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. kempc23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Semedo and Jota to Cancelo and Foden for -4? Both will start for me otherwise

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

      Just Semedo to Cancelo

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

      They're nice moves, albeit with obvious minutes risk. I'd say this week is a good chance of Foden start, Cancelo slightly more risky than before now Zinch is back but that wouldn't put me off...
      This is the right week if you're going to do it

    3. The Movement
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Worth a punt

      • Cantonascollar7
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Go for it!

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

      Williams & Jota > Cancelo & Mbeumo?
      For free and a shift from 3-5-2 to a 4-4-2 with better depth...

      Sa
      Semedo - Dias - TAA
      Salah - Gundo - Jota* - Raph - Saka
      Lukaku - Antonio
      [Livra - Williams - Scarlett]

      Good luck all!

      1. kempc23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        If for free, then maybe. Im still not massively convinced by Mbeumo, but also Jota may not start.

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

          I guess it's more Jota vs Cancelo than Jota vs Mbeumo, with the upside of an extra viable bench player

          1. kempc23
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 2 days ago

            True…. And you also did say it was for free! If I was a gambling man, I would expect Cancelo to outscore Jota over the next 2 or 3.

    5. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Any timeline yet on Rudigers injury?

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

        TT didn't give anything away beyond this week

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

        no

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

        No timeline is the worst. Better to move him out.

    6. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Can’t seem to catch a break this season. Rudigar in for a hit last gameweek. Nightmare.

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

        same

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

          Me three.

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 2 days ago

            Me four!!!

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

        on WC, not as bad still annoying

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

        Rudiger was the most transferred in player last GW, so a lot of people in the same situation.

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

        Same here

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

        Isn't your team just the easiest WC ever?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          Not really no, had Rudigar been fit, I’d have been very happy with my first 11 for this week (minus Traore who I’d probably be xfering out)

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

      Callum Wilson is fit

    8. Vlad Tepes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Tempted to go without TAA on WC, thoughts on this?

      Guaita, Foster
      Cancelo, Dias, Tierney, Livramento, Williams
      Salah, Son, Foden, Raphinha, D. Luiz
      Antonio, Lukaku, Armstrong

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

        I would go foden now and son GW12, but its very good

        1. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          That’s what I’ve now decided to do but Son is a great shout.

    9. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      1. WC- Have about 10 changes lined up.
      2. Leave as is- battle on. WC later.
      3. Another -4, Tsimikas-> Livramento giving me decent back up.

      Sanchez.
      *Alonso, *Rudiger, Cancelo, TAA.
      Salah, *Raphinha, Gray.
      Jimenez, Anto, Lukaku.
      Bachmann, Benrahma, Bissouma, Tsimikas.
      0.2m ITB, -4 taken already.

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

      Flags updated

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

        Thanks

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

      Thoughts?

      A) Keep FT
      B) Greenwood out
      C) Rudi Greenwood to RJames Foden -4

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

      Steele/Tsim/Scarlet/Rudi

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

      Does anyone think city will concede without Ederson in goal?

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

        They've conceded one shot on target per game, so on that basis it shouldn't make any odds. Although arguably more pressure if Steffen isn't as good playing out the back and/or rushing out

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

        Unlikely, Ederson barely has to make any saves normally. Burnley will be lucky to have two shots that need saving

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

        Honestly think it affects their attacking output more than their defence.

    13. Kodap
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Already taken a hit this week so really don't want to take another, am I safe playing Livramento over Rudiger?

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

        Yeah it's fine. Providing no other risks of no-show

      2. Reckoner
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        I'm torn between playing Livramento or Sarr....

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

            Yes I remember he scored vs Reds in the previous seasons...

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

        Yes, Southampton are looking good defensively atm.

    14. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Sanchez
      TAA, Rudiger*, Alonso*, White
      Salah, Jota*, Raphina*, Benrahma
      Lukaku*, Antonio

      Steele, Coady, Sarr, Obafemi*

      1 FT, 0.7 ITB.

      Should i WC or hold? Thinking of Jota -> Foden...

    15. ChuckyPancamo
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      "I cannot assure anyone. Everyone has to do it on the pitch. Not Kevin[ De Bruyne], not Ruben [Dias], not Phil [Foden].
      An indication from Pep that Foden plays most games or a hint that he's going to be benched?

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

        De Bruyne and Dias are arguably his two most important players so I'd view it as a good thing that he grouped Foden in with them.

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

        Has to do what on the pitch?

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

        More riddles 🙂

      4. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Pep’s pressers are a waste of time.

        Just wait for the line up

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

      Play Sarr or Jota?

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

        Has to be Jota!

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

        Tricky one, but I’d go Sarr. Jota will probably be on the bench while Sarr is Watford’s main man and scored 2 goals and an assist in this fixture last time. Plus Liverpool without Fabinho and keeper.

      3. The Movement
          10 months, 2 days ago

          flip a coin on that one buddy, if Jota plays then Jota, safe bet Sarr

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

        I am on WC and I am 1.0 shorts with this team. who do you think I should downgrade?

        Raya, Forster
        TAA, Cancelo, Reece, Veltman, Livra
        Salah, Son, Raphinha, Mbeumo, Douglaz Luiz
        Lukaku, Jimenez, Armstrong.

        1. DayOldBlues
            10 months, 2 days ago

            Duffy more nailed than Veltman now Lamptey is fit?
            I'd go Ramsdale over Raya with fixtures.
            Armstrong to Davis means you can upgrade Doug L and play 3-5-2

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

              last year, Veltman play RWB when lamptey was injured and play RCB when lamptey fit.
              for GK, fair opinion. but I choose GK and most probably won't be changed until the next WC (probably mid to late second half of the season) so I choose Raya because Ramsdale still have Leno as competition. one or two bad match, can mean rotation.
              I'd rather have 4.5 Mid than 4.5 FW because at least the 4.5 Mid will play and get me the base 2 pointer if somehow it's needed.

              1. DayOldBlues
                  10 months, 2 days ago

                  Fair enough, what are you going to do then? Lol

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

              Jimmy or Raph

          • Reckoner
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 2 days ago

            Should be interesting; since Rudiger out, play one:

            A) Sarr
            B) Livramento

            Thanks!

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

              I have the same decision to make. Going with Sarr as it stands.

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

                Looks like I'm going too. He has a good record vs Lpool, and as always, Sarr being nailed for 90mins, better to expect the return for the entirety of match than having your defender let in in the beginning of the match lol

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

                  Yeah it can be stressful watching a game hoping your defender doesn’t concede when you know they don’t offer much attacking threat either.

            2. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              10 months, 2 days ago

              Sarr: main man for his team and maybe on pens

            3. The Movement
                10 months, 2 days ago

                B

            4. Colonel Shoe 肝池
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 2 days ago

              Would you rather play raph for 20 mins Vs sou or benrahma for 90 Vs Eve?

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

                Benrahma.

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

                Ben I think, but a bit hard to call. Raph is in hot form, he could return with limited mins

              3. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                10 months, 2 days ago

                Benny

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

                Benrahma. Antonio has had a nice rest too so he might supply him with a goal or two.

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

                This isn’t even close if you’re really talking 90 mins v 20 mins.

                90 v 60 I might consider Raph.

            5. BOATIES FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 2 days ago

              On WC I cant decide between Foden and Grealish or Son and ESR

              1. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                10 months, 2 days ago

                F&G. Live a little

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

                  Yeah that's what I'm thinking. Mee out for Burnley too so could be. a drubbing

            6. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              10 months, 2 days ago

              Bench 1

              A) Jota
              B) raphina
              C) Semedo
              D) Livramento

              1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                10 months, 2 days ago

                Livra, but theres a good chance Raph won’t play and make your decision for you

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

                B

              3. BOATIES FC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 months, 2 days ago

                Raph.

            7. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              10 months, 2 days ago

              1 week punt on Maupay (nor) over Toney (CHE) ? x

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

                Yes

              2. The Movement
                  10 months, 2 days ago

                  Maupay

              3. 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))

                1. Alex1995
                  • 6 Years
                  10 months, 2 days ago

                  Could you afford Azpi/Townsend/Davis > James/fodder/Toney? Looks good though

              4. Alex1995
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 2 days ago

                Who are we saying is the best Chelsea defender on WC now then?

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

                  Azpi is definitely the safest

                2. The Movement
                    10 months, 2 days ago

                    James (Potential)
                    Dave (Nailed)

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

                  Sanchez
                  Rüdiger Livra White (Coady - Willi)
                  Salah Sarr Traoré Benrahma (Allan)
                  Vardy Ronaldo Antonio
                  2.9 M itb and 1 FT
                  A- Rüdiger & Traoré > Canselo Foden
                  B- Traoré & Sarr > Mbeumo & Foden
                  C- other thoughts

                  1. The Movement
                      10 months, 2 days ago

                      A This week

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

                    Hi all, with Rudiger out I have to play either Marcal or Mbuemo. Who would you choose? Thanks in advance!

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

                      Kinder Mbuemo

                    2. The Movement
                        10 months, 2 days ago

                        Either or, if you think Mbuemo can score against Chelsea choose him, if you think wolves keep a clean sheet choose Marcal

                    3. The Movement
                        10 months, 2 days ago

                        Wild Card Team, Thoughts?

                        Ramsdale

                        James Dias Taa Livramento Duffy

                        Salah Raphinia KDB Mbuemo Allan

                        Ings Antonio Jiminez

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

                          No Lukaku. Start over

                          1. Debauchy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            10 months, 2 days ago

                            Says Viva Ronaldo 🙂

                          2. The Movement
                              10 months, 2 days ago

                              I reckon KDB out scores him. I’m still not 100% convinced with Lukaks

                        2. J to the T
                          • 5 Years
                          10 months, 2 days ago

                          Sanchez
                          Trent Shaw Livra Marcal
                          Salah (c) Greenwood Benrahma
                          Toney Antonio Ronaldo

                          Steele Raphina* Gilmour Rudiger**

                          1FT and 0.6 ITB.
                          Rumours that Shaw might get a benching too....

                          A) Marcal to White
                          B) Greenwood to Grealish
                          C) anything else?!

                          1. The Movement
                              10 months, 2 days ago

                              Greenwood to Foden

                              1. J to the T
                                • 5 Years
                                10 months, 2 days ago

                                Hmm. Foden not my kind of player. Think he is too much of a game time risk. Even with Torres out. Grealish feels more nailed. Could see Grealish Sterling Mahrez as the front three

                                1. J to the T
                                  • 5 Years
                                  10 months, 2 days ago

                                  On reflection Rudiger to Cancelo looks good doesn’t it

                                  1. The Movement
                                      10 months, 2 days ago

                                      If you can afford Rudiger to Cancello then yes that decent, although I have a sneaky feeling Zinchenko will start especially with champs league coming up.

                                      Rudiger to Dias or Azpilacieta for nailed or Caneclo / James

                                  2. The Movement
                                      10 months, 2 days ago

                                      Pep Roulette, you never know who he is going to pick, if you are worried about rotation probably best to steer clear of Man City alter get her unless you can afford KDB

                                      Arguably Grealish is due a rest and his numbers aren’t that great, I would punt foden personally as Pep put him in the same bracket as Dias and KDB which only bodes well

                              2. Areyouthereyet
                                • 4 Years
                                10 months, 2 days ago

                                Hello lads. If we get an early news on Jota on the bench. Would you do Jota+Greenwood to Son+Mbeumo (-4)?

                                Only 1 playing bench.
                                White Rudiger 4.5

                                1. The Movement
                                    10 months, 2 days ago

                                    If you have White on the bench to come in or start over Jota then I wouldn’t take a -4

                                2. Stranger Mings
                                  • 1 Year
                                  10 months, 2 days ago

                                  Bench order correct 1, raphinha 2, semedo 3, Tsimi? Thanks

                                  1. The Movement
                                      10 months, 2 days ago

                                      Depends if you don’t mind Raphinia potentially coming on for 5/10/20 minutes, if you are out Semedo first, although I think Raphinia won’t be in the squad at all

                                      1. Stranger Mings
                                        • 1 Year
                                        10 months, 2 days ago

                                        Ok cheers

                                  2. P-P-A-P
                                    • 6 Years
                                    10 months, 2 days ago

                                    My team went from 6 yellow flags to 2 yellow and 1 red.
                                    Phew, that's a relief.