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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 It made sure I was able to avoid overthinking and countless outdated drafts.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. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    So where does jota fit in at Liverpool????

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      instead of mane and salah

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

      7th seat on the bench, beside Minamino.

    3. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Another fringe player like minamino, shaq,

    4. ...al
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Bench for him

  2. Totti
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    when will price change?

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      TM Time

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

      Posted in 12 mins, get the moves done before 20 past.

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Your watch has stopped

  3. Tommie
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Instead of irigi

  4. Lav
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Did Vinagre --> Coleman. Locking in, and will decide on a hit or WC for GW3.
    Hope (c) pays off, bottled it by not going Salah last minute last week. GL 🙂

    McCarthy
    TAA Coleman Davies Taylor
    Auba(c) Salah(vc) Son ASM
    Werner Ings

    Steer Gordon Mitchell Brewster

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Cap Auba or Bruno?

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Auba imo

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

      Tough call, United are overdue a pen this season.

  6. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Is this okay?

    Martinez
    TAA, Justin, James
    Auba, Salah, Rashford, Podence
    Werner, DCL, Watkins

    Steer, Taylor, Mitchel, Bissouma

  7. Aubaaaaa
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Who would you play?
    A. Ben Davies
    B. Che Adams

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    After making transfers over GW2 & GW3

    A. Digne, KDB/Sterling, Adams
    B. Saiss, Rashford, Jesus (-4)

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B has more potential as a rank booster if it pays off.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers mate! I think I'm gonna go with B!

  9. Scratch
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Team set, not 100% on benching Lascelles though

    Meslier (McCarthy)
    TAA, Justin, Bavies
    Salah, Auba, J Rod, Foden
    Mitrovic, Wilson, Werner

    Lascelles / Reed / Ferguson

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Play him over bavies?

      1. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Considering it alright

  10. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Can someone help me out with these 'incredible' Southampton fixtures? On the ticker up to GW10 I can only see NEW and WBA, the rest are tricky.

    On that note, better mid-term bet:

    A) JWP (currently have)
    B) Podence

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B if nailed. JWP deep last match don't like it (but set pieces of course)

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Probably B

  11. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    So Fplstats say theres about 25 changes happening tonight, is that a realistic number?

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      of course not

    2. ...al
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Nope

    3. dark91
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Nope

  12. ...al
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Have it down to these two...

    A.

    Martinez Steer
    Trent Saiss Justin Lamptey Mitchell
    Salah Auba Bruno Jrod Bissouma
    Jimi Wilson Brewster

    B.

    Martinez Steer
    Trent Digne Justin Mitchell Ferguson
    Salah KdB Bruno Jrod Bissouma
    Jimi Wilson Brewster

    Thoughts? ...Digne + TAA = 2 x 4.0 defs, but could be fruitful... Ferguson should take over for Mitchell when PVA back...

    0.0 itb for B, so would have to go Auba-less this week. but gain TAA and Digne

  13. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Advice?

    McCarthy
    TAA // Doherty // Justin
    Salah (VC) // Auba (C) // Havertz // ASM // Soucek
    Werner // Ings

    B: Steer // Mitchell // Brewster // Douglas

    0ITB.
    1FT - holding.

    G2g?

    Cheers!

    1. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      GTG

  14. Rivers
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    1. Alexander-Arnold
    2. Robertson
    Choose one out for Lucas Digne.

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      robertson

      1. Rivers
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks, just before price rise get changed

    2. dark91
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Robertson

    3. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Robertson

  15. Totti
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    now 6 minutes before price rise?

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      5

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        🙂 ok

    2. dark91
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Yes 5 more minutes (3 to be on the safe side)

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        ok 🙂
        will bruno rise tonight?

        1. dark91
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          I saw multiple people saying the price of the players who didn't play in GW1 are locked. But guess we will find out in 3 mins

          1. Totti
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            really?

    3. Root
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      4

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        2 now 🙂

  16. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Jesus Jimi Richarlison, pick 2

    1. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Jesus/Jimi

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Jesus Jimi

  17. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    What to do here fellas? 0.0 ItB and 1 FT.

    Steer
    Trent-Justin-Ayling
    Salah-Auba(C)-Barnes-Son
    Mitrovic-Werner-Adams

    McCarthy-Bavies-Bissouma-Mitchell

    What would you change ?

    Son to James? Who to play Adams or Bavies? Thx in advance !

  18. Scratch
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Can't believe Liverpool managed to get Thiago for £20m in today's market. Such a criminally underrated player and exactly what Liverpool need in their midfield... begrudgingly from someone that isn't exactly fond of LFC.

    1. Tommie
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      On sky sports site got jota now as well

      1. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Seems like a lot of money for a squad player

        1. Tommie
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Nothing in todays market give him 12 months and he is young klopp will have him on fire

          1. Scratch
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            He's a decent attacker but so are/were Lallana, Shaqiri and Minamino and they barely got a look in.

            1. Tommie
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              With the Afcon set to go ahead, both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are expected to be absent for some time.
              Now with Jota joining, the forward can be utilised to somewhat soften the blow that Liverpool are set to take.

    2. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      An unbelievable but of business!
      Does this open the door for Wijnaldum to Barcelona? Koeman keen on adding to his Dutch contingent

      1. Najoman86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        *bit

  19. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 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. Fiqz Fariss
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      D do it now

    2. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Save it. Some of those moves will turn out good and some you'll be kicking yourself by Sunday afternoon.

    3. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers both. Thinking I’m going to save it and captain. Auba

  20. bitars
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Rate these strikers with prices and future fixtures in mind.

    Jimenez
    Jesus
    Martial
    Richarlison
    Wilson

    Same with these midfielders

    Foden
    Trossard
    Podence
    Grealish
    James

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Jesus
      Martial
      Jimenez
      Richarlison
      Wilson

      James
      Podence
      Grealish
      Foden
      Trossard

      1. Alexis Nonsense
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Jesus not worth 9.5 unless he ups his game imo

  21. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    All this Podence talk, his stats aren't good, convince me!?

    1. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Watch list. Podence impressed post-restart

    2. Pranav Santhosh
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Had the best underlying stats for the 5.5 options but wasn't guaranteed starts and saint maximin good fixtures means he was overlooked. Jota leaving to liverpool could make podence the best option of the 5.5 midfielders

  22. Villa Velour
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Chances of an Alli start?

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      25%

      1. Villa Velour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Really don't want to take a hit... what do you think for Hames?

        1. dark91
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          If it is a long term move then do it. As much as I admire James as a player, I would wait 1 or 2 more weeks to see if his chances will be converted, is he on pens, .. etc. before I bring him in. But Alli to a City or United mid next week would be a good move in my opinion

          1. Villa Velour
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Planning for a GW5 wildcard so that's one reason, plus this season I'm really going to try avoid all hits. Hopefully this weekend sheds some more light for us all.

  23. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    wow so many fallers

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Holy price falls.

    Son & Vinagre went.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Dinge and Vardy up

  25. Totti
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    no bruno rise 🙂

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Manc net transfers in hopefully reset now.

  26. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    son drops 🙁

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Fudgeeew

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        there goes my straight 2 x transfers now I have to make -4 GW3 Dammit 🙁

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Pulisic down. Havertz unchanged.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      King Kai!

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

      Thankfully aha

  28. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Just Justin up

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Vardy and Dinge as well.

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        For me...

    2. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Nice, might bring Digne in next week then

      1. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        F^$K

  29. mranonymous
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Is Podence nailed now Jota likely gone? A few sales at Wolves surely means new signings on the way

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Not nailed. Traore pushed to RW & Neto over to LW could happen but the signs are looking promising for Podence.

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Not nailed, but should get a decent amount of minutes hopefully. I expect Wolves will sign a RWB which will push Traore further forward and provide more competition for Podence

  30. Kazza_
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Price Falls! Banknote with pound sign (1) #FPL
    Downwards arrow Özil £6.9m
    Downwards arrow Torreira £4.9m
    Downwards arrow Nelson £5.4m
    Downwards arrow Guendouzi £4.9m
    Downwards arrow Rüdiger £4.9m
    Downwards arrow Abraham £7.4m
    Downwards arrow Pulisic £8.4m
    Downwards arrow Hudson-Odoi £5.9m
    Downwards arrow McDonald £4.9m
    Downwards arrow Knockaert £5.4m
    Downwards arrow Iheanacho £5.9m
    Downwards arrow Thomas £4.4m

    Price Falls! Banknote with pound sign (2) #FPL
    Downwards arrow Firmino £9.4m
    Downwards arrow Lejeune £4.4m
    Downwards arrow Son £8.9m
    Downwards arrow Lo Celso £6.9m
    Downwards arrow Grosicki £5.4m
    Downwards arrow Antonio £6.4m
    Downwards arrow Felipe Anderson £6.4m
    Downwards arrow Bowen £6.4m
    Downwards arrow Jota £6.4m
    Downwards arrow Vinagre £4.4m

    https://mobile.twitter.com/FPLStatus/status/1307129924021559296