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

    Which would you start?
    A) Livramento (LEE)
    B) Raphinha (sou)

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

      Start Raph and see what happens

      …open controls

  2. Bertonian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    And people were moaning about benching headaches lol
    Welcome to the new FPL of 15 players!

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

    Final order was:

    Talisker > Balvenie > Suntory

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

    Open controls

  5. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Start Livra or White?

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

      Livra

      …Open controls

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

        Reminds me of the ‘Read more’ YouTube trolling

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

        What’s this Open controls?

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

          Website script is showing the command text for the 3 dots

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

            Thought it was another hacker attack

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

    Play Veltman(Nor) or Liv(Leeds)?

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

    Open to Control -4?

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      *Open controls - removes -8 hit

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

    Triple captain son for -4?

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

      You’ll match my Bruno (C) from the other week at least

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

      Have a solid VC (open controls)

    3. Mooster©️
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Open controls first

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

      Quadruple captain Son -64

  9. Fantasy Football Friend!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Can't open controls.

    A) Faulty
    B) Sausage fingers

  10. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Sorry. 1 more WC team. My draft nr 4.

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo James Duffy Livramento
    Salah Mahrez Foden Mbuemo Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    Mahrez/Foden to Raphinha and Hwang to Toney next GW.

    Any suggestions?

    1. dlrowssoB
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Open Controls

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 3 days ago

        What the hell is open controls?

        1. dlrowssoB
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I think it’s the 2021 version of up-voting a comment

      2. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Never heared of him.

  11. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 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??

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

    Antonym for close and synonym for coerces

    1. unholysmoke
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Far forces?

  13. CRO KLOPP
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    This is not a drill,open controls..

  14. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Cancelo captain anyone?

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

    Anyone know how long Rudiger will be out?

  16. dshv
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    What we are doing with Son on WC

    1. Fantasy Football Friend!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Captain. Rudiger vice

    2. SINGH
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Removing man. Isolate for 10 days

  17. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Wtf is this open control

  18. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone else having errors on here??

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

      Just everyone

  19. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    On wildcard
    1) azpi + saka
    2) Christensen + raphina

  20. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hi all,

    Aware of the current display issues that everyone is getting - we're investigating!

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

    Shaw -> Laporte for free?

    Thank you!

  22. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Already made 3 transfers (-4) before price changes.

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Livra
    Salah Raphinha Jota Benrahma Mbuemo Lukaku Antonio

    Subs: Marcal Scarlett Rudiger

    Would you:

    A Leave it
    B Play WC

    1. Mooster©️
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Leave it(and open controls)

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Sorry for the formatting, Lukaku is a fwd

      1. Mooster©️
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Is he? Really?

  23. Mooster©️
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Laporte or Cancelo in for Rüdiger?

  24. George James
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Best move for this lot?

    A) Rudiger >> 5.9m Def

    B) Semedo >> 5m Def

    C) Something else

    D) Just Roll

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

    Steele / Semedo / Williams / Sissoko

  25. Bonus magnet
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Open controls

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

    My controls have opened

  27. alsybach
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    You’ve got to control the openings

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

    Red light indicates doors are open controls

  29. Littlegomba
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    WC activated.
    Laporte and Bernardo
    Or
    White/Tomiyasu or Phoden/Grealish
    Who,and most important Why?

  30. MadeinIreland
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    How’s about this team on a wildcard? It can cope with a couple of big defenders missing in action if it needs to...or a big defender and a big midfielder - subject to team news saying that a Jota starts...

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Cancelo, James, TAA, (Livermento, Duffy)
    Foden, Jota, Salah, Saka (Mbuemo)
    Lukaku, Antonio, Hwang

    Thanks...