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. Teror
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    With Fernan out injured long term and Jesus not playing tomorrow who is the best Citeh to get on WC?

    Foden or Mahrez?

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

      I’ve gone for Foden. Both will likely get similar minutes but Foden is cheaper and more points potential IMO.

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Foden

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

      Foden long term, Mahrez short

    4. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Foden or even Grealish

    5. matiakez
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mahrez feels the more explosive but could create the most heart ache.

      I'm tempted by mahrez though for this week then shifting for Mount next week.

  2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Guys so would you still keep rudi and do Shaw to cancelo if you have a bench of White livra? Coz you need a Chelsea defender anyway.

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes I’d do that. Rudiger shouldn’t be out long and your bench covers nicely

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

    Livramento or Sarr first bench?

    TAA - Dias - Cancelo - Christensen
    Salah - Raphina* - Benhrama
    Lukaku - Jimenez - Antonio

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I’d favour Sarr

    2. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Play Sarr, Ben first on bench imo

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Or bench a defender, why are u benching Sarr :>

  4. Bucket Man
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    -4 for Rudiger last week. Now thinking of WC with Raphinha, Jiminez and Luiz all coming back from internationals.

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

      Do it

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        The one year I want to hold onto it though having seen how powerful it can be. Tough decision.

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

          I was the same but when things like this happen seems like a good opportunity to just go with it.

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I think Jiminez will play. Luiz is in the squad tomorrow 9so probably a bench). Raph may get a complete rest

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

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA, Dias, Cancelo, Azpilicueta (Livramento)
    Salah, Zaha, Raphinha (Mbeumo, Bronwhill)
    Lukaku, Antonio, Toney

    I guess this is it. Is it?

  6. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Semedo > Dias for free? Any other suggestions? Thanks

    1ft, 1.4m itb

    Sanchez
    Taa cancelo Semedo
    Salah Jota Sarr doucoure Gallagher
    Ronaldo Antonio

    Foster rudiger Omo Scarlett

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I’d save

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I am thinking of the same move. Yes

  7. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Was thinking about getting a dominatrix to pour candle wax on me.

    But in the end instead decided to go for triple City defence and Neal Maupay on wildcard.

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      hahaha 😀

  8. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Well well well … I thought Rudiger injury was all liar liar pants on fire …. But confirmed out eh …. People benching and assuming quick return or taking the opportunity to flip to someone Belsen… if so who?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ugh … *someone else

    2. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Didn't sound like a one game injury tbf

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah … although nothing was directly said, I got the same worrying feeling too … based on nothing other than my glass half full attitude. Will have to do a little digging and see if I can find anything.

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Thinking of either selling him or Shaw below

    4. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I could get anyone up to 5.7.
      Chillwell, James or Christensen are interesting a bit - even Chalobah.

      Laporte too but I have Cancelo and Dias already.

      Cucurella one week punt?

  9. Teror
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Did Tuchel confirm in his preference whether Reece, Chillwell or Alonso are the best wingback pick on WC?

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

      *press conference

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      All Chelsea updates are in the tweets.

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

        What is tweets?

    3. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He confirmed Azpi is 😉

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

        Gr8. Thank u

    4. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Have all 3, go big or go home. In isolation James is probably the best for now

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

        I did think about this. The best way to cover rotation is to have all three

  10. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any Jiminez news on whether he is available? Can’t find anything.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He’s available. Was confirmed before the break started.

    2. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I’m concerned about this too

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Shaw/Rudi+Ronaldo >> Cancelo+Lukaku (-4)? Thanks

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

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Just Cancelo

      Don't think Lukaku is worth a -4

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Sadly that’s not an option money wise.

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      how much ITB Rafa?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        0.4. What you thinking?

  12. STONEROSES
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Not seeing Laporte in many teams - any reason?
    Seems fairly nailed.
    Is it just because Cancelo & Dias more attacking threat?

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

      John Stones says hi.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      There’s more nailed players.

    3. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I have Laporte and have good bench cover,he either plays or not,worth a shot imo.
      In terms of threat way better than Dias. Dias is better for bps

  13. Teror
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Wildcard dilemma:

    A. Antonio + Foden

    B. A.Armstrong + Son

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably A but Son looks great and Armstrong has some nice fixtures

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

        So B then?

  14. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Looks like this is how I’ll line up.

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo, Dias, Duffy
    Salah, Son, Benrahma, Raphinha
    Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez

    (Foster, Livramento, Rudiger, Brownhill)

    I really want to move Raph > Doucoure and then next week do Benrahma > Raph/Mbeumo but that seems a little too sideways wasting FTs.
    Should just roll with what I got.

    1. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yeah, I wouldn't take out Raph... you can even start Livramento over him if you really think he will get 1 point

  15. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Rudiger + Traore' > Cancelo + Foden (-4)

    Yes or No?

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm doing similar, but Jota out

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

      Yes

  16. Kyle2210
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Looking to get rid of Rudiger for a City defender, are Laporte or Walker likely to play regularly as cheaper options to Cancelo or Diaz or best to spend the extra?

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      GBOGH

    2. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Walker is okay for CS points but his crossing is terrible... I guess you get what you pay for

      1. Kyle2210
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        That was my concern, any thoughts On Laporte, he does score the odd goal but will he play?

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

      There's competition for Laporte and Walker. Dias narrowly safest, but Cancello has greater threat.

  17. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    If Neale's about, what time is the team news vid coming out?

      1. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks pal. Have set a reminder.

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

    James or Laporte as 3rd premium defender?
    James coming on for cameos apart from being a rotation risk is putting me off slightly.

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

      Laporte - less cameo risk

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

      If you're worried about James cameos, get a non playing 3.9 defender to save the bench points agony.

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

      My dilemma too. Think I'm leaning Laporte now, as White/Livra will come in if he's benched and rotate well enough over the next 8 weeks or so to mean I wouldn't have to transfer Laporte out immediately if he loses his spot to Stones

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

        Just such massive upside with James...

  19. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    FWIW I think with Brentford's set piece threat so far this season and Chelsea missing the physicality of Silva and Rudiger this weekend I think Tuichel will go for Alonso over Chilwell.

    Alonso Chalobah Christensen Azpi James back 5

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I hope so mate!!

  20. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sarr has 2 goals and an assist in 2 games vs Pool, won 1, lost 1. Mane is like his best mate, Pool is a good game for Sarr. Anyone benching him is playing with fire, he is going to be fired up playing Mane and probably ultimately wants a move to Pool.

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

      19 points last time he played Liverpool at VR... he should be played over low ceiling defenders this GW IMO

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I’d pay him over a Chelsea defender, and almost certainly a City one also. City have Burnley so that’s a bit tough to call, but I still think Sarr out scores both sets of defenders

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

    That Reece James flag gonna disappear we reckon?

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

      Nothing in the press conference to suggest so.

    2. Dammit_182
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Have you seen an update on his fitness?

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Laporte or Walker. Have Cancelo.

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

        Laporte

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

      If Raph doesn't play I have to play Brownhill or B. Williams from the bench. I can afford Williams to Laporte. Worth doing it? Or Should I go for Walker?

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

        Laporté

    5. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      How is this for living dangerously?

      Semedo Sarr and Ronaldo
      To
      TAA Foden and Jimenez

      for 8 pt hit???

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

        Nice

        1. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Go for it then?

          I need to sell semedo and Sarr, so the whole package is for squad reshuffling

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

            Yeah do it man

      2. Cammick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        nope i wouldn't do that - but if you wanna risk it for a chocolate biscuit go ahead!

    6. cescpistols111
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Thoughts on this WC team? 0.3 ITB.

      Sanchez Foster
      Cancelo Azpilicueta White Livramento Manquillo
      Salah Son Grealish Gray Brownhill
      Lukaku Antonio Toney

    7. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A lot of injuries and questions still. Do we think Raph makes it? I have cover but would really love for him to be in there.

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

        I'd put starting chances at 10-20%, sub appearance at 50% if they need a goal.

    8. GE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rudiger ->

      A) Cancelo
      B) Dias
      C) James
      D) Azpi

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

        A

      2. DB_00
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        A/C

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        A

      4. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        A

    9. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Shaw or Livramento first sub? Got Raphinha for what it’s worth

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Livramento over Raphinha even

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

      Which wildcard team you prefer more:

      A) 4-3-3
      Ramsdale - Foster
      TAA - Cancelo - Dias - Azpilicueta - Livramento
      Salah - Foden - Mbeumo - ASR - Douglas Luiz
      Lukaku - Antonio - Toney

      B) 3-4-3
      Ramsdale - Foster
      TAA - Cancelo - Azpilicueta - Duffy - Livramento
      Salah - Foden - Mbeumo - Raphinha - Douglas Luiz
      Lukaku - Antonio - Toney

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

        So Dias + ESR v Duffy + Raph?

        The one with Raph for me.

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

          Agree. Duffy+Raph

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

        Just say what's different between them

    11. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rudiger + Jimenez > TAA + Hwang for a -4?
      Got exact money.

      Would leave me with

      Ramsdale (Foster)
      TAA, Cancelo, Dias, Duffy (Livramento)
      Salah, Son, Benrahma, (Raphinha, Brownhill)
      Lukaku, Antonio, Hwang

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

        Yes I am taking a -4 I think for Benrahma/Rudiger to TAA. 4.5 fodder i think