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Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 8 – Midfielders and Strikers

Our Fantasy Football Tips for Gameweek 8 look at the best midfield picks from Arsenal and Chelsea, and ask if a couple of Fulham strikers can find form.

Loïc Rémy
Rémy… Yours for £7.7m (Image: Amarhgil)

Having already given you our goalkeeping and defensive Fantasy Football Tips for Gameweek 8, let’s kick on with midfield and strikers.

Just know this: we don’t actually know what this weekend’s Premier League results will be, so there is a chance – just a minute one – that our Fantasy Football tips might not come good.

But then you knew that, right?

Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 8 – Midfielders

With Arsenal at home to Norwich City and Chelsea at home to Cardiff City, your midfield goals and assists look likely to stem from London this weekend.

Mesut Özil and Aaron Ramsey are the obvious Gunners picks, albeit you’ll have to ‘shell out’ a cool £10.6m for the German. He looks worth it, mind.

At £6.6m, there’s virtually no excuse not to have Ramsey in your team. His blistering start is no fluke – witness his vital contributions for Wales against Macedonia the other night – so his price will only go up.

Mikel Arteta’s back in the fold now – £6.8m is a decent fee for a dead-ball specialist, although for that price you might as well get Ramsey.

The £8.8m Oscar is your man for Chelsea – he’s been scoring consistently all calendar year, while Eden Hazard and Juan Mata are struggling for form and in and out of the side respectively.

Ramires has goals in him but tends to play deeper, Frank Lampard looks set for a reduced role, and it’s too early to say how André Schürrle and Willian will do.

The latter’s screamer at Norwich last time out bodes well, though.

There are still some top bargains to be had: England new boy Andros Townsend is available for £5.5m, Everton wonderkid Ross Barkley the same, and Manchester United, er, wonderkid Adnan Januzaj is a gobsmackingly low £4.7m.

Oh aye, we almost forgot – West Ham United, er, whizzkid – yes, that’ll do – can be had for a beyond-reasonable price of £4.4m.

Hull City’s free-scoring Robbie Brady is out injured so be sure to get him out of your team, those who have him.

Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 8 – Strikers

Clearly it’s all about Liverpool’s SAS at the moment – but with Daniel Sturridge at £9.9m and Luis Suárez a whopping £11.3m, they don’t come cheap.

Speculate to accumulate and all that – especially since the Reds travel to Newcastle United, where they won 6-0 last season – but if your budget’s not forthcoming then there are some nifty options.

On-loan Everton goal machine Romelu Lukaku is just £7.9m, Newcastle’s in-form Loïc Rémy even cheaper at £7.7m.

You might fancy Lukaku’s chances of slotting at home to Hull City, but Steve Bruce’s side have looked solid so far this season.

Alternatively, you might back Fulham’s goal-shy Dimitar Berbatov to rediscover his touch at Crystal Palace, or Darren Bent to notch another for that matter – at £7.1m and £6.5m respectively, they’re fairly moderately priced.

NOW: check out our goalkeeping and defensive Fantasy Football Tips for Gameweek 8.