Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 8: Forwards

Featuring players from Aston Villa, Everton, Newcastle United, Southampton and West Ham United.

Papiss Cissé, one of our Fantasy Premier League tips for Gameweek 8 forwards
CISSÉ: All yours for just £5.9m (Image: Jon Candy)

Hear ye hear ye, our Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 8 forwards round-up is here to assist you in realising all your fantasy football fantasies!

Our tips are based on FPL player prices, but the principles should apply pretty much across the board – so even if you’re playing fantasy football with Sky Sports, the Telegraph, the Mirror or indeed anyone else, don’t leave just yet.


Now have a good, hard look at our tips…

Papiss Cissé, Newcastle United – £5.9m

It’s 2012 again, folks! Nikica Jelavić is tearing it up for Hull City, and his apparent form twin Cissé has four goals from his last two appearances.

This weekend sees Newcastle host a Leicester City side that’s not exactly been watertight defensively of late, so the Senegalese has a great chance to keep his momentum going.

Diafra Sakho, West Ham United – £5.6m

The new signing has scored in each of the Hammers’ last five games, so you have to fancy his chances of keeping the run going at Burnley on Saturday.

Steven Naismith, Everton – £5.2m

With four goals to his name already this season, the Scot is flying going into Saturday’s game at home to Aston Villa – a fixture he scored in as a substitute last season, by the way.

Christian Benteke, Aston Villa – £7.9m

The Belgian’s back from a long injury lay-off and is likely to give Everton’s injury-hit defence a rough ride, especially given how much he’s troubled them in the past.

Graziano Pellè, Southampton – £7.9m

Saints are at home to Sunderland this weekend and Stoke City the next, so it could be a profitable spell for their top scorer.

As for Sunderland, Connor Wickham and Steven Fletcher both got off the mark in the 3-1 win over Stoke last time out, so keep an eye on their form.

Good luck and happy selecting!