17 Nov 2020 2:23 PM +00:00

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 8 – Must Haves, Bargain Buys, Destructive Defenders & more

The Premier League table is starting to take shape, and with the final international break of the year approaching - it's now the time to find form.

As far as your FPL team is concerned, you better get it in order.

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Goalkeepers

As for as goalkeepers are concerned, it's been a real surprise so far this season, with almost all clubs struggling to pick up clean sheets.

Star Signing - Edouard Mendy (£5.1m)

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If clean sheets is what you are after, then look no further than Chelsea's Edouard Mendy.

The summer signing from Rennes has secured four back-to-back clean sheets in all competitions for the Blues, galvanising what has been a very shaky Chelsea defence.

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Bargain Buy - Alex McCarthy (£4.5m)

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Alex McCarthy will be frustrated that Southampton let in three goals in the final half an hour in the 4-3 win over Aston Villa, but you should still back the Saints 'keeper.

Newcastle and Wolves are the next to fixtures for Ralph Hassenhuttl's side, with an out-of-form Man United thereafter.

Defenders

In defence, look for players that do the job at both ends of the pitch, especially with clean sheets a rarity this season.

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Star Signing - Kurt Zouma (£5.2m)

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Yes, another Chelsea player, with Kurt Zouma playing a pivotal role in the newfound defensive strength at Stamford Bridge.

Partnered with Thiago Silva (£5.5m), Zouma is a slightly cheaper option and has found his scoring boots too this term, with three goals in six league games.

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Bargain Buy - Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m)

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You never know what you are going to get with West Ham, but after a tricky run where they smashed Wolves, took points of Spurs and Man City and gave Liverpool a scare, Moysey's men will look to kick-on.

Arthur Masuaku shone in the win vs Wolves (12 points), and with Fulham, Sheffield United and Aston Villa to come, he'll look to repeat that performance.

Midfielders

Assists, goals, clean sheets and bonus points - there are plenty of ways your midfielders can pick up points - so who should you bring in?

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Star Signing - Marcus Rashford (£9.6m)

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Manchester United are looking shaky in the league, so they may turn to Marcus Rashford to turn things around.

He's scored four goals in his last two Champions League games, and with an out-of-form Everton next up followed by West Brom and Southampton, expect him to notch once again.

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Bargain Buy - James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m)

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After two free-kick goals and an assist last weekend, expect James Ward-Prowse to be flooding into various FPL teams this week.

The question is, will Newcastle and Aston Villa be wise enough to not give away any fouls in range for the Saints skipper?

Forwards

Your main men. In this crucial phase of the season - make sure you have the right marksman.

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Star Signing - Harry Kane (£11m)

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He comes at a fair whack, but with Spurs now "title contenders" can you afford not to have Harry Kane in your side?

Spurs face West Brom this weekend, but then have tough fixtures against City, Chelsea and Arsenal. We're still backing Kane to find the net.

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Bargain Buy - Michy Batshuayi (£5.8m)

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After rotting away at Chelsea last term, a second loan spell to Crystal Palace look to be just what the doctor ordered for Michy Batshuayi.

12 points in his last three games and Leeds, Burnley, Newcastle and West Brom coming up - the Batsman could be the differential you want.

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