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. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    With Thiago, Fabinho, Jones all unavailable this weekend, I can see Klopp using a 4231 with Firmino and Jota both involved.

    Keep Jota this week!

    1. Nay08
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      could be Hendo, Keita, and Milner?

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yep could be, but hopefully we'll get early team news before the deadline. I would probably hold him through tonights price drop

  2. Nay08
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I will WC this week and need help with some questions. any help appreciated

    1.) As Duffy and Veltman now have the same price, who is better for the long term?
    one of them will mainly be bench cover (alongside Livramento and 4.5 Mid)

    2.) who is the better 4.5 Mid? Douglas Luiz, Brownhill, or Norman? (most probably will always be 3rd sub)

    3.) do I put Son right away, or put one MCI Mid for the next 3 GW (and if yes, which one do we think the most nailed?) and put Son after?

    4.) for GK, Raya or Sanchez?
    the one I pick most probably won't be changed until the next WC (probably mid to late second half of the season)

    5.) thinking to still include TAA. which options is better?
    TAA + Chilwell/James + Toney or 2 CHE defender (Azpi/Rudi + Chilwell/James) + Jimenez

    1. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Duffy
      Luiz
      MCI, Foden
      Raya
      Azpi/James/Jimi

    2. Alisson WondHaaland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Veltman Brownhill Foden Sanchez, TAA

    3. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Duffy (but be prepared to do a sideways Webster transfer if required)
      Luiz
      Son
      Raya (you'll have Sanchez)
      TAA + James/Laporte + Toney

  3. Thewoodyhorse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Potential WC here, thoughts?

    Sanchez (Steele)
    Cancelo TAA Azpi Livra (White)
    Salah Son KDB Doucoure (Brownhill)
    Antonio Toney (4.5)

    1. sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I like it.

      1. Thewoodyhorse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        thanks Sir, also whats the best Bri/Ars combo here with the Def most likely first bench...

        Ramsdale & Duffy/Veltman or Sanchez & white

        1. sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Rams and Duffy for me.

    2. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Forward line is way too light and not compensated elsewhere in team IMHO

    3. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I don’t like the KDB pick tbh, KDB over Ronaldo or Lukaku doesn’t seem a good call imo

      1. Thewoodyhorse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Really?! Getting him is one of my main reasons to WC this week. Fixtures for City are decent and now he's match fit he'll be involved in most of what happens going forward. Also a good chance of Pens which Ronaldo & Lukaku don't have, plus CS bonus and the extra point for goals

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Ronaldo and Lukaku are so highly owned, going without one is ok, but both? You are basically betting against the majority of the player base who has gone with own or both. If KDB gets points then yea it’s differential points but in reality all you are doing is trying to cover the highest scoring one of those two. You can have differentials like Doucoure or something, but premium differentials? I’m not so keen, and KDBs position is never guaranteed, he could play deep

          1. Thewoodyhorse
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Very good points. thanks for your input.

            Think I might revisit the WC with Lukaku up top and downgrade Son. Might een just take a -4 this week and ponder a bit longer.

            1. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Tbh I’m being boring and sensible, KDB is a fun pick

    4. Nay08
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      if you are okay to play Livra/White and Doucore every week, then it's okay I guess.

  4. Millie7
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Was planning on Ronaldo > Lukaku, but with a Very weak bench and uncertainty around who's playing i'm now unsure!!
    Sanchez
    TAA - White - Veltman - Rudiger
    Salah - Jota - Barnes - Raphinha
    Ronaldo - Antonio
    Foster - Livra - Brownhill - Scarlett

    2.6m 1FT
    any ideas??

    1. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      scarlett -> Toney?

    2. Harvey_27
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes I like Scarlett to Toney, sets you up for future Brentford good run plus provides extra bench player with potential (despite Chelsea) if Rudi and Raph both don't play

        1. Millie7
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          thanks guys

    3. sirmorbach
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Saka + Jimi or Zaha + Toney?

      1. Saint Tim
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Saka + Toney

        1. sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          And if I may, a third option: Foden + Hwang first sub on a 4-4-2?

          1. gilean
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            That sounds good too, if Hwang can keep up his form

            1. sirmorbach
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thank you very much!

    4. gilean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Guys, I got 1 FT and 1.6 ITB. What should I do here?

      Ramsdale Foster
      Cancelo Azpi Rudiger* Livra Williams
      Salah Grealish Raphinha* Saka Brownhill
      Luka* Jimenez Antonio

      A) Azpi -> TAA
      B) Save FT
      C) Other suggestions?

      1. Harvey_27
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Keep Azpi! and probably just GTG and roll that transfer

          1. gilean
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Thanks

        • sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I'd roll!

          1. gilean
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Thank you

      2. Saint Tim
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Bottomed...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!

        1. gilean
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I'd consider Widlcarding that tbh. You could get in Lukaku, TAA, Cancelo, Jimenez/Toney and a City mid or Son

          1. Saint Tim
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            lol, i don't need to wildcard!

        2. Harvey_27
            1 month, 15 days ago

            All three sensible: White and Dias the most nailed, but upside bigger with Cancelo. Who would you swap in for them and would you consider upgrading Gilmore instead?

          • sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I'd do Tsimi to Dias. Good luck!

        3. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Sarr and Mane anytime scorers is a good call

        4. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Hwang nailed on then

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Thanks for the details

        5. Harvey_27
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Bottomed sooooo any thoughts on what to do here please:

            Sanchez
            Azpi, Cancelo, Rudi*, White
            Salah, Greenwood, Raphinha*
            Lukaku*, Antonio, Toney

            steele, torres*, tsimikas, brownhill,

            A) do nothing
            B) -4 Torres to Mbuemo and switch in for Raphinha
            C) -4 Torres to Foden and switch in for Raphinha

            Already used my FT to bring Cancelo in for Shaw. £1.2m ITB. Planning to WC in GW 12 or 14/15.

            Your combined intelligences are muchly appreciated, thank you

            1. gilean
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Maybe just wait a week and do Foden then, depending on injuries

              1. Harvey_27
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Thanks! Just feel like I'll regret it should Raph and Rudi fail to make it leaving probably only Brownhill

                  1. gilean
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Rudi is confimed out, so maybe Foden then. Only problem is he started England games so could get Pep rouletted

            2. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Which combo? 1 from A and 1 from B. Thanks

              A) Hwang, Toney, Armstrong
              B) Foden, Mahrez

              1. sirmorbach
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Toney and Foden.

              2. Konstaapeli
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                T & F

            3. Bowser86
                1 month, 15 days ago

                WC draft. 0.8 in the bank left. Thoughts?

                Ramsdale Steele

                TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger, Livramento, Tsimikas

                Salah, Foden, Raphinia, Mbeumo, Brownhill

                Lukaku, Antonio, Toney

              • Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Anyone know if raphinha back in U.K. today as guess if he is good night sleep then ready for Southampton at 3?

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Still flying

                2. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Yeah, if only a good night sleep could undo the fatigue of a 70 min football game - we’d be having 3-4 games a week if this was the case, sadly it isn’t and he’ll more than likely be on the bench

                  1. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Yeh it’s me hoping but realistically he is on the bench at best

                    1. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      I’d say he’s on the bench at best but i own as well and hope for the best !

                      1. Finding Timo
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Think I have to play Toney & bench raphinha then

              • grumpyman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Rudiger confirmed out injured. Lukaku is fine. #pressconference

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  That's a shame but will help many on here.

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Reece James?

                  1. Dammit_182
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      That’s my thoughts too actually. Is he fit?

                    • grumpyman
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      He didn’t mention James unfortunately.

                      1. HMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Returned to training, maybe no news is good news

                3. snouty375
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  W/C looking like this

                  Ramsdale

                  TAA Cancelo Azpi Duffy

                  Salah Raphinha Gray Foden

                  Lukaku Antonio

                  Foster Rudiger Brownhill Toney

                  Thinking maybe

                  Cancelo to Laporte and Gray to Saka

                  Any thoughts/suggestions welcome??

                  1. Fuddled FC
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    I would stick.. although Duffy may only be short term

                    1. snouty375
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Duffy only in against Norwich. Rudiger in when back. Thanks

                4. THEKID_88
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Rudiger out this week

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    ?

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Thiago will be back in the afternoon tomorrow, hopefully safe from this match in Brazil. We had our talk and tactical training, he missed all that. He played 90 minutes and had 12 hours of travelling so that gives you the answer.

                      Toni Rudiger is injured, came back injured from the national team. Christian Pulisic is still injured. We also have doubts with Hakim Ziyech who has missed the last couple of sessions with a headache.

                      Romelu is fine and will be involved tomorrow.

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Bummer. Will I survive with Livra and Gilmour on the bench? Got Raph too...

                5. No Salah
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Play Livramento or Jimenez ( considering he got back late and might be benched )

                  1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    I should hope so.

                6. gonzalocampos
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Rudiger out, Lukaku good, Tiago Silva out (Tuchel) Christensen probably will play now.

                7. House Frey Wedding Planner
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  WC team good to go?

                  Ramsdale
                  TAA Cancelo Azpi Duffy Livra
                  Salah Foden
                  Lukaku Antonio Armstrong

                  Foster, Raph, Mbuemo, Norman

                  1.3itb

                  Would've preferred Son instead of Foden, but can't raise the funds right now. Will bring him in for gw12 when I downgrade Lukaku.

                  1. Cruyff's Eleven
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Same as everyone else...

                    Gtg

                  2. Cruyff's Eleven
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Though I think I'll play Mbuemo over Livra

                8. gellinmagellan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Rudiger > Cancelo straight swap?

                  1. Wild Guus Chase
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    That's what I'm doing

                    1. gellinmagellan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Removes my headache of taking a hit this week to get him in for Coady or the likes

                      1. Wild Guus Chase
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        GL

                9. Mr. Mystic
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Is Ben Foster nailed?

                  1. Fuddled FC
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    no unfortunately

                10. Fuddled FC
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  any news on James yet?

                11. tibollom
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  only got 1 FT, enough to fix this team or time to WC guys?

                  Sanchez Foster
                  Rudiger TAA Shaw Marcal Livra
                  salah raph saka brownhill benharama
                  ronaldo ings antonio

                12. Bowser86
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    No love for Bernado Silva? Good fixtures and seems nailed?

                    1. ZeBestee
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      he just isn't fpl player.

                    2. Annie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Never had and never will be an attractive option

                    3. F4L
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      if Gundo is still out for a while, then yeah. Has Pep had his presser yet?

                      1. Wild Rover
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Yep, Gundo is fit

                        1. F4L
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          cheers 🙂 That's my interest in Silva over already 😆

                  • ZeBestee
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Rudiger confirmed out

                  • GE
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    WC with Rudiger out now? So many issues now..
                    Or do Rudiger -> Cancelo/Dias/James?

                    (1FT, 0.6 itb)

                    Sanchez
                    TAA/Shaw/White
                    Salah/Greenwood/Benrahma/Saka
                    Ronaldo/Antonio/ASM

                    Bench: Steele, Rudiger*, Williams, Gilmour

                  • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Bringing Alonso and Rudiger in last game weeks gone well so far!!!

                  • Tshelby
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Digne to Walker? Or another 5.7 or less defender? Have rudiger

                  • have you seen cyan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Jsut given my self a benching headache, done Scarlett>Hwang mainly so I have some decent bench cover incase Lukaku or Raph doesn’t start. But in reality I want to actually play Hwang lol.

                    Can I just bench Raph?

                    1. Wild Guus Chase
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Just bench - it's only for one week

                      1. have you seen cyan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Hwang brace will be epic

                  • sirmorbach
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    So, Reece James?