There’s plenty of Fantasy Premier League tips from the community for the Gameweek 8 preview.
Should you transfer in Harry Kane after Barcelona midweek and captain him against Cardiff?
The Always Cheating podcast back with plenty of advice for the Gameweek 8 preview. They are in town for some big games this weekend and have lots of discussion on heavy hitters for Gameweek 8 and beyond, including Harry Kane.
Pod #143: We're talking heavy hitters – Hazard, Kane, Agüero, Salah, Sterling. 💯 Who do we need or who can we live without? Plus Josh's successful #GW7 wildcard, Brandon's blunder, and details on our #GW8 trip to England! 🏴 #FPL #hailcheaters https://t.co/UHwEibfpkF
— Always Cheating #FPL Podcast (@hailcheaters) October 2, 2018
The FPL Tips watchlist has been updated for the Gameweek 8 preview, with a Manchester City midfielder seeing very low ownership levels, despite returns in 4 consecutive Premier League games. Is he becoming essential?
👤 Knockaert (5.5)
👤 Sterling (11.0)
👤 Jiménez (5.6)
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) October 1, 2018
Fixture swings are adding to the heavy hitter debate, with Liverpool’s schedule turning for the better after Gameweek 8. Manchester City have one of the trickiest upcoming schedules, according to the FPL Vs fixture charts.
— FPL🆚 (@FPL_vs) October 3, 2018
Spurs may have the easiest fixture for our Gameweek 8 preview, but they’ve already had some key players ruled out. The picture could get even more challenging, with a Champions League game against Barcelona tonight.
Hugo Lloris recovers from a thigh injury but Dele Alli [hamstring], Serge Aurier and Mousa Dembele [both thigh], Christian Eriksen [abdominal] and Jan Vertonghen [hamstring] will not feature before the international break. Michel Vorm [knee] is back on the training pitches. #COYS
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) October 2, 2018
The TinkerMen have produced a fantastic graphic for the Gameweek 8 preview, charting the attacking merits of the 4 big hitters that managers are scrambling to squeeze into their squads. Will this make things clearer?
Some stats on the big 4
◽All of Kane's shots have been in the box
◽Salah is missing big chances which are having an effect on his bonus
◽Aguero is scoring & assisting
◽3 of the 4 are on penalties
◽Hazard has played 140 minutes less than Kane who has played the most minutes pic.twitter.com/hd3OHi6G3D
— TheTinkerMen (@TheTinkerMen) October 2, 2018
Harry Kane may be top of the purchasing list for Gameweek 8, his home record against newly promoted teams is far from exciting. It’s certainly something worth considering for those looking to jump on board with just this weeks fixture in mind.
Kane (@ home) vs. newly promoted clubs, last 3 years
B’mouth 2g 0a
Norwich 2g 0a
Watford 0g 0a
Hull 0g 0a
Burnley 0g 0a
Boro 1g 0a
Brighton 0g 0a
H’field 0g 1a
N’castle 1g 0a
Fulham 1g 0a
Total (10games) 7g 1a
Average 0.7g 0.1a
No forgone conclusion! pic.twitter.com/51fiz0nZ4A
— The Editor (@FPLEditor) October 1, 2018
Salah’s ownership is on the decrease, with a tough fixture this week and patchy away form. Fantasy YIRMA have a guest post for the Gameweek 8 preview, charting whether we should stick or twist with the most expensive player in the game.
— #FPL @FantasyYIRMA (@FantasyYIRMA) October 2, 2018
Harry Kane looks to be a highly popular option for captaincy in Gameweek 8, increasing his appeal for a transfer in. However, the captain metric over on the FPL Connect blog suggests that we would be wrong to overlook another premium contender.
✍🏻 NEW CAPTAIN METRIC ARTICLE ✍🏻
We crunch the numbers on Agüero v Salah v Kane v Hazard and provide 3x differential (C) options ✅
I also explain why Kane may not actually be the best (C) option this weekend… 😯
— #FPL Connect (@FPL_Connect) October 2, 2018
Gameweek 8 has been prolific in the past for Fantasy Premier League captaincy: particularly back in 2014 and 2015, where Sergio Aguero managed 4+ goals. FPL Hints suggests that Harry Kane could join this elite club.
GW8 over the years has been known for individual goal fests, including Aguero's lunchtime four (with missed pen) in 2014 or fiver against Newcastle in 2015.
— #FPL Manager 🇨🇽⚽ (@FPLHints) September 30, 2018
With Kane being the centre of most FPL Discussions this week, it’s no surprise for the debate to take centre stage on the FPL General’s 59th Minute Podcast. Listen to find out his opinion on whether to go all in on Kane.
— The General (@FPLGeneral) October 2, 2018
As mini league overall positions start to settle down and managers look to get an edge over their rivals, there’s plenty of helpful tools in the new Premier League Tools, Mini-League Analyzer. Will a move for Kane provide a differential edge?
🚨Announcing the #FPL Mini-League Analyzer🚨
– Spy on upcoming transfers
– Analyze chip strategies
– See OR and All-Time Rank at a glance
– Aggregated captains, ownership, and transfers to help you see the trends
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— PremierFantasyTools (@PremierFPLTools) October 2, 2018
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