Telegraph Fantasy Football 17/18 tips: Week 8 preview

Tottenham's Harry Kane is the ideal replacement for Sergio Aguero.
Tottenham's Harry Kane is the ideal replacement for Sergio Aguero. Credit: AFP/ADRIAN DENNIS

Week 8 gets underway tomorrow lunch time as Tottenham make the trip north to newly promoted Huddersfield and Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping his side can build on the momentum of their Champions League success earlier in the week.

The standout fixture is later in the day as Chelsea host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge (17:30) and Ladbrokes are offering new customers 33/1 odds that a the visitors will leave with all three points.

Then, on Sunday, Arsenal host Brighton at the Emirates and TFF managers can also get 33/1 that any Arsenal player will score 7 or more TFF points. Find out more about that offer here >>

Talking transfers

Premier League

Sergio Aguero's injury means 23% of all TFF managers will be entering the market for a new striker in Week 8, with Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata looking the most obvious replacements. Kane now has nine goals in his last five apperances for Spurs, while Lukaku and Morata have made flying starts at their respective new clubs. Further responsibility is likely to be heaped on the shoulders of young Gabriel Jesus (£5.9m) in Augero's absence. He looks set to be Guardiola's out-and-out striker and looks a solid option while freeing up budget to use elsewhere in your team.

Another injury reported from the Etihad is £4.1m rated left-back Benjamin Mendy. His ACL injury means he's set to be out for the remainder of the season so further playing time will be handed to £3.7m rated Danilo. The former Real Madrid full back is a more than competent replacement and with Stoke (H), Burnley (H) and West Brom (A) to come after the international break, a decent points-return could be on the cards.

Crystal Palace make the trip to Old Trafford this weekend and it's hard to look past another defeat to nil. The Eagles aren't helped by the injury to striker Christian Benteke so if you have some transfers to play with, opt for United's Eric Bailly. No defender has scored more points this season than the Red Devils centre back.

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Norwich's defensive displays have been resolute in recent weeks, in fact they've now kept five clean sheets in a row. That statistic has done wonders for the 2% of TFF managers that own Cristoph Zimmerman, as he sits atop the 6-week form guide with 42 points during the spell.

If you're looking to add goals to your line-up, Hull's 20 year-old striker Jarrod Bowen could be the answer. He has six so far this season, is valued as just £3.3m and is only in 5% of all teams. Alternatively, the more experienced Gary Hooper is priced at £4.4m and the Sheffield Wednesday hitman now has five goals in his last six outings.

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What else this week?

Premier League betting tips

Going into the seventh matchday there are 10 more games to choose from. We've rounded up the bets we think you should be placing as well as a selection of enticing new customer offers.



Telegraph Fantasy Football exclusive offer

Ladbrokes, Telegraph Fantasy Football's official betting partner, are offering TFF managers exclusive odds of 33/1 that any Arsenal player will score 7 or more TFF points against Brighton in Week 8.

Here are four reasons why we think the Gunners will get the job done.

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