Captain Sensible

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 8?

Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) looks to be the leading captain candidate for Gameweek 8, but are there any viable alternatives to the Egyptian for this upcoming round of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) action?

First, we will assess the fallout of the Gameweek 8 captain poll, before then analysing the best options, Rate My Team (RMT) and the Premier Fantasy Tools ratings ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 BST deadline.

THE CAPTAIN POLL

Mohamed Salah unsurprisingly leads the Captain Poll, having gained a whopping 67.63% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) sits in second, and is backed by 7.54% of FPL managers ahead of his visit to in-form Brentford.

Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.6m) occupies third-place with 3.73%, with the top-five list completed by differentials Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) and Sadio Mane (£11.9m), with 2.99% and 2.45% respectively.

MOHAMED SALAH

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 2? 7

Having scored nine goals in nine games in all competitions so far this term, the shouts to perma-captain Mohamed Salah are intensifying, especially after another double-digit haul against champions Manchester City in Gameweek 7. 

If you had started the season with the armband on the Egyptian and not moved it, you’d be sitting pretty on 140 captain points, which is probably more than most current totals right now.

HOW HAS CAPTAIN SENSIBLE PERFORMED SO FAR THIS SEASON?

Gameweek1st2nd3rd
1Salah (17)Fernandes (20)Mane (3)
2Salah (3)Fernandes (1)Mane (8)
3Son (10)Antonio (11)Fernandes (2)
4Ronaldo (13)Salah (8)Lukaku (13)
5Salah (12)Mane (8)Ronaldo (6)
6Ronaldo (2)Salah (7)Antonio (8)
7Lukaku (2)Ronaldo (1)Antonio (2)

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  1. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hey guys.
    I haven’t changed this wild card since last week. It’s obviously not finished, so what would you change?

    Sanchez (Steele)
    Rudiger Azpi Cancelo (white, Liv)
    Salah Benrahma Townsend (Raph, ESR)
    Hwang Lukaku Antonio

    4.1m banked

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      WC your WC

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        What would you change? Literally haven’t touched it in 10 days

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          GK may be Ramsdale over sanchez

          Defence TAA and may be risk it with james for high ceiling

          Midfield not fan of Townsend, benrahma myself

          Attack would prefer Toney over Hwang or may be Armstrong (based on his fixtures only)

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Cheers.

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'd probably ship Rudi, Benrahma, Townsend, ESR.

      No idea with how much £ that will leave you with, but TAA, Foden/Son Mbeumo fodder (maybe Hwang>Toney, but I'm on former due to lack of funds)

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Oh good, I was thinking of getting rid of those actually.

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What's the purpose of saving 4.1?

      To spice things up, I would go for Raya over Sanchez. Defense is solid.

      In midfield, I would prefer Saka over Smith Rowe.
      Not interested in Toney over Hwang?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sorry there is no purpose. It’s not banked like I’m saving it for the future. The wild card is completely unfinished. What would you do?

    4. Sᴄʜᴜ̈RRʟᴇ ⓝ
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Any concern over your keeper(s)?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Well I was thinking to get Ramsdale.

    5. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      My current wildcard team is:
      Ramsdale (Foster)
      TAA, Cancelo, Duffy, White, Livra
      Salah, Son, Raphinha, Townsend, Luiz
      Lukaku, Antonio, Toney

      So naturally I’d say change your team to match the above!

      Of course I might still tweak mine slighty. If I do then I expect it will be to remove Raphinha for a short term punt or perhaps move to a 4-3-3 by downgrading Raphinha and upgrading White to a Chelsea defender

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Nice team and certainly has it similarities

  2. RedJive79
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Am I GTG with this WC? Should I try harder to get Son in and is the order of bench correct?? Thanks!

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Cancelo - James
    Salah(c) - Foden - Raph - Gray - Mbeumo
    Lukaku - Antonio

    Foster - Toney - Duffy - Livra

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'd say so

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Start Tierney or Raphinha?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Tierney

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Definitely Tierney

  4. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    For those who havent used WC yet, when do you plan to use it?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Probably/hopefully by GW15 but couple of injuries could force my hands.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      When Mark does is easiest way to judge

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        True haha

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      The December and Christmas fixtures congestion makes most sense.

      Is it around gw19 if your squad can remain solid enough to take you there of course?

  5. Lukakuna
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Is Mané likely to start tomorrow?

    1. Oh Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes

  6. Abaddon
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Same answer here then

    TAA, Son, Foden in. Maybe Mbeumo

    Sell such as Antonio for cheapie and Ben and Town to afford it.

    1. Abaddon
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Reply fail. Was for Rupert

  7. Bobby's Teeth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hi legends, needed your help:

    Would you WC this team?

    Sanchez Steele
    TAA Rudiger White Semedo Livra
    Salah Jota Raph Traore Gilmour
    Lukaku Antonio ASM

    Majorly worried about:

    1. Lack of City cover
    2. The 2 Wolves assets

    1. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Money itb? And FTs?

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not a chance. Just get rid of Traore. How much money you have itb?

    3. Bobby's Teeth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1.9M, 1FT

  8. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Good morning all!!! Just out of interest…. Alonso owners this week…

    A- Starting
    B- Benching
    C- Selling

    Cheers everyone!!!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Don't have, but advised Fulchester Jr to sell.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yeah he will go for me after the Norwich game too, holding for that one

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Doing the same too mate currently

    3. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Cheers gents!!! I’m on A too!!! Nice to here others are aswell!!!

  9. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Friday evening here guys, enjoying beer and pizza atm and just locked in my team with KdB(C)...GL for the GW all and enjoy the weekend!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Have a good weekend...

      A few hours to go until it starts here!

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        🙂

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Enjoy - nice differential captain is Salah is kept quiet in the lunchtime kick off

      1. jia you (The No BS League -…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers mate...early ko will be a very tough watch with no pool lol

  10. Oh Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Thoughts on this Wildcard? Thinking big at the back for the next 3 gameweeks.

    Ramsdale
    TAA Azpi Dias Cancelo
    Salah Saka Raphinha
    Antonio Lukaku Jimenez
    (Ramsdale, Livramento, Douglas Luiz, Allan)
    0.5 ITB

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      MF looks not quite right, but you should do well

  11. Millie7
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA - White - Veltman - Rudiger
    Salah - Jota - Barnes - Raphinha
    Ronaldo - Antonio

    Foster - Livra - Brownhill - Scarlett

    2.6m 1FT

    Wildcard or -4 patch up?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hit'll do

      1. Millie7
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        thank you

  12. Rligudfootiemanager
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I'm pretty settled on my WC.

    I need KDB and think Lukaku has looked average but still want to cover with Werner:

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA Cancelo Chilwill (Duffy) (Liverminto)
    Salah KDB Raphinha Mbeumo (Brownhill)
    Antonio Werner Toney

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Sorry, can't see the draw of KDB or Werner myself

  13. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    So many uncertainties....

    Sanchez | Steele
    Rudiger* Dier White
    Salah Jota* Raphinha* Gray Gallagher
    Ronaldo Lukaku
    ¦ Digne* Dennis Ayling*

    0.0 ITB, 1 FT

    What to do??

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Jota is fine.

      Raphinha may get some minutes, if Leeds need a lift.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Jota fit isn't he? Digne to Livra or White'll do.

  14. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Play two

    1. Raphinha
    2. Mbeumo
    3. Livra
    4. Duffy

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      13

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      3 and 4

    3. Harvey_27
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Start 1 and 4, 2 first bench, 3 second bench.

    4. GE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Save for 2FT or use a transfer for WC next GW? 🙂

      (1FT, 0.6 itb)

      Sanchez
      TAA*/Rudiger*/White
      Salah/Greenwood/Benrahma/Saka
      Ronaldo/Antonio/ASM

      Bench: Steele, Shaw, Williams, Gilmour

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Save

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        If wild carding next you may as well use your transfer.

        Greenwood to Foden?

        1. GE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Tempted to WC next week. Would you?

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      For those who didn’t know, Raphinha played 71 minutes earlier today, coming off the pitch at 3am. He scored twice. Leeds game is tomorrow at 3pm.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Flight time is 12 hours minimum

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yeah I think it’s about that. Can’t really remember, plus I think we stopped in Madrid.

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        No way he starts

      3. antis0cial
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Nailed to start then... 😀

      4. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        My dad used to play 3 games a weekend for 25 years and never got injured once. If I had a pound every time he's told me this, I'd be retired in the Bahamas by now.

      5. Oscar Slater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He's flying towards the sunrise so he'll be as fresh as a daisy. These Brazilian boys are proper party animals anyway so they're well used to 48 hour benders.

      6. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Put Raphinha last place in bench then?

    6. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      anyone fancy Cancelo (c) ?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Not for me, but not mental either

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I can see the logic

      3. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Considering

      4. antis0cial
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Not for me, Salah in peak form

      5. Fly Emirates
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Still unsure, might do

    7. Alex1995
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Any changes needed to this WC? 0.8 ITB

      Ramsdale Foster
      TAA Cancelo Azpi Duffy Livra
      Salah Raph Saka Mbuemo Brownhill
      Lukaku Antonio Jimi

    8. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      For those on WC
      If you have a 8th attacker who is 4.5 midfielder then i would recommend Normann.

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Good Wisdom.

        1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I see what you did there 🙂

    9. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Who would be your Cap & Vice?
      What would your bench be?

      Foster
      Trent* (wat) | Cancelo | Tierney (CPL)
      Grealish Foden (BUR) | Odegaard ESR
      Lukaku* (bre) | Vardy | Jimenez

      Bach || Livra (LEE), Shaw (lei), Raph* (sou)

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Lukaku c
        Foden v

      2. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        RMT says:

        Captain: Cancelo
        Vice: Lukaku
        Bench: Jimenez, Shaw, Livramento

    10. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      3 yellow flags and £1.4m itb, anything worth a hit?

      Sanchez
      Cancelo Rudiger* Duffy
      Salah Raphina* Benrahma Gray
      Ronaldo Lukaku* Antonio

      Steele Livramento McArthur Williams

    11. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Who to captain from big guns?

      A) Lukaku
      B) Ronaldo
      C) Salah

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I feel Ronaldo is great pick as Lei is shite at the back

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          This.
          Also, big fan of word shite somehow being permitted on FFS.

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Mo

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        C

      4. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        C but both Leicester and Manchester United defenses could fall apart.

        3-4 classic encounter?

        Hattrick for Vardy and just the 4 for Ronaldo

    12. Malinwa
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Need some help here.
      A) Time to use my WC
      B) Greenwood out
      C) Other

      Sanchez
      Semedo-Rüdiger-Cancelo
      Salah-Raph-Greenwood-Benrahma
      Ronaldo-Toney-Antonio

      Steele-Gilmour-White-Ayling*

    13. Heres hoping x 7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Says in this article KDB is no longer on penalties for City, who is?

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Mahrez

        1. Heres hoping x 7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Didn't know this, thanks Joey.

    14. Daniyal
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      should I take out Bamford for a FT or wait and possibly he's back the next GW
      and whose the best replacement 7.9 or under ?
      Already have antonio

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Same situation. Thinking Toney or Armstrong

    15. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Best option here?

      A) Play Greenwood, keep FT, Ronaldo Greenwood Benrahma/Sarr out next week for a hit
      B) Greenwood and Benrahma/Sarr out to Foden Everton/Arsenal mid -4
      C) Greenwood out to Everton/Arsenal mid/Mount for free

      Foden is tempting as hell but is he worth a hit...?

      1. Water_Pink
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        As Torres is out makes foden a good punt

    16. TripleHHH
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thoughts on what to do this week? Was going to WC but now unsure. Got 1 FT & 1.8 ITB.

      Sanchez (Steele)
      TAA, Alonso, Creswell (White, Manquillo)
      Salah, Gallagher, Traore, Grey (Gilmour)
      Ronaldo, Ings, Antonion

      Thinking to bin Traore but unsure who for

      Also unsure on whether to start Alonso

      1. Water_Pink
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Play alonso you got good bench cover

    17. aidmata
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Start Duffy, Toney or Mbeumo this week?

      1. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Duffy

    18. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Any news on Rudiger ?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        @13:30

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

      Captain Salah or Cancelo?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Salah. Although I love the other idea.