Best FPL team for Gameweek 8

Kieran Trippier, Newcastle United

Kieran Trippier (£5.3m) has soared in popularity in the Fantasy Premier League as managers prepare for the reduced Gameweek 8.

Newcastle United’s right-back is the most-bought player ahead of Friday’s 18:30 BST deadlineearning over 306,000 new owners for his home encounter with AFC Bournemouth.

Trippier has been a reliable source of returns at St James’ Park this season, averaging 7.0 points per match thanks to his impact at both ends of the pitch.

He has combined one goal with two clean sheets and three bonus points in his three home outings.

Trippier takes his place in a best XI that lines up in a 3-4-3 formation, with Erling Haaland (£12.0m) handed the armband and Harry Kane (£11.4m) named vice-captain.

Hugo Lloris (TOT) £5.5m

Tottenham Hotspur’s goalkeeper has conceded only once across his last two home matches, and Spurs now host bottom club Leicester City. Lloris has produced 22 points in his last four appearances, thanks to two clean sheets, one save point and four bonuses.

Kieran Trippier (NEW) £5.3m

His 11 chances created are joint-top for Newcastle this season.

Joao Cancelo (MCI) £7.1m

Manchester City’s Portuguese has delivered two double-figure scores in his six appearances this season. Cancelo visits a Wolverhampton Wanderers side who have two goals in their last five matches.

Vitalii Mykolenko (EVE) £4.5m

At his budget price, Everton’s Ukrainian defender can provide strong value at home to West Ham United. The Hammers have struggled in attack this term, managing only three goals in six matches.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £12.2m

The playmaker offers a major alternative for the captaincy as Man City travels to Wolves. De Bruyne scored four goals and earned his career-high 24 points in the corresponding fixture last season.

Gabriel Martinelli (ARS) £6.5m

The Brazilian’s 20 shots are more than any other midfielder in Fantasy this season. Martinelli faces a Brentford side who have conceded at least twice in three of their six matches in 2022/23.

James Ward-Prowse (SOU) £6.5m

Southampton’s playmaker has averaged 6.0 points per away match this season ahead of his visit to Aston Villa. Ward-Prowse scored nine goals on the road last term, joint-second among all players in Fantasy.

Miguel Almiron (NEW) £5.0m

Newcastle’s Paraguayan midfielder can prove a major source of value at home to AFC Bournemouth. Almiron’s nine shots and six shots in the box are both team-leading totals over the last four Gameweeks.

Erling Haaland (MCI) £12.0m

Man City’s forward has 13 goals in his last eight matches in all competitions this term. Haaland has averaged 11.2 points per match in Fantasy and will be the go-to captain for millions of his 79.7 percent owners against Wolves.

Harry Kane (TOT) £11.4m

The Spurs forward has produced returns in each of his last five matches, totaling 38 points in that run thanks to five goals and an assist. Kane has a prolific record against his visitors Leicester, averaging 9.0 points per match in their meetings.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (FUL) £6.9m

Fulham’s talisman visits Nottingham Forest on the back of six goals in the first six Gameweeks. Mitrovic’s 27 shots and 15 shots on target each put him among the top two players in Fantasy this season.

Also in this series

Part 1: Gameweek 8: What FPL managers need to know
Part 2: How to approach reduced Gameweek 8
Part 3: GW8 Ones to watch: Mitrovic to continue goal run
Part 4: GW8 Differentials: Isak has schedule to thrive
Part 5: FPL expert: Who to put in your Free Hit team
Part 6: FPL experts: What’s the best chip for reduced GW8?
Part 7: GW8 Captains: De Bruyne and Kane can rival Haaland

GW8 deadline: 18:30 BST Friday 16 Sept

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