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
    3 months, 11 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
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Which pairing scores the most over the next 4 GWs?

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

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      C

    2. gilean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 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
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Only for this GW ?

    A- Mahrez
    B- Foden

    Need 3 votes please !

    1. Thewoodyhorse
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

    3. gilean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

    4. derdourily
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cheers guys

  4. Fpl_Ludwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 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
      3 months, 11 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
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 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
      3 months, 11 days ago

      71
      yes
      no

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

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

        1. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          After that performance he might never land

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

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

      1. Fantasyfreakstradbally
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        🙂 lol

        1. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Then he WILL be playing tomorrow

  6. vova
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Play 1:

    A) Raphinha
    B) Toney
    C) Livramento

    Thanks!

    1. Fpl_Ludwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Livra.

    2. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

  7. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 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
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Traore for me.

    2. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

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

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Laporte

    3. SKENG
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

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

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Unlikely

    4. simvik91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      TAA vs Rudiger? (on WC)

      1. gilean
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        TAA

      2. lets talk about 6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        taa

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

        Really?

      4. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        TAA

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

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

      Or should I wait until next week?

    6. Pranked
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        mo

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 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
          3 months, 11 days ago

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

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 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
        3 months, 11 days ago

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

        1. Pranked
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 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
            3 months, 11 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
        3 months, 11 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
          3 months, 11 days ago

          But that early kick off..

          1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 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
        3 months, 11 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. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 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
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yes I am

      7. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 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
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Spoliers: it's atrocious.

    7. Malinwa
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 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*

    8. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Best short term pair?

      A) Trent,Saka
      B) Foden, armstorng

      1. gilean
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A

    9. Yuhz89
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      will alonso (chelsea) gonna be playing again?

      1. hueycho
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Hopefully not

    10. Boholad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 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
        3 months, 11 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
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

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

    11. Bruno Commando
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 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. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I’ll most likely go with B

        1. Bruno Commando
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks! Only worry is Foden's minutes!

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

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

      2. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

        1. Bruno Commando
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks Ozil! Confident about Foden's minutes?

      3. gilean
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 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
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 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!

    12. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 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
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 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. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

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

        2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Hmm..thanks.

      2. Rbyrne95
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 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.

    13. Betarna
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        How many FT?

        1. Betarna
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          0… hehe

          1. sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

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

            1. Betarna
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Thanks man

    14. theBoose
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A. Sanchez (rotating keeper with Ramsdale) & Saka

      or

      B. Foster (bench fodder keeper) & Foden

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        b.

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

        A

    15. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yay.

      2. Betarna
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yay

    16. sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B,E

        1. sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers!

      2. gilean
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Dias, Rudiger, Saka, Toney

        1. sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Thank you very much, sir.

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

        A

        1. sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Thank you, Saint!

    17. Nay08
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

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

    18. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      RMWCT

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

      1. dshv
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        James cucurela ??

        1. klopptimusprime
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          feeling punty, probs more like James Duffy

          1. dshv
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 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

    19. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 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
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I reckon 2-2

        1. pingissimus
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 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.

    20. dshv
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 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
        3 months, 11 days ago

        2, 3

    21. Bigdshane
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 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
        3 months, 11 days ago

        dias, white, foden, toney?

    22. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 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!

    23. tabby98
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 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
        3 months, 11 days ago

        D

      2. Harvey_27
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yup, D

      3. Hktrader88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 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. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Don’t mind 4.

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

          agree, 4

          1. Hktrader88
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 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.