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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1,176 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    What's the likelihood of Greenwood starting? Thinking of giving him one last game before getting Raph/Mbuembo next week

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Quite high still

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Very high

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

      Thank you!

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Rudiger to:

    A. Walker
    B. Laporte

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Reece James.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      B

  3. Fuddled FC
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Any news on Ederson yet?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Yes, confirmed out for tomorrow

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks didn't see that

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    I am here to moan about injuries

    Dcl
    Bam
    Reece James
    Raph constantly half injured
    Reece james
    Rudiger

    Anyone else owned all of these and feel like everyone they bring in just gets injured this season

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      So angry I said James twice 🙂

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Have owned a different set, but this is absolutely the season of injuries. Every week I have a plan and it's disrupted due to an injury

    3. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I had 7 flags couple days ago, now only 5 lol

  5. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Own Rudiger & Alonso. Lovely.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Alonso also out?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        No

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Alonso could well start tomorrow

      1. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Yep. Could be either back 3 or LB

      2. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        You reckon? Thought he’d go Chilwell

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          I think the height/physicality of Alonso may be preferred to counter Brentford's set piece threat especially without Silva and Rudiger available

          1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 4 days ago

            Nail. Meet Head. Still wouldn't put money on it though. He's worse than Pep.

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Toying with WC now Rudiger is out. Defence is only TAA. Mid is very shaky. And frontline not ideal. Thoughts?

    Sanchez
    Rüdiger*. TAA. White
    Salah. Mount. Raph*. Sarr
    Ronaldo. Antonio. ASM
    (Foster, Shaw, Livramento, Gilmour)

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Ur bench easily covers the potential issues

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Any FTs?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        1FT. 0.1 short of Rudi >> Cancelo 🙁

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Any ideas boss?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          Your bench more than covers this week. Could even save FT to be honest. Rudiger to James/Laporte otherwise

    3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Nah, Shaw and Livra are fine to play this week

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers

  7. F4L
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    No news is good news for James right if he's returned to full training? Pretty guaranteed to start this week now with Azpi being forced back into a CB spot

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      🙂

    2. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Yea, nothing from the media yet on him..I have Rudiger and am poised to hit the James switch but it could be a complete waste.

      “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.”

    3. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I think so, but considering going for Laporte over James with the Chelsea defence missing Rudiger and Silva.

  8. Konstaapeli
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Ramstale - Foster
    TAA - Cancelo - Walker - James - Livra
    Salah - Foden - Raphinha - ESR - Brownhill
    Lukaku - Werner - Toney

    Let's go!

  9. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Start Livramento or White?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Liv

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Tino

    3. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      White

  10. ElliotJHP
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    With the Rudi news...

    A) Roll FT, bench Rudiger for White
    B) Rudiger -> Cancelo
    C) Ron/Coady ->Rom/Cancelo -4, bench Rudiger

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Depends do you have city defender already?
      One is needed but that’s also why you have a bench for such issues

  11. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    I thought I had a good team but suddenly need to take a hit or 2 somewhere just to field 11

    Any of these guys expected to play?

    Alonso
    Marcal
    Rudiger
    Raphina
    Bissouma

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      certainly not Bissouma...

      The rest have a chance of involvement although I don't know about Marcal

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Not looking great. Alonso might.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      50/50
      75/25
      0
      25
      Don't know - I wouldn't

  12. Newsman70
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    I think money in defence is a good move but TAA being apparently fit has changed my structure now to have one less Man City defender (did have Dias instead of TAA) Which WC is better in your opinion?

    A
    Ramsdale Foster
    Azpilicueta Rudiger TAA Cancelo Livramento
    Salah Raphinha Foden Mbeumo Doulas-Luis
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang
    0 in the bank.

    B
    Ramsdale Foster
    Azpilicueta Duffy TAA Cancelo Livramento
    Salah Raphinha Son Mbeumo Doulas-Luis
    Lukaku Toney Hwang

    0.4 in the bank

    Any thoughts most appreciated.

    1. snouty375
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      A

  13. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Best Torres replacement up to £7.0m?

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Saka

    2. F4L
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Zaha 😛 tbh probably Gray if you don't own

      1. Nomar
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        Zaha is a bit of a trap though.

        Trossard or Gross might be a good punt this week but then bad fixtures next.

        1. F4L
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 4 days ago

          yeah fixtures limit the Brighton pair for sure, I think I'll be ditching Maupay after this week. You probably have to be looking at an Arsenal/Everton mid.

    3. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Raph/Mbuemo

  14. GE
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Bottomed on last page

    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

    1. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I would WC that

    2. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      I'd push the button

  15. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    So if Rudi out, and Thiago played this morning, then only back 3 players left are Chalobah, Azpi, and Christensen. If James out too, then only RWBs left are CHO ! or either Chilwell or Alonso playing RWB.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Talk of Chilwell as an emergency LCB with Alonso at LWB if desperate

      1. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 4 days ago

        If only they could have bought a decent centre back like Zouma or Tomori, in the transfer window!

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Azpi will probably play RB tomorrow, with a back 4, if James is out, possibly? Chilwell would start in a back 4. If James is fit, then I am sure Chalobah, Azpi, and Christensen will be in he middle. Alsonso/Chilwell roulette. Cant see CHO starting away from home, but it is Tuchel Roulette

  16. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    TAA, Cancelo or Dias for Shaw?

    Likely to WC next week, wanting to hold Greenwood and Ronaldo for one more week against Leicester def.

    1. F4L
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Cancelo then, no Ali/Fabinho is quite a big loss to Liverpool's defence

  17. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Bench of rudiger Raph gilmour now

    Hope everyone plays!

  18. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    So plan was shaw>cancelo but should I go rudiger>cancelo instead ?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Probably

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    3. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

  19. BrockLanders
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Jota to Foden or Mahrez?

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Nah

    2. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      Keep Jota this week

  20. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    I would really appreciate an advice here…

    My back five are Aspi, Rudi, Cancelo, White and Liver. I need TAA so:

    A. Aspi to TAA
    B. Rudi to TAA & Sar to Saka (-4)
    C. Rudi to Robo

    cheera

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      B

  21. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Chalobah might be the best Chelsea option now lol

  22. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Livra, Cancelo
    Sarr, Salah, Gallagher, Sissoko
    Lukaku, Jimi, Antonio

    Raph, Rudi, Lowton

    Wanted to do Sarr - Grealish but should I upgrade the bench given the lack of cover?

  23. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Seems like a bloody good week to not own a Chelsea defender.

    Toney is scoring this week y the looks of things

  24. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    We waited too long for this gw, will it be an anti climax and a low scoring week full of benchings?
    I don’t think it will be low scoring per se, but probably some annoying benchings incoming

  25. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    So how the situation with Raphinha looks like? Any chance he features in the next game?

    1. caldracula
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      50/50

    2. Shark
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      10/90

  26. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone else thinking Rüdi might be out also next GW, and also be a bit of an injury risk further on? Back problems arent easy to fix

  27. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Best one week punt in midfield for 6.5? Currently on Trossard

  28. tommo1989
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    Any news on Jimenez?

  29. caldracula
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    With Rudiger confirmed out, Ayling out for however long. No FT’s and no cash I’ve decided to wildcard, thoughts?

    McCarthy
    Azpi Dias Cancelo
    Salah Son Foden Raphina
    Lukaku Toney Hwang

    Foster, Livra, Jansson, Brownhill.

  30. matiakez
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 4 days ago

    So what to do with Rudiger on WC now? Bench or stump up the azpi cash

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 4 days ago

      James