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The Complete Guide to FPL Gameweek 8: Tips, captains, team news and best players

The deadline for Gameweek 8 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is almost upon us – and we’ve got everything you need to help you with your transfers and captaincy decisions on this page.

Whether you’re playing a Wildcard or otherwise, you’ll find plenty of advice on your transfer dilemmas and armband conundrums on this page.

There are also team reveals, Members’ articles and videos in this comprehensive guide to the upcoming Gameweek.

Our usual deadline-day Breakfast Club video, which features Mark Sutherns, can be viewed from 10.30am BST below:

All of these pieces preceded the Friday-night announcement from Spurs that two of their players had tested positive for Covid-19, with The Times suggesting that Son Heung-min (£10.1m) wouldn’t be involved in the Lilywhites’ clash with Newcastle on Sunday. We should stress, of course, that this remains only media and internet speculation and we’ve yet to have any concrete proof on the FPL assets affected.

WHO ARE THE BEST FPL PLAYERS TO OWN FOR GAMEWEEK 8?

BEST PLAYERS FOR A GAMEWEEK 8 WILDCARD

GAMEWEEK 8 TEAM AND INJURY NEWS: WHO WILL PLAY?

For more information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed.

WHO IS THE BEST CAPTAIN FOR GAMEWEEK 8?

BEST FIXTURES FOR GAMEWEEK 8 AND BEYOND

GAMEWEEK 8 TEAM REVEALS

BEST FPL STRATEGY AND EXPERT TIPS FOR GAMEWEEK 8 AND BEYOND

THE KEY GAMEWEEK 8 QUESTIONS

GAMEWEEK 8 VIDEO CONTENT

Head over to our YouTube channel for all our Gameweek 8 videos, including Az and Sam’s Q&A and the Scoutcast

USEFUL TOOLS

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  1. Kaptenen
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    GTG? (WC, 0.0 ITB)

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Cancelo - Dias - James
    Salah - Foden - Raphinha
    Lukaku - Antonio - Toney

    Foster - Mbeumo - Livramento - Brownhill

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks good
      I will start mbeumo ahead of raphina for this week

    2. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks real pretty

    3. Squib
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Well set up is that

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks good mainly due to the defence

    5. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not enough Brentford

  2. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    1) James + Jiminez
    2) azpi + Toney

    1. jai1212
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who to VC?

    1. Duffy
    2. Cancelo

    1. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ronaldo

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2. Not close for me

    3. LLoris
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2

  4. Henning
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Start Duffy over Raphinha?

  5. TheBiffas
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Come on Vardy
    Let's have a party

  6. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Sob definitely out?

    1. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      *Son

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not definitely, no.

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Strong rumours but nothing official.

  7. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    On WC, Need Help

    1. Azpi saka foden hwang (subs headache)
    2. James son esr davis (3-5-2)

  8. jai1212
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Do I even start Raphinha in the hope he starts but with a risk of sub coming in?
    Or bench and start Duffy

    1. Henning
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Asking the same.

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I would start Duffy of those 2

  9. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Sanchez TAA, Rudiger*, Semedo, Livra Salah (c), Greenwood, Sarr, Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez 4.0, Raphinha*, Allan, Williams 1ft, 1.8 itb

    A) Rudiger and Semedo -> Dias and Cancelo? (-4)
    B) Semedo -> Cancelo (play Allan)
    C) Rudiger -> Cancelo
    D) Greenwood and Rudiger -> Cancelo and 8.8

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Oops, sorry guys.

  10. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    KDB captain. Let's go!

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Let's go!

  11. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    With Rudiger out.. Chelsea won't keep CS for sure

    1. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      So?

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      What's this week's lottery numbers for sure?

  12. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    ASM and Foden
    Or
    Armstrong and Mahrez

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      ASM & Foden more exiting.

  13. Clueless_91
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Thoughts please?

    A) Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James Duffy
    Liv
    Salah Foden Mbeumo Saka
    Raph
    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    Or

    B) Hwang to 4.5
    and
    Saka to Mount

    Or

    C) Any other thoughts?

  14. Uncle Baby Billy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What to have for dinner?

    A) Sausage & chips?
    B) Pie and chips?
    C) Sausage, egg & chips for a hit?

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      C, enjoy

    2. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      c

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      C but with baked beans for -8

  15. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Are people starting Raphinha just incase?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Im struggling with it

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Reluctant

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Don't think it's worth it

    4. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not me.

  16. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Will Norwich score??

  17. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Alonso to haul today

    1. Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Really hope so!

  18. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Think Traore will start with Trincao ruled out?

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Decent chance, but I thought there was also a decent chance the last two weeks

  19. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Hey guys, best City mid for the next few weeks? Have 9.0m budget so it's between Grealish, Mahrez, Foden.

    Cheers

  20. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any Son owners keeping incase rumours aren't true and he bangs vs Newcastle?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yep armband on him

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I understand this (but still question why not Salah), but the fact you have put your VC on Cancelo (who is a slight rotation risk too) is not that sensible.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          More avenues to points for Son than Salah (corners etc)

          I still haven't decided on my VC

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      nah, I'll officially stop playing if that happens

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looking pretty certain he has covid

  21. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    1 FT

    Did James to Rudi before GW7, should I do the return/get Azpi or save?
    Any other bright ideas, mates?

    Ramsdale
    Trent Marcal Dias Livra
    Salah Raph* Gray Saka
    Ronaldo Lukaku

    Steele Sissoko Scarlett Rudiger

  22. mcginnntonic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    WC 1.1m itb what to change?

    Sanchez Foster
    Trent Cancelo James Liv Duffy
    Salah Mahrez Raphina Mbeumo Bhill
    Lukaku Antonio Maupay

  23. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Start Mbuemo over one of these?

    A) Toney
    B) White
    C) Livramento
    D) No

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      b

  24. Too Mane Men
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Toney
    B) Mbeumo
    C) Livramento

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      a

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

  25. Big Al Stankovic
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Some input would be much appreciated.

    On wc need two to go with Cancelo,TAA and Livramento.

    A) Tierney and Dias
    B) R. James and Laporte
    C) R. James and Christensen (+0.5 itb that can be handy on a rainy day)

  26. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    start White or Toney?

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      b

    2. LLoris
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

  27. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who is best bet for wildcard?

    A....foden
    B...Mount

    Worried foden won't start today and I need reliable players this week......buy then not convinced Mount starts either

    Thanks

    1. FPL ElasticO
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Foden higher point ceiling

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Who dictates the point ceiling? Classic myth perpetuated on this site

  28. rdamjan
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Mount or Grealish on wc?

    1. LLoris
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Grealish

  29. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Best defender for 6.1M? Not Azpi

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cancelo

      1. LLoris
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Hes 6.2 now

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        ... is 6.2

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dias

  30. FPL ElasticO
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    How is this WC team?

    Ramsdale
    James / TAA / Cancelo / Duffy
    Salah(c) / Saka / Foden
    Lukaku / Antonio / Armstrong

    Bench:: Foster / Raphinha / Mbeumo / Livra