The international break is now over and the Premier League returns this weekend. We have reached gameweek eight of the season and FPL. Our gameweek seven picks flopped slightly, but we are determined to do better this time around. Therefore, here are our gameweek eight picks:
Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal, £4.6m)
The goalkeeping position is always a difficult dilemma when it comes to FPL. However, at £4.6m, Arsenal goalkeeper Ramsdale has emerged as a very good potential asset for any team. He has that good combination of decent price and what looks like decent short-term fixtures.
Another factor that works in his favour id that the Gunners head into Monday night’s home game with Crystal Palace, having kept clean sheets in three of their previous four matches in the English top-flight.
The only drawback may be that Ramsdale has competition for the number one spot from Bernd Leno. Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta has hinted that he may well rotate his goalkeepers in the future. However, apart from that Ramsdale looks a solid pick.
Shane Duffy (Brighton, £4.4m)
The Republic of Ireland international has enjoyed something of a revival of his career this season on the south coast. He spent an unsuccessful loan spell in Glasgow with Scottish giants Celtic. Due to injuries in the Seagulls backline, the big defender has started every top-flight game this season for Graham Potter’s team and produced some impressive displays.
Not only has Duffy picked up defensive points this season, but he has also scored a goal and produced an assist. There are few defenders right now that can give you so much value for money. A trip to struggling Norwich this weekend offers Duffy another chance to add to his points haul.
Phil Foden (Manchester City, £7.9)
Despite being one of the hottest young talents in Europe, Foden is valued at just £7.9m in FPL. One of the reasons for that low valuation is the Pep Guardiola selection roulette. The fact that Guardiola decided to rest him for the first four weeks of the season may have contributed to his reasonable price tag.
However, Foden now looks to be back after producing an influential display for City before the international break in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool. The youngster also impressed for England in the recent match against Andorra. If you want to brave the Pep roulette, then Foden looks like a good choice for this weekend, especially with a home game against Burnley to come.
Hee-Chan Hwang (Wolves. £5.6m)
The South Korean international has emerged as a potential bargain when it comes to FPL. The former Salzburg forward has started just twice but scored three Premier League goals in four appearances overall. Last time out, the 25-year-old netted a brace in a 2-1 win over Newcastle.
He looks like a certain starter for Wolves trip to Midlands neighbours Aston Villa. It isn’t the easiest of games for Bruno Lage’s team. However, games against Leeds, Everton and Crystal Palace are not the worst set of fixtures. For a player valued at £5.6m, he could be a useful asset even only as a budget bench enabler.
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Will any of our picks be in your gameweek eight FPL team?