FPL Gameweek 8 COUNTDOWN: Latest news & tips as GW8 approaches

The international break has come to an end, and that means one thing - FPL IS BACK!

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Check out everything you need to know ahead of Fantasy Premier League GW8 below.

Latest - Alexander-Arnold & Jota expected to be available


Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5) and Diogo Jota (£7.6) are both expected to be available for Liverpool’s GW8 match against Watford on Saturday.

Trent missed the Reds’ last two fixtures before the international break due to a groin problem, while Jota withdrew from Portugal’s national team squad on Monday.

But both players are set to rejoin full training with their club colleagues ahead of the trip to Vicarage Road.

GW8 Tips

If you are looking for a defender, these are our top picks for GW8 and beyond.

Star Signing – Joao Cancelo (£6.2m)

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Joao Cancelo is now the highest-scoring FPL defender this season, with five clean sheets and two assists to his name.

Man City's favourable run of fixtures means you won't want to miss out on the Portuguese full-back, especially as the annual 5-0 vs Burnley approaches!

Bargain Buy – Tino Livramento (£4.2m)

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Tino Livramento is simply a must-have heading into Gameweek 8.


The Southampton wing-back loves to get forward, and with matches against Leeds, Burnley, Watford and Norwich coming up he could prove to be incredible value.

To check out our FULL top tips, inclduing the very best premium and budget GW8 forwards, defenders and midfielders, head right here.

GW8 Deadline

The Gameweek deadline signifies the last point at which you can edit your FPL squad.

This means you will not be able to make any more transfers or substitutions before the next gameweek (GW8).

Gameweek 8 deadline: Saturday, 16 October at 6am ET / 11am BST.

Fixture List

The FPL Gameweek 8 fixtures are as follows:


Saturday, 16 October

Watford v Liverpool

Aston Villa v Wolves

Leicester v Man Utd

Man City v Burnley

Norwich v Brighton

Southampton v Leeds


Brentford v Chelsea

Sunday, 17 October

Everton v West Ham

Newcastle v Spurs

Monday, 18 October

Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Prices Changes ahead of GW8

The official FPL Twitter account has revealed the latest price changes ahead of GW8.


Chelsea defensive duo Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.1) and Thiago Silva (£5.5) have increased in price, with FPL managers looking to capitalise on the Blues' good run of fixtures.

Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie (£4.9) and Arsenal youngster Florian Balogun (£4.8) have both seen their price drop, with the pair struggling for game time at the moment.


How to monitor FPL price changes

You can keep up to date with all the latest price changes as they happen by following the official Fantasy Premier League Twitter page.

You can also get ahead of the game by downloading the price change predictor app.

Simply search for 'Fantasy Football Fix for FPL' on your android or apple device store and download the app.