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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 It made sure I was able to avoid overthinking and countless outdated drafts.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. Aussie Rules
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on WC team:
    Pickford (Steer)
    Digne, Justin, Ayling (James, Saiss)
    Auba, Salah, Podence, Hendrick (Bissouma)
    Jesus, Martial, Jiminez

    1. Mr Frost
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      saucy

    2. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pickford and Digne? You're drunk. Hendrick a 2 point merchant.

  2. Villa Velour
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play Bissouma (new) or Alli (sou)... serious question 🙁

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Would take 15/20 minutes of Alli over Bissouma, roll the dice.

    2. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Alli

  3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Price Changes - 19th September 2020

    Rises : Digne 6.1, Vardy 10.1, Justin 4.6

    Falls : Özil 6.9, Son 8.9, Lejeune 4.4, Torreira 4.9, Jota 6.4, Nelson 5.4, Vinagre 4.4, Guendouzi 4.9, Grosicki 5.4, Iheanacho 5.9, McDonald 4.9, Rüdiger 4.9, Thomas 4.4, Knockaert 5.4, Celso 6.9, Antonio 6.4, Abraham 7.4, Pulisic 8.4, Anderson 6.4, Firmino 9.4, Hudson-Odoi 5.9, Bowen 6.4

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cheers TM!

    2. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Thanks. Good lad kdb

    3. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pulisic essential soon

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

        Yeh 3-4 weeks at least

    4. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cheers TM

    5. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Grosicki bandwagon off the road

    6. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm just curious. Do you check all the scores yourself or do fpl send you a link saying this player rose, this player fell etc...?

      1. noquarternt
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        He’s got a script

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Not atm hence much later.

      2. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Fplstatistics.co.uk
        Click on events -> price changes
        And you will see all price falls and rises for each day.

        Just handier coming here and checking the hot topic to find out.

        1. David Slade
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          With all the uncertainty with city/united players think holding the transfer is better for now. 0.1 really hurts but think an extra free at this point is worth it.

    7. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cheers TM !!!
      0-1
      Vinagre u ruined

    8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A financial blood-bath at FPL towers

    9. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2-1 thanks TM...

    10. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cheers TM

      What happens with the blankers now ? Do they reset to 0 or will they just drop down to the 90s like the last few days ?

    11. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1 up 1 down
      Glad I pulled the trigger on Son>Bruno
      Queue Son brace ...

    12. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well that stinks. Son going down screws up my plan

    13. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1-2
      Grim start to the season. Still, once more into the breach!

    14. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hudson-Odoi may actually play this week!

    15. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Vardy yay

      Puli noo

    16. YTH LORD KARIUS
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son will punish sellers

    17. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Vardy and justin will drop within weeks

      Puli and son will rise within weeks

      Hoping for another antonio/ bowen drop before their fixtures turn (and they show they have some form/ new manager)

      Worth remembering for next year that punting on a 4.5 will backfire if they don’t play - see vinagre. Pays off though with Justin I guess.

    18. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Don't sweat on Son. A lot of people had him as a placeholder in GW1 for Bruno/Rashford. He is still a good FPL asset with good fixtures ahead. He will come good.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        The fact that basically everyone here who had Son had him as planned transfer out in their RMT:s meant that he was at serious risk to drop in price. Therefore I made a punt on Saka 😉

    19. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Why did you do this to me, my Son 🙁 Also even you brother Brutus no rise 🙁

    20. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Asides from the gw1 blankers, does anyone else think the rise fall mechanism has changed a bit? I don't recall so many fallers and so few risers after gw1 as a general trend

  4. Slurpy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    With Son going down its probably gonna have to be the Rashford differential

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son hurt?

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ah price change.

      2. Scratch
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Sonburn

        1. Scratch
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          sorry, i'll get me coat

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Please 😆

            1. Scratch
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I regret nothing

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                😆

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Sonset

          1. Cooking_on_Fabregas
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Don't let the Son go down on me. Literally and metaphorically speaking. Soz. Not soz.

  5. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Coleman/keane & Podence

    Or

    Digne & Bissouma (bench fodder) ??

    1. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Coleman and Podence

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

    Repost. Sorry

    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 !

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Are you sure Steer is first choice ahead of Nyland?

      1. Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Imo neither Steer nor Nyland will start, Martinez should take that spot

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          My thinking too...

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

        No but McCarthy coming from the bench

  7. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anyone going with Richarlison captain?

  8. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ryan
    Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Justin
    Soucek, Aubameyang, Saka, Bissouma, Salah
    Kane, Vardy

    Button, Walker-Peters, Davis, Mitchell

    I think i'm banking the FT then moving Saka and likely Kane out for a better pair. Probably DCL and maybe Zaha. Who knows

  9. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 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 all!

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Gtg

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

        Thanks mate

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

      Anyone else? Cheers

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Maybe swap your keepers round just in case?

  10. ceerus
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    On wc
    A) Mitro
    B) Wilson

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B if Wilson is on pens

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wilson mate

  11. Garam MOSALAH
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Captain this GW ?

    A) Salah - che (A)
    B) KDB - wol (A)
    C) Son - sou (A)

    1. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      KDB

    2. Root
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'd transfer in Aubameyang/Fernandes/Rashford even for a hit and captain one of them.

  12. Najoman86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Diogo Jota > Foden done- was concious of a price drop for Jota. Hopefully Foden starts despite off-field issues over the past week

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Foden could be an a absolute gem great pick at 6.5m imo, he will start

      1. Najoman86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Here's hoping! Will be subject to rotation, no doubt - but like his prospects even off the bench.
        I'm expecting big things

    2. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Went for him this week as well, good luck !

      1. Najoman86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers mate. Good luck to you too! Fingers crossed for some returns

  13. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Idiots!

    Might captain Son just to """" you lot (sellers) off

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

      Were you deciding to transfer him out but caught in the price decline?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Nope never gonna sell him this week.

        Just annoyed with the twitchy fingers in the game sometimes.

        Saints look woeful

    2. Slurpy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It's actually tempting

    3. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Thinking on same track.
      But would you captain him over Salah and KDB ?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yup

      2. Slurpy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Can make a case for all 3 , KDB is KDB, Chelsea defence and Kepa and Son has the easiest fixture. Everyone seems to be ok a downer on Spurs after one bad 45 mins vs a good Everyone side.

        1. Slurpy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Everton side not everyone*

        2. Garam MOSALAH
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Agreed.

    4. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wouldn't say we're idiots. Love the player but Spurs are too pedestrian under that clown.

    5. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I managed to overcome the temptation and Son is still in my team. Not gonna captain tho

      1. Garam MOSALAH
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Then who this week ?

    6. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm going to hope this is a case of where patience pays off...

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yes! But it's not even patience. It was 90 mins!!!

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          😉

    7. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hello - Did Son>Bruno on Monday - gl

  14. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Best defender for 5.0?

    1. Slurpy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Saiss

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

      Saiss

    3. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      James?

    4. Worsle90
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I like Bellerin. Or Reece James

    5. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Saiss or Shaw

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    My differential firmino falling and no one warned me.. really disappointed with this place..

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

      A couple of goals and he will be 9.6

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Casual haha 🙂

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mate! What's your thoughts on going with Rashford & Jesus instead of KDB/Sterling & Adams!

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fplstatistics.co.uk

      But the algorithms are abit off atm and wildcards distorting.

  16. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Was a super tough week of holding onto the FT. No more going back especially now that Son has dropped in price. Hoping my patience pays off

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You can still use the FT

  17. Aussie Rules
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Who does Ryan Fraser replace in the Newcastle lineup? Hendrick?

    1. Slurpy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not after Hendricks last game, Fraser played on the left at Bournemouth.

  18. Maneonthemap
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Any point keeping alli or is there no chance or starting? Think Hamez/greenwood as replacement

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

      I would sell

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Get Hamez

  19. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A. DeBruyne & DCL

    Or

    B. Werner & Jimenez and 0.5m ???

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Got to be A

  20. Slurpy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Would you rather have an 8.3 Pulisic or a 9.5 Werner?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pulisic and at 8.3m even more so

    2. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Having both could present great value soon enough given Chelsea's fixtures.

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Agree.

  21. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Im not taking any hits for at least 10 gw's, lets see how this goes :s

  22. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A. Werner & Podence

    Or

    B. JRod & DCL ???

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      FWIW I have B and looking to get A by 5 for both of them

  23. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Jota to Liverpool. Mane off to Barca?

  24. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Will sterling get more minutes this season ? Or now that Kun is out ?

  25. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Did Mark do the Digne Grealish move or the DCL Bruno move? These were the 2 options I narrowed down to but I was getting Barnes, ended up getting DCL and Bruno anyway.

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      his plan at the end was Grealish and Digne and no united

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        He kept saying I think lol, he wasn't 100% sure, l like both the moves anyway so he will be good with either way.

  26. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Beat Burnley defender since CTaylor started midweek?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tark or Mee

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mee is injured atm though

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        If I only have a 4.5 budget? Would it be Barnsley or Pieters?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          What about Long? He will play CB while Mee is injured

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Tbh though I would get Lamptey or Lewis and if you don't like these 2 then Ayling

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Ah I already have Lewis. Feels that Burnley defence have been quite reliable last season and would be good to have them this season too. Already have Ryan so prob not doubling on Lamptey.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Bardsley I would say then

              1. Bruno Commando
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Thanks mate!

  27. storr84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A - Werner
    B - DCL -4
    C - Martial -4

    1. Root
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Werner AINEC

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Werner

  28. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Meslier Or pickford ??

  29. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which 2 from these would be your priority to own now?
    Have 2 ft's and own Salah.
    1. Salah.
    2. KDB.
    3. Sterling.

    Aguero out makes Sterling and KDB look more attractive I think.

    1. Root
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah. Or would Kun out present more minutes for Sterling ?

  30. Bonita
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    captain differential? KDB, Rashford, Vardy, or DCL?

    1. Root
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Rashford

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Vardy

    3. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Richarlison
      13 point locked