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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 It made sure I was able to avoid overthinking and countless outdated drafts.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. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Do you think Son will drop in price? Wanna keep him for SOU but wanna avoid dropping...

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

      If he does well he could go up again 😉

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

      FPL stats has him on the edge of a drop but isn’t quite calibrated yet by the looks of recent days. Wondering the same. Could bring in Rashford or Bruno but am really not sure.

    3. W
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      In the same boat... Holding atm but can do a free for Rashford which is tempting me

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

      He'll probably drop, however, it's worth keeping him in my opinion. Spurs still have great fixtures and Son always seems to get points

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

        Unless you have 0.5 in the bank for Rashford

        1. W
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I do... You think it's worth making the swap?

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

            It's the aggressive move. I think I would if I was you but I dont think it's the wrong move to keep him but being aggressive at the start of the season generally works.

            1. W
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Cheers mate, helpful

  2. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Gtg? 0ft 1m itb
    Did Havertz to James

    McCarthy
    Taa Robbo Holding
    Son ASM Auba(c) James
    Ings Werner Wilson

    Martin Justin Bissouma Mitchell

    One more week for Ings

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

      Arise, Sir Stupendous!

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Play Holding over Justin pal?

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

          No firm view on this, sorry.

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    This WC is killing me...

    Martinez
    TAA Digne VVD Castagne
    Salah Bruno Willian Klich
    Vardy Wilson

    Steer Davis Biss Mitchell

    Have 0.4 ITB, exactly enough to do Willian to Pulisic for GW3 if he drops tonight.

    I like this one.

    Thoughts?

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

      How do you move to Man City mids?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        No plan yet.

        Most will either have KDB or Sterling. Wealth of options available to go without City this season.

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      It looks different and good! Personally I'd go Podence over Klich and Saiss over Castagne. Also punt on Jesus instead of Vardy! Also DCL instead of Wilson!

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Vardy's fixtures are so good and when he is on a run, you do not want to ho without.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Well if you feel he's going to do good then surely go with him!

        2. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          This is it. Last season was relentless and season destroying if you went without and didn't strike gold elsewhere

          There's are only a few players that terrify me being without if they're in form and he's one.

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

    J Rod or Willian?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Hamez

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Hey fam! Sounds good?

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Robbo Mitchell Ferguson Johnson
    Salah Auba Havertz Alli Barnes
    DCL Adams Davis

    Alli & Johnson to Podence & Digne (-4)

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

      That defence mate. Yeah, sounds good.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I've to fix it, I know! 😛 Cheers mate!

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Because they're good mid-term picks for decent fixtures, don't see why not. Good to get them in early

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers mate! Do you think Digne is a better pick than Saiss for the upcoming fixtures?

        1. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          It's close, maybe Digne slightly better and Saiss will be better value but I'd take both if possible - I have Saiss and would get Digne in in addition if not for other priorities. As a Liverpool fan don't like the look of our defence in the short term though.

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Cheers mate! I'm getting Digne! And I want to keep TAA & Robbo for the whole season. Let's see if it works out!

            1. A-L
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Brilliant, good attacking options in any case. Good luck!

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

      I think Podence isn't worth it personally. created 1 chance and attempted 1 cross the whole game. Also didn't even take a shot! Doucoure I think will out perform him as well as not have a rotation risk like Podence has with Neto.

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        There was a bit of analysis somewhere looking at the best cheap midfielders' stats post-restart last season and Podence was standing out on top. With Jota and Doherty gone and Traore moving to RWB, lots of opportunity for Podence return with good fixtures

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Thanks mate! Really helpful!

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

    Which one?
    A) Hamez + DCL
    B) Podence + Martial

    Martinez
    Digne James Saiss Justin Ayling
    Salah Auba Bruno xxx Bissouma
    xxx Jimenez Brewster

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B

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

      Thanks guys

  7. Bob McMayday
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Bottomed

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

    Which do you prefer?

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B seems better value. If you have another 11.5+ player you won't need Bruno's captaincy option and have Martial/Rash anyway

    2. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B

  8. W
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Is Son dropping tonight?
    Son >> Rashford now?
    Or hold off and see what happens

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

      in the same boat as I dont want to drop 0.1 and be priced out of my original plans for GW3.

      1. W
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah plan was to have Son for this gw and assess the united assets once they have played...
        I hate the price changes are making me consider moves I don't want to do...

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

          Same - now I am thinking Son > Rash in a very hasty move too....

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

      Its tough. I might WC next week or the week after so its tempting to do this move and if other ManU option look better then easy to fix on WC.

  9. *Reformed-Character*
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Son to Radford for free ?

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

      I would. Son is still a good pick but Rashford is a better pick with no potential price drops

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I would. Surely.

    3. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No. Never take out Son.

  10. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone jumping on Jesus? Aguero out for 2 months could carry on from last season .

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Makes Sterling more of an attractive option IMO

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Next week on wildcard

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      The ones wildcarding should surely punt on him! I'm going to do my planned move of Auba to KDB/Sterling. Leaning more towards Sterling after Mum's injury!

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Kun's injury** WTF

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

      KDB will suffice for me
      goals
      corners
      free kicks
      pennos

      and because of no kun,people suggest sterling or jesus instead,i watch this place on this subject all next week with interest and comment no more on this absurdity....

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

    a. Castagne + DCL
    b. Justin + Richarlison

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

      A

  12. GREEN JUMPERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Start one:
    A) Pereira EVE (A)
    B) Soucek ARS (A)

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

      A

  13. Fantasy 11
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Good to go lads? Who to capt?

    McC
    Justin TAA Holding
    KDB Salah Auba soucek
    DCL Martial Adams

    Tq guys

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

      G2G

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

      G2G , Aubameyang

  14. KingGriffin
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Who should I start
    A) ASM
    B) Che Adams

    Thanks in advance.

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

      I'm giving Che another run this GW myself.

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

      A

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Che

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

      A

  15. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Which def would you play this GW?

    a. Taylor
    b. Davies

    Cheers

    1. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      b

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

      Davies for me all day long
      Leicester will score at home.

      If you are playing Adams too though its hard to have the spurs defender

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

        thats my dilemma in playing davies as i have Che 🙁

  16. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    A) Harrison
    B) Klich
    C) Podence
    D) Doucouré

    ?

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

      Probably C now that Jota seems to be on his way to Liverpool

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

      C

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      C

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

      C 100%

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

      C

  17. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Start 1 & set bench order
    Soucek davis sais mitchel

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

      start soucek maybe as i think wolves wont keep a CS

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

    G2G?

    Martinez
    Digne - Justin - Lewis - AWB
    Salah - Auba(C) - Grealish - Rodriguez
    Martial(vc) - Jimenez

    sub: Steer - Podence - Saiss - Brewster

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Amazing team! GTG!

    2. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      WC team?

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Must be

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

        yes

  19. olidooley
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Gtg?

    McCarthy
    TAA Digne Shaw
    Salah Auba Rashford JWP Soucek
    Werner Mitrovic

    Peacock-Farrell Taylor Davis Mitchell

    Hit taken stupidly to remove Robbo and Havertz TO Rashford and Digne

  20. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Soucek to Podence looks the transfer for any owners. This jota news is golden.

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

      After this week fixtures are good for them too

      1. Luton_Fan
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Think wolves will sign replacement though

  21. bobbyg
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Perhaps a silly question but do you have to be a member to see where you stand in the Hall Of Fame?

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

      Yeah mate

      1. bobbyg
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Ah right, cheers mate

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

    Saving this GW and considering my moves for next GW.

    Auba, Son, ASM, Adams -> KDB, Sterling, Podence, Brewster. (-8).
    Exact cash atm.

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

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yep I'm rolling FT too. Most of the price rises are next GW anyway

    2. dark91
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I was about to say I am jealous you were patient enough to save a transfer only to see the -8 crime underneath 😀

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

    What's the appeal of Ayling? Both Mark and Az have him but didn't say much about it

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

      Leeds some good fixtures, he is the (c) so nailed on, has attacking threat and cheap.

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

        Interesting, was not on my radar at all. Was thinking Justin but guess he's a transfer waiting to happen. What can go wrong with a newly promoted attacking right back eh.

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

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

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

    Nyland Brewster Saiss Ferguson

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

      Did you make a Transfer or bank?

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

        Alli and Werner to Bruno and DCL

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

          Nice, Hope it pays off for you. Looks good

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

            Cheers mate. Good luck mate

  25. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Fernandes looking to rise in price along with Digne. Pulisic could drop...

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

      will be v surprised if any of the gw1 blankers rised tonight

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        You never know...

  26. Oringer7
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Worth it to swap KWP to Justin this week or save FT?

      1. olidooley
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Save

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

        Save

    • Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Play holding or Justin? Thanks

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

        Justin

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

        hold until pereira is fit

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

        Justin

      4. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        holding

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

          rob holding

      5. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        2 to 2 ugh but thanks so far

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

          Who will have the casting vote?

        2. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          for me its easy, arsenal look better team than leicester, burnley better than west ham

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

            When have Arsenal ever been solid at the back?

            1. mgilbert86
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              they certainly looked better than leicester post restart

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

                They kept 1 clean sheet post restart in PL and it was against a 10 man Southampton

                Their defence has always been their weakness and they have done nothing to fix it

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

          Arsenal look more solid than Leicester, West Ham looked bleak going forward too.

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

            Burnleys first game too though. Could be rusty

            1. Luton_Fan
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Holding Justin for now 🙂

    • wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Which one?
      a)Ings->Richarlison(-4)
      b)Werner->Martial(-4)
      c)Son->Rodriquez/Grealish(-4)

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

        A .
        Richarlison will eventually haul. Has nice fixtures, he's a differential, so why not?

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

        Not sure any of the three are worth a hit this GW, would punt Richarlison if money is needed.

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

        cheers both

    • halnone
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      just played my wildcard

      feels good

      1. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Well done for doing it now. I definitely would've wasted a week of life tinkering otherwise

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

      Do you guys happen to know when price changes will be revealed tonight?

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

        Soon

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

        1.5 hours

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

        About 2:35 am