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GW8 Captains: Penalties add to Werner appeal

The Scout 5 Nov 2020
Timo Werner, Chelsea

The Scout backs Chelsea's new spot-kick taker to score against an opponent without a clean sheet

A home encounter with Sheffield United brings Timo Werner (£9.3m) into contention as a key captain pick in Gameweek 8 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Chelsea striker's form has improved recently, with the German scoring seven goals and supplying three assists in his last seven matches for club and country.

Werner scores against Burnley

Werner’s prospects have been boosted by his new role as Chelsea's first-choice penalty taker.

He has converted three spot-kicks in the last two matches in all competitions.

In Gameweek 8, the 24-year-old faces a Sheff Utd side who have struggled in defence this season.

They are the only team who failed to keep a clean sheet in the first seven Gameweeks.

Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) provides an in-form alternative for Leicester City’s home match with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The forward has produced hauls of 13, 17 and 14 points during his six appearances this season.

Choose a big-hitting midfielder?

Premium FPL midfielders Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.7m) can also bring in big returns.

Manchester United’s Fernandes visits an Everton side who have conceded twice in five of the last six Gameweeks.

The Portuguese has created 12 chances in the last four Gameweeks, joint-top among all players.

Aubameyang faces Aston Villa on the back of his winner at Old Trafford last weekend.

Similar to Fernandes, the Arsenal star scored in the corresponding fixture last season.

Back Bamford away?

Patrick Bamford (£6.0m) could be the pick of the budget captaincy candidates.

The Leeds United frontman visits former club Crystal Palace in prolific away form.

Bamford has netted five goals and earned 32 points in his three away trips this season.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW8 Captains: Son and Kane lead the way
Part 3: Who to captain in GW8? What the experts say

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