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How FFS Hall of Fame leader and Virtual FPL champion is lining up for Gameweek 2

Current Fantasy Football Scout Hall of Fame leader, Fábio Borges has finished inside the top 5k in each of the last five seasons, and even won 2020’s inaugural edition of Virtual FPL.


After an intense Fantasy season in 2019/20, I decided I needed a longer break than usual in order to come back stronger.

Not only was Project Restart a hectic return to something resembling normality, the lockdown period was defined by my involvement in Virtual FPL – which threw four Gameweeks per week at us for nearly two months.

Pretty exhausted from all of that, I only started tinkering my FPL team for 2020/21 a few days before the Gameweek 1 deadline, which I think actually helped me. It made sure I was able to avoid overthinking and countless outdated drafts.

So, the first Gameweek went great for me with 82 points, which means I’m currently 231k in the World. Even more important than that, none of my players got injured or red carded and, other than a few small concerns, my starting 11 still looks in good shape going forward.

Without further ado, here is my team and what I’m thinking ahead of Gameweek 2.

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3,575 Comments Post a Comment
  1. What the Blazes?
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Son & Bowen -> Bruno & Podence? -4 (Both dropping tonight)
    Save FT

    McCarthy
    TAA Egan Doherty Justin (Mitchell)
    Salah ASM Son Bowen (Bissouma)
    Werner Kane Adams

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      i think yes
      you have to do it

      1. What the Blazes?
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        Thanks.

        1. Totti
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 hours ago

          you welcome mate 🙂
          good luck

  2. Totti
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    well
    after all of that bruno won't rise before gameweek 2 🙂

    obviously FPL are manipulating with the prices
    i think there is no definite rules are followed

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Wouldn't be surprised if he's rising tonight.
      Just to make us believe that we had cracked the code. Mind games from FPL towers.
      But no, he/they shouldn't rise tonight, based on these passed days.

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        🙂
        totally agree

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      he's not rising because he hasn't kicked a ball this season yet....

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        but according to the rules
        it's a market
        if many peoples are purchasing him then he should rise even before playing
        i'm talking from rules point of view 🙂

  3. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Hi guys, am I GTG?

    Ryan
    TAA Davies Egan Justin
    Salah Soucek Auba(c) J Rod
    Vardy Werner

    Subs: Button Bissouma Taylor Brewster

    1. PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Looks good

    2. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      FT?
      if yes
      then soucek --> hendrick

  4. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Vinagre to Saiss or Ayling for a hit to avoid price drop? Ayling could get something vs Fulham

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Saiss. It will save you a transfer long term.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        I agree. I'm not sure how I feel about a hit for a Leeds defender.

    2. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      ayling

    3. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      My dilemma too. Looking at Saiss, James or Lamptey

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Thoughts?
    1.
    Werner > Martial
    ASM > Foden
    Giving Son another week.....

    2,
    Werner > Martial
    Son > Rashford

    McCarthy
    Trent, Egan, Robbo
    Auba C, Soucek, Son, ASM
    Vardy, Richarlison, Werner

    Steer, Mitchell, Reed, Burr

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      save free transfer

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        Plan was always to get Martial, could just get him for free?

        1. Totti
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 hours ago

          leave werner
          i think he got the fixtures give him 2 more games

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 hours ago

            Ta

  6. Gazpilicueta
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Who would you bench?!
    I think this might work...

    Trent, James, Ayling, Lamptey and Justin
    Salah, Havertz, Bamayang
    Jimenez and Martial

    Mitro, Bissouma and Noble on the bench
    what do you think?

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      GTG

    2. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      I'd probably play Mitro

  7. Lukey27
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Is this a members only site now?

    1. Trent-minator
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      A few articles are members only, most open to all

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        Other way around.

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Venmo me £5 and I’ll tell you

    3. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Eh

  8. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Who to captain?
    A. Auba
    B. Bruno

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Aub

    2. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      All players have the potential to blank, we've all whinged about Auba's unreliability in seasons gone.
      Bruno has so many ways to figure in attacking returns.
      I've gone Bruno ..... but 2 goals & an assist possible, gives Auba the higher ceiling.

    3. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      i've both
      but i'm going auba

  9. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Steer
    Digne / Davies / Justin / KWP
    Salah / Auba / Fernandes / ASM
    Werner / Ings

    McCarthy // Bissouma / Mitchell / Brewster

    I'm assuming Steer won't start, so:
    A) Start KWP regardless
    B) Start Bissouma in place of KWP
    C) Start Mitchell in place of KWP

    Cheers!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Nice squad, different, WC?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        No - it's my starting squad. Just swapped in Digne & Bruno for the coming GW.

        I wouldn't have triple Saints if it were a WC 😆

  10. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    GTG?

    Steer
    Trent Ayling Justin Taylor
    Bruno Auba (c) Salah ASM
    DCL Werner

    McCarthy,KWP,Soucek,Wickham

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      7/10 gtg

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        thanks mate

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Yes you're good.

  11. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Vinagre > Saiss for a hit before price drop?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Nah

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Hold

    3. Bring back Rafa
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Nah, 4 points is worth more than $0.1m
      You could justify it if Wolves were playing an easier team but as they're playing City you aren't likely to use Saiss anyway

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        Thanks, I'm playing TAA Robbo and Justin

    4. Luton_Fan
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      I would

    5. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      long term move I would do it

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        I agree

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Do you have XI to field? If not, wait until next week.

    7. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Wait a week. Marcal could get injured, sent off, anything.

  12. JackQualt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    I’ve got Robo and Trent,
    Is it worth
    Trent + Pulisic > KDB + Justin for -4?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      No stick with trent robbo

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        Agree. Stick. Theres a reason you got them both

      2. JackQualt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        Thank you

    2. nobwak
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Were you thinking that Trent was essential 7 days ago? If so, how has that changed so dramatically in the space of 7 days?
      Stick to your guns. You have Trent fro a reason.

      1. JackQualt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        I know that Pulisic is a great route to KDB early and I always had one of those two as a cash cow after the first game, but it’s the -4 and the fact it’s Trent rather than Robo to allow Justin or another 4.5 that’s putting me off. I don’t want Mitchel. Pulisic price shift along with Justin makes it tempting tonight. Otherwise I really need to be looking at switching Pulisic for either Greenwood or Rodriguez, for a free otherwise I’m looking at ward prowse or ASM off the bench, with Walker Pieters 2nd

  13. The Royal Robin
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Play McCarthy or Ryan?

    I have ASM in midfield so I'm conflicted to play Ryan but is he still the better choice? Think both might concede.

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      mcarthy

  14. PastaConcerto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    That sinking feeling when you only possess one of the players selected on the Scout Picks....and you have 9 players all playing each other

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Before most would say it's the kiss of death owning loadsa scout picks... hopefully it works like that for you

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        3 for me

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        I have 6. Am worried 😛

      3. PastaConcerto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 hours ago

        I usually average 3 or 4 and do fairly well. Not sure if I've only had 1 before. At least he'll be my captain.

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Vardy(C) vs Burnley anyone???

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      if i have him i would do it

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Good shout

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      not for me unfortunately.
      burnley can be tough and leicester may be unreliable.
      there are better / safer options imo.
      from a vardy owner.

  16. Kristobal
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Best 4.5 GK?

    1. barcaa7
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Martinez

    2. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      mcarthy
      ryan
      martinez
      mesiler

    3. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Mart

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Martinez

    5. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Martinez the best of the proven 4.5's.
      Meslier the highest unknown upside.

  17. barcaa7
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Son and Pulsic (-4) to ............................
    a-Bruno and Barnes/Grealish
    b-Sterling and Podence
    c-Bruno and Podence
    d-KDB and Podence
    e-Hamez and Rashford

    1. What the Blazes?
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      C

    2. shredder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      I'd go C here, if no utd and maybe look at Foden as way into City midfield

  18. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Has anyone decided they will definitely not captain Auba?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Will flip a coin tomorrow morning

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Me. Going for Salah

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Now that I may get in Vardy...

  19. King Kun Ta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    One last choice to go.....

    Lamptey or Dallas longer term?

    Ta!

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Lamps

    2. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Leeds over BHA for me.

  20. damiang2233
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Best replacement for Pulisic?

    1. barcaa7
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Hamez

  21. shredder
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Got lost on last page
    Evening all,
    Quick dillema here and would appreciate a bit of help.
    1. Adams to Brewster and Bissouma to JRod ( going 3-5-2)
    2. Pereira to JRod ( stay 3-4-3)

    Current set up
    Auba, Salah, Havertz, Pereira, Bissouma
    Wilson , Martial, Adams.

    Cheers

  22. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Dear dear City.

    We are in trouble and we haven't kicked a ball yet!

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Not with their op bench

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Trouble?

    3. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      I have a feeling City will come out flying against Wolves and Leicester and punish em

  23. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    which duo to you prefer for the next 3 or so ?

    A. Ings + Ayling

    B. Martial + 4m fodder (Already own Mitchell)

    C. Richarlison + Saiss.

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      B

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      C

    3. Cricket_Badger
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      C

    4. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      C
      But Richo's only had 13 goals each season for the last two.
      Saiss does that combo justice.

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        cheers for the reply

        Just want rich for 3 weeks tops for this run of games, would prefer Martial but having 2 4m def is a disaster waiting to happen and could potentially leave with less than 11 players one of these weeks. Plus Saiss would be in longer term.

    5. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      cheers all

      was leaning C myself, but getting Martial in is very tempting

  24. nobwak
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Best 4.5 def to replace Vinagre?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Justin

    2. Couch Potato
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Ayling

  25. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    74 pts atm, g2g here and looking at another good gwk?

    McCarthy
    TAA Egan Davies
    Salah Aubameyang(c) Bruno(vc) Hamez ASM
    DCL Mitrovic

    Nyland Brewster Saiss Ferguson

  26. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Mitchell worth getting as 4th defender?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      No- dropped as soon as PVA back which will be soon going by Roy’s presser comments

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        ok cheers dunas

  27. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    I'll be priced out of Vinagre to Saiss after price drop? Would you guys do it for a hit?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Not for a hit you will def lose out. Would hold

  28. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    A) play 3-4-3 with Soucek every week

    B) take a hit on Vinagre -> Ayling and play 4-3-3/ could rotate Ayling and Soucek

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      A

    2. Cricket_Badger
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      A

    3. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      A
      Don't take a hit
      You got Soucek for a reason ..... be one of the few who hold for when he does score.

  29. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Gabby Jesus looking like a sexy WC3 pick all of a sudden

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Definitely. See below. Sterling plays the 9 too

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Wont start every game

  30. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Jesus until Christmas? Who else plays up top?

    Sterling might be nailed and opens up space for Torres too perhaps