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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. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which 2 options on WC?

    A. Gallagher
    B. Townsend
    C. Raphinha
    D. Saka

    C & D not possible

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

      AD

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

      BC

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

      If C&D not possible then…urrrrr

  2. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Benraham>Grealish or Foden worth a hit?

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

      No

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

      No, can't take a hit for someone not certain to play

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

    Is Walker/Cancelo overkill?

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

      Very fond of it myself, only own Cancelo

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

      Nope. I'm on it.

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone on Grealish?

  5. I am 42
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Due to Son covid rumour, I have decided to transfer Azpi Hwang to James Armstrong

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

    Will Coufal start?

  7. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    What are Sarr owners doing?

    Thanks

    1. Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Starting... can see Watford get a goal

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

      Sold for ESR. Those fixtures man

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

      Keeping

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

    Saka or Mbuemo?

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

      b

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Mbuemo

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

    Final thoughts, Rudiger to TAA for a -4 (Raphinha cover).

  10. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Rudinger & Jota >R James & Foden for -4?

    Alternative is to play Brownhill & Livra assuming Jota is benched

  11. mranonymous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Buttomed.....Start Jota or Raphina? (keeping in mind Jota rumours)

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

    How am I looking? Any last minute changes needed? Cheers

    Sanchez
    Duffy White Azpil Cancelo
    Salah (c) Jota Greenwood Gray
    Ronaldo Antonio

    Saint Maximan Gilmour Rudiger

    1.0 itb

    Cheers. Good luck everyone

  13. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Play Wood (MCI) over
    a) Reguilon
    b) Cash
    c) Jota

    or bench Wood?

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

      Bench

  14. ZakyJ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    No city players, 1FT and Salah (C)

    Jota>Foden
    Or hold

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

      Do it

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

      I’d do it for free

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

      Do it

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

    Raph 1st sub over Shaw?

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

      I'd go Shaw.

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

        Ta

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

      Shaw

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

    Understand the downside but surely today you want a ticket in Peps lottery even off the bench. Burnley the 5-0s, no Mee. Will surely tire late on.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yep, if on a WC you need some Man City attack IMO

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

    Is Sarr > Saka worth it?

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

      No

    2. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      same dilema, im so confused. wanted saka for 2 weeks but now i think theres not much in it

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

      Yes not close

  18. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Cancelo captain for the annual 5-0 drubbing?

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

      Yes

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

      If Zinc was still out then maybe

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Is he back and is there a chance he plays over Cancelo?

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

          Yes and yes

  19. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Start Raph or Livra?

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

      This!

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

    Start Christensen or Duffy?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Duffy

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

    Livramento and Sarr owners - who are you starting out of the two?

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

      I'd go b just.

  22. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Start White ahead of Jota if we don't get anything in the next 7 mins?
    Have Guiata in goal

  23. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Lukaku brace today!

  24. aapoman
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    WC team GTG? 0.1itb

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Dias James
    Salah Saka Mbeumo
    Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

    Foster; Raphinha, Livramento, Brownhill

  25. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Salah or Lukaku (c)

    1. Ross Geller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Salah for sure

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Salah

  26. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    sarr to saka or save?

  27. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Should i bench raphinha for one of these players?

    a) Marcal
    b) Livramento
    c) Mbeumo

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

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

    Amartey -4 to laporte ? Yes or No

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

    G2G Save FT for next week

    Ramsdale
    Laporte Livramento Christensen
    Salah Raphina ESR Townsend
    CR7 Lukaku Antonio

    Foster Luiz Manquillo Rudiger

    Or Rudiger to
    A) James
    B) Walker and play 4-3-3

    Cheers

  30. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    1 FT

    Should I save the transfer?
    Or get a replacement for Rudiger
    Not sure Sissoko the best sub this GW

    1. HD7
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ramsdale
      Trent Marcal Dias Livra
      Salah Raph* Gray Saka
      Ronaldo Lukaku

      Steele Sissoko Scarlett Rudiger