FPL: Three top captain picks to consider for GW8

Now the international break is finally over we can begin to focus on what’s really important – the return of Fantasy Premier League.

Gameweek 8 is upon us and there are a number of good captain options to consider before Saturday’s deadline. Below we’ve considered three pretty big points scorers with favourable fixtures this weekend, all of which should give you a decent return if you hand them the armband.

First up is Harry Kane, who seems like a pretty obvious choice if you’ve got him. Tottenham host struggling Bournemouth at Wembley and although the North London side haven’t looked too convincing in their temporary home so far this term, Harry Kane is in the form of his life and cannot be ignored.

The most expensive player on the game has returned at least 13 FPL points in three of his last four games and has scored seven goals in his last four meetings with the Cherries, meaning he is expected to continue his fantastic goal scoring record in GW8.

Next up is Manchester City’s David Silva. The Spaniard has been the most creative man in Pep Guardiola’s midfield this season and already leads the Premier League assist charts with six assists.

With City also keeping five clean sheets in their opening seven games, Silva has only delivered less than three points just once this season, registered back-to-back 11 FPL point returns before City’s victory over Chelsea last time out.

This weekend Man City host Stoke City, who they’ve scored eight against in their last three meetings. If they can continue that rate of scoring, expect Silva to be involved in at least one of them in one way or another.

And finally, Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette could prove to be a shrewd captain pick for FPL players this weekend.

The France international has netted four goals in his first seven Premier League appearances for the Gunners and will be expected to add to that tally against Watford, who have failed to pick up a single point against Arsenal at home in the Premier League era.

Lacazette’s 15% ownership, which is relatively low compared to other strikers available, means he represents something of a differential caption choice if he produces the goods.