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Fantasy Premier League GW 8-5 Best Picks

With GW 7 being relatively low scoring(in terms of points) and the UCL approaching yet again, people need to adjust their teams quite a bit in preparation for Gameweek 8.

Last updated: 04.10.2019
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With the Champions League knocking on the door and a lot of changes expected from the English clubs to adjust to the hectic week ahead, it’s going to be tricky to pick players for your fantasy league. This weekend has proven to be a bit subversive with the Mo Salah not getting in any direct goal contributions for just the second time since the PL 19-20 started. Aguero spent most of his time on the bench but still managed an assist but people with Aguero in their teams expected much more than that. In the next week, there’s going to be the UCL and that just invites more conflict into the mix, especially if you’re a Man City fan, thanks to Pep Guardiola’s affinity for changes.



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So, with all that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best picks for GW8.


#1. Joshua King (FWD; Bournemouth):

We all have to make compromises in the game but the main thing is that we have to make good ones. And Joshua King, the forward going for £ 6.3 million is one of the best ones in the game. Bournemouth has scored a decent no. of goals and King himself has garnered 5 goal contributions so far. Bournemouth’s next match is against Arsenal, which isn’t exactly an easy team to beat, but the Gunners don’t have a great defence and have been scored against 10 times already.  Because of Arsenal’s defensive problems and King’s penchant for creating goals, he would be a very good pick. Of course the price makes him all the more enticing.


#2. Andriy Yarmolenko (MID; West Ham United):

A great pick for £5.9 million. Yarmolenko has accrued 31 points in just the last 4 matches. He’s playing the 90 in every match and his team is 3rd in the premier league with just one defeat so far. West Ham is up against Crystal Palace, both of whom have a negative goal difference so a goal and possibly a contribution from the Ukranian is expected.


#3. Andrew Robertson (DEF; Liverpool):

Even when Liverpool were up against the ropes, Robertson managed 6 points. This is because of the rock solid defence of Virgil Van Dijk and Matip(most of the time). He’s an expensive defender but it’s for a reason. Robertson has the ability to rack up assists just like he did last season and of course with a strong defence and goalkeeper and sky-high confidence thanks to the win-streak, he will get a lot of points every week for sure.


#4. Riyad Mahrez (MID; Manchester City):

The initial worry with Mahrez was that he wouldn’t be playing as much because of Guardiola’s penchant for rotation, but so far he’s played in every single game and brilliantly so. The £8.5 million Algerian player is one of the top points getters in the midfielder column and has contributed to 7 goals so far. Manchester City’s next match is against Wolves and it’s looking at the form, a big W for Man C is probable. Riyadh Mahrez has a high chance of racking up some points, especially after their UCL match.



#5. Mohamed Salah ( MID; Liverpool):

It’s true; the most expensive player hasn’t looked all that sharp in the last two games, which is precisely why you should pick him. Even in GW6, he had an assist despite not being able to contribute much against Chelsea. There’s also the counter argument that he’s an incredible goalscorer who has won the PL Golden Boot twice in a row. Even in this season, he’s had 7 goal contributions so far. He’s also been goalless for 2 games straight and for a player of his history and caliber that’s an extremely rare occurrence. As a result, three back-to-back goalless games or two back-to-back ones without any goal contributions is highly unlikely. Leicester is looking very good this season but Liverpool has too many things going for it. Salah, in all probability will score a lot in the next few matches, simply looking at how often he’s scored. It’s basically like he’s overdue and evidence dictates that another low-point game is unlikely.


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