3 in, 3 Out: Our Fantasy Football Tips for Gameweek 8

In: Joao Cancelo

It’s easy to forget Joao Cancelo is now into his third season as a Manchester City player and with one Premier League title to his name already, the Portuguese international is starting to establish himself in the Blues’ side.

Cancelo has quickly turned into one of the game’s must-have players, yet mainly of his important part in City’s almost impenetrable defence and the full-back has a strong chance of featuring in their next run of fixtures.

Burnley are the visitors to the Etihad Stadium this weekend – a ground where the last four matches have ended in an aggregate scoreline of 20-0 to the hosts – with the reigning champions eyeing another shutout with Cancelo on the flank.

In: Hwang Hee-chan

Wolverhampton Wanderers start to the campaign was most definitely one to forget, yet having seemingly turned a corner, much of their positive play in recent weeks can be attributed to the form of Hwang Hee-chan.

The South Korea international has scored three goals in four games for Bruno Lage’s side, including a brace in their victory over Newcastle United prior to the international break.

Striking up a smart partnership with fellow Wolves forward Raúl Jiménez, expect the pair to contribute attacking returns in the Midlands club’s next few fixtures.

In: Allan Saint-Maximin

One of the Premier League’s most infectious characters, Allan Saint-Maximin is one player who the new ownership at Newcastle United will turn towards to keep their club in the division.

Easily the Magpies' best player this season, Saint-Maximin has already scored twice and provided a further three assists, making him a useful asset for a struggling Newcastle.

With or without Steve Bruce, Newcastle will be looking to kick their new era off in style when they take on a similarly under-pressure Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, with Saint-Maximin looking to inflict more pain on Nuno Espírito Santo.

Out: Diogo Jota

Despite never seeming to get a full run in the starting line-up, Diogo Jota has enjoyed a fruitful 12 months in Merseyside and the Portuguese international could be set for another stint on the bench.

Having featured heavily pre-international break due to Robert Firmino’s injury, the Brazilian, who was not called up to the Selecao squad, meaning he has enjoyed a week of rest.

What’s more, Jota himself picked up a niggle on international duty, making him a doubt for their visit to Watford on Saturday afternoon.

Out: Raphinha

Unlike Firmino, Raphinha did feature for Brazil and as a result of his exploits with the national team, the Leeds United forward is unlikely to feature this weekend.

Raphinha won’t return back in Yorkshire until early Friday morning, reducing the preparation time ahead of Leeds’ trip to the south coast to face Southampton.

Whilst he may feature off the bench, it isn’t guaranteed he will even be in the squad, making it advisable to bank your attack elsewhere for this week at least.

Out: Jack Grealish

Having started all of City’s Premier League matches this season, Jack Grealish came into some criticism for his performances after the Blues’ bumper week of clashes against Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool.

Whilst there is no doubt Grealish will flourish in City’s side, it looks like the English forward is set for a spell of coming in and out of the side, starting this weekend against Burnley.

Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling could feature ahead of Grealish, whilst Phil Foden has looked imperious during his stint on the left-hand side of City’s attack.


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