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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. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any Last minute raphinha further news: sighting in Southampton?!

  2. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Amrty -4 to laporte to cover raph or no

    1. tractorjess
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes

      1. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Wvwn if i have white to cove rhim?

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes

  3. tractorjess
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    KDB or Salah captain?

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      kdb

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

      KDB

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Salah

    4. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      K if you have him imo

  4. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Start 1
    Shaw
    Livra
    Raph

    1. Milk Milk Lemonade
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Livra

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Livra

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

    Any Liverpool leaks?
    Jota?

    1. More Cowbell
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Rumoured benched

  6. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Let’s go!

    Sanchez
    Cancelo Azpilicueta Cash Tierney
    Salah Mahrez(c) Gray
    Lukaku Vardy ASM

    Raphinha, Brownhill, Tsimikas

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

    Rudi to James, Azpi? Free transfer

    Marcal is my sub for Rudi
    Sissoko in for Raph

  8. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Start 1 of:

    Benrahma
    Sarr
    Livramento

  9. Patson Dabaka
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Quickly! Bench one

    A raphinha
    B sarr

    1. dansully3
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A won't play many minutes, b full game.

  10. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any further raphinha news ?

  11. Comment removed. Please refer to our terms and conditions on posting comments.

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      They changed the ko times just for people like you

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

      Ban

  12. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    G2G?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Christensen Duffy
    Salah (c) ESR Raphinha
    Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio
    Foster Livramento DLuiz Brownhill

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

    Any city leaks?

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Stones supposedly starting, wouldn’t be surprised to see Cancelo benched (owner)

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I think it could be

        Cancelo Dias stones zincenko

      2. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Better bloody not be. I brought him in for Rudi

        1. PartyTime
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Hahaha... welcome to the Pep roulette my friend

        2. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Really think it could be almost anything for City at the back. Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko wouldn't entirely surprise me.

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Jack false 9 would be nice

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

      Which is better?:

      a) A cameo from Raph v Southampton
      b) A full game from Mbeumo v Chelsea

      1. Milk Milk Lemonade
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B

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

        B

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

      Azpi or James?

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Azpi

    4. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Start 1

      A: Semedo
      B: White

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B!

    5. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      lápices abajo!

    6. Mbeumo's Post: 7✅
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Raphinhaaaaaaaaa

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yes what's up?

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

          Looking forward to his 1-point cameo!

      2. PartyTime
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ban for being noisy

      3. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Last minute captain swap from Salah to Lukaku. Was on Salah all IB.

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

          Mahrez for me

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

            Lets hold hands behind the sofa.

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

              Aye

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I resisted this exact move

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

          Same. Salah to Mahrez!

          1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Glad I'm not alone.

      4. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Any Coufal updates?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          He's flagged but may start.

          Tough game at Everton anyhow.

      5. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Enjoy the blues skies and football if you can!

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

        Time for early team news to leak....

      7. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Got a bad feeling about this week

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

          Yeh, I've taken a hit for Cancelo and Foden, and I've got a bad feeling neither will start!

      8. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Andy's team:

        Ramsdale
        Cancelo Laporte Azpi TAA
        Mbeumo Salah (c) Saka
        Antonio Jimenez Lukaku
        Foster Livra Raphinha Brownhill

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

        Ronaldo hatty today.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I'm on that one too...

      10. Big Weng
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Start 2 -

        A) Livra
        B) Sarr
        C) White
        D) Benny

      11. Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Locked

      12. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        pretty sure I just forgot to save team...
        Think I started White ahead of Armstrong - meant to switch but unsure if I saved.
        inexcusable

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

          Fate has decided my friend, c’est la vie

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            it's been a long 2 weeks!
            would be crap if both of my saints players are on the bench and i'm not punished but it's my own fault
            let's go phil

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

              Come on Phil.

              Good luck mate

      13. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Wow is the word peeped banned too 😆

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Peepee*