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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. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Start one:

    1. Duffy
    2. Raph
    3 mbeumo
    4. Livra

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Duffy

    3. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Duffy

    4. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Duffy.

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

      Duffy

    6. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Liv more attacking

  2. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Jota starting?

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rumoured to be benched, but assume he gets his customary 20-30 min cameo

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Source? Could start ❗

        1. Il Capitano
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Ah my bad, saw some murmurings earlier, just checked again and now everyone (Twitter) is predicting a start

  3. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    who starts here

    mahrez or gundogan

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mahrez

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Not capping Salah just for the lols

    Will i

    A) Love to see it oh yes i will

    B) have absolutely NOWHERE to hide

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      C) get another catchphrase

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        We move!!

    2. Gubby-Allen
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I have gone Ronaldo. One last attempt.

      • CONNERS
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        B

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Trent and (S)alah will break you if you do not own this GW.

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ok

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

        Yeah? And how are you feeling about your insanely early -12 now with DCL still not available and Son out with the covid? 8 points wasted? And what if the rumours are right and Cancelo is rested as well, will that be 12 points down the drain after spending 2 weeks on here telling all and sundry how clever you are? 😆

    4. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Quick Armstrong or Hwan?

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I just did

      2. Milk Milk Lemonade
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Armstrong

    5. tractorjess
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Captain salah or kdb?

    6. ratski
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Last minute panic,..
      A. Doucoure
      B. Gray
      C. Townsend

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

        Had the same Q and picked Gray

        1. ratski
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          That’s my thoughts thx

      2. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I wnet townsend

    7. thedaftpunk
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A. Son & Hwang
      B. Foden & Jimenez
      C. Foden & Toney + 1mil

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        A

      2. tim
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        c

        1. thedaftpunk
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          This is what I'm leaning towards. Especially with the Son rumours.

    8. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rudiger to TAA for a -4 (Raphinha cover)?

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

        Yes

      2. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I would

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

        Again; yes

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          confirmed 😉

      4. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        thanks all, also unknown whether rudiger is back next week so definitely the safer play.

      5. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I would yes!

    9. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Start
      1) livra
      2) raphina

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Same dilemma

      2. Gubby-Allen
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Always start Raphina, but he may not play.

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            He will come on for 10 minutes and get a point. Liv very capable of attacking points and clean sheet

        • ‘Tis the Season
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          1

        • Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I'm starting Livra

      3. Tinmen
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Guys. Help please if you can ?

        Rudiger to James

        Or save ft and start Raphinia

        1. Sid07
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I will do the transfer if raphina is backup

        2. Oggle22
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I'm on same position and I'm saving ft and starting Raphina seems a risk as James could still be out or minutes managed my other choice was walker but he also could be benched I'm going with

          Ramsdale
          Laporte Livra Christensen
          Salah Raph ESR Townsend
          CR7 Lukaku Antonio

          Foster Luiz Manquillo Rudiger

          1. Tinmen
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Cheers. I’m thinking the same

            Do you think Rudiger to Laporte is worth it ?

      4. Mufc202020
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        A) Start Sarr
        B) Start TAA transferring Rudiger -4

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

          A

          1. Mufc202020
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Cheers Sanchez

        2. Reckoner
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I'm starting Sarr , gonna get TAA after Man utd game probably. Good luck!

          1. Mufc202020
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Good luck to you too

      5. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        GTG or any changes to the lineup?

        Sanchez
        TAA Cancelo Semedo
        (c)Salah Greenwood Raphinha Gray
        (vc)Lukaku Antonio ASM

        Steele Liv White McArthur

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I'd play White at home ahead of Semedo at Wolves.

          Think Villa win unless he gets attacking points?

          And Liv too.

      6. BS03
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        who to start:

        1) semedo
        2) raph

      7. Bob.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Start
        A) Saint Maximan
        B) Jota

        Cheers

        1. Reckoner
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          B, but I think Newcastle wins this so might go both ways

        2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A

      8. Reckoner
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        So, start:

        A) Raphina
        B) Livramento

        Thanks and good luck all!

      9. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        GTG here or get a Man City defender in for Semedo?

        Sa
        TAA--James --Duffy--Livra
        Salah--Gray--Saka
        Ronaldo--Antonio--Jimenez
        (Steer, Raphinha, Semedo, Sissoko)

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Get a City defender for Semedo

      10. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Start:

        A - Livramento
        B - Raphinha

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

        Who is your captain this GW?

        1. Gubby-Allen
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Ronaldo, I signed him to captain him for 7-8 weeks and not give in., then review it. Today was hard.

        2. Vlad Tepes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Any early line ups?

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Nope

        3. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Foden or Mahrez?

          1. House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Foden

        4. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Cap Cancelo or not sure to start?

          1. Mufc202020
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I’ve gone for it

            1. Mufc202020
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Which is probably a bad thing

        5. CelticBhoy1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Sarr >

          A) Saka

          B) Townsend

          C) Hold

        6. Peekay
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Jota to Saka for free?

          I also have Raph

        7. 1justlookin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Last minute flap.

          Dias for Rudiger

          Semedo my 1st sub

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

          Probs just rolling my FT. GTG? Shaw or Livramento first sub?

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

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

            Both might play

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

              Not sure that helps but cheers haha

        9. Mufc202020
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Cancelo Captain

          1. Wild Rover
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            He'll be benched 😉

        10. andre_c
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Good wildcard team?

          Ramsdale, Foster
          TAA, Azpi, Cancelo, Duffy, Livra
          Salah, Mahrez, Raphinha, Mbeumo, Brownhill
          Lukaku, Antonio, Armstrong

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Not sure about Mahrez.

            What's the logic there?

            1. andre_c
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              just a punt, will sell soon

              1. Gubby-Allen
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Mahrez is a good choice for a few weeks, definitely for today.

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

            Start Livramento over Raph, right?

            1. Debauchy
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I am

              1. Debauchy
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                well ahead on bench I mean

            2. Reckoner
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Same dilema, think I will actually do that

            3. ‘Tis the Season
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Yes

            4. CONNERS
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              I'm starting him over Sarr if that helps.

            5. Gubby-Allen
                1 month, 18 days ago

                I wouldn't, but if Raph doesn't play then it is a brilliant 1st sub.