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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 It made sure I was able to avoid overthinking and countless outdated drafts.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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3,576 Comments Post a Comment
  1. bradplum
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Guys can I have any thoughts on my final WC team?

    Martínez (steer)
    Digne Justin Dallas (Saïss Michell)
    Auba Salah Rash James Harrison
    Werner DCL Brewster

    Thanks

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

      All set. GL!

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Podence over Harrison, for me.

    3. DIMITRIS
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Martinez out Leno in

  2. tabby98
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Best 7.5m Striker?

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Richarlison, maybe just due to fixtures

      1. Mr. Funny Name
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        He’s 8 m8

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        8m

      3. Cynical
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        He's 8

        Below 7.5 is probably DCL for fixtures. I like Wilson as an option too. Michy is one to watch at Palace.

      4. Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Oops lost me head for abit

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      DCL

    3. Mr. Funny Name
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Think Tammy is the only one

      Just messing with ya, DCL I’d say

    4. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      DCL

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Wood

  3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Good to go? Wildcard team

    Martinez
    Digne James Justin Ayling
    Salah Auba(C) Bruno(VC) Rodriguez
    Jimenez DCL

    (Steer Saiss Bissouma Brewster)

    1. Aussie Rules
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I don't love the 3/4 of the bench fodder, but starting lineup looks very good.

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

        Pretty confident about it. But would like to hear any suggestion.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Bench is fine.

          No worries.

  4. Cynical
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Bench 1 please!

    Charlie Taylor
    Soucek

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Taylor

    2. Mr. Funny Name
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Taylor

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Favourite combo here guys?

    A) Sterling and Wilson
    B) Rashford and Jiminez
    C) Son and Martial

    1. Cynical
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      C

    3. Mr. Funny Name
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      C

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No one picking the City player option

    6. FeverPitch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A or B. Really tough. A if you think you’ll captain sterling most games

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Won't be (c) Sterling no

        1. FeverPitch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Then I think I’d lean to b offering more value. C is my least favourite, think a and b is super close

    7. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      That’s tough between B and C. I’d have to go B so you can the extra funds elsewhere

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        All 18m

    8. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks all

    9. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      All so close.
      A) has a super high ceiling with Wilson's fixtures.

  6. Gt1996
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Wildcard dilemma...

    Hamez + C. Wilson
    or
    Grealish + DCL

    1. Mr. Funny Name
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      G and D

    2. Cynical
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Former 100%

  7. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA - Justin - Holding - Davies
    Salah - Auba - Son - ASM
    Werner - Ings

    Nyland - Bissouma - Davis - Mitchell

    A) Save FT
    B) Ings > Martial or Laca
    C) Ings > DCL
    D) Son > Rash
    E) Ings + Son > DCL and Bruno (-4)
    F) Ings + Son > Vardy + Willian (-4)
    G) Davies > Shaw

    Cheers!

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      E

  8. Aussie Rules
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    With Aguero out for a while would you rather Werner or Jesus for the next month or 2?

    1. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Werner, KDB, Sterling.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        This, only martial over Werner

    2. Mr. Funny Name
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      This is a tough question, I suppose it depends on the type of manager you are, would you rather live in fear of Werner hauling to the detriment of your rank but have the guy who could potentially send you flying up the rankings? Or would you rather be at ease with the fact that you have the guy everyone has so no fear involved?

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Im going Tony

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        But I'd go werner. City still annoying with their rotation and jesus will get early subbed and he annoyingly misses a lot

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          This, can't pay 9.5 for a striker who isn't nailed.

  9. ...al
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    which combo..

    A. Digne, Podence, Martial

    B. Saiss, Jrod, Jiminez

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

      Close. B!

    2. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I would say A comfortably.

    3. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Auba/KdB, Bruno, Salah Bissouma other MF's

      and other DF's are TAA Justin Mitchell and Lamptey/Lewis

      change your mind? or stick?

  10. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Thinking these may be my moves for next GW. (-8).

    Aubameyang, ASM, Adams -> KDB, Sterling, Podence, Brewster.
    Exact cash atm.

    Would give me-
    McCarthy, Button.
    Shaw, TAA, Ayling, Justin, Mitchell.
    KDB, Salah, Sterling, Podence, Bissouma.
    Werner, DCL, Brewster.

    1. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      *Son out too.

  11. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Best 5.0 def?

    Not Reece or arsenal

    A) Saiss?
    B) Shaw?
    C) Davies?
    D) Coleman/Keane?
    E) Go to a 4.5?

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A).

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        +42 😉

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          😀

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A

    3. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Saiss/ Shaw/ Keane.
      Not much between these but prob in that order.

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Cheers all

  12. gmando2011
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    thoughts on this team guys?

    Ryan (McCarthy)
    Justin, James, Shaw, Digne (Mitchell)
    Auba, Bruno, KDB, Rodriguez, (Bissouma)
    Martial, DCL (Brewster)

    will change Auba to salah next week?

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Very nice for this week

  13. tabby98
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Mccarthy, Nyland
    TAA, James, KWP, Justin, (Mitchell)
    Auba, Salah, ASM, Son, (stephens)
    Werner, Ings (Davis)

    A) Son --> Rashford/Rodriguez
    B) Ings +Son --> Bruno + DCL
    C) Any other suggestions?

    someone help

    1. tabby98
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Ings + Son --> Martial & 9m midfielder is also a shout

  14. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    How bad is it losing 0.1 on a player at this stage of the season.... worse than a -4?

    1. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I much prefer mini wildcards at the start of the season

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Take the hit. Losing .1 is like losing .5 this early on

    3. Mr. Funny Name
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I’ve taken a hit on Vinagre, but only because he looks as if he won’t get much game time, who do you have that’s dropping?

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Not if you buy pulisic at 8.3/8.4 or son at 8.9

  15. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Pls help improve my WC team

    Martinez
    Gabriel Saiss Lamptey Justin
    Sterling KDB Fernandes Greenwood
    Jesus Martial

    Button | Bissouma, Mitchel, Brewster

    0.0 ITB

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah put Salah and Trent into it , this has gone to far now.

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        😆

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Haha

          1. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            lol

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              You good man? Is that your team linked?

    2. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Interesting- would be going all in on 3 teams basically.

      I don't think United are attacking enough to justify a triple up in attack but time will tell. Can always switch around I suppose as time goes on.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        That is his style , stacking

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Probably a step to far 3 city players

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Different, look really 6y!

    5. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Take Jesus out

  16. Avery78
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 16 days ago

    On WC plz help with thoughts, GTG?

    Pickford
    Maitland Niles | Justin | Dallas
    Salah | KDB | Sterling | Harrison
    DCL | Martial

    Steer | Lewis | Mitchell | Brewster

    Thanks!

    1. Avery78
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Sorry missed JRod in midfield

      Going 3-5-2

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Defence is not nailed enough. Would downgrade Pickford and upgrade defenders.

  17. gmando2011
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    A) Jimenez & Greenwood + 0.5m
    B) Martial & Rodriguez

    1. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      b

  18. magnet
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Will Geeenwood start tomorrow? Nice 2M saving from Rashford to Greenwood

  19. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Whys pulisic gone down again on fpl stats? Was over 100 earlier

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      FPL stats say they are in learning mode

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I see

  20. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Who would you start KWP or C Taylor?

  21. Gt1996
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    WC G2G? 0.5m ITB

    Martinez
    Digne | Justin | Lamptey | Ayling
    Auba (C) | Salah | Fernandes | Hamez
    Martial | Wilson

    (Nyland | Bissouma, Saiss, Brewster)

    1. bitars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yes. Very nice setup. Only missing Trent and some City cover.

  22. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Start Werner or Mitrovic?

    1. bruuuno
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Cant start both?

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Would love to know the team that considers benching a 9.5 or even a 6.0 asset

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        He obviously wants to start Oriol Romeu

  23. Ludde
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Bench mitro or Adams this week?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Adams

  24. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Am I G2G?

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Justin
    Auba(c) JRod Son ASM
    Werner Vardy Adams

    0FT and 1m ITB

    Thanks

  25. bruuuno
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    You think Havertz will start?

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      will be odd if he didn't

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I think so. Maybe out wide again though unfortunately until Ziyech is back

  26. toonstar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I've got 0.5 in bank and looking at maybe taking Son & Ings out for a Man United & Everton player. What do people reckon?

    a) Fernandes & DCL
    b) James & Martial
    c) Rashford & Richarlison
    d) Keep Son & Ings

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A).

      1. toonstar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        cheers for the reply

  27. mabz1303
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Start

    A) Walker-Peter
    B) Tsylor

    1. aleksa96
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A

  28. Mitchstone
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Looking to fund a move to bring a Utd player in this week, so what do you reckon?

    1) Havertz > Rashford
    2) Havertz > 7m (Grielish or Barnes most probably), Antonio > Martial (-4)
    3) Havertz > Podence, Antonio > Martial (-4 and 1.5m in the bank)

    If I didn't have Antonio I'd probably go for 1, but I really want rid of him.

  29. HD7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA Egan Justin Davies
    Salah Alli ASM Auba
    Ings Werner

    Button Bissouma Taylor Brewster

    Ings Alli to Martial JamesR(-4)?

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yes

    2. MY DJ NAME IS PIMP CURRY
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Only Alli to JamesR. I don't think Martial will outscore Ings by more than 4 points

      1. HD7
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Martial is the original transfer. So the Question is about JamesR:)

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Arise, Sir HD7, great moves!