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The Scout's essential FPL tips for Gameweek 8

14 Oct 2021
The Scout's FPL essentials for Gameweek 8

Kings to watch? Wildcard squads? Find everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's deadline

The Scout provides Fantasy Premier League managers with everything they need to know ahead of the Gameweek 8 deadline of 11:00 BST on Saturday 16 October.

Captain candidates

The Scout and the FPL experts recommend players you should be considering for your GW8 armband.

Part 1: De Bruyne and Son lead Salah alternatives
Part 2: Who to captain in GW8? What the experts say

Scout Selection

The best XI players are picked for the weekend ahead.


Part 1: Scout Selection: Vardy picked over Lukaku
Part 2: Scout Selection: The FPL experts' views

FPL team news

Find out all the latest injury and player news ahead of the Gameweek 8 deadline.

Latest FPL team news

Kings to watch

Five standout players are tipped to produce big points.


Part 1: Abdoulaye Doucoure (EVE)
Part 2: Gabriel Jesus (MCI) (Updated)
Part 3: Hwang Hee-chan (WOL)
Part 4: Cesar Azpilicueta (CHE)
Part 5: Son Heung-min (TOT)


Four low-owned players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek.


Part 1: Timo Werner (CHE)
Part 2: Marc Cucurella (BHA)
Part 3: Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI)
Part 4: Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)

Wildcard squads

The Scout and the panel of experts select 15-man squads for those using their Wildcard chip.

Part 1: The Scout's FPL Wildcard squad for Gameweek 8
Part 2: FPL Wildcard: Ultimate Panel XI
Part 3: Utkarsh Dalmia's squad: Armstrong on penalties?
Part 4: Holly Shand's squad: Put your trust in Grealish
Part 5: Sam Bonfield's squad: Rotate budget midfielders

Wildcard targets

The Scout looks at the best targets per position and price.

Part 1: Ramsdale can be go-to goalkeeper
Part 2: Livramento looking a worthy starter
Part 3: Alexander-Arnold a must-have when fit
Part 4: Raphinha a top long-term pick
Part 5: Pair up Salah with Son
Part 6: Toney offers value solution
Part 7: Watkins a standout differential
Part 8: Lukaku fixtures too good to ignore

FPL experts' top tips

Lessons of the season so far


Must-have premium picks


The best formations to use


The next hot streak

FPL experts' lessons

The Scout's panel reveal what they have learned so far and highlight trends that can help Fantasy managers.

Part 1: Look to Man City and Chelsea defences
Part 2: Target midfield bargains like Mbeumo
Part 3: Pick only one premium forward
Part 4: Foden an overlooked gem

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