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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 It made sure I was able to avoid overthinking and countless outdated drafts.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. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Don't know about everyone else but I will perma (c) Salah up to gwk18, bar maybe 3 and definitely not 8.

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

      Oh and Aubameyang (c) this week

  2. RafaMC
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Will Thiago at Liverpool prove to be a good source of attacking points

    1. aleksa96
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Assuming his price comes around 6-7, I think all VVD, Robbo and TAA will outscore him easily. And with that many good Liverpool assets, he would be a waste of a spot for me.

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

      Don't think so but he will make the already good pool assets even better.

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

      He is at 6.0..may nt be a great FPL asset but makes Liverpool better

  3. PURPLE-RONNIE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Any chance vinagre doesn’t drop tonight lads? Slim am I right?

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

      Very slim.

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

    A)greenwood + vvd
    B)martial + 5.0
    C)rashford +4.5

  5. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    How long have we got until price changes?

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

      One hour I think

  6. Ashante'Kotoko
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Lads all thoughts appreciated on this WC I know it looks bad on paper !

    Meslier
    Justin / / Digne / / Lewis (lamprey/Mitchel)
    Auba(c). Klich. Hendrick. JamesR Rashford*
    Vardy. Kane* Richarlison
    -#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#
    Auba>Salah next week
    Bench headache this week
    Rash and Kane > Bruno/-Srerling and Jimi ???
    Thanks sorry for long post good luck all

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Just printed this out and can confirm it looks bad on paper.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        My warrior porcupine friend!

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      might be a reason it looks bad on paper.

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

      Don't like it

    4. Ashante'Kotoko
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Thanks for feedback however:)

  7. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    apols - wrong thread initially! Got rid of kane for martial (already have son) - now double guessing myself. A good or bad call?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      No one will blame you for doing this. It's OK.

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Spurs look awful so looks decent on paper. Could always backfire of course given that this is FPL!

  8. Ramsays Raw Steak
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Whos taking jota's place??

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

      Podence

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Podence

  9. Sherif halawa
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Jota to pool means podence is a mast

    1. Sherif halawa
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Must

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Not really. Neto can play on the left with Adama on the right.

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

        Adama playing RWB tho

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 hours ago

          Ki Jana Hoever will play there or Nelson Semedo if he came.

  10. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Am I the only one that has a feeling James Rodriguez wont be a great fantasy asset? I have no doubt that he'll be a key player for Everton but he seems more of a player that makes the assist of the assist

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

      I have my doubts also, we'll see. He'll probably be decent, maybe like a Maddison?

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

        If hes more like a Fernandes then WOW

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      He's scored one in three wherever he's been and picked up plenty of assists

      I don't share your feeling

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

      Richarlison had seven shots last week and five of them came from Rodriguez passes. I think he could be very involved.

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

      No, you're not alone. Even amongst those who've gone for him.

    5. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Most chances created of any player last GW and on pens.. I’m sold

  11. VAR United
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Looks like Jota's off to Liverpool.

    Daniel Castelo Podence.

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      0.6 owned, straight on my WC

      1. VAR United
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        GW3 for me. Rolling the dice on Klich this weekend

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      He's the one!

  12. dark91
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    What are the chances Everton score 1 or 2 goals max.?

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

    Any mods here? Can't access the members features and it's been like that for 24 hrs plus. Sucks.

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

      Same for me

  14. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    REPOST.....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. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Don't hit

      1. Pickle juice
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        Even with no Utd attacking cover .

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 hours ago

          Yep, even with no utd cover. Keep the 4pts. You can always bring one in next week after seeing who looks the best prospect.

  15. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Good to go lads?

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin Ayling
    Salah Aub(c) Hames Soucek
    Werner Mitro Martial

    4m - Taylor Bissouma Mitchell

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Arise, Sir Rondon9!

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        😀

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Anything from Jose on Alli?

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

      He is a lazy donkey

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Richard III - 'will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?'.

  17. Alexis Nonsense
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Downgrading a defender

    Best 4.5 for the next 10 or so? Aløready have Ayling, not keen on double up

    A) Lamptey (Nailed? Mixed fixtures)

    B) Taylor (Burnley defence in shambles)

    C) Anyone else

    1. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      A

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      A and B look fine.

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

    For hit Alli to

    A Podence
    B James Rodriguez
    C Greenwood
    D Not worth a hit- play with KWP first on bench

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      D

    2. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      B

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      B

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        Don't you guys think he has any chance of playing?

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

          Yes I think he’ll play

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

          Yes he could but think will be an issue down line so possibly best to deal with it now for -4

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

        I’ve done B with Ings to Martial so for a hit.

  19. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Which one first on the bench?

    A) KWP
    B) Bissouma

    1. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      A

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        Ta

  20. storr84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Repost:

    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

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

      Son to bruno only

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

    Anyone expect pulisic to be back vs west brom? Or at least gw4?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Probs but getting rid.

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

      Back maybe, effective? Hamstring injury with niggles? It's not hopeful.

  22. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Best 5.5 mid?

    A. Doucoure
    B. Podence
    C. Klich

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

      C

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

      Podence, Harrison and Doucoure are the top 3 5.5m mids in that order.

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

      B after this week.

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

        Thanks all

  23. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Greenwood or James Rodriguez?

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

      James for me at the moment just because there's a possibility Ole has him on the bench this week because he was training by himself for a bit

  24. Bob McMayday
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    A) Bruno, James, Wilson
    B) Rashford, Podence, Martial

    Which do you prefer?

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

      (Hames)

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Both good but A edges it for me

  25. The Littlest Robbo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Start one

    A. Davies (sou)
    B. Taylor (lei)
    C. Egan (avl)

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

      Egan

    2. Terry Henry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Egan

  26. John78
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Ali and ings to Rash and DCL(-4)?

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

      Yes

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

        Because they are both good long term

  27. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    McCarthy (Forster)
    Digne, Coleman, Justin, Lindelof (Mitchell)
    Auba (C), KdB, Bruno, Rodriguez (Bissouma)
    Vardy, Wilson (Brewster)

    Gtg?

    1. Terry Henry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Looks good. KDB in early before a lot of others is a nice differential.

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        Dudes on pens and fks for city. Doesn't even need a good game to hit double figures

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Bruno, KDB and double EVE def? Is that a WC or any hits taken?

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        A WC of course!

  28. Terry Henry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    £1.5m itb. Do we think it’s worth doing Son to either Rashford or Bruno? Rashford leaves money in the bank for other changes but could easily backfire. Bruno seems more likely upside but leaves no funds for putting out other fires.

    Or just hold and 2 FT’s next week....

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

      Either move is good. Bruno would be my choice

    2. korbendallas82
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      im holding Son, but then again i dont have 1.5 itb. Then again, if you wait, you will kniw more about all available players, and seen them in action.

      1. korbendallas82
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 hours ago

        and have 2ft.

    3. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Get a United player. You will anyway.

  29. DIMITRIS
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    I did Havertz to James Rodriguez and 1.0 itb.
    Bad or sensible decision?

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

      Good

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

        Cheers Zlatan.

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      I'm keeping Havertz. Great fixtures after Pool! If he plays centrally, he'll be good!

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

        Great fixtures I agree. But I feel comfortable with Wener for now. Whoever stands out from that midfield, I might get.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Time will tell.

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

        Spot on. Just hoping James is a better option as a proven world class midfielfer then a wonderkid who'll need time to settle. I got a little bit carried away when I got him instead of Son, but it didn't backfire at all. Cheers.

  30. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 hours ago

    Pulisic to Hamez and gtg??

    Could do Puli, Ings to Bruno, Watkins (-4)

    Mccarthy
    TAA Doh Egan
    Aubam Puli Barnes ASM
    Martial Werner Ings
    (Nyland, Burke, KWP, Mitchell)

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 hours ago

      Looks good to me!