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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. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Start two:

    A) Ben
    B) Raph
    C) ESR

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B and C

    2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A + C

    3. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Nice headache to have! Probably A and C because of the Raph doubt

    4. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I don't think Raph will get more than a cameo

    5. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A,C

      1. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers guys. Currently on B, C. Will go A, C.

  2. PascalCygan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Good luck everyone.

    Don’t love my team but I’ve been ravaged by injury since wildcarding a month ago and I reckon I could be a couple of moves away from something I quite like next week. Hits incoming!

    This is how I’m going into this week:
    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Livramento
    Salah Raphinha Gray Gallagher ESR
    Ronaldo Lukaku

    Steele Marcal Rudiger Street

    Go well!

  3. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Maupay 1 week punt and placeholder for Toney...yay or nay?

    1. Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yeah I'm keen, Norwich so bad

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I have

    3. Squib
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Probably. I have considered it. Nothing else pressing then absolutely worth it I reckon.

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes

  4. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    On wildcard
    1) azpi saka Toney
    2) james muembo jiminez

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    2. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

  5. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    GTG?

    Sanchez
    Livra Christensen White
    Salah(c) ESR Benny Gray
    Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

    Steele Shaw Kovacic Digne

  6. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    On WC, Need Help

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

  7. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Hi Guys,

    What is best option: A or B

    A)
    Foden in for Gallagher
    Mahrez in for Sissoko
    Maupay in for Ronaldo

    B)
    Mahrez in for Sissoko
    Cancelo in for Williams
    Maupay in for Ronaldo

    1. Squib
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B and keep Gallagher

  8. HAMMERTIME107
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Not confident at all!

    Please any help with this mess would be appreciated. No wildcard!

    Schmeichel
    Marcal | Duffy | Alonso
    Raphina | Benrhama | Salah | Sarr
    Ronaldo | Saint-Max | Lukaku

    Bissouma | Manquillo | Amartey

    1. Bergkamps second touch
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Just do Schmeichel to Keller for the 1 week 6pts. Or take a hit and take out Raphinha and upgrade Duffy or Marcal to Dias.

  9. Balls of Steel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Hey guys,

    How likely is it Reece James starts this week?

    Considering Rudiger to James with free transfer!

    Cheers & good luck all.

    1. Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I've gone for him, think he'll nail down RWB now he's fit again.

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A lot likelier with 2 CHs confirmed out

    3. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Cheers fellas

    4. Squib
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      What I am thinking and hoping.

  10. Mikey44
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Alonso Shaw Livramento
    Salah Greenwood Saka Sarr
    Ronaldo Antonio
    Subs: Luiz Rudiger Perica

    1 FT and 1.3 itb, any suggestions on 1 or 2 transfers to make please?

    1. tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I would say Greenwood > Raph but given doubts I'd roll

      1. Mikey44
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        How about Greenwood to mahrez?

    2. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Rudiger or Alonso to Dias?

      1. Mikey44
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I’m deciding between that or Greenwood to Mahrez, can’t afford both

  11. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Chelsea or Chelsea defence double up? Currently on Chelsea as I feel there's more attacking upside & better fixtures, but City so, so solid. Tough, but easy to move between both if needed.

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      CHE for sure

  12. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Predicted #LFC team v Watford

    Kelleher, Trent Matip Van Dijk Robertson, Henderson Milner Keita, Salah Firmino Mane

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Predicted by whom?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Trust me bro

    2. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Seems about right tbf

  13. TheTinman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Have you ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    1. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Have you f**k

      1. PartyTime
          1 month, 15 days ago

          You mean “has you” ? 🙂

    2. Peekay
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sell Jota for?

      My other mids;

      Raph*- Sallah- Sarr- Benhrama

      1. vova
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Saka?

        1. Peekay
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I’ve thought of him too

    3. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Need some more thoughts on this, guys;
      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

    4. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      How do I look?

      Ramsdale
      Semedo, Walker, Duffy
      Benrahma, Salah (c), Saka, Raphina*,
      Ronaldo, Antonio, Lukaku

      Bench: Foster, Allen, Livramento, Manquillo

      Anything worth a hit?

    5. vandebeek
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Is Son really missing this GW's game due to Covid as team news suggest?

    6. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No WC, good to go? Start Toney over Sarr?

      Sánchez
      TAA - Cancelo - White
      Salah (c) - Saka - Raphinha - Sarr - Benrahma
      Antonio - Ronaldo

      Foster - Toney - Livramento - Amartey [0FT + 1.4m ITB]

      1. The Sociologist
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I’d start Toney over Benrahma

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Merci!

    7. tractorjess
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Having neglected my team for a few weeks (so, not great r.e.££) I'm currently on this wildcard team:

      Sanchez
      Christensen Cancelo White
      Salah (c) KDB Saka Townsend
      Antonio Lukaku Toney

      Foster, Bissouma Marcal Amartey

    8. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Don’t know whether to bring in James for Rudiger or not?

      1. Bennyboy1907
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Silva and Rudiger out means azpi is nailed at CB I think James starts

        1. Balls of Steel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Exactly what I'm about to do, I think it's worth the risk with other Chelsea defenders missing this week.

    9. Sparkys Barmy Army
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Toney and Mbuemo too much Brentford?

    10. AM9
        1 month, 15 days ago

        2FT 0 ITB any thoughts thanks

        Sanchez
        Duffy Trent White Christensen
        Gray Salah Fornals
        Antonio Lukaku Cristiano

        Semedo D.Luiz Sissoko

      • Mutter's Munters
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Will Jota start?

          1. BeWater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Rumors are that he won't but nothing confirmed. I have him and assumed a benching.

          2. Peekay
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Same question. Have him and Raph

          3. osseilsa
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Have Jota , Raphinha , Jimenez, Benrahma , Alonso and not sure what to do

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          looking for a bit of advice please. not sure what to do with james, do you think he could come on as a sub? I could start white instead. thanks.

        • Legohair
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Play Williams or bring Laporte in?(-4)

          1. Legohair
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Play Williams or bring Laporte in?(-4)

            ?

        • sentz05
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Can someone please feel my pain. I’m hungover and I transferred in Son for Bruno last night.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Take a paracetamol in fizzy water.

        • Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Sanchez
          Christensen / TAA / Walker / Cancelo / Livramento
          Salah / Sarr
          Antonio / Jimenez / Ronaldo

          Steele / Raphinha / Traore / Allan

          Good to go? Feels weird going 5 at the back, but fear a Raphinha cameo from the bench.

        • OptimusBlack
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Who score more this GW only
          A- Antonio
          B- Ronaldo

        • Jon Snow
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Best 7.2 fwd for long term?

        • Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Last WC decision - which to start with?

          A) Saka & Raphina
          B) Mbeumbo & Mount

          Salah, Foden, xxx, xxx
          Lukaku, Antonio

          Currently on A) but nervy about Raph game time. Livra at B1.