot of my drafts . I like Toney though as think Brentford are a good team, have good fixtures and he's on pens. I could Get Mbumbo , Hwang and Christenson over ESR Toney and Duffy though. What's better?

  14. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Worth doing a - 4 fir the following.??

    Rudiger > Azp ?

    Or just play Livra. ???

    Cheers

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Start:

    A) Gallagher or

    B) Raphinha?

    I'm thinking Gallagher at Arsenal is going to be well up for it.

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'd be tempted to punt on b.

  16. Art Vandelay
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best 1/2 GW WC punt as a placeholder for Raph?

    Mount
    Grealish (have Foden)
    Moura
    Saka

    1. Jacktastic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mount

    2. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mount if you fancy punt, could be a good differential.

  17. BoomXhakaLaca1
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    On a wildcard, keep Grealish or get rid? I play a head to head league and my rival this week has him

  18. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Am I mad hanging on to Traore? Was going to swap for Doucoure or Mbeumo but it looks like Traore will start and his stats are still good. If I sell him he’ll have his finishing boots on and score a bucketload

    1. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers TheTinMan. Better start tinkering with midfielders then

    2. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Sell!

  19. Zion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A) Azpi and Saka
    or
    B) James and Foden

    Have Rudiger and Dias already. Seeing Foden in a lot of teams, would normally steer clear of the Pep roulette. But the knees are shaking

    1. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B if you have bench cover for Foden

    2. Jacktastic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wish I knew! I’ve Saka and foden but Christianson

  20. ratski
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    3577th draft of my WC
    Ramsdale foster
    Taa, Christensen, cancelo, Duffy, Livra
    Salah, raph, mbeubo, gray, luiz
    Vardy, Lukaku, Antonio

    Wondering if should improve on gray / mbeuno and downgrade vardy.

    1. Jacktastic
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’m considering a one week punt on Maupay.
      Vardy to Maupay then Gray/mbueno could become mount /foden

  21. Alonso The Great Midfielder
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Captaining Antonio is trying to be clever? Dont like to captain early game as already failed when Salah host burnley(although got a goal ruled out)
    Other choice is Vardy

    1. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I can't believe people genuinely pay heed to the early kick off myth

    2. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Mo all day for me, even if it was a 9am kick off!

    3. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The only player I'd captain over Salah this week, would be Mahrez. I'd not captain Antonio.

  22. timPgoodwin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Start Mbeumo or Raphina this week?

    1. Fodderx4
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tough 1, Do you think Raph will start? If he doesn't will he come on? probably I'd say.

      Can you see Brentford scoring against Chelsea? if so then there's a decent chance Mbuemos involved.

      I'm playing Toney as think Brentford can score.

  23. Brad1807
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hey guys I have 3.6 itb and 1 ft

    Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

    Sanchez , foster
    Rudiger , alonso , semado, regilion, livermanto

    Jota,salah,Gray,benrahma, bissouma

    Dennis , Antonio, Ronaldo

  24. Pratik
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    1. Azpi or James
    2. Jiminez or Hwang

    Currently
    Foster/Ramsdale
    Duffy, Azpi, TAA, Cancelo, Livramento
    Mbuemo, Brownhill, Salah, Foden, Raphina
    Antonio, Jiminez, Lukaku

    0.0 in bank. Wildcard.

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Can we please turn the system off & back on again, permalink & loss of functionality is killing the experience???

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      It's really not working on various browsers.

      All the side bars and links etc.

    3. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      +1, site seems broken for me. Menus are auto opened, and when you comment, the text field doesn't scroll up. Please revert.

      1. Gabhini Gupini
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Salah vs KDB. Whom to cap?

    4. computer
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      not the best week to have site functionality limited...might try cleaning my history, cough

  26. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone got access to the clean sheet odds for today, only able to post & reply?

  27. choco27
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Captain Lukaku or Son?
    Thanx

    1. Erange
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Isnt Son out coz of Covid?

      • I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Son likely out with Covid

    2. V3N634NC3
        1 month, 19 days ago

        What should I do with Marcos Alonso? Is he going to be on the bench again? Should I just transfer him and bring someone else in?

      • Tom
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Who to start…

        A. Benrahma
        B. ASM

      • schultes warriors
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        could swap gallagher for kdb ..

        and is it worth to swap azp vs taa ?

        and I see not much arsenal players mention' surely they on t' run now vs cp