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Scout Selection: The FPL experts' views

The Scout 5 Nov 2020
Ben Chilwell, Chelsea

Fantasy experts have their say on The Scout's best XI to pick ahead of the early GW8 deadline

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

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Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Son Heung-min (£9.6m) for captain looks fantastic. He will be attacking the right side of West Bromwich Albion's defence which is statistically their weakest side.

Ben Chilwell (£5.9m) and Aaron Cresswell (£5.1m) in defence also looks the perfect pairing not just for this week but for a few to come.

Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

Son captain over Harry Kane (£11.0m) is interesting. I'd go the other way.

I'm a big fan of that defence. All of them should be on your radar.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

I like the emphasis on Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United players who are up against the two worst sides in the division, West Brom and Fulham.

Not keen on Sadio Mane (£12.0m) or Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) who have tough away matches. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.7m) deserves a spot.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Great to see Chilwell. Chelsea seem to be finding their feet and getting the right balance with their new signings.

I fancy them for a couple of goals at home to Sheffield United so perhaps would have included Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m) or Timo Werner (£9.3m).

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Some quite bold picks in Mane and Fernandes given fixture and team form respectively.

The defence looks exciting for returns but there should be a Chelsea attacker.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair)

Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m) has a great chance of points at both ends of the pitch as Brighton & Hove Albion’s right-sided dynamo takes on a Burnley side in a real slump.

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_)

I love the inclusion of Fernandes. His away form is sensational and I can sense another haul against an inconsistent Everton defence.

Nick (@WGTA_Nick)

That forward line has the value very nicely spread, which enables some big-hitters in midfield.

The defence has some decent attacking threat so there is a good chance of either defensive or attacking returns.

Also in this series 

Part 1: Scout Selection: Back Wilson at injury-hit Southampton

Don't get caught out. The Gameweek 8 deadline is at 16:00 GMT on Friday 6 November. 

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