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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. andre_c
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    best chelsea defender

    1. Boz
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Azpi

  2. Camzy
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Last minute moves...

    A) Mbuemo > Mount
    B) Mbeumo > Jota
    C) Raphinha > Mahrez

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      C probably the biggest upside, but Mahrez only a short term pick.

    2. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bro you've worked hard on it for two weeks. Go steady.

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        There is no steady. Son out has ruined all stability haha.

        It's gotta be one of these 3.

        1. TheTinman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          C then.

    3. The Strokes
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Why not keeping Mbuemo just before his good run of fixture ?

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I'm on WC.

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      C here

    5. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jota not starting acc to predicted lineups

    6. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Same boat, Son news has undone all my careful planning and price rises.

      A) Mbuemo > Mount I guess out of these

    7. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I have all of those on WC other than Mount and Mahrez. That said I like C most of those, if I had to pick one (I would also captain Mahrez, but that's just me)

    8. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I’d go Mahrez with a view to reversing that move soon after

  3. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    https://youtu.be/IwQcnDT7xT0

    Bad Sport on Netflix well worth a look. Show on Juventus match fixing is class.

    1. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Will watch thanks for recommendation

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      The one I liked the most was that dude trafficking weed to race Indy cars... that was crazy! 🙂

  4. boroie
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A - Mendy + James
    B - Ramsdale + Azpi + 0.9 ITB

    1. The Strokes
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

  5. The Strokes
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Already have Alonso and Cancelo
    For 1 FT, Rudi to:
    A. Dias
    B. James

    1. Boz
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

  6. Ohh1454
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Any idea how long Rudiger out for ?

  7. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    My only bench is Marcal, is it worth -4 to

    A. move Alonso to Azpi or Cancelo
    B. Marcal to Livra or Semedo

    Thanks!

  8. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Quick opinion on this WC draft lads, 1st actually. Got 0.5 to do Mount to Foden. Thx!

    Ramsdale, 4.0
    Walker,TAA,Cancelo,James,Livramento
    Salah,Raphinha,Mount,Mbeumo,Brownhill
    Antonio,Lukaku,Toney

  9. winchester
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Repost* 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. Michu stole my mojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Only one player different to my WC! I’m going Mount and Hwang if that helps. Only difference is that I have Foden over Raph

    2. Michu stole my mojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Also I’m playing Duffy > Livra

  10. D.Glynn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Sell
    A. Jota
    B. Greenwood

    1. boroie
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

      1. FantasyTony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        B but too who, I don't know.

        1. FantasyTony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          To*

        2. D.Glynn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Grealish or Foden

    2. Boz
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

    3. Diddly Squat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Both

  11. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    would you guys do sarr to saka

    longer term id probably want mbeumo in that spot but i do have benrahma as well to move to mbeumo later but was saving that spot for a foden type punt..

    so basically which one is better to move to towards the next 2-3 weeks

    A. Saka (CPL AVL lei WAT)
    B. Sarr (LIV eve SOU) and then a punt on someone in 11

    1. Boz
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'm doing that move

  12. boroie
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bench 2:

    A - Duffy
    B - Livramento
    C - Raphinha
    D - ESR
    E - Toney

  13. Bob.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Would you do Jota to foden for -4? Or just leave it and hope Jota starts/scores off bench

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      The later.

      Impact sub always possible. He's good away from Anfield too is Jota.

      1. Bob.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah cheers that's where I'm leaning too

  14. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Azpi or James?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      James if you've got good bench cover

    2. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'm going James.

    3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Entirely team dependent. Got depth, go James. No depth, get Azpi.

    4. No Need
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Its not the not starting with James its the cameos that hurt

  15. AM9
      3 months, 4 days ago

      2FT 0 ITB any thoughts thanks

      Sanchez
      Duffy Trent White Christensen
      Gray Salah Fornals
      Antonio Lukaku Cristiano

      Semedo D.Luiz Sissoko.

    • Peekay
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Start Livramento or Sarr?

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Any Spurs or City leaks?

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Got this link sent to me earlier about Son.

        https://twitter.com/Daily_Hotspur/status/1449091843581435905

        Not sure if 100% or not but seems legit?

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Start Mbuemo over one of these?
      A) Toney
      B) White
      C) Livramento
      D) None, bench him

      1. aapoman
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        C

    • CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      How likely is Raphina to start?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Very unlikely surely

      2. Cilly Bonnolly
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Doubt it. Reckon he might come on late on if they need a goal.

    • SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      should i do ayling to livramento to cover the raphina bench or just stick and save FT

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        ayling to livra sounds good

    • Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Anyone starting Raphinha?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Probably not Bielsa.

      2. HAMMERTIME107
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I am starting him! Surely if he’s back he will play? Their best player by far!

    • Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Field Raphinha and Livramento first sub, or no?

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        currently got Raph ahead of him on my bench, he did play 70mins for Brazil though

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          he did but Dean Smith did say in his press conference that Luiz would feature in the squad and he played 20 mins.

    • Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      sanchez - alonso christense matip (white amrty) - raph salah townsend benrahma (sisoko) - vardy antonio ronaldo (itb 1.5)

      Amartey -4 to laporte ? Y or N.

    • HAMMERTIME107
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

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

    • Bishopool
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      a) Bruno -> Saka
      b) Bruno -> ManC roulette
      c) stay with Bruno

    • Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      On WC
      A) Foden + ESR
      B) Gundo + Saka

    • Cilly Bonnolly
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Start one of Smith-Rowe,Livramento and Coady.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        esr

      2. Cilly Bonnolly
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah that’s what I’ve got. Cheers.

    • John78
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      a) Mbeumo and Jimi

      OR
      b) Saka and Toney

    • mcginnntonic
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      liv or esr this week?

      1. Bishopool
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        both

    • boroie
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Is my WC GTG?

      Mendy
      TAA Cancelo James
      Salah Foden Raphinha ESR
      Lukaku Antonio Toney

      Foster; Livramento Duffy Brownhill