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FPL: 5 Players To Consider For Gameweek 8


FPL: 5 Players To Consider For Gameweek 8

The last gameweek before the October international break is upon us and many FPL managers are facing squad selection dilemmas due to the constant wave of new injuries. Therefore, here are five players you should consider ahead of gameweek 8.

5. Bernd Leno – 4.7M, 16% Ownership

Fulham’s goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, takes the fifth place spot on the list as he is a save and bonus point magnet.

The German has kept three clean sheets this season and two of those has come in his last three matches. He has amassed 36 points so far this season, which is the highest points total out of all the goalkeepers and this is mainly due to his bonus point collection of eight.

This weekend. Fulham face Sheffield United, who have scored five times this season and have the lowest goals scored per game (0.71), which decreases to 0.67 when on the road. This fixture is the perfect opportunity for Leno to haul and when you combine the chance of a clean sheet with the save points and bonus potential, he looks like a great pick.

4. Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 5.8M, 1.3% Ownership

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (DCL) has only been available for selection in the last few weeks due to injury, but he is already showing how much he adds to the Everton attack.

The striker has netted in three consecutive games now and as his fitness/ match sharpness improves, he should only get better. The 6’2” forward is a huge threat from open play and from set pieces, which obviously increases his point potential. Furthermore, he should be on penalties which makes him a valuable asset.

Everton face Bournemouth on Saturday, which is certainly a fixture to target. With momentum on DCL’s side and the Cherries poor form, he has a good chance of returning. Bournemouth concede the third highest amount of goals per game in the Premier League (2.14), but that increases to 2.67 away from home, which is the worst record in the Prem.

3. Levi Colwill - 4.6M, 5.5% Ownership

Levi Colwill has been deployed in a left back role by Mauricio Pochettino, due to the injury picked up by Ben Chilwell and the suspension of Malo Gusto.

Chelsea have the third best defensive record in the Premier League, conceding 0.86 goals per game and last week, Colwill showed that he can get attacking returns, as he set up Mudryk for the opener against Fulham. The 20-year-old defender has the fifth highest amount of points for a defender in FPL also this season.

Burnley are the opposition that we are looking to target, as they’ve only scored six goals this season and they’ve failed to score in 50% of their home games. In fact, they actually have a better goalscoring record on the road than they do at home.

2. Rasmus Hojlund – 7.1M, 5.6% Ownership

Rasmus Hojlund is yet to score in the Premier League since joining Manchester united this summer, but he Is the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League.

The Danish international scored twice in the week versus Galatasaray and I believe he will get off the mark in the league this weekend. Hojlund has underperformed his XG this season by 1, but he is always in the right position to score goals, like we saw versus Brighton when his goal was ruled out.

The main reason for bringing in Hojlund is because of United’s opponent, Brentford, who have looked extremely vulnerable at the back in recent weeks. The Bees have conceded in all but one game this season and they have let in an average of 1.43 goals per game.

1. James Maddison – 8M, 34.7% Ownership

Maddison has been the star of the Spurs show this season and he has one of the highest point potentials this weekend.

The Tottenham number ten has picked up an average of 5.9 points per game this season and has returned in four of the seven games, including a nine pointer against Arsenal. Maddison is always involved in the attack and can oppose a threat from open play and set pieces, which makes him extremely valuable. The creative midfielder is full of confidence and has 3.95 attempts at goal a game, clearly showing that he gets in plenty of positions to hurt the opposition.

This weekend, Spurs travel to Luton Town and they are expected to comfortably win the tie. The Hatters concede an average of 2 goals per game and Spurs have scored an average of 2.75 goals whilst on the road. They’ve also scored in every match this season and that will continue on Saturday.