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Fantasy Premier League: Thrifty and nifty picks for Gameweek 8

As the Premier League proceeds into the Gameweek 8 come Saturday, FPL managers have begun to analyse the best and most affordable picks for their team.

Gameweek 8 has some easy fixtures lined up for the top teams, but it still has some of the best minds scratching their heads, looking for the right players over that one free transfer. With that in mind, we put our expertise to work in picking top four picks of the week.

Raheem Sterling (£12.1M)

With Kevin De Bruyne’s groin injury on the line, it looks like Raheem Sterling has plenty of opportunity to be this week’s talisman for the Mancunians.

A goal and an assist in their Champions League group stage versus Dynamo Zagreb has only boosted Sterling’s confidence to shine yet again as Manchester City face a struggling Wolverhampton side at the Etihad.

Teemu Pukki (£7.2M)

When Norwich started their Premier League campaign, it was Teemu Pukki who brought them early success. Eight goals in nine appearances, including a hattrick, and backed by a threat rate of 329 points, has earned the 29-year-old Finnish striker the reputation of a deadly striker.

He stands as an interesting pick with 44.4% selection rate before the Canaries face Aston Villa at Carrow Road this Saturday.

Joshua King (£6.3M)

Second to Callum Wilson’s form and goal-scoring tally, Joshua King is yet another affordable, and dependable points-getter in the Premier League. The Norwegian brought 12 points to FPL managers in Gameweek 7 with a goal and an assist and promises to bring a similar performance for the Cherries at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal.

He may not be a top pick for many, with a selection rate of only 9%, but certainly brings affordability to an expensive side.

Daniel James (£6.2M)

The Welsh international has been a constant scorer for an unpredictable Manchester United side. While Rashford, Lingard, Martial and Pogba, struggle to find the back of the net, young Daniel James is the man that the Red Devils can certainly count on.

As Man Utd make their way to the St. James’ Park this Sunday, it would be a treat to see James bring on the Welsh appeal missing in the club since Ryan Giggs’ retirement.