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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3,062 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      yeah, it's buggered - can't even reply here

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        that was weird

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      How on earth has my comment been typed out exactly the same by 2 different users lol

  2. balint84
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Who is the most nailed for the next couple of games?
    Christensen
    James
    Chilwell
    ?

  3. Dušan Citizen
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    No one considers Walcott who is likely to play as striker and has great fixtures?

    1. golfboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Are we in 2014?

  4. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Which one would you have in XI this week?

    1) Greenwood, Raph

    2) Greenwood, Laporte/James

    2) Foden, Laporte/James -4

    1. golfboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      2 with Laporte

  5. Fantabulous KdB
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Foden or Mount?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Foden

  6. tristanabc
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    A) Laporte
    B) Walker

    1) Ings
    2) Jiminez

    1. balint84
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B2

    2. balint84
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B1

  7. GoonerSteve
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Cancelo, Duffy, Livramento (Rudiger*, Manquillo)
    Sarr*, Salah (C), Raphina*, Gallagher (Douglas L)
    Antonio, Ronaldo, Lukaku.

    1ft, 0.2 ITB.
    Any ideas folks?

    Sarr has poor fixtures.
    Rudiger out.
    Raphina minutes unknown.

    1. Billybigspuds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I’d hold, retain your transfer for next week

      1. GoonerSteve
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks

  8. Billybigspuds
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    A. Mahrez & Hwang
    B. Foden & Toney

    NB if going for A would plan to move to b after 2 game weeks.

    Worth the short term play for mahrez for this he?

    1. balint84
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

  9. AYLD28
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on this wildcard if Son is out…

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA James Cancelo (Duffy Livra)
    Salah XX Mbeumo XX (Raphina)
    Lukaku XX XX

    Fill in the gaps

    1. KDB ESR A.Armstrong Hwang
    2. Mahrez Saka Antonio A. Armstrong

  10. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Was all set to save but seeing TAA is fit....
    Ronaldo and shaw to armstrong and TAA - 4?
    Gives me money to upgrade defence and elsewhere next week.
    If I don't, I'll probably wc him in next week

  11. donbagino
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    WC all week long and still the team not completed 🙁
    Salah, Raphinha, Townsend, D. Luiz and ???? -- Antonio, Lukaku and ????
    a) Foden + Jimenez
    b) Mbuemo + Vardy
    c) max 9,5 md + Toney
    d) other, any advice?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

  12. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Would you start Raphinha or bench him for:
    A) Semedo
    B) Livramento
    Worried about a 5 min cameo.

  13. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    How long is Rudiger expected to be out?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Can anyone reply to comments?

      1. golfboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I think so

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        not in the usual way

  14. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Hwang would have travelled with Son on international duty. Surely he must be at risk now too??

    Goodness, this week could be an absolute disaster..

  15. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Open Controls

    1. golfboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Open controls

  16. Aaa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Start Livramento or Harrison?

  17. Raf
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bottomed
    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

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Just play Livra and Semedo. Teams decent

      1. Raf
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Not even raph to mbuemo?

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I own Raph and am defo keeping him, he's on form and will be decent long term.

  18. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    What’s the open in controls text all about?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      HTML issue

  19. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    2 FT, 0.0 ITB

    Sanchez / Steele

    TAA / Christensen / White / Coady / Livramento

    Salah / Raphinha / Gray / Gallagher / Allan

    Ronaldo / Lukaku / Antonio

    A - Gallagher to Mbuemo
    B - Steele to Foster
    C - Sanchez to Raya
    D - Gray to Townsend
    E - Other?

  20. balint84
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Walker or James?

  21. Sad Pablo Arsecobar
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

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

  22. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Is this good to go or would you use your free transfer?

    Sanchez (Foster)
    Alexander-Arnold, White, Marcal, Shaw (Rüdiger)
    Salah (C), Greenwood, Benrahma (Raphinha) (Gilbert)
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Saint-Maximin

    Thank you!

  23. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    has the hacker finally had enough of this place? Son situation has tipped him over the edge

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      It had to be done, it was the last straw

  24. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) open
    B) controls

    Cheers

  25. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    A) Open
    B) Controls

  26. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Suntory - light
    Balvenie - caramelly
    Talisker - smokin’

  27. Fred the Red
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Rudiger out? Got him on WC last week

  28. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Evening all,

    Roll the transfer?

    Sanchez
    Shaw/Duffy/Livramento
    Gray/Bruno/Greenwood/Salah
    Lukaku/Jiminez/Antonio

    Sub: Marcal/D.Luiz/Foster

  29. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes … I can’t get rid of my profile / log out drop down …

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        and can’t open the sidebar either.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lol

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lol

  30. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Any word on the likely length of the Rudiger lay off?