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. Catona75
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Play which two?

      Sarr, Raphina and/or Pukki?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Pukki and Sarr

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Raph is in high risk to make 1pt cameo

          1. Catona75
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thanks to both of you. Could do a transfer of Sarr to Mbeumo (have two free), bad idea?

      2. Kingy109
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A) Dias & Mount
          B) James & Foden

          Got Cancelo

          1. We Go Again
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B

        • BT31 - WE ARE ALL TINKERMEN…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Is Alonso no good anymore?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            He's in the FFS predicted XI. Not a guaranteed starter but his point return is fantastic when he does play.

            1. Nomar
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I own him, so this surprises me.

              He’s in Guardian’s predicted lineup as well.

              Why would Tuchel drop Chilwell, though?

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I’d hold two more GWs - Chelsea fixtures split so there could be a league LWB and a cup LWB

          3. Bubbles1985
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I've got him and bringing in Lukaku to join!

          4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Holding until the Norwich game and then will shift to Cancelo or Dias

        • jdogg
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Who to lose first shaw or digne?x

          1. golfboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Digne

        • golfboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Bernadona Silva punt anyone? ….. anyone?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Tempted by Ferrari for some reason

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              *Ferran

              1. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Out for 2 months

              2. golfboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                He’s out isn’t he?

              3. Milkman Bruno
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Out injured Ferran?

                • RedRo
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    I doubt he plays again this year

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Oops, looks like I’m behind on news

                      1. RedRo
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Glad you found out before acting on the temptation mate

                    2. GoonerSteve
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Isnt he injured?

                • matiakez
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Seems to be in favour currently

              4. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                What we drinking this evening?

                1. golfboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Gin!

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Which? I’m partial to a Sipsmith or Hendricks

                    1. golfboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Bathtub. It’s superb!

                2. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  pineapple juice

                3. mataave
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Lowenbrau Oktoberfest

                4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  San Pellegrino Blood Orange here!!

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Those San Pellegrino drinks are great except for that weird pomegrante one that tastes like Red Bull

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Haha it does mate!! My least favourite is the grapefruit one it’s a bit too bitter, the lemon with mint infusion is my particular favourite!!! Highly recommend if not tried it!!

                5. Bubbles1985
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Staropramen

                6. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Everclear after that Son news

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Is that even legal?

                7. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Hobgoblins_ Ruby 5.2%

                8. Make Arrows Green Again
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Homebrewed IPA

                9. unholysmoke
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  I'm about to Open a bottle of Controls

              5. Bubbles1985
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Ronaldo to Lukaku looking good ft this week

              6. Tempestic
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Now getting tempted by KDB but i really doubt hes going to be good value..

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  tempted to just (K)DB it and hope for the best - can always swap to Mane soon

                2. Milkman Bruno
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    With those fixtures I think he will be. Go on, get ahead of the curve

                3. have you seen cyan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Sterling false 9?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    The falsest

                    1. have you seen cyan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Sterling apparently said he wants to leave and go play in Europe, if I was to make a totally unfounded prediction:
                      Sterling up front so that he thinks he is valued at City

                  2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Bloody better be.

                    1. have you seen cyan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      U have him?

                      1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Captain. 🙂

                        1. have you seen cyan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          wow ballsy gl

                      2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Captain. 🙂

                        1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Hmmm!

                4. Blens
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Anyone heard of how long Rudiger is out for?

                5. Alexis Nonsense
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Bench order?

                  Traore (the bodybuilder one) and Raphinha

                6. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  I don't like the fact Traore is expected to start, in a week where I need starters.

                  I want to sell but he's gonna eventually do something at the worst moment 😆

                7. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Evening folks, few days off of FPL and just log in.

                  Wow there's no CHE picks here? On WC here, so a bit confused. Will spend next couple of hours to figure out what happened 😛

                8. BT31 - WE ARE ALL TINKERMEN…
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Wildcard team ready to go?

                  Sanchez (Foster)
                  TAA Cancelo Alonso Duffy (Livra)
                  Salah Gray Raphinha (Luiz Gilmour)
                  Lukaku Vardy Antonio

                  1. golfboy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Looks sweet

                  2. Milkman Bruno
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Alonso risky no?

                  3. Wild Rover
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    I love the smell of panic on a Friday evening 😆

                    1. Milkman Bruno
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        😆

                      • dshv
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Yes

                      • Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Friday evening deadline is awful ... beyond panicky!

                    2. abaalan
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Livra and Douglas Luiz enough cover for Rudigier and Raphinha?

                      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        yes

                    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      not sure what to do with james, do you think he could come on as a sub? I could start white instead. thanks.

                      1. golfboy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Tough call. James could start, I’d happily bet against Arsenal cs

                    4. Milkman Bruno
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        I asked this earlier today and it was inconclusive (Thanks to those that answered!)

                        Is it right to start Raphina and hope for something from a cameo or play Livramento?

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          yes

                        2. SADIO SANÉ
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          imagining Raph coming on and wiping my Livra clean sheet would be enough for me to start Raph over him - probably a coin toss job really

                      • pundit of punts
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Fellow WCers,

                        I just feel we would be missing a trick by not going for Dias over Cancelo

                        Cancelo has been great and everything but this game is about the what’s gonna happen next and with Zinchenko coming back into the mix and CL in full swing, a few bench ings are on the way.

                        I’m heavily leaning towards Dias now.

                        1. Teomi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          I’m sharing the exact reasoning to choose Dias

                        2. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          I've gone for both

                      • Raf
                        • 12 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Hey guys!

                        Any help with this pile of shite?

                        Ramsdale
                        Rudiger taa alonso
                        Salah benrahma saka Raph
                        Lukaku Antonio asm

                        Foster d.Luiz livra semedo

                        1ft

                      • JBG
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Did Son to Mahrez and Duffy to Walker on my WC.. Walker lets me bench TAA next GW.

                      • Miniboss
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Current WC draft. Would be ready to get rid of Benrahma but not sure which way to go. Any tips?

                        1.0 itb

                        Ramsdale Foster
                        TAA Cancelo Azpi Duffy Livramento
                        Salah Raphinha Benrahma Townsend Smith-Rove
                        Antonio Lukaku Jimenez

                      • Mr Bird
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Best option this week?

                        A) Mahrez
                        B) Foden

                        1. golfboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Mahrez for me Clive

                      • Tomas_brolin
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Am I right in thinking

                        1. Keep rudiger (tuchrl just being cautious with CL upcoming

                        2. Son is one of the Spurs COVID players? Has this been confirmed anywhere?

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          If I had Rudiger, I would be holding this week.

                          UCL midweek so we'll get another fitness update or two & the fact Chelsea have Norwich next (with other great fixtures) is a major reason to hold.

                          Yes, Son is rumoured to have Covid: https://twitter.com/pokeefe1/status/1449087534634573828?t=v8giO-JSRtXUPst3t-67sw&s=19

                      • Flynny
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Hi....have tweaked my wildcard team due to son rumours.....

                        Have done son and hwang to mahrez and Armstrong.

                        Does this look OK? Mahrez likely to play this week.....I have 1.1mitb....might just hold onto it....

                        Thanks

                        Ramsdale
                        Taa cancelo james duffy Livra
                        Salah mahrez raph mbuemo brownhill
                        Lukaku antonio Armstrong

                        Thanks

                      • KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Has the site just gone weird for anyone? Can’t open the side panel or anything

                      • Nice to Finally Michu
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Stick or twist with Kai Havertz?

                      • Fantasy Football Friend!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Has the site just gone weird for anyone? Can’t open the side panel or anything

                        1. Mesh
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Yea same

                        2. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Freaky….

                      • Lord of Ings
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Will raphinha start vs soton?

                        1. alsybach
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Unlikely

                        2. Fantasy Football Friend!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Still sat on a plane watching Big Momma's House 2. Unlikely.

                      • G054
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Sanchez (Steele)
                        Tierney, Rudiger, Coufal (Manquillo Ayling)
                        Salah, Odegaard, Benrahma, Kovacic (Bissouma)
                        Antonio, Ronaldo, Lukaku
                        1.2ITB

                        Should I WC with 0.5ITB
                        Ramsdale, Dias, Livra, Chalobah & Townsend
                        for
                        Sanchez, Rudiger, Ayling, Coufal & Kovacic

                        OR
                        Dias for Rudi and wait for a week?

                        1. G054
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Also is Rudi out for long?