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)

1,176 Comments Post a Comment
  1. built_this_city
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    dunno whether to sell Shaw or Rudiger for Cancelo - wish we knew more about the length of the injury!

    1. palace ash
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Shaw imo

  2. Werner Bremen
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    A Rudiger to Cancelo

    B Play Sarr (Save ft.)

    1. palace ash
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      A

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      A

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      A

  3. palace ash
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Sarr and Reece James to Foden and Christiansen (-4)

    Yes or no?

    1. vova
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      no

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Raphinha gooool!

    https://youtu.be/kxHzBi49NpI

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Class. Shame about his 8 point ceiling in FPL.

  5. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    What to do with this lot? 1FT £0itb

    Meslier
    Shaw - Matip - Duffy - Livramento
    Mbeumo - Greenwood - Jota - Salah
    Lukaku - Antonio

    Bench - Bamford - Rudiger - Raphina

  6. dshv
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Last advices for WC please:

    Ramsdale Foster
    Taa Azpi Cancelo Livra Duffy
    Salah Son Raph Townsend Mbeumo
    Antonio Lukaku Davis

    (To start 2: raph, mbeumo, duffy, livra)

  7. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Jesus out does that guarantee that Mahrez plays

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Not at all. This is Pep

      1. Podorsky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Who else ålays in that position, Silva, Foden?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          Sterlo

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          Bilva, Foden, KDB, Sterling, Grealish

      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Mo truer words spoken, La Roja! 😆

        1. Podorsky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          Ok,with Torres and Jesus out, we have Grealish, Foden, Sterling, Silva, Mahrez competing for three spots, or?

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      no

  8. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Newcastle giving Bruce one last game is the right thing to do imo, I know the fans will hate it and I get their gripes but it’s not like they suddenly going to transform into Man City over night. Sure relegation is looming but he is going and they got Jan to buy, the Spurs game won’t impact that. And besides they can’t put any manager in and guarantee a result vs Spurs in the slightest.

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      I mean it’s u likely they get a win no matter who was in charge, best they can hope for is a shock win or draw which Bruce could achieve regardless

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        I can’t see them winning with that defence/midfield but I do see a lot of goals in that game.

  9. Sickboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Bottomed sorry

    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

    1. palace ash
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      B

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      As Rudiger hast trained at all, i wonder how long he will be out for, hopefully some leaks until tomorrow.

      If not it is your call but i would sell Rudiger

      1. Sickboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers guys

  10. cescpistols111
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Would you make any changes to this WC team? 0.3 ITB.

    Sanchez Foster
    Cancelo Azpilicueta White Livramento Manquillo
    Salah Son Grealish Gray Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Toney

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 2 days ago

      I would but it’s your team.

      I think I’d want Manquillo to be someone else who actually plays for sure.
      Also with only 2x premium defenders I’d have expected a stronger attack.

  11. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Rüdiger & Traoré >
    Canselo & Foden
    For -4 pts
    Yaaaaay
    Nope

    1. Boly Would
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Yes from me.
      Annoyingly I'm 0.1 off doing this for free

  12. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    No mention of James in the list of injured Chelsea players....

    So fair to assume he is fit and ok for the wildcard?

    Thanks

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      He is fit again, but fit enough to start??, but Norwich next week appeals a lot.

      1. Flynny
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        This is the question....

    2. winchester
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 2 days ago

      i would hope this as well.. but will he be nailed for the future easy matches?

  13. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Got Raphinha, Rudiger and Jimenez. My playing subs are Livra and Gilmour. Can I roll a transfer or should I switch Rudiger to a playing defender?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 2 days ago

      I’m so torn on this. I have the same 3 and if they all miss then I get

      Duffy (awesome)
      Livramento (fine)
      Brownhill (eh)

      I have 1ft but don’t want to move any of them really.

  14. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Get rid of Rudiger or Semedo for Cancelo?

    1. vova
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Semedo

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      semedo

  15. EL_FENOMENO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Now that Rudi is out for tomorrow, who is your Chelsea option:
    a) James
    b) Chilwell

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Of those, James

      Alonso for me - Chiwell could get a run of starts in the midweek cup games

    2. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 2 days ago

      I’m not so bothered about the Brentford match - it’s Norwich I want to have the right one in place for. I am tempted to roll this week to give me the best chance of nailing it next week. But if fit it’s A) James

  16. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Play Livra or Semedo? According to bookies odds Wolves have slightly more chance of a clean sheet.

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      I’m just going to play Marcal and Semedo and bench Livra, I’d lean towards benching Marcal but I will make the wrong decision I’m sure.
      Best scenario would actually be Narcal being benched i would be happy with that and it may happen.
      Won’t be surprised to see my double wolves cs wiped

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      It was the other way round earlier in the week theee. Interesting...!

  17. zee303
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Wildcard team:

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Trent, Azp, Livramento (Marcal, Jansson)
    Salah, Townsend, Foden, Raph (Allan)
    Lukaku, Jiminez, Antonio

    0.2 in the bank

    Better options than Azp? 6.1 seems like a lot

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

      get city defense

      1. zee303
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks, would need to switch Azp for city defender, but thinkign Azp is more nailed on?

    2. DayOldBlues
        10 months, 2 days ago

        I'd downgrade Jimi and get Cancelo for one of Marcal / Jansson

    3. navin
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      RMWCT. Good to go? Can go any combo of 532, 442, 433, 343

      Ramsdale, (Foster)
      TAA, Azpi, Cancelo, Duffy, (Liv)
      Salah, Townsend, ESR, (Mbeumo Brownhill)
      Lukaku, Vardy, Antonio

      1. dshv
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        How is possible to thinking about 5-3-2 with thoose 3 up front.

        1. navin
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          Haha. In case of any injury happen

      2. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 2 days ago

        As far as cheap mids it looks good to me.

    4. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Last WC A/B:

      A) Foden + Smith Rowe
      B) Mount + Saka

      Cheers

    5. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      So who all's taking a hit this week!? I proper at a loss with what to do!! Haha.

    6. cigan
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Coufal likely to play?

      Bench 2?
      Semedo
      Coufal
      Livramento
      Jota
      Sarr
      Raphinha

      Currently on the last 2

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Saw he’s 50/50 for the weekend (Coufal). I’d play Sarr over him.

    7. brixtonBob
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Chances of TAA starting ?

      1. cigan
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        99%

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        High

      3. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        100%

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          It's never 100%. Lol. Always a slight chance he takes ill, gets injured in the warm-up, falls as he's coming off the team bus, or God forbid, has a family emergency...

    8. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Rudi to RJames as a long term move?
      Maybe Greenwood out?
      Or just keep FT?

      Sanchez
      TAA/Cancelo/Duffy
      Salah(c)/Greenwood/Benrahma/Raphinha/Sarr
      Ronaldo/Antonio

      Steele/Tsim/Scarlet/Rudi

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Maybe Rudi Greenwood to RJame Foden -4?

        1. cigan
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          Would just Greenwood > Foden

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 2 days ago

            Can't $

        2. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          I like that, but it isn't my team.High risk high reward move 🙂

    9. kamdaraji
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Start Semedo or Traore?

      1. Nay08
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 2 days ago

        even if i have been trolled by him, i'd say Traore

    10. Nay08
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 2 days ago

      a couple of questions,
      1. even if Lamptey is back, Veltman should still be playing by slotting into RCB right?
      2. did Tuchel say something about Reece James? I see many predict he will play, but I still see him orange flagged on the FPL website

      1. Water_Pink
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        James should play

    11. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      On WC, think it's Gtg, bench okay?

      Ramsdale
      TAA Azpi Cancelo
      Salah (C) Foden Raph ESR
      Lukaku Antonio Hwang

      Foster Mbuemo Livra Duffy

      1. DayOldBlues
          10 months, 2 days ago

          With that bench I think you can swap Azpi for James

          1. DayOldBlues
              10 months, 2 days ago

              Probably downgrade ESR or Mbuemo and you can upgrade Hwang

        • Catastrophe
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          Hi,

          1FT, 0ITB and no bench. Save FT or move on Rudiger or Raphinha? Was planning to keep both mid/long-term...

          Sanchez
          TAA, White, Coady, Livramento
          Salah, Gray, Kovacic
          Ronaldo, Lukaku, Antonio

          (Steer, Raphinha*, Rudiger*, Mendy*)

          Possibly Rudiger -> Laporte or Walker? or just Save?

          Cheers

          1. Water_Pink
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 2 days ago

            I’m thinking the same transfers but worried the one I choose will no doubt be benched

        • Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          So, I'll either start Raph with Tierney first sub, or just start Tierney for fear of a Raph cameo. Rudiger and Luiz are the other subs

          Not too confident on a CS vs Palace, and Raph's blazing atm. Tough one for me

        • I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          FPL Towers delaying the removal Lukaku's flag so that casuals keep selling. Naughty.

          1. have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 2 days ago

            Casuals normally prevail in situations like this though, we should probably sell Lukaku. This is how fpl logic works

          2. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 2 days ago

            🙂

        • TeddiPonza
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          Bench two out of:

          A White
          B Livramento
          C Sarr
          D Raphinha
          E Benrahma

          Thanks!

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 2 days ago

            D then either A or C