This is one of those weeks. The ones that can make, save, or solidify your season. After the postponement of gameweek 7, it is time for our EPL Fantasy Gameweeκ 8 Picks, keeping in mind that three fixtures are postponed this time around too. Three high risk matches, where extra policing would be needed, are postponed, in order for the police to better guard Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Brighton – Crystal Palace, Chelsea – Liverpool, and Manchester United – Leeds are the games that won’t go through.
Aston Villa vs Southampton
Nottingham Forest vs Fulham
Wolves vs Manchester City
Newcastle vs Bournemouth
Tottenham vs Leicester
Brentford vs Arsenal
Everton vs West Ham
Price: £5.2m | Opponent: Bournemouth (h)
36 points | 17.8% owned
Nick Pope is top of the league in saves (20) and he is facing a Bournemouth team that ranks 20th in xGoals. This is the most clean-sheet-friendly goalkeeper option.
Price: £4.7m | Opponent: Fulham (h)
31 points | 13.6% owned
Henderson has conceded 9 goals in his last two games with Forest and dropped from the top of the goalkeepers’ fantasy raking to the third place. At £4.7m he’s got value, if you can’t afford Pope.
Price: £5.3m | Opponent: Bournemouth (h)
30 points | 42.6% owned
Trippier is the second highest-scoring defender in the game, but in comparison to Cancelo, he’s on a great price too. He shoots, he passes, and he’s got an excellent clean sheet opportunity against Bournemouth.
Price: £5.6m | Opponent: Leicester (h)
25 points | 27.9% owned
He hasn’t yet solidified his position in the starting XI (mainly because he’s struggling with fitness issues), but when he’s on the pitch, he’s pure class. If he plays, he will produce.
Price: £4.5m | Opponent: Brentford (a)
23 points | 5.4% owned
Everyone’s and their mothers are on Saliba, Gabriel and Zinchenko. But Ben White is also an Arsenal high-scoring defender, who doesn’t get the love he deserves.
Price: £12.2m | Opponent: Wolves (a)
35 points | 31.3% owned
This one goes out to the ones that own Salah, and want to replace him with an active player. The only one to fill that hole (and is somewhat cheaper too) is KDB.
Price: £6.5m | Aston Villa (a)
23 points | 9.6% owned
Most of the top midfielders in the game come from the six teams that won’t play this weekend. If you are looking for a solid alternative, Ward-Prowse is one of the most stable players this season.
Price: £6.5m | Brentford (a)
36 points | 47.8% owned
He produces big and he has to be in your squad. Even if he has the odd off week.
Price: £6.9m | Opponent: Nottingham Forest (a)
39 points |29.7% owned
We are no longer proposing Haaland and Jesus. If you don’t have them in your team, you have a certain plan. If you are looking for something different, you can go for Mitrovic, who is a goalscoring machine, at an affordable price.
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