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

    Quote from Klopp re Allison/Fabinho. The last game they played in a red list country was Colombia so next Thursday it will be 10 days and then they can fly back (from Madrid to UK). They could have flown into England but it would have meant they had to isolate from their families."

    Does that not mean Raphinha would be out as well??

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Omg

    2. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nope

      Clear exemption for training and playing. Isolation still in place for non football activities is the point.

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

        Right, cheers Ping
        Not confusing and complicated at all

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

        But Fabinho and Allison player liked Raph

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

          Played*

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I think the exemption is that they don't have to stay in a government sanctioned hotel like the plebs.

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Raphinha is younger.

      I guess he doesn't have a family yet but I'm not speculating on whether he'll miss his missus or anything like that!

  2. Freund88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Wildcard draft

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger Litv Duffy
    Salah Foden Raphina Townsend Mbueno
    Lukaku Hwang Antonio

    Any thoughts?

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

      Template, so good.

    2. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Could not cope going without Ronny. Squeaky bum time every Man U game.

  3. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best pick on wc?

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo _____ _____ Livramento
    Salah Son _____ Mbeumo Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    A. Laporte + White + Raphina
    B. Dias + Duffy + Saka
    C. Dias + Manquillo + Raphinha

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

      I don't rate Saka as a 3rd midfielder, so tough one between A and C. All depends how happy you are starting Hwang/Mbuemo most weeks.

  4. steven8991
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which pair?
    A. Mbeumo & Hwang
    B. Douglas Luiz & Toney

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Luis available ?

      1. steven8991
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        for long term, probably will be benched most weeks

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

      If you are gonna play the two of them most weeks then A. If only 1 of them, then Toney is the best pick

  5. JD @JDCochran2
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Make sure to give the (C) Sheet a look each week. Shows info on who to pick, leaderboard of the top mods and cons picks each week.

    Top picks for GW 8
    Salah vs Watford
    Son vs Newcastle

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16EmCT_TXszZhL8F7XEDoz6oYT-h5NuFb-92-Letw5qI/edit?usp=sharing

    Follow on twitter @JDCochran2

    Let us know how to improve the sheet, what you like, dont like

    THX

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

      Sorry, I don't understand what I'm looking at. Where does it say who to pick?

      1. JD @JDCochran2
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        The sheet provides the data for you to decide each week. You can look at the Leaderboard as the top Mods and Cons reveal their picks we update it.

        We have given this weeks picks
        Salah vs Watford
        Son vs Newcastle

        We have also disclosed Aimey Wong who has picked a Liverpool Player 5/7 GWs as she is the overall (C) Leader with 161 points.

        Hope this helps!

  6. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Bottomed, thanks for response HFWP x any others ? x

    Which WC team looks better.
    A)
    Ramsdale // Foster
    TAA Cancelo James // Duffy Livra
    Salah SON* TOWNSEND* Smith-Rowe // Raphinha*
    Lukaku Toney ARMSTRONG*

    B)
    Ramsdale // Foster
    TAA Cancelo James Duffy // Livra
    Salah DE BRUYNE* Smith-Rowe // Raphinha* BROWNHILL*
    Lukaku Toney HWANG*

    1. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I like A more. Has more depth

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks x

  7. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    a) Bruno -> Son
    b) Sarr -> Odeg/Smith Rowe

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

      I think both are sideways moves. Although I am torn on Sarr's matchup as well.
      If only the Gunners could actually be trusted I would make the B move.

      I will be keeping Sarr and doing a double move next week to strengthen my D.

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

      I'd also consider saving if only 1FT. Otherwise A.

  8. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Do we think Jota to be first choice now?

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

      or rather ahead of Firmino now

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        not particularly but they can also play both

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

        I am beginning to think so, more of a striker than a gegenpresser.

    2. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think hes first choice when fit yes

  9. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Can anyone confirm.

    Has Bruno lost penalty duties?

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

      Noone can confirm that. Bruno was on the last one, and was on pen duties confirmed a match after that too. That said Ronaldo scored two for the national team, and might get a chance

    2. baines is god
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      implied he'd keep them after missing vs Villa, but given CR7's record you never know.

      Fernandes more likely to take the next one again IMO

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Apparently they decide before each match but Bruno has precedent with Ronaldo waiting his turn.

  10. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Play Gray or Tierney?

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

      Tierney

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Gray

    3. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      KT

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

      gray

    5. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tierney

    6. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Gray

  11. aapoman
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    How's this WC team look? Too many uncertainties?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James
    Salah Son Raphinha Mbeumo
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    Foster; Duffy, Livramento, Brownhill

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

    Bench one:

    Raphinha
    Rudiger
    White

    1. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Toni

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

    Does Raph have to isolate because he was in Columbia and the 10th?

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

      On*

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

      Wait for presser

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

        Presser was yesterday

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

          Ah. My bad. Seen some ppl speculating about flights from Brazil on twitter. Noone can confirm anything yet as far as I know

    3. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No

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

        Why did Allison and Fabinho have to and not Raph?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          The distinction between playing and training was for arriving back, not for what they were doing their in the first place

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

      See my post above, apparently not

  14. boombaba
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Help ...Play Marcal (Villa away) or Livra (Leeds home) ?

  15. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Why is Walker totally overlooked? I get Cancelo and Dias are better options, but he’s a good bit cheaper and seems to have the RB spot pretty much nailed down

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      FFS Myopia I think they call it

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

      Why is Dias a better option?

      1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Seems to be more of a Bp magnet, and perhaps marginally more nailed. If they were the same price I’d prefer Dias, but at 0.6 m cheaper Walker is the better option imo

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

          Thanks. Just looked at stats, and it does seem Dias is superior, but both pretty dull. 😀

          1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Yeah no arguments there! Boring but hopefully reliable churning out 6-8 points most weeks, at least until we get Pepped

    3. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      he isnt nailed now Zinchenko is fit again.

      1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Zinchenko is a LB though. I know Cancelo can shuffle over to RB to accommodate, but then you can argue Zinchenko being back is just as big a rotation threat to Cancelo as he is to Walker.

        1. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Cancelo can play either flank though. Walker can only play RB. Cancelo started 27 league games last season. Walker started 22

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          no room for your logic here. Move along, sir.

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

          I don't think you can argue that the rotation threat is the same for Walker as Cancelo just because they are in the same rotation pool. Pepe is in the same pool as ESR and Saka but is seeing much less game-time.

          But in any case, Cancelo is has a good deal of attacking threat...

  16. Reece’s Pieces
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Nearly 2 weeks of Wildcard tinkering is a killer! Bring on the deadline. What do you think of this? Attempted to placehold a mid-premium position in defence, midfield and forward

    Ramsfield (Foster)
    Azpili; Rudiger; TAA; Cancelo; Livra
    Salah; Rapha; Foden; Mbuemo; Brownhill
    Hwang; Jimenez; Lukaku

    Thanks for any comments

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

      Looks good. Think you might want Toney later on

      1. Reece’s Pieces
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks. I think later one one Chelsea def to cheaper and then Hwang to Toney

    2. out for a goalkick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Double wolves forwards?

      1. Reece’s Pieces
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        That doesnt sound so good when written out! Likely just for a few weeks until I move Hwang up to Toney

  17. Merlinho
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    4th/5th mid options on WC (playing 3/4/3 / 4/3/3)

    1) Townsend and Brownhill
    2) Mbuemo and Brownhill (I have Toney)
    3) Smith Rowe and Allan
    4) Smith Rowe and Douglas Luiz

    Thoughts lads? i'm on option 1 currently with a view to bringing in Mbuemo soon.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      just go with 2

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

      2

    3. out for a goalkick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1.

      or Odegaard & Allan?

  18. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which 2 of these do you start ?

    Sarr, Christensen and livramento

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

      Christensen should play because Thiago Silva's int duty. After that maybe Livramento

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yea, I have rudiger as well is the problem and not sure I fancy double def

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm benching both my Chelsea defenders this week. Think Brentford do a West Brom on them.

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

        Link your team so we can check if you followed through with this

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I'm sure you'll have forgotten about it by then. Just wait for Rough with the Smooth. I'll be the guy with 30 points on his bench.

          My defence is Cancelo, Duffy and Livramento. Christensen an easy bench imo. Reece James less so, but I don't think he'll start anyway.

  19. derdourily
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Only for this GW ?

    A- Mahrez
    B- Foden

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      mahrez

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B probably but it's a Pep roulette.

  20. lets talk about 6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    jota or greenwood longterm?

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

      Jota's stats are far superior. Rashford coming back soon, and if Sancho hits form could take minutes away from Greenwood.

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

    Afternoon

    Is this worth a -4 or should I wait until next week as it sands I have no City players

    A. White > Cancelo

    Thanks

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      no hes unlikely to get more than 6 points

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nay

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

        Fair enough probably leave until next week.

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

      No especially given that White could get a CS

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

    Benrahma & Sarr - Grealish/Foden & Brownhill for a -4?

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

      No

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

      No

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

    WC is nearly complete. Which option?

    A. Foster & Dias
    B. Raya & James

    Rest of team is below:

    Ramsdale xxxx
    TAA Cancelo xxxx Livra Duffy
    Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo ESR
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    Thanks!

    1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A as I like to have minimal funds tied up in the GK spots

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

      Foster and Azpi?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      owned him for 6 out of 7 weeks this season. Total points: 13.
      the one week I didn't own him. Points: 12.

  24. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    best City attacker?

    1) Jesus (will have to wait til next gw)
    2) Foden
    3) Mahrez
    4) Grealish (not sure about him in all honesty)

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

      Foden

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

    Raph to Foden?

    1. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Do you have any bench cover in case Raphinha doesn't feature at all?

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

        Raph currently on bench, but don't want to play Gray

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          What's wrong with Gray?

  26. Jässi
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Fill the rest of this big at the back 4-3-3 wildcard:

    Ramsdale - Foster
    TAA - Cancelo - Dias - Azpi - Livramento
    Salah - ***** - Mbeumo - Smith-Rowe - Douglas Luiz
    Lukaku - Antonio - *****

    A) Raphinha + Jimenez (and 0.2 ITB)
    B) Toney + Grealish

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

      Both good options. Think Toney + Foden is the best combo. They pass the eye test for me

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

      A

  27. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Bench two out of:

    A White
    B Livramento
    C Sarr
    D Raphinha
    E Benrahma

    Thanks

  28. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    What to do here guys?

    Sanchez, Foster
    TAA, Rudiger, Cancelo, Veltman, Tsimikas
    Salah, Benrahma, Raphinha, Sarr, Sissoko
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Toney

    1FT
    £1.2m ITB

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

      Could consider Lukaku for Ronaldo, with funds to go get Foden/Grealish. Or consider Benrahma/Sarr to Saka.

  29. lets talk about 6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Armstrong or walker/laport for the next two weeks?