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Who to captain in GW8? What the experts say

By The Scout 5 Nov 2020
Harry Kane, Spurs

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The Scout's panel of experts give their verdict on who managers should captain ahead of the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 8 deadline of 16:00 GMT on Friday 6 November.

Geoff Dance (@GeoffreyDance)

Son Heung-min (£9.6m) is the best Gameweek 8 captain. He has double-digit returns in all three away matches for Tottenham Hotspur this season, averaging more than 17 points per match. West Bromwich Albion have conceded 3.25 goals per match against teams in the top half of the table.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

With West Brom's defence still weakest on the right-hand side, Son looks a fantastic option for the captaincy as it seems likely that will be Spurs' strongest means of attack.

Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

I find it hard to predict the Manchester City versus Liverpool match which makes the Spurs boys the best captaincy options. I expect West Brom to sit back which is why Harry Kane (£11.0m) is a certainty for me.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

In a week where last season's top two go head-to-head, Kane is the obvious pick against a poor West Brom side. Son is a decent option, too, but he might not find space to run behind a deep defence.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

West Brom had appeared to tighten up defensively but were then comprehensively beaten by Fulham last week. Son stands out for me, particularly as the Baggies concede lots of chances down their right flank.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

I'm looking at moving on from Spurs players, given their lacklustre previous two performances, and turn to Timo Werner (£9.3m) in a Chelsea team looking good for goals. Werner's finish against Burnley was sharp and two goals in Europe should have his confidence high.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman)

The right answer is picking between Kane and Son but in the event you're tired of reading versions of that not-very-hot take, I'll offer up Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m) at home against struggling Sheffield United as an alternative.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair)

It's hard to predict how the match between Man City and Liverpool will pan out, so it's difficult to look past Kane or Son. Kane's penalty duties probably give him the edge.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee)

There's only one team to pick from this week and it's Spurs. I will be going with Kane as he's on fire and on penalties.

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_)

It has to be captain Kane. He's the consistent performer in this Spurs side and has not blanked since Gameweek 1.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW8 Captains: Son and Kane tussle for top spot
Part 2: GW8 Captains: Penalties add to Werner appeal

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