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. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Raph played 70 mins or so earlier today, yeah? They spell it 'Rafinha'? Just checking it's the same guy. Haha.

    1. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Lol yes mate

  2. DB_00
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Rudiger out but still not looking to use a FT to take him out. Think I’ll play Livramento

    1. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sounds good

    2. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rudiger definitely out?

      1. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yes, check press conference news

        1. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Thanks

  3. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Rudiger and Greenwood to

    A Laporte and Foden -4
    B TAA and Mbeumo -4
    C Just Rudiger to Laporte free transfer
    D Any other suggestions

    Current line up

    Sanchez
    Alonso Cancelo Rudiger*
    Salah Greenwood Jota Raphinha Benrahma
    Ronaldo Antonio

    Foster Livramento Semedo Scarlett

    1. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I’m toying with something like B myself.

      I don’t think I’ll convince myself and instead will just play Livramento and hope Raphinha makes an appearance.

  4. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    If I owned Mahrez he’d be my captain this week.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Would you get in on wild card?

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Definitely. Burnley is his favorite game. I reckon he will haul.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Hmmmm

  5. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    So he didn't say how long Rudiger was out for?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Neigh

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Grrrr

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Doesn't sound too serious at all. Fingers crossed that that *is* the case...!

      2. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        What a fraud

  6. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Bottomed…

    Rudiger + Jimenez > TAA + Hwang for a -4?
    Got exact money.

    Would leave me with

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA, Cancelo, Dias, Duffy (Livramento)
    Salah, Son, Benrahma, (Raphinha, Brownhill)
    Lukaku, Antonio, Hwang

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

      Close but yes

  7. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    If you had to choose between Jimi and Antonio, knowing that if I chose the former I could get Cancelo next week but the latter would mean getting Laporte/Walker, which would you go for?

    1. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sounds like a riddle!

    2. gilean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sounded complicated. So Jimmy + Cancelo vs Antonio + Laporte/Walker. Would choose Jimmy + Cancelo. Why would it be that though? Antonio is more expensive than Jimmy

    3. 2hotty
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Still prefare Antonio
      Im going for Walker think hes a good solid pick. not as explosive as cancelo but hes gonna be my 4th playing defender for now

  8. CRO KLOPP
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    So one out of Mount/Havertz/Werner gets benched every week? Is it posible that they all play in these easier fixtures?

    1. Thewoodyhorse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No Puilisic or Ziyech so it's a big possibility

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        With only Kova behind them?

  9. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Should I get in TAA now or keep Dias and transfer next week?

    1. gilean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Get TAA now if you have full playing 11.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Hmm

    2. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I read some very good article a while back where they analysed how TAA plays and which if any defences you should captain him against. There wasn’t many weeks where he was a viable captain, but Watford was one.
      Now I’m not saying cap him, but don’t be surprised when he scores (I don’t think he gets a cs tho).

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks for this.

    3. Dammit_182
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I think if your getting TAA it’s this week or wait really. No way United/Liverpool is a clean sheet for him. Taking out Dias before Burnley just seems crazy though.

        1. Honker Muddlefoot
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          To be fair, Trent returned a clean sheet and an assist at United away the end of last season. Think he had a 12-pointer.

          1. Dammit_182
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I have TAA and he’s not leaving my team. But to swop Dias for him with city’s fixtures VS Liverpool’s is a tough call. Ideally you have both.

        2. Cok3y5murf
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Keep

        3. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Surely an easy save when city more likely to keep cs

      • Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Start Livramento or White?

      • Malinwa
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Best move? Raph > Foden ?
        Planning my WC next week t get TAA en Raph back in.

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

        Steele-Gilmour-White-Ayling*

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Have you 2 x FT's or no'?

          1. Malinwa
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Only 1 FT

      • Bojam
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Got two FTs to use this week. Will probably wildcard next week.

        Squad is:

        Sanchez, Steele
        van Dijk, Christensen, Coufal, White, Marcal
        Salah, Jota, Benrahma, Gray, Gallagher
        Ronaldo, Lukaku, Obafemi

        Suggestions on best two moves for free this week? Guess I could take a hit but seems a bit silly if wildcarding next week.

        Cheers!

        1. Bojam
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          If Lukaku was out, was thinking:

          Lukaku -> Kane (vs Newcastle)
          Coufal -> Duffy (vs Norwich)

          Exact cash for those moves. Now with Lukaku looking likely to play, not so sure.

      • Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ramsdale
        Cancelo Rudiger* Christensen Livramento
        Salah(C) Saka Benrahma
        Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

        Foster; Semedo, Raphinha, Brownhill

        1FT 3.3ITB

        A) Rudiger -> TAA
        B) Benrahma -> Foden, play Semedo
        C) Semedo -> TAA, bench Rudiger
        D) Save, play Semedo

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A

        2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          c

        3. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          If we don't know how long Rudiger is out for by tomorrow then A.

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        So looks like going a -4 now, Rudiger and Gray out for ?

        A) Tierney and Foden
        B) James and Mount
        C) Laporte and Mount
        D) Chilwell and Mount

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          B but I think Gray is fine to keep for the next two.

        2. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Why Gray out?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            He just doesn't excited me as pick, don't ever expect much from him so want to upgrade, really want Foden , but just wondering which combo was preferred here

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Can you do Laporte and Foden?

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                No unfortunately

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        My predicted Chlesea XI tomorrow

        Mendy
        Azpi Christensen Chalobah
        James Kovacic Loftus-Cheek Alonso
        Werner Lukaku Mount

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          rudiger>james worth a hit ?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            You got a bench option for Rudiger this GW?

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              sarr/livra but also got alonso, jimenez etc

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Sarr is a great sub, same Livra

                No need to hit Rudiger out

        2. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No Chillwel,no Havertz? Is it beacuse brentford style?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Yes, Alonso for height/physicality over Chiwell to deal with Brentford set pieces especailly with Silva and Rudiger both out.

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Makes sence,if he doesnt start vs Brentford I will have to sell next week to James

        3. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Sarr is Rudiger's backup though

        4. Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Very close I believe.

          I will also bet on James and Alonso starting.

      • jb1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Worth taking a hit to lose Rudiger for James if wanting James long term? the upside will be worth more than 4 points right.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Only if james is starting this week

      • Thewoodyhorse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Is Pep doing a presser today?

      • DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Anyone concerned if Cancelo starts this week.

        I am thinking of Rudiger > Cancelo

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          It is a concern. Pep could play Walker and Zinchenko but I still think Cancelo is worth the risk if you've got a playing sub on your bench.

      • winchester
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        on WC. GTG?. cheers

        ramsdale (foster)
        taa-cancelo-rudiger* (duffy-livra)
        salah(c)-son-raph-mbeumo (luiz)
        antonio-lukaku-hwang

        A) rudi->james
        B) rudi->jansson/pinnock
        C) keep rudi

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I like James long-term, wish I had him. (even if he doesn't play tomorrow and we don't know if Rudi is out for)

          1. winchester
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            cheers. yeah me too. exciting to watch. you consider rudi->james then, ye?

      • Werner Bremen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Rudiger to Cancelo or keep? (Save ft.)

        1. winchester
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          do you have cover on bench? keep, if you can field 11 players?

      • CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Sa
        Taa Cancelo Rudiger* Livramento
        Salah(c) Jota Gallagher
        Lukaku Antonio Toney

        Steele Semedo Traore Sissoko

        1ft 1.4 itb

        A) Roll ft and play Semedo
        B) Semedo to Dias and bench Rudiger
        C) Traore to Mount and bench both rudiger & semedo
        C) Any other move

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Wish we had a Rudiger timeline. Without it is James, Dias or Azpi

      • Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Everyone already transferring Rudiger out, what if hes back for Norwich?? 😀

        1. Sickboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          In the same boat, it’s tricky

      • Nay08
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        even with Lamptey back, Veltman should still be playing by slotting into RCB right?

      • PartyTime
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Rüdiger...

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Out this GW

        • Earn your Spurs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Bench 1 please :-
          a> Saiss (avl)
          b> Livramento (LEE)
          c> Bissouma (nor)

          Thanks 🙂

        • THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Sod it. Rudiger and Greenwood to Cancelo and Foden for a hit my moves this week.

          Then Marcal and Ronaldo to James/Chilwell and Lukaku for a hit next week aswel

        • DayOldBlues
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Thoughts on Saint-Maximin, I'm on wildcard and have 6.9m to spend.

            Could go with Hwang and upgrade a 4.6 or 5.5 mid.

          • merin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Did Tuchel say something about the fitness of Reece James?

          • Jack Burton
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Hi all just a quickie Rudiger out for who have 5.9 to spend Laporte or Walker nailed for the next few thanks in advance

            1. 2hotty
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Im going Walker

          • Sickboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Was all set to sell Christensen for Cancelo as I have Rudiger and wanted him long term so this injury isn’t welcome!

            Should I:-

            A) stick with the plan (I can field a decent defence)

            B) Sell Rudi instead

            Thanks