FPL Heisenberg provides his FPL Gameweek 8 team reveal. He will unveil his Fantasy Premier League transfers, captain, team and tips ahead of each deadline.
Follow his updates exclusively on Fantasy Football Hub as he looks to build on seven consecutive top 32k finishes, three top 10k finishes in the last five seasons as well as a top 1k finish.
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I scored 52 points in Gameweek 7 on my Wildcard, giving me a decent green arrow up to 58k in the overall rankings.
52 points in #GW7 for me ♻️
Current rank = 58k 🌍 pic.twitter.com/H0kYMJdpc1
— FPL Heisenberg (@FPL_Heisenberg) October 3, 2021
I reveal my transfers, captaincy and starting 11 for Gameweek 8 below.
FPL Gameweek 8 Team Reveal
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m) is between the sticks. I had considered keeping Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) when Wildcarding last Gameweek but I believe the Gunners stopper is now the strongest option in that price bracket.
Watford's Ben Foster (£4.0m) will be my back-up goalkeeper, as he is currently starting for the Hornets. Although I'm not sure how long that will last.
With outfield positions, I tend to look at the first six fixtures. However, with goalkeepers I intend to keep them for the long term instead of using precious transfers on this position. Therefore, I take a "set and forget" approach.
Ruben Dias (£6.1m) and Antonio Rudiger (£5.8m) are my premium options. However, I'll be benching the latter as he's injured. Long-term, I'm happy with both centrebacks as they form part of the best defences in the leagues - so they should rack up the clean sheets.
I have three cheaper defenders - Matthew Lowton (£4.4m), Shane Duffy (£4.4m) and Tino Livramento (£4.2m). I'll rotate these options accordingly on a Gameweek to Gameweek basis.
Mohammed Salah (£12.7m) is the only premium midfielder and will be my captain in Gameweek 8. My other four midfielders are far more budget-friendly, freeing up valuable funds for a big forward-line.
Leeds United's favourable fixtures, and Raphinha's (£6.6m) great underlying numbers and form, merited an inclusion and I'm hoping he can still play despite his recent international exploits.