Fantasy Football Gameweek 8 Tips and Insights
Fantasy football managers are faced with crucial decisions as injuries continue to pile up and player prices fluctuate. Many have already hit the wildcard button this week, but is it the right move for you?
If you still own players like Pervis Estupinan, Sven Botman, Bukayo Saka, Eberechi Eze, Moussa Diaby, and Ben Chilwell, you might feel compelled to act due to their uncertain availability.
The Wildcard Opportunity:
The wildcard provides a chance to capitalize on Tottenham's upcoming fixtures against Luton and Fulham. It also helps you plan for Game week 10, where players from Arsenal, Aston Villa, Brighton, Liverpool, and West Ham become top targets.
Key Player Picks:
Son Heung-min and James Maddison are popular choices on the Game week 8 wildcard. Consider adding either Pedro Porro or Destiny Udogie to complete a Tottenham triple-up. Mohamed Salah is a must-have, but if you can't afford all three (Salah, Son, and Erling Haaland), consider dropping Son, given recent fitness concerns.
Choosing between Ollie Watkins and Julian Alvarez to partner with Haaland is a pivotal decision. Watkins is the preferred option if the budget allows.
Matty Cash is an obvious choice for your Gameweek 8 wildcard but consider Lucas Digne as a cheaper alternative with attacking potential. Alphonse Areola is a popular goalkeeper pick at £4.2m, while David Raya at £4.8m offers potential for when Arsenal's fixtures improve.
Salah is a strong captaincy choice for Liverpool's game against Brighton, especially given Brighton's defensive struggles. Son is another viable option but be cautious of Luton's defensive setup.
Liverpool and Tottenham fixtures are the ones to target for attacking returns. Consider Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez if you don't have Salah.
Crystal Palace defenders, particularly Joachim Andersen, have shown promise. Andersen is currently the highest-scoring defender thanks to his recent goals and clean sheets. Palace's upcoming match against Nottingham Forest is worth considering.
For short-term differentials, Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison, or Rasmus Hojlund could provide a unique edge. Tariq Lamptey is a long-term differential with a low-price tag of £3.9m if he can stay fit for Brighton.
Gamble of the Week:
Avoid removing Haaland from your team despite tempting budget options. Haaland faces favorable fixtures against Brighton, Manchester United, and Bournemouth, making him a crucial asset in the coming weeks.
In the ever-evolving world of fantasy football, making informed decisions, particularly when deploying your wildcard, can make all the difference in your team's performance. Weigh your options carefully and consider the unique circumstances surrounding each player before making your final choices.