Premier League football returns after a long international break that saw France win the UEFA Nations League last weekend, and there are some tasty fixtures to look forward to this gameweek.
There are a number of South Americans who are unlikely to feature this weekend, including Alisson, Fabinho, Gabriel Jesus, Ederson, Raphinha, Fred, Edinson Cavani, Emerson Royal, Cristian Romero, Davinson Sanchez, Giovanni Lo Celso, Douglas Luiz, Emi Martinez, Yerry Mina, and Thiago Silva.
While it might feel like a number of your FPL choices could potentially be sidelined, there are a few other players who could more than make up for their absence.
Here are four players to pick for your FPL team for gameweek 8.
Mohamed Salah - £12.7m - Watford
Salah had scored in five of his six matches prior to Liverpool’s game against Manchester City, but was largely overlooked for the captain armband in gameweek seven. However, the Egyptian did what he does best - he scored and assisted to earn 13 points, and is an obvious captaincy candidate this weekend as the Reds prepare to face Watford.
Son Heung-min - £10.1m - Newcastle United
With Harry Kane struggling in front of goal, it will be up to Son to find the back of the net for Spurs at St. James' Park. The South Korean has been directly involved in five of his side’s six goals so far. He scored the decisive goal against Manchester City and a consolation in the derby defeat to Arsenal.
Jamie Vardy - £10.5m - Manchester United
The Foxes have had an awful start to the season and have not kept a PL clean sheet since the opening weekend, but curiously, Vardy is on level with Salah in the Golden Boot race with six goals and is third among all players in FPL for points scored this term. With both Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire ruled out for Manchester United, Vardy will be hoping to maintain his purple patch this weekend.
Bukayo Saka - £6.3m - Crystal Palace
The youngster returned 13 points as Arsenal dispatched Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium before the international break, and he will be looking to continue his fine form as the Gunners face former Arsenal man, Patrick Vieria, on Monday night. Saka’s nine shots in the box over the last four gameweeks rank third among midfielders in FPL.