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GW8 Captains: De Bruyne and Kane can rival Haaland

By The Scout 15 Sep 2022
Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane

The Scout assesses the best challengers to the Man City forward for the armband this weekend

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Kevin De Bruyne (£12.2m) and Harry Kane (£11.4m) are the best alternatives to Erling Haaland (£12.0m) for the captaincy in Gameweek 8 of Fantasy Premier League.

Haaland is set to remain the go-to armband pick for millions of managers as Manchester City visit Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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The Norwegian forward's midweek winner against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League took his tally to 13 goals in his last eight matches in all competitions.

He has averaged 11.2 points per match in 2022/23 Fantasy.

De Bruyne and Kane, however, are also in fine form.

Man City's playmaker has produced returns in each of his three road trips this term.

He scored four goals to claim his career-high 24 points at Wolves last season.

Kane, meanwhile, hosts Leicester City on the back of five goals and an assist in his last five appearances.

The Tottenham Hotspur talisman averages 9.0 points per match against his weekend visitors.

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Kane's fellow forwards Ivan Toney (£7.2m) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.9m) can also bring in major hauls.

Brentford's Toney has three goals, two assists and 28 points in home matches ahead of Sunday's meeting with Arsenal.

Fulham's Mitrovic visits Nottingham Forest on the back of six goals in the first six Gameweeks.

His 27 shots and 15 shots on target each put him among the top two players in Fantasy this season.

Finally, Kieran Trippier's (£5.3m) potential at both ends of the pitch lifts his appeal at home to AFC Bournemouth.

The Newcastle United right-back has returned 21 points in his three outings at St James' Park, combining a goal with two clean sheets and three bonus points.

Also in this series

Part 1: Gameweek 8: What FPL managers need to know
Part 2: How to approach reduced Gameweek 8
Part 3: GW8 Ones to watch: Mitrovic to continue goal run
Part 4: GW8 Differentials: Isak has schedule to thrive
Part 5: FPL expert: Who to put in your Free Hit team 
Part 6: FPL experts: What's the best chip for reduced GW8?
Part 8: Scout Selection: Best FPL team for Gameweek 8
Part 9: Best Gameweek 8 FPL Wildcard squad
Part 10: FPL experts on The Scout's Wildcard squad

GW8 deadline: 18:30 BST Friday 16 Sept

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