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 It made sure I was able to avoid overthinking and countless outdated drafts.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

    Really want to WC GW3 at this point but transfers have shown how the FPL landscape can change quickly...

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

      Go and do it then

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

      saving it

  2. Johan Queef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Will Martinez or Steer start for Villa this weekend, do you think?

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

      Yeah I don’t think they bought Martinez to put him on the bench.

      Doubt keepers need more than a day or two to bed in.

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Poor Steer, he was so close

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

      Martinez

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

      I’m playing Steer, autosub will save me

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I'll do the same. God my team really stinks this week, top planning from me!

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

    bench one

    A. Adams
    B. ASM
    C. Davies

    Thanks!

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

      S'ton vs Spurs score?

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

        hard-fought 1 - 0 to Spurs

        ASM is out of option then?

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

          You just picked Adams.

  4. zizoo10
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    God that Vinagre drop hurts so bad

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

      0.1 is the new 0.5

      took a HIT to bring in Digne ..

    2. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      0.1 is 0.5
      0.5 is still 0.5

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

      The first drop is the deepest

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

    How quickly do we think City and United assets will rise after deadline? Will the counter reset or will they rise straight away?

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

      Depends how the fixtures go. Arsenal and Everton games will help determine the rises

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      No rises is probably because there is maybe 1m new players who made a team for gw2, and most of them getting Manchester players. That means more ownership but those are not counted as transfers. I'd say less new teams made after this deadline.

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

        I think fpl have locked players from burnley city United and villa from rising and falling tbh. Fplstatistics predicted a rise on Bruno KDB and Martial about 4 days ago and still nothing. Scary stuff as a 0.1 price rise on KDB will destroy my plans

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

          It ruined my plans!

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          I think they need more transfers because of the blank plus the reason i said above. My guess is it's not "locked" but made it hard to rise.

  6. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    A) Digne + AWB + Saiss + Brewster (4-4-2) all defenders start
    B) Taylor + Richarl + Strujik + Justin (3-4-3) Justin and Taylor start each game

  7. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Captain

    A) Salah (che)
    B) Martial (CRY)

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

      B

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Can see Che-Liv being high scoring and Mun-Cry low scoring but Martial does well at home.

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

          then go A

          I see Martial outscoring Salah this week

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

          Even if its high scoring, Mane is more likely to haul away game

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Yeah agree on this. Currently on Martial.

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

      Martial is safer, expect nothing more than a goal from him. Salah has potential to haul against that Chelsea defence

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I'd say i'd be happy with a goal. As posted above Salah better at home.

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

      A

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

    (0 ITB, 1 FT)

    What changes shall I make?

    Mccarthy/Steer
    Egan/TAA/Mina/Doherty (KWP,Mitchell)
    ASM/Auba(c)/Son/Salah
    Werner/Mitrovic/Adams

    A) Son & Mitro -> Rashford & Bamford (-4)
    B) TAA & Son -> Digne & Bruno (-4)
    C) TAA & Son -> VVD/Robertson & Rashford/DCL (-4)
    D) Doherty & Mitro -> Justin & Wilson
    E) Any other suggestions

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I'd save and transfer Auba next week to KdB/Fernandes.

      1. bigdip
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        ok thanks

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

    Crazy to go without Trent for the next 1 or 2 games?

    Martinez - Steer
    Digne Saiss Justin Mitchell Ferguson
    Salah Auba Bruno Jrod Bissouma
    Jimi Wilson Brewster

    Optional moves next week are...

    A. Auba > KdB and Saiss > TAA

    B. Auba > KdB and Digne > TAA (1 mil itb and lets me upgrade ferguson to a 4.5/5.0 def)

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

      49% ownership worries me ..

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

        Me too but 1 point and Chelsea and Arsenal next... Digne could do well. The problem I have is the .5 more for Auba over KdB. I can get Trent AND Digne next week, if I leave Trent out this week and get him back with the .5 I save on Auba > KdB

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

          TAA is fixture proof .. Digne will do well thou

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

          realistically 😕

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

      All it takes is one TAA haul and his price will skyrocket

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

        That doesn't happen often at 49%

        His price is basically locked by the sheer volume of owners, as he might need 500k+ net transfers in for a substantial increase in ownership

        This happened to Salah last season (or was it two seasons ago?) where he had to shed owners from his 50% before he could have a price rise

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

          According to http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/ 578,849 net transfers to experience a price change. He's currently at -40.6%, so needs 922,685 net transfers in for a price rise

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

      His price could sky rocket, but If I want Auba for the Wham game, I need to go without TAA for one game. I plan on getting back next week if necessary. It gives me a shot at having TAA and Digne, while keeping a mid of Salah/KdB/Bruno/Jrod and having Jimi and Wilson up top.

      Might be a risk worth taking, or might be terrible! but realisitcly it could only be for one week as I get a shot at Digne with the option to have both, Digne and Trent come gw3 after Auba goes to KdB

      I've gone down the rabbit hole here

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

    Who is the 2nd choice keeper for Brighton - Walton or Steele?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Doesn't matter considering Walton is out for quite a while. Get Steele.

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

      Would say Walton but get Steele as Walton will be out a while

      1. Bring back Rafa
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Steele looked horrible as a Championship GK, I'd hate to see how many goals he would ship in the PL. Get Walton

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

      Cheers

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

    Could Leeds defence be good value ? Anyone doubling up ?

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

      Ayling is enough for me. Too early for promoted side double ups

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

        Ayling is quality btw and a great option, I also agree this is enough Leeds defence

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

      I'm on Ayling and Dallas. Yup.

  12. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    (0 ITB, 1 FT).

    Mccarthy (Steer)
    Egan/TAA//Doherty (KWP,Mitchell)
    ASM/Auba(c)/Son/Salah (Bissouma)
    Werner/Mitrovic/Adams

    A) Use FT? if so, on what?
    B) Save FT

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

      B. Roll it and assess after this GW then you can make multiple changes if needed!

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

    So lucky that Bruno didn't rise... hope to get some advice for the following options:

    A) Ings to Richarlison(GW 2); Auba + ASM --> Bruno + James Rod (-4) (GW3)

    B) Hold for GW 2; Auba + ASM -> Rashford + James Rod (GW3)

    C) Hold for GW2; Auba + ASM + Justin -> Rashford + James Rod + Saiss (-4) (GW3)

    Which option? Advice much appreciated!

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

    Crazy to get Son on WC at 8.9 ?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Not at all. Easy transfer to Pulisic when fit

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

      Trash, treasure etc.

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

      Good value for 8.9

    4. $carface
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Crazy is what crazy does

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

    Is Nyland not starting this weekend if Martinez doesn't? It is definitely Steer at number 2 keeper?

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

    thoughts on this WC team?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Digne, TAA, Justin (Saiss, Mitchell)
    Podence, Auba, B Fernandes, J Rodriguez (Bissouma)
    DCL, Martial, Jimenez

    1. $carface
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Best one I have seen

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

    How nailed is Elneny? Anyone know? I don’t pay enough attention to Arsenal ...

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

      Not at all, maybe Ceballos will start tommz instead of him and arsenal will 100% sign one and maybe two more midfielders till the deadline

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

    To settle the team, which one?
    A. Greenwood Werner
    B. Rashford Jimenez (-4)
    C. Martial Willian (-4)
    D. Save transfer, no United this week

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

    Sterling instead of KDB with Kun ruled out seems so tempting

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

      Or both

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

        Agreed but no money for that yet

    2. $carface
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      No.KdB more nailed on pens now.

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

        Had them regardless

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Would be nice if you can get both

  20. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    G2g?

    Steer
    Trent Justin Ayling
    Son Salah Auba (C) ASM
    Mitro Werner Adams

    Mccarthy Bissouma Davies Ferguson

    Gonna bank the FT anyway but would you swap the XI, bench order etc?

  21. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    So the plan hasnt worked.
    Pulisic has dropped but looks like Alli second drop before I see any of the possible ins play
    Is it stupid to make these 3 moves blind for a hit

    Auba Alli Barnes
    To
    Sterling Pulisic and Foden or Podence.

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

      Once GW3 starts I mean.

    2. $carface
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah very stupid

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

        I know it is stupid. But another .1 gone is .5
        And priced out of Foden or a 6.5
        Then there is Pulisic injury history and the fact I held the FT on GW1 to see at least two weeks of games before making decisions.

    3. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      You've got time before Alli's second

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

        -75 or something like that already he could be dropping again in less than 24 hours.
        I could just risk Alli to Pulisic for now and hold the other moves if pricing don’t look like changing for the other 4.

  22. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    From GW 3..... Who is the best replacement for Auba??

    A. KDB
    B. Sterling

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

      Sterling.

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

      I like the Sterling is better with Jesus rather than Kun angle. Was about 60/40 Sterling before Kun news anyway.
      I will have a very small pool of captain picks and Sterling is more explosive if not as consistent.

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

      A

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

      Ask after Monday

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

        Nooooo
        Right Now !
        😀

        Raz for me bdw. Who are you going for ?? I have a feeling not getting Bruno KDB I'd either go very high or in 2/3m ..... 😆

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

          I'll almost certainly sell Auba, but for Raz or Kev? I need to watch the Monday game, which probably means lose 0.1-0.2 by the time I'm ready, but I'd rather lose the money than make the wrong choice.
          I've got Martial and am inclined to not get Bruno, but again it depends on their match. There's a tiny part of me considering VD Beek.
          I would even have considered Shaw if it weren't for the Telles rumours.

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

            VDB is a good option if nailed yeah.

            I'm nailed on Raz & Martial. Let's see 🙂

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

    Best 4.5m defender ?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Lascellas

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

      It's subjective.
      Taylor for me

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

      Look at Leeds

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

      Lamptey is a class player could be a decent FPL asset too.

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

        Yeah. I've actually got 4x4.5s - Ayling, Dallas, Lamptey, whom I hope are all long-termers, and Justin for 3 games.

  24. Urchin
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Woo Hoo IPL starts today!!!!
    Anyone playing the official fantasy game, reply here.
    We have a league going for FFS

    1. $carface
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Wrong site mate

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

        A or B ?

    2. bobbyg
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 1 day ago

      Can you give me the code please mate? Im playing

  25. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Under to Leicester..Any threat to Justin?

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

      No

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

      That's Ünder scrutiny still

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

        Ba da boom

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

        🙂

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

    Lewis or Charlie Taylor?

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

      Taylor

  27. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    A) AWB + Digne
    B) Taylor + Richarl

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

      If you already have an EVE attacker, A.

  28. Bonita
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Y'all reckon Rashford is a good differential captain? Need the points

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      You need to nail the captain choices and with Rashford not played a game yet, I wouldn't gamble

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

    Got a feeling that both Adams/ASM are going to need sorting after this week...

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

      ASM doesn't even have the fixtures to save him, mass sales coming up.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Hoping they do something this GW to save my WC

  30. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    A. Hold ft, get more player data and mini WC
    B. Havertz to Rashford (not sure if that is the Utd player I want)
    C. TAA and Havertz to Saiss (long term Wolves fixtures) and Bruno - 4

    1.0itb 1ft
    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Justin Ayling
    Auba Salah ASM Havertz
    Werner Adams
    (Peacock Bissouma Taylor Vassilev)