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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 It made sure I was able to avoid overthinking and countless outdated drafts.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. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Would be a Christmas miracle for Son to not drop tonight. I've still got hope though

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Bob Hope or no hope?

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hope Solo, and she’s beating him as I type this

  2. xpointgamma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Allready took a hit to get rid of jota unfortunately after his liverpool imminent move.
    Ryan (McCarthy)
    James, TTA, Hector
    Auba (C), Rodriguez, son, Neto (Norwood)
    Vardy, mitrovic, werner

    Gtg?

    Really tempted to go with hames captain...

    1. MY DJ NAME IS PIMP CURRY
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Did you get in Neto for Jota? Any reason for going for him over Podence?

  3. Aussie Rules
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Dallas a secure started at Leeds? Or is Ayling the better/more attacking option?

    1. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      They'll probably both start but I prefer Ayling

    2. Hospital Pass
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ayling's captain. So expected to be safe.

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Liam Cooper is captain. Costa was stopping Ayling getting way up the line last week but they'll play with much more freedom tomorrow. Should be 3-1

        1. Hospital Pass
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks. Heard Ayling was Captain elsewhere but you clearly know! Useful.

  4. barcaa7
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I can't decide
    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. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      any except E

    2. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No need to take a hit imo. Just get rid of Puli and hold Son for this week at least

  5. InSaneMan-e
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bit of a repost. For some reason i chose bowen for gw1
    Would you do Kane +Bowen--> martial+James for -4?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Probably (bit of a reply).

  6. cruzex
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Maddison, James Rodriguez or Alli to buy?

  7. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    More likely to drop Kai or Son?

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      In price...

  8. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Can’t decide what to do.

    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. barcaa7
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B to follow the crowd, A if you're a patient player and D if you like a punt.

      1. Hospital Pass
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        This for me. Shrewd.

  9. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Have double Liv defence, but tempted by the Digne bandwagon as have no Everton and no plans to get in any of their attackers at the mo. I keep reading that it is good to be aggressive with your transfers early on, which also helps to build team value. The spare cash would enable a second 12 mil mid. With that in mind:

    A) Robbo or TAA to Digne (-4)
    B) Hold.

    Cheers for any input.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Big B

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        thanks

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yep, B!

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        thank you m'lord.

  10. MY DJ NAME IS PIMP CURRY
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Just my 2 cents: United assets are higher priority to get in than City. Reasons:

    1) United have better fixtures for the next 2
    2) Bruno, like KDB, is set to rise but with KDB you might even have the better option in Sterling in Aguero's absence
    3) That 1m extra can protect you from being priced out of some moves. If you plan to bank your GW2 transfer, then I think it's good to have some money for making a double change in GW4

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      This x10. But I have a feeling after Utd's good fixtures that losing Fernandes and doubling up with Sterling and KDB in midfield will be the way to go.

    2. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      As someone who didnt get KDB for the whole of last season, 1) is really a non-factor and that sort of thinking regarding city/pool assets can cause a lot of pain

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Do you actually think they will get more pts than City assets?

    4. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      This week, yeah. After, nah. If I knew who was nailed, I trust Man City a lot more than United. With Aguero out, you kind of know who's going to play.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Totally agree to this

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I'm a United fan and I can say that after Palace, we have a line of tricky fixtures! For me City assets are a bigger priority than United after this gameweek!

  11. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    If u want different C who would be ?
    A - Martial
    B- Rodríguez

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

    2. aleksa96
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

    4. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

  12. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Sterling+Jiminez
    Or
    Rash + Kane
    ?
    Thanks

    1. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Or
      Bruno + 9.5 FWD Werner maybe

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A 100%

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        For next two weeks only? Still A?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          All season

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Too early for Rash & Kane yet, see what difference Bale makes.

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A is a thing of great beauty.

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yea but next two for spurs southampton and Newcastle last chance for Kane maybe?

    5. Hospital Pass
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      For me, it's feeling ludicrous that Jiminez and Ings are the same price. so A, but I prefer KDB+Ings. KDB's one of the best players in the world, driven, and could improve on last season.

      1. Hospital Pass
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        *KDB + Jimenez.

      2. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Torn between him and sterling that's another problem in option A !

        1. Hospital Pass
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          It's a proper dilemma. I favour KDB, but I think he can improve (!), whereas I think Sterling will remain benched/explosive but inconsistent.

  13. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Help .....would you take any hits to change this team :

    McCarthy steer
    Holding Taa Justin shaw Mitchell
    Salah auba(c) James ASM son
    Werner Mitro Brewster

    Appreciate your help

    1. Hospital Pass
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Not a hit this week - both 4-4-2 and 3-5-2 are options.

  14. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Sterling against Traore will be something to watch!
    Duck vs. Tank

  15. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Whose more likely to drop in price, son or Pulisic?

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Who knows with so many wildcards being played

  16. aleksa96
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Would you get rid of Ben Davies to Digne for -4?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      no

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I would press the button personally

  17. bruuuno
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Telles stats as LB last season in Portugal is fantastic, 11 G 8 A in 31 games. Hope he signs for ManU

    1. aleksa96
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes, but I think he scored 8 from the penalty spot. He could be a value down the line.

    2. dark91
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Telles is a great player and would be great to see him in the PL

  18. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    start one

    Saiss or C. Talyor ?

    1. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Saiss

  19. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    WC finally settled 🙂

    Martinez Button
    TAA VVD Castagne (Mitchel Johnson)
    Salah Bruno Willian Klich (Biss)
    Vardy(C) Wilson Watkins

    Will have cash to do Willian to Pulisic for GW3.

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I went similar without Aubameyang and then bricked it.. Nice balanced team, I would go L.Digne over VVD personally..

      What do you think of mine below?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I am going double Pool defence with Tiago joing the ranks in midfield 😉

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Good for this week, but think you’ll be in trouble by GW 5.

      No city or Everton, double Liverpool defence is meh for next few but will come good in the longer run (id prefer another premium defence next 3-4).

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Get Ferguson instead of Johnson. Better chances of starting once fit. Also plays in a better defence with better fixtures coming soon!

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Also Robbo & Saiss instead of VVD & Castagne

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Personally I think a Digne with his next 3 is a no brainer

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Well you're right. My defence is TAA Robbo and I'm getting Digne this week!

    4. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Upchasing or last week's points chasing, Foo?

  20. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts?
    Gtg?

    Martinez
    Trent Digne Saiss/Shaw Dallas (Mitch)
    Salah Aubameyang Podence Rodriguez (Biss)
    Werner Martial (Brewster)

    On WC Saiss or Shaw??

    1. aleksa96
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Saiss imo, this GW is bad, but next 4 or 5 are great.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        This is what I thought

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Prefer this to above one. I assume Aubameyang to a city mid?

      I’ll want Salah in gw 4 or 6, but if on wc I think a city or united mid probably returns more in next few.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I think I may go sterling..

  21. bitars
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Trossard or Foden?

    1. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Trossard

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

      Same question:-)

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Foden 100%

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Foden

    5. Hospital Pass
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Foden.

    6. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Find 0.5 for Grealish

  22. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Puli to Rodríguez for free
    Ings to Martial for free
    Both for -4

    1. barcaa7
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      C

    2. _figu
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Both

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Ah interesting. You think -4 will be paid off in the next 3-4 weeks?
        Price drops also important

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Both

    4. Hospital Pass
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I've done both. A) is essential, Puli's out and at least off the pace for a while.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Concensus for both!
        Ok cheers
        Aiming to wildcard in about 4 weeks, which will give me a good guide in the meantime

  23. Kobrakai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I am not in the best of shapes and on top of that I have Diogo Jota who just moved to pool :-/. I already made my transfer from Sonny to Rashy, any suggestions of a 6.5 or less worth a hit? Foden comes to mind, anyone else?

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Is it confirmed yet?

    2. Kambo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Doucore 5.5 created 4 chances and should out perform his price tag. Otherwise Trossard who doesnt have the best short term fixtures and Podence who has good fixtures with Wolves.

  24. storr84
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Chaps & Chapesses, comments, please.

    McCarthy

    Holding Justin TAA Egan
    Auba Salah ASM Son
    Werner Wilson

    Steer, Mitchell, Bissouma, Brewster

    1 FT but ready to take a -4 / 2.5 itb

    A - Son & Werner > Bruno & DCL
    B - Son & Werner > Bruno & Martial
    C - Son & Werner > Rodriguez & DCL
    D - ^^ > Sterling & Martial
    E - ^^ > Rashford & Jesus
    F - Save FT
    G - Something even better

  25. dark91
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    The Aguero out news means
    Kane --> Jesus will be done with ease if Kane blanks this week

  26. InSaneMan-e
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Which of these combos you prefer?
    A) Rashford+DCL
    B. James+Martial

    1. storr84
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Trying to decide the same

      B?

  27. FPLShaqiri
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Got for Rashford or Rodríguez? Would be 1m or 3m ITB for next week

  28. nonprophet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone else not able to get to the members area features. Just had to drop a f bomb in my last comment so it gets reviewed. Been 24 hours and I can't access any members features or team predicted line ups.. this sucks

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Check email

  29. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    When do player prices change?

    1. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      3am

  30. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Thiago favourite to win PFA player of the year award. Agree.

    Best midfielder in the league.

    1. InSaneMan-e
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Nope. Takes a while to settle.
      Id not even put him in my top 5 to win PFA this season

    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      And there it is

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      KDB

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Good lad.

        City without him 98 points

        City with him 20 points less than Liverpool.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Liverpool with Thiago 20 points less than City?

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Different positions but KDB is best mid in league

    5. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Sorry.

      Best player in the league*

      My bad

    6. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Can he be good fpl asset?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Doubt it.

    7. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Fantastic player- in KDB class. May not be a great FPL player

    8. Coolbean
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      KDB’s the best midfielder in the world, and no one would even consider Thiago in the top 10 or even 20 prior to signing for Liverpool...