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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

1,242 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

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

    1. andre_c
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      3

    2. Miro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1

    3. Kabayan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I am on 1 currently

    4. Abaddon
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I am doing 2

    5. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      1

  2. andre_c
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    I think I need to wildcard, thoughts?

    Sanchez, Foster
    Rudiger, Chilwell, Cancelo, Livra, Tsimikas
    Salah, Torres, Benrahma, Raphinha, Doucoure
    Ronaldo, Antonio, Toney

    1FT, $1.5 in the bank

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Just Torres to Foden?

      1. andre_c
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        foden may not start, bench is piling up

    2. alsybach
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Why wildcard? What would you change?

      1. andre_c
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        rudiger, chilwell, torres, benrahma, raph(just one week), toney, ronaldo, maybe doucoure

        1. andre_c
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          tsimikas too

  3. The Sociologist
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Start Benrahma or Livramento this week?

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hey fam! On WC!

    1. James or Azpi?

    2. Foden or Grealish?

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Azpi and Foden

  5. Klaren
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Has there been any indication of how long Rudiger is expected to be out for?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Sadly not.

  6. Miro
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    So here's one:

    A) Raphinha + White
    or
    B) ESR + James

    1. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A

  7. GCM0803
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Play shaw or reguilon?

      1. jimmy.floyd
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Reg

    • Totalfootball
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Can anyone tell the 'predicted Man C' lineup plz just like Liverpool lineup

      1. Totalfootball
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Any sources
        Anything

      2. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        No, sorry.LIV is early kick off

      3. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sure

        Ederson
        Walker Stones Dias Cancelo
        Rodri Bilva KDB
        Mahrez Sterling Grealish

        1. OLEgend
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Ederson not available

      4. One Wheels Enough
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Pep doesn't even know...

    • tbos83
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Shaw or Livra?

      1. jimmy.floyd
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Livramento

      2. One Wheels Enough
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Play Shaw or sell him, you know once he's binned he'll haul.

        Who benched him for his massive haul against City last season...

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Any early pool line up guys?

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Lage 4

        1. PLerix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Page*

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        No

    • jimmy.floyd
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A Start Raphinha
      B get Jimenez (-4)

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Worth the transfer, but I've gone Werner fwiw

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          assuming you're keeping Raph for next week

    • Bennyboy1907
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      James or chillwell

      1. jimmy.floyd
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        James

      2. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        James

    • Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Last WC decision - who 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.

    • HAMMERTIME107
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Schmeichel >> Ramsdale
      Marcal >> Cancelo
      Both for free!

      Sarr >> Saka

      All 3 for a -4??

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        First 2

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      If jota is benched would you do Jota to saka for free and hold shaw to cancelo free.? No city though.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        for next week? cancelo

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          This week

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            keep jota 100%

    • Legohair
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Play Williams or bring Laporte in?(-4)

      ?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        williams

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 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 🙂

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Think he will start this week.

    • PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Anything worth a -4 here?

      Granted don’t have any money ITB, but I’ve got plans to ditch Ronaldo in a -4 next week.

      Sanchez
      TAA Cancelo Livramento
      Salah Raphinha Gray Gallagher ESR
      Ronaldo Lukaku

      Steele Marcal Rudiger** Street

      Cheers

    • Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Play one:

      A) Raphinha
      B) Shaw
      C) Livramento

      1. One Wheels Enough
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        b

    • Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What do people make of Rudiger's chances of playing against Norwich?
      Did seem like possibly a precaution this week and that he was close to playing.

    • Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      This is messing with my head for the last half an hour: Armstrong or Cancelo?

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Who the ferk are you starting if you're benching those 2. Especially defence.

        After Trent Cancelo is the stand out defender this week IMO

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          this. whats the point of owning armstrong if u dont start him with that game? same for cancelo.

        2. Grounderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Not benching. It's a decision who to bring in. One is a punt, MCI's option looks the strongest but Zinc's return worries a little.

    • Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'm going Werner as a few weeks punt (over Jimi/Hwang/Armstrong etc...)

      Who's your differential?

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Just below, Wilson

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          GL!

    • TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Callum Wilson - a great differential

      And git Mbeumo vs Burnley so I can bench big Callum against Chelsea, give those hamstrings a rest

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Great to see him back as a St Max owner

    • McPollolocco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Should i bench raphinha for one of these players:

      a) Marcal
      b) Livramento
      c) Mbeumo

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yes, c

    • DropkickMurphys
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Start with Allan against west ham or Raphinha?

      • winchester
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        on WC. GTG? Have 3.1m itb. cheers,

        ramsdale (foster)
        taa-cancelo-james (duffy-livra)
        salah(c)-mount*-mbeumo (luiz-raph)
        antonio-lukaku-hwang*

        A) GTG.
        B) mount+hwang->esr+vardy

        Start:
        1) Duffy
        2) Livra

        1. Boz
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          A1

      • PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A) Rudiger -> Cancelo
        B) bench Rudiger and play Allan

      • Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        This is the most up in the air WC I think I've ever had. I've explored literally everything.

        TAA out. Cheap forwards, premium forwards, KdB, mid-priced mids, 4 atb, budget mids.The only things I haven't considered are premium GK and 5 atb.

        This is gonna go down to the wire too. Hopeful we get some team news.

        1. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Wish I was on WC this week but there’s almost too much to take in.

          I must admit I’m still toying with the idea of Ederson from next week. Cheap in goal seems to be the way to go most seasons but, now I’ve got Cancelo, I’m tempted to double up that way.

          Anyway, good luck with yours. Im sure your team will be class.

        2. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Wish I was on WC this week but there’s almost too much to take in.

          I must admit I’m still toying with the idea of Ederson from next week. Cheap in goal seems to be the way to go most seasons but, now I’ve got Cancelo, I’m tempted to double up that way.

          Anyway, good luck with yours. Im sure it will be class.

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Jota > Mahrez for free? In case Jota is benched……..

      • HAMMERTIME107
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sarr to Saka or any other mid for a -4??