FPL finally returns. The Premier League action for gameweek 7 was postponed due to the sad demise of Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Funeral will take place on the 17th of September in the famous Westminster Palace.
With the funeral taking place in London. The 2 games which were scheduled to happen in London were postponed by the Premier League. Thus games that stand postponed this weekend are
- Leeds vs Manchester United
- Chelsea vs Liverpool
- Brighton vs Crystal Palace
With 3 out 10 games being postponed this weekend we have only 7 games taking place thus FPL managers will be a spot of bother regarding their team selection. Another issue for FPL managers this gameweek 8 will be whom to captain. Which player should they captain this week for their respective FPL teams?
Don’t worry all you FPL managers, we are here to help you out with your problems. In this article, we will suggest 3 Picks for your FPL Forwards options, and also these same picks apply to your captain pick too.
3 Picks for FPL Gameweek 8: Forwards and Captain
1. The Go-To Guy: Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
With Liverpool Mo. Salah and Luis Diaz are out of contention most of the FPL managers will pick Erling Haaland as their captain pick for GW8. Erling Haaland since his big money from Dortmund has been unstoppable. He has made a goal contribution in every game Manchester City has played so far.
Haaland is a completely different beast altogether. He has scored 10 goals and assisted once so far in 6 games for Manchester City. From FPL’s perspective, Halland has recorded 67 points in just 6 games averaging 11 points each game. He is yet to go blank in the premier league but the way he is performing this looks highly unlikely.
With Manchester City traveling to Wolves this gameweek. We expect goals as the Wolves are struggling defensively. Wolves aren’t looking at the Wolves who are known to have compact defense and are known for defensive solidity. This season they have leaked goals with in-form Manchester City traveling visiting them it looks like the Wolves have a tough time defensively.
On the previous three occasions, Man City has visited Molineux, they have scored 10 goals, so expect lots of goals when they play Wolves. At this point, it’s fair to say that Haaland is establishing himself as very fixture-proof, and FPL managers who don’t captain him will take a serious beating.
2. Second in Line: Harry Kane ( Spurs)
While Erling Haaland will be the name on everyone’s list one shouldn’t forget about Harry Kane. Kane has had a good start to the season and went on doing his business quietly with all the attention on Haaland.
Coming on to his performance Kane has scored 5 goals in 6 games and also has recorded one assist so far. He has recorded 40 FPL points so far and only 2 players have recorded more points than him in the FPL till now.
Not only Kane is in form but in gameweek 8 Spurs are against Leicester City. The Foxes are currently at the bottom of the table in the 20th position. Foxes have conceded 16 goals this season and looked completely out of shape. It would be a surprise if Kane wasn’t to extend their misery and his FPL captaincy credentials are strong.
3. Out-of-the-box choice: Alexander Isak
We know many FPL managers like to find hidden players in a particular gameweek to go offbeat in trying to gain more points. Yes, have you guys covered too. Our out-of-the-box choice for Captaincy and also for striker pick will be Isak of Newscastle. Isak since joining Newcastle has already shown his quality. He has been outstanding for Newcastle. He has got 9 points since joining them and doesn’t forget he has joined them since GW 5.
In Gameweek 8 against Bournemouth, Newcastle will be anticipating three points because of how good they have been at home so far this year. In three league games played away from home in 2022–23, the Cherries have let up a monstrous 16 goals, however, two of those games were against Man City and Liverpool. Despite this, Newcastle would be dissatisfied if they weren’t given any opportunities to advance, and Isak may end up being the perfect candidate for captain for FPL managers who think out of the box.