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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 It made sure I was able to avoid overthinking and countless outdated drafts.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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  1. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    McCarthy - Steer
    TAA - Doherty - Egan - Taylor - Mitchell
    Salah - Aubameyang - Alli* - ASM - Dendonkey
    Werner* - Antonio* - Mitrovic

    1 x FT, 0.0m ITB

    So busy all week, have no idea what to do - any suggestions? Probably involving a * player?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Alli to Grealish / Barnes / Greenwood / Hames

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Many thanks - Greenwood looking likely to start with all his antics?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Slight risk but I think he will

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        And who is Hames?

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Is that James Rodríguez?

        2. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          James Rodriguez

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Cheers

    2. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Will CTaylor start after starting midweek?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        On my bench anyway....

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Why Alli not play last night? Is that good news or has he been dropped/out of favour?

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

      He didn't even travel along with others , not sure why.

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

        5*

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      He's out of favour

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Alli > who?

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

          I got Bruno , but if Downgarde(price wise) Hamez

        2. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          See comment on your above post

    3. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Based solely on my experience from All or Nothing and as a Chelsea fan, Mourinho knows the players whom to drop to evoke a response from. I don't expect Alli to start this GW but he'll be in his plans.

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Out of favour, could possibly be on his way out

      1. southernrocker1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I'm a spurs fan and I think he starts on Sun

  3. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    So tempted to do capt son now!

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

      Why now , what changed?

      1. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Price drop!so more i wont sell!

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Can’t play FPL in that manner. Learn to remove emotion from your decisions

          1. huhhh
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Jus jking , not gonna capt but surely keeping since no money to buy manutd assets

          2. Kitsune
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            It’s a game. If you are enjoying it who cares? People can play how they want.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              Feel free to do what you want but don’t expect success with particular mentalities

              1. Kitsune
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                Well if he captained Son I would call it a success! He just scored 4.

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

    pickford

    vvd justin ayling

    auba(c) sterling hamez greenwood podence

    jiminez werner

    macey saiss mitchell brewster

    auba to salah after this gw

    any changes?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Looks very good!

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      No Trent? No thank you. Tell me a player who offers 200 points for 7.5 million.. I’ll wait

      1. doher.ty
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Ugh

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

        Jesus could be a great option now. With Kim out. Otherwise V good.

        1. doher.ty
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Kun in contention then

          • Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Sterling false 9 and Jesus misses out. Would be typical

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

              I’d be mildly confident that Jesus will start most games, like he did while Kun was out last season.

      3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        G2G?
        McCarthy (Steer)
        TAA Davies Justin KWP(Mitchell)
        Salah Auba Hamez (Bissouma)(Reed)
        Werner Ings Wilson

        0ft,1.0 itb

        Ings to Martial worth a hit?

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

        A. JRod & Brewster + 0.5m

        B. DCL & Podence ??

        1. InvertedWinger
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          B

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

          B

      5. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Why Hamez become so popular? Is he on penos? Advanced position?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          He's a CAM - plus might be on pens

        2. Kitsune
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Passed the eye test for me and his stats were good v Spurs. I’m an Everton fan though so he’s in my team partly for that reason. Digne may be a better Everton pick, or possibly DCL. Wait and see - hope he destroys West Brom.

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

          Hysteria basically

        4. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Geart stats, Eye test, proven quality, pens (maybe)...whats not to like?

        5. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          I think it’s a few things:

          Big name, 7.5, Everton look alright and have nice fixtures.

          But importantly if you want to kneejerk any mid out and can’t afford Rashford/more expensive he looks pretty good through those eyes.

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

        Anyone else eyeing up the following transfers over the next 1-3 weeks?

        Auba > Sterling
        ASM > Podence
        Adams > Wood/Batshuayi/Wilson

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Batshuayi?

        2. Kitsune
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Yes the first and the third

        3. Kitsune
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          I have Wilson already and I’ve had Wood before (said the nun to the bishop) but I think I prefer Bat. Who really knows how they’ll do though.

        4. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 2 days ago

          1 and Soucek>Podence/Neto

      7. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Price prediction for Hoever?

        1. doher.ty
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Hoever

          • InvertedWinger
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            4.6

            1. InvertedWinger
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              4.5

        2. Vazza
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Which combo is better

            A. Rashford, Werner
            B. Bruno, Jimenez

            1. doher.ty
                4 months, 2 days ago

                B

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

                B

              • InvertedWinger
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                B

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

              best 4.5 def?

              1. doher.ty
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  For this week? Holding or Justin.

                  1. Lukaku_time
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 months, 2 days ago

                    long term? thanks for the help bro

                    1. Fiqz Fariss
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 2 days ago

                      Burnley defence

                • InvertedWinger
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  For long term hold, Lamptey or Ayling with an eye on Holding/Saliba.
                  Justin could be okay for another 4-5 GWs

                • Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Ayling or Lewis

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

                  Lamptey or Lewis

              2. gunnerboy
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Am the I the only one captaining Martial?

                1. Lukaku_time
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  im on auba captain great form

                2. InvertedWinger
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Good shout.

                3. aleksaa2
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  I still don't know if I'll captain him or Salah...

                4. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Can’t say no to Auba

              3. Koflok
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                1.
                A) Podence Jesus
                B) Podence Son
                C) Zaha Jimenez

                2. Best 5m def
                A) Saiss
                B) Shaw
                C) Coleman

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

                  Call the AA

                2. InvertedWinger
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Podence Jimenez and pocket a cool 1/1.5m

                  Saiss

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

                    I like this shout actually

                3. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Wouldn’t bother with Shaw, United want a left back. AA

                4. Fiqz Fariss
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  AC

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

                Vote

                Lamptey v Ayling

                1. InvertedWinger
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Tough.
                  Lamptey till we actually see some form from Leeds in the Prem

                2. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Lamptey

                3. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Lamptey rotation possible, prefer Ayling

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

                    Rotate with who?

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 2 days ago

                      Veltman

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

                        He is just cover and will play the some games In the cup, Lamptey is nailed.

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

                When is Jose's press conference?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Post match one.

              6. Sz21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Who would you start this week-
                1. ASM.
                2. Adams.

                Currently starting Adams but the RMT tool is saying ASM scores more points.

                1. InvertedWinger
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Che

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

                  I would start ASM

                3. Fiqz Fariss
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  ASM

                4. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Southampton have scored a goal a game minimum against Spurs every game since 2015. Adams for me, ASM not looking threatening at all

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

                McCarthy
                TAA Egan Davies Justin
                Salah Aubameyang Son ASM
                Werner Ings

                Button Bissouma Mitchell Brewster

                0.0 itb, 1FT

                Is this good to go??

                Thanks

                1. InvertedWinger
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  G2G. Better to use 2 FTs next week

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

                  Looks good yeah

                3. Fiqz Fariss
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  G2G

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

                  It sure is

              8. Worsle90
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Am I good to go for GW2?

                McCarthy
                TAA, Doherty, Bellerin
                Auba, KDB, Bruno, Harrison, Hendrick
                Martial, Wilson

                Nyland, Mitchell, Amartey, Brewster

                0.5 ITB

                1. Fiqz Fariss
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  G2G

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

                  Not keen on the Hendrick pick but yeah g2g

                3. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  When Fraser is fit what happens to Hendrick? Would put a Wolves mid instead

                4. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Podence over Harrison

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

                    Both

              9. Fiqz Fariss
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Ryan (Steer)
                TAA, Davies, Justin (KWP, Mitchell)
                Salah, Auba, Son, Greenwood, S-Maximin
                Werner, Mitrovic (Brewster)

                1FT 0.0ITB

                Thinking Davies > Coleman/Keane or save FT?

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

                  Save

                  1. Fiqz Fariss
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 2 days ago

                    cheers

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

                  Arise, Sir Fiqz Farris, and save that trade!

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

                Looking forward to seeing where Wolves invest their millions. Could define season strategy.

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  RWB first

                  1. SweepaKeepa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 2 days ago

                    Exactly. And left too? Would love to see them beat Man Utd to Telles. (Can’t see it though!)

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 2 days ago

                      Not sure how sustainable Marcal will be at wingback. They need both flanks sorted

                      1. SweepaKeepa
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 2 days ago

                        Yeah... Saïss making a real case to retain LCB too. (Which is where Marcel is probably better suited.) Maybe Vinagre will end being the one to own after all!

              11. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Nyland/Steer owners going to even bother starting them? Martinez is available this week...

                1. SweepaKeepa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  No harm.

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

                  I'm starting Steer with McCarthy sub

              12. The Happy One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                FML wanted to transfer Pulisic for Mahrez and now hes gone down 0.1 🙁 Another option for 8.4 or less?

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  It’s done you a favour, why bother with Mahrez when he will cop all sorts of rotation. Go down to Hamez and save 1.0

              13. Lukaku_time
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 2 days ago

                is targett a good shout for 4.5 spot?

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Yes, don’t expect many CS though

              14. yalala
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                TAA loves a goal vs Chelsea

              15. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Will Wolves play same formation against top 6? How nailed is Podence really?

                1. SweepaKeepa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Not totally nailed, but Jota leaving gotta help.

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  They rarely play a front 2, when they play front 3 looks nailed to me especially with Jota leaving now

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

                help with the last two players in my wc
                A)rashford +4.5
                B)martial + 5.0
                C)greenwood + vvd

                im leaning C but feel like B could pay off better?

              17. Lukaku_time
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 2 days ago

                which 4.5 def is nailed from burnley, starting this gw?

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Has to be Taylor

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

                  Long the most nailed at 4.5m at Burnley atm with Mee injured and then Bardsley

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 2 days ago

                    Bardsley more nailed than Taylor? Really?

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

                      Yep

                      1. Pukki Blinders
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 2 days ago

                        When has Pieters ever played over Taylor when both have been fit?

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

                          The point is that because they have 2 players of similar quality for that position it makes him a rotation risk.

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

                  Quite the number at the moment:

                  Long, Bardsley and Taylor for a long time

                  Dunne 4.0 might start if Tarkowski remains unavailable

                  Pieters might be OOP if he's somehow preferred to Brady. Definitely the least nailed atm, with highest upside

              18. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Just woke up to the news that Jesus is nailed

                Finally, a reason to be happy to already be on a wildcard

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Jesus? Nailed? Never seen it

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 2 days ago

                    Kun is out for two months

                    Pep keeps talking about false 9, but used it just once or twice to rest Jesus last season

                2. noquarternt
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Nailed to the cross maybe, not in the Man City first XI

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 2 days ago

                    Lmao

              19. Inazuma X1
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Who to play?

                1. Charlie Taylor
                2. Saiss

                1. Siva Mohan
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  2

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

                  2

              20. rokonto
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Mccarthy, Ryan or Martinez????

                1. Siva Mohan
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Ryan

                2. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Ryan

                3. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Still Mccarthy for me long term

                4. Alexis Nonsense
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 2 days ago

                  Ryan will be on the road for Asian cup
                  Brighton tried to get martinez so something is going on there?

                  1. Alexis Nonsense
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 2 days ago

                    Asian cup in January though so time to sort it out ofc