Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 8: Midfielders

Featuring players from Hull City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Stoke City and West Ham United.

James Milner, one of our Fantasy Premier League tips for Gameweek 8 midfielders
MILNER: All yours for just £5.3m (Image: wonker)

Listen up, fantasy heads – our Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 8 midfielders round-up is here to give your team a post-international-break boost!

Our tips may be based on FPL player prices, but the principles should apply more or less across the board – so even if your fantasy football game of choice exists at Sky Sports, the Telegraph, the Mirror or anywhere else, you’re still advised to read on.


Okay, let’s get cracking…

James Milner, Manchester City – £5.3m

The England man is making himself a fixture in Manuel Pellegrini’s side with his blend of industriousness and attacking productivity.

Looks to be forging a nifty understanding with Sergio Agüero, exemplified by his assist for the Argentine in the 2-0 win at Aston Villa last time out, so don’t be surprised to see him repeat the trick at home to Spurs this weekend.

Stewart Downing, West Ham United – £5.6m

With a goal and three assists to his name already this season, Downing will be full of confidence going into Saturday’s game at Burnley – and, in Diafra Sakho, he has an in-form striker waiting to get on the end of his delivery.

Jordan Henderson, Liverpool – £6m

A goal and assist earned Henderson a handsome points score against West Brom last time out, and he looks to have been granted more license to get forward of late.

He’s responding well to this increased freedom, so QPR better be on their guard when they host the Reds on Sunday.

Victor Moses, Stoke City – £5.5m

The winger is a slight injury doubt, but if he makes it – and FPL lists him as 75% likely to do so – then his run of three assists in three games is good form to be taking into this weekend’s game at home to Swansea City.

As for the Swans, need we mention Gylfi Sigurðsson, Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge? Well, we just did.

Mohamed Diamé, Hull City – £5.5m

Diamé’s return of three goals in four games since joining from West Ham United marks him out as quite the source of trouble for Arsenal’s injury-ravaged defence this weekend, especially since he’s bloodied their noses before.

The Gunners have plenty of midfield danger men of their own, but you should know about them already. Keep an eye out for Theo Walcott’s imminent return, and in the meantime you might want to consider Santi Cazorla given Mesut Özil’s injury.

Good luck and happy selecting!