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
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

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

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Just Semedo to Cancelo

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 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
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Worth a punt

      • Cantonascollar7
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Go for it!

    4. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 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
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 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
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 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
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 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
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Any timeline yet on Rudigers injury?

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        TT didn't give anything away beyond this week

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        no

      3. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

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

    6. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

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

      1. cigan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        same

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Me three.

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Me four!!!

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        on WC, not as bad still annoying

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

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

      4. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Same here

      5. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Isn't your team just the easiest WC ever?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 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
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Callum Wilson is fit

    8. Vlad Tepes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 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
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

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

        1. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 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
      1 month, 19 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
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Flags updated

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks

    11. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 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
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Does anyone think city will concede without Ederson in goal?

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 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
        1 month, 19 days ago

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

    13. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 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
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

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

      2. Reckoner
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

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

          1. Reckoner
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

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

      3. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes, Southampton are looking good defensively atm.

    14. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 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
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 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
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 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
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Has to do what on the pitch?

      3. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        More riddles 🙂

      4. PartyTime
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Pep’s pressers are a waste of time.

          Just wait for the line up

      5. Podorsky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Play Sarr or Jota?

        1. Reckoner
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Has to be Jota!

        2. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 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
            1 month, 19 days ago

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

        4. Nay08
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 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
              1 month, 19 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
                1 month, 19 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
                    1 month, 19 days ago

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

              2. BOATIES FC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Jimmy or Raph

            • Reckoner
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Should be interesting; since Rudiger out, play one:

              A) Sarr
              B) Livramento

              Thanks!

              1. Amartey Partey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

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

                1. Reckoner
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 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
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 19 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
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Sarr: main man for his team and maybe on pens

              3. The Movement
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  B

              4. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

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

                1. Reckoner
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Benrahma.

                2. have you seen cyan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 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
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Benny

                4. Amartey Partey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 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
                  1 month, 19 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
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

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

                1. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  F&G. Live a little

                  1. BOATIES FC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 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
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Bench 1

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

                1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

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

                2. PartyTime
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    B

                  • BOATIES FC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Raph.

                3. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

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

                  1. BOATIES FC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Yes

                  2. The Movement
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Maupay

                  3. dshv
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 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
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

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

                  4. Alex1995
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

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

                    1. Teror
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Azpi is definitely the safest

                    2. The Movement
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        James (Potential)
                        Dave (Nailed)

                    3. OptimusBlack
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 19 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
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          A This week

                      2. An Geafar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 19 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
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Kinder Mbuemo

                        2. The Movement
                            1 month, 19 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
                            1 month, 19 days ago

                            Wild Card Team, Thoughts?

                            Ramsdale

                            James Dias Taa Livramento Duffy

                            Salah Raphinia KDB Mbuemo Allan

                            Ings Antonio Jiminez

                            1. VIVA_RONALDO
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 19 days ago

                              No Lukaku. Start over

                              1. Debauchy
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 19 days ago

                                Says Viva Ronaldo 🙂

                              2. The Movement
                                  1 month, 19 days ago

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

                            2. J to the T
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 19 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
                                  1 month, 19 days ago

                                  Greenwood to Foden

                                  1. J to the T
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 19 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
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 19 days ago

                                      On reflection Rudiger to Cancelo looks good doesn’t it

                                      1. The Movement
                                          1 month, 19 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
                                          1 month, 19 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
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 19 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
                                        1 month, 19 days ago

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

                                    2. Finding Timo
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 19 days ago

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

                                      1. The Movement
                                          1 month, 19 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. Finding Timo
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 19 days ago

                                            Ok cheers

                                      2. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 19 days ago

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