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. Pedersen
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Thought i was settled on a WC yesterday, but here i am again...

    Ramsdale, Foster
    TAA, James, Cancello, Livra, _____
    Salah, Raph, Mbeuma, _____, _____
    Lukaku, Antonio, _____

    A) Dias, Foden, Brownhill, Toney + 0.7m ITB
    B) White, Son, ESR, Hwang + 0.2m ITB
    C) White, Son, Brownhill, Toney + 0.2m ITB

    Can still get Son in A in gw12 by downgrading a premium def to White and Foden to Son

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

    Which pairing scores the most over the next 4 GWs?

    A - Ronaldo & Mahrez
    B - KDB & Vardy
    C - Lukaku & Son

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      C

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

      C ahead of B. Not A for sure. Son's fixture colours are deceptive. Everton/United are not red fixtures for attackers imo

  3. derdourily
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Only for this GW ?

    A- Mahrez
    B- Foden

    Need 3 votes please !

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

      A

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      A

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

      A

    4. derdourily
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Cheers guys

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

    What should i do with my team? I’ve used my WC got 1 FT and 1.6 ITB

    Sanchez
    Marcal - Rudiger - Azpi - Duffy
    Raph - Gray - Salah (C)
    Antonio - Ron - Rom

    Bench: Foster - Gilmour- ayling- mendy

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

      Azpi out for TAA. Think that is my own move this week. Or get Ronaldo out, they have bad fixtures and I don't trust them

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

    I’m sorry to ask what has probably been asked a lot, but I am away with family and don’t want to appear rude as I trawl through FFS posts loooking for these answers:

    A) how many minutes did raphinha play?
    B) Did he get a private jet back?
    C) Any knocks that we know of?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      71
      yes
      no

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Still in the air though, won't be back for a few hours

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

          After that performance he might never land

    2. Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      He bought a Toblerone from Duty Free if that's relevant

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

        🙂 lol

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

          Then he WILL be playing tomorrow

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

    Play 1:

    A) Raphinha
    B) Toney
    C) Livramento

    Thanks!

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

      Livra.

    2. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      A

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

    If you have this team who to ditch first
    Sanchez
    Rüdiger Livra White (Coady - Willi)
    Salah Sarr Traoré Benrahma (Allan)
    Vardy Ronaldo Antonio
    2.9 M itb and 1 FT

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

      Traore for me.

  8. lets talk about 6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Armstrong or walker/laport for the next two weeks?.

    1. Buck The Trent
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Laporte

  9. SKENG
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Antonio currently on 77% on fplstatistics, any chance he'll rise tonight?

    1. Buck The Trent
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Unlikely

  10. simvik91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    TAA vs Rudiger? (on WC)

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

      TAA

    2. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      taa

    3. Mighty Wings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Really?

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

      TAA

  11. MikeNash404
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Is Traore & Reguilon to Mbuemo & Cancelo worth a -4 hit?

    Or should I wait until next week?

  12. Pranked
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    If you happened to have kdb this week as well as salah who would you captain?

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      mo

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

      KDB. What you have there, is a golden ticket. If you can get through the early kick off and the City team sheet, then 3pm to 5pm could be the best 2 hours of your life.

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

        I love this comment, I think I'll blindly ignore any other comments and take this advice

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

          haha. before you get carried away, I will be captaining Mo. It is a risk to go with KDB, but try and remember what you would have done when FPL used to be fun - before all the EO BS, scaremongering and tracking of planes.

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

      Salah. KDB only owned by 2%, that's enough of a differential already.

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

        The reality is I've really cocked up the season to this point so I feel like I have to do something stupid to try and recover

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

          There's 31 GWs, including DGWs, BGWs etc to go. Playing smart, with a few punts when warranted is the way to get back in it.

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

      Salah is safer. KdB is more a diff pick. Not worth it when Salah plays Watford for me

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

        But that early kick off..

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

          You mean points in the bag before anyone else? (Except Salah captainers)

    5. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Salah. I’m pretty sure I read a stat that Mo has an average of 11+ points per game versus Watford ….. no brainier this GW … and that’s not even thinking about EO.

    6. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      I think you’re basically saying you want to captain kdb but what if Salah hauls in the early game.

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

        Yes I am

    7. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      it depends on your rank.
      KDB is owned by 2% so enough of a differential.

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

        Spoliers: it's atrocious.

  13. Malinwa
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Hi Legends. What would you do?

    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*

  14. lets talk about 6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Best short term pair?

    A) Trent,Saka
    B) Foden, armstorng

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

      A

  15. Yuhz89
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 2 days ago

    will alonso (chelsea) gonna be playing again?

    1. hueycho
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Hopefully not

  16. Boholad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Rate my WC please... £0.0m in the bank

    Ramsdale, Foster
    TAA, Rudiger, Cancello, Livramento, Duffy
    Salah, Raphinha, Foden, Mbeuma, Smith-Rowe
    Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez

    Any changes needed?

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

      Looks good mate. Template but good. If you downgrade Jimmy to Toney and one of ESR/Mbeuma you might get a better 4th mid and less benching headache. Just depends how you like to play though, not necessary

    2. Bruno Commando
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Very similar to mine, so I think it's good! Benching headache though..

  17. Bruno Commando
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    With Torres out, Foden looks interesting now.

    A) Son + Livra, benching Manquillo
    B) Foden + Dias, benching Livra

    Ramsdale // Foster
    TAA Rudi Cancelo Livra _____
    Salah Mbeumo Raph Brownhill _____
    Lukaku Antonio Toney

    1. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      I’ll most likely go with B

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks! Only worry is Foden's minutes!

        1. FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          Comes with the territory of owning City attackers
          Not for the faint hearted

    2. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      B

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks Ozil! Confident about Foden's minutes?

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

      Foden could be benched next game as he started both England games. However he does pass the eye test

      Son's fixtures aren't as bad as the fixture colours suggest and has been in really good form.

      Thnk Son option edges it for me

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks Gilean! Yes, Son's fixtures are not too bad actually, only problem is Spurs' form. Foden's only downside is his minutes. Gonna be a long 1 day as I tinker until the deadline!

  18. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Guys which one will do you this week?

    A) Shaw to cancelo
    B) sarr to foden

    No city and no wc. Also I have jota ben to sort out in coming weeks. If I do a and b for a hit then can do Ben or Jota to raph free next week.

    So a or b or both guys? TIA.

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

      Only A. Unfortunately (as a Liverpool fan), I don’t see us keeping a clean sheet this week with all the players we have out, and Sarr’s shown before that he has a taste for our defensive frailties! Also, will Foden even start this week?..

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        As a pool supporter, I went Sarr to Foden
        A bit of roulette never hurt anyone

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

        Hmm..thanks.

    2. Rbyrne95
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      I done B for a hit to have a 'big risk week'. Torres is injured apparently and Unsure if Jesus will play. Man City's record against Burnley is ridiculous so hoping this is the double digit haul week for Foden. I do think Sarr has a chance of scoring though, half 12 kick off and previous record against us.

  19. Betarna
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Foster
    TAA- Livra - Rudiger - Cancelo
    Salah - Sarr - Greenwood - Gray
    CR7 - Antonio

    Bachmann, Raph, Coady, Scarlett
    0,4 itb

    WHAT TO DO HERE guys?

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

      How many FT?

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

        0… hehe

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

          Hmmm... I say go ahead. No hit.

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

            Thanks man

  20. theBoose
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    A. Sanchez (rotating keeper with Ramsdale) & Saka

    or

    B. Foster (bench fodder keeper) & Foden

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

      b.

    2. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      A

  21. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Sanchez
    Christensen / TAA / Coady*
    Salah / Raphinha / Sarr / Traore*
    Antonio / Jimenez / Ronaldo*

    Steele / White / Livramento / Allan

    Coady/Traore/Ronaldo to Cancelo/Foden/Lukaku for - 8?

    Yay or nay?

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

      Yay.

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

      Yay

  22. sirmorbach
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Lads, I hate to bother, but I need to settle it. What do you say, please?

    Ramsdale / Foster
    TAA, Cancelo, __________ , __________ / Livramento
    Salah, Raphinha, __________ / Mbeumo, Brownhill
    Lukaku, Antonio, __________

    A. Dias, Rüdiger / Saka / Jiménez
    B. Dias, Rüdiger / Zaha / Toney
    C. Duffy, Rüdiger / Foden / Jiménez
    D. Duffy, James / Son / Hwang
    E. Duffy, White / Son / Toney

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

      B,E

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

        Cheers!

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

      Dias, Rudiger, Saka, Toney

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

        Thank you very much, sir.

    3. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      A

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

        Thank you, Saint!

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

    should be one-word article. Salah. period. haha

  24. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    RMWCT

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA Cancelo James Cucurella (Livra)
    Salah Son Mbeumo (Raph) (D.Luiz)
    Lukaku Toney Armstrong

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

      James cucurela ??

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

        feeling punty, probs more like James Duffy

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

          I mean: is james fit? Because i will choose him over azpi on my WC, but yes i am with duffy but cucurella good diferential

  25. pingissimus
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Completely meaningless statistic time

    Arsenal haven't beaten Palace at home since 2018.

    Slightly less meaningless statistic time

    Arsenal conceded 21 chances to Brighton. Palace conceded just 8.

    Interesting statistic time

    Arsenal had 35% possession in Brighton's half. Palace had 58%.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      I reckon 2-2

      1. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Think there'll be goals at both ends myself. Not sure who wins the best of three 😉

        Curious to see if Palace dominate midfield. Have a feeling they very well might which seems bizarre on reputation. Biggest unknown I think is how the home and away thing works out. Perhaps Arsenal at home will be another proposition, Fairly sure Palace will set up aggressively with their press.

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

    Choose 2 for starting XI fellas:

    1. Raphinha
    2. Mbeumo
    3. Livra
    4. Duffy

    1. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      2, 3

  27. Bigdshane
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    Sanchez Foster
    Taa Cancelo Livra ____ ____
    Salah Raphina Mbuemo Brownhill ____
    Lukaku Antonio ___

    a) Dias, James, foden, hwang
    b) Duffy, white, son, Toney

    Any suggestions guys

    1. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      dias, white, foden, toney?

  28. Saint Tim
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 2 days ago

    What to do here please guys?

    Sanchez
    Rudiger, Azpi, Livramento
    Salah (C), Sarr, Benrahma, Raphinha
    Ronaldo (VC), Antonio, Ings
    Bench: Steele, Coady, Gilmour, Tsimikas

    1 FT, £3.8m ITB, all chips/wildcards unused.

    I'm thinking of Tsimikas to Cancelo, Dias or White.

    Thanks!

  29. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 2 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

    A) Sarr/Benrahma —> Saka/ESR
    B) Ronaldo —> Lukaku
    C) Ronaldo + Sarr —> Lukaku + Foden/Grealish (-4)
    D) Hold

    1. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      D

    2. Harvey_27
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Yup, D

    3. Hktrader88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 2 days ago

      Any ideas how to fix this team. Willing to take a -8 to ensure I have 11 players.

      Sanchez Foster

      TAA - Rudiger - Alonso - Marcal - (Tsimikas)

      Salah - Raph - Benrahma (Torres) (Gilmour)

      Jimenez - Lukaku - Antonio

      1m itb, i've already used my FT so everything is for a hit.

      Options I am considering
      1.Torres to Gray, Tsimikas to Laporte
      2. Torres to Townsend, Tsimi to Cancelo
      3. Torres to Jota, Tsimi to Livramento
      4. Torres to Gray, Tsimi to Livramento leaves 1.8mITB for future moves (Gilmout to Mbuemo)
      5.Tsimi to Matip

      1. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        Don’t mind 4.

      2. Saint Tim
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 2 days ago

        agree, 4

        1. Hktrader88
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 2 days ago

          Thanks. I was thinking that's the best move for structure of the team, as otherwise I end up with 5 ATB which is difficult to move away from. Just the chances of a city defensive haul Vs Burnley is tempting.