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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 It made sure I was able to avoid overthinking and countless outdated drafts.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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Hello morning crew

    I’m thinking of playing my WC this week for gw 3 But a bit confused around the best way to do that with team value

    Looks like a lot of the players I want are set to rise, in order to catch those would I need to play my wc today and transfer them in likes of kdb, Bruno, James, and then if they rise in the week I’ll get that team value ?

    1. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes, if they do rise. And you'd need to pull the trigger tonight before the first overnight batch.

  2. Chaste
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Have TAA + Robbo and Werner + Havertz in my team, don't know what to expect from this

    1. LIKE A VIRGIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have three of those four and wondering same, tbh

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lmao I have the same with James in place of Havertz

        1. LIKE A VIRGIL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm on James as well - should be entertaing

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Doesn't sound like the worst time to whip out that free hit

      1. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        1-1. Mount and Mane

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I expect a 1-1 with Wijnaldum and Kante bangers

    4. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Tough one this GW but look at fixtures moving forward

    5. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Same here minus Havertz. I would've thought 0-0 is good for us.

  3. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What the heck do I do with this team?

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin Egan Bavies
    Mane Auba Son ASM
    Werner Ings

    4.0 biss Mitchell Brewster

    1FT

    A) Bavies ➡ Coleman
    B) Mane ➡ Bruno
    C) Son Ings ➡ Hamez Martial -4
    D) Save FT and assess next GW

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      D

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      D

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C for me. Or just Son to Hames

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cry

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Eh?

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Gtg?

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin Lamptey
    Salah Auba(C) Bruno(V) ASM
    Werner Wilson Mitro

    Nyland Bissouma KWP Mitchell

    1. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nice team mate

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yup

  5. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    With Thiago, what could be pool's potential formation, taking Jota into consideration as well

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No change in formation. Thiago slots in to midfield alongside Henderson and Fabinho. Jota is backup for the front 3

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      4-3-3 as usual

    3. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Doubt he’ll change the 2 he normally uses. Jota to rot.

    4. LIKE A VIRGIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Jota becomes cover for one of the front 3. Klopp specifically mentioned the fact that everyone's going to have to ride the bench at some point with fixture congestion. Also it could be a while before we see either of them.

    5. Top Mark.S
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nothing changes

      Allison
      Trent joe virg rob
      Fab
      Hendo alcantra
      Salah bobby mane

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Salad would get some more chances 🙂

    6. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Same formation, Jota will be a bench warmer

  6. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Midfield full on pens?

    Salah KDB Bruno Hamez Klich

    1. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Klich is on pens?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah mate

        1. Alexis Nonsense
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Klich shares pens with Bamford I think, still a great option though

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      How do we know Hamez is on pens though?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He doesn’t.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hell even Carlo doesn't 😛

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sexy Midfield

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        It is, but is it worth it if it means a naff front line?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I don't think so.
          Like Tony
          Loved the look of Werner too

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Happy with DCL and Wilson

    4. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      We sure Hames is on pens?

    5. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nice. Have the same minus Kilch

    6. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have Salah,Aubamayang,Fernandes,Rodriguez,Podence

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Richarlison,Jimenez upfront

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          No Trent?

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Nope. Richarlison money will go back to Trent GW 6.

        2. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Woah guess no TAA?

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Martinez
            Coleman,Lewis, Ayling
            Salah,Aubamayang,Bruno, Rodriguez,Podence
            Richarlison,Jimenez

            Steer,Saiss,Brewster,Mitchell

            Aubamayang >> KDB next week.
            Saiss will start from gw 3 and Lewis and Ayling will rotate.

    7. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Too much in midfield - there's value up front

    8. mcrayeps
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Hamez?

  7. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is Podence a trap?

    From what I know, he has very little goal threat

    1. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Time will tell. Monitor for 2-3 games before getting him.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Agree

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Did you watch the match? I'd call him a threat.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes he created a few chances but if iirc no shots at the goal right?

    3. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Too early to pass a verdict imo..

    4. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nah. Underpriced. Very good player. Watch him v City.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Is Neto not a better option?

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Nah. Neto isn't great imo

    5. noquarternt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      He’s 5.5 and looks to be attacking for Wolves.

      That’s where the hype is.

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

      At 5.5, he's got the be the best available though, now that he is more nailed

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I would argue that, Adama and Neto can play on the wings

    7. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Can’t be a trap when he’s 5.5. Has plenty of upside and so does Neto

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        He has very little goal threat - I'd rather go for Harrison

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Little goal threat but I can’t see Jimi scoring 100% of wolves goals, surely the front 3 get their share too, if not goals then definitely assists

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Wolves often win 1-0

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yeah good point

  8. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    This is weird.
    I had a decent GW (73) yet not a single 0.1 rise in TV 😀

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I got a rise Justin time.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nice 🙂

    2. F0oTBall GuRu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I guess you captained Salah for 40.
      There is your answer

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ahhhhh
        That's good answer

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Well that’s a way to execute a subtle brag...

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        🙁
        It wasn't.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hahaha Only joking

    4. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Often the same in week 1. Everyone starts at zero so it takes quite a bit of movement to get the ball rolling

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Well I should get used to it then 🙂
        Thanks !

  9. Kyle2210
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Good to go guys?

      Martinez (Steer)
      Digne Maguire Gabriel Saiss (Mitchell)
      J Rod Bruno Auba (Mccarthy Bissouma)
      Werner Martial Jiminez

      This is my WC and probably will change Auba to KDB next week.

    • djoker_nole
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Son and Rich or Hamez and Kane?

      • Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Are there any Alli owners out there who are holding this week? I have had a long working week and missed any news on him. Has there been a falling out with him and Maureen Yo or is it people rumour mongering?

        Team:-
        McCarthy
        TAA Egan Doherty
        Aubameyang Salah Alli ASM
        Werner DCL Mitrović

        Button Bissouma Webster Mitchell

        Should I bin Alli or hold for the 2FT next week?

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Binned for JamesRod

        2. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Still got him but not expecting much. Probably selling next GW unless he plays 90 and plays well

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Are Man U planning to sign anyone?

        1. Rocky FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Left back and a winger reportedly.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Still stuck on a Sancho deal that won’t happen, embarrassment of a club

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Club isn’t an embarrassment mate, it’s Woodward

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              + owners

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Bet you're glad that you didn't buy Shaw

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              🙁
              Old man. I feel sorry for the guy. That double leg break just ..,.. his career

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Yeah - if he wants to play regularly he should leave.

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Sadly yes

        3. LIKE A VIRGIL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          There's this english lad, plays in germany. I feel like i've heard something about that one.

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Haa

          2. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Bellingham?

          3. Inazuma X1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            United lost out on Bellingham too

        4. F0oTBall GuRu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          alex telles

      • Tim2012
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wilson or DCL

        1. Rocky FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          DCL.
          Wilsons fixtures get ugly soon.

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Wilson

      • Sturridge Wars
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Which one?

        A) Lamptey , Willian & Richarlison
        B) AWB, Rodriguez & DCL

        1. F0oTBall GuRu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A

        2. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          5.0, Rodríguez, Richarlison

      • LE CHARO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA, Robbo, Bavies, Justin
        Auba, Bruno, ASM
        Wener, Ings, Adams

        Nyland, Soucek, Taylor, Bissouma

        0FT, 1.5m ITB
        GTG?

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          What transfer did you do pal?

          1. LE CHARO
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Mané > Bruno

      • choco27
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Is Watkins worthy?
          Thanx

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            He's in my team, so hopefully!

          2. F0oTBall GuRu
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            might work
            mitro rodrigo same price

          3. We Will Klopp you
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            One sec, let me go get Mjolnir

            1. Respect My Authoritah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              How would you get it?

            2. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Good. As long as we are all in agreement 😎

        • bigmacs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Greenwood to Hamez for a hit?

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Lol. No

          2. F0oTBall GuRu
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            no

            1. bigmacs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Only for gw2 punt because Im gonna Tage na wc for gw3?

          3. LIKE A VIRGIL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            You'll probably be the first to take a hit to bring in Hamez. That being said, I have him.

            1. bigmacs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              But the chance of rest is very high, isn't it?

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                so James Rodriguez doesn’t use Hamez himself and it isn’t his own knick-name then ?

          4. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Who is Hamez ? can’t seem to find him in the game ?

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              James Rodriguez

            2. bigmacs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              James Rodriguez

          5. Costa Nostra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Taking a hit to get someone out who hasn’t even played yet.. when you think you’ve seen it all....

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

            This would be silly

            1. bigmacs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              ok got it

        • weaver93
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Bench one
          A ASM
          B Soucek
          C Saiss
          Currently on C..

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Saiss

            1. weaver93
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              thx mate

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Interested to see how opinions will change after this GW. Son, Werner and Richarlison the three standouts

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Richarlison has got 3 games for me then will change when they play Liverpool in wk 5.

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          New Article

        • Chaste
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I guess lots of us don't have players for tuesday games right?

        • spotfixers
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A) Havertz and Ings
          B) Fernandez and Wilson

          need help deciding lol

          1. F0oTBall GuRu
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            B easy

        • Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Captain Aubs or Tony? All the famous podcasters seem split.

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Both good.
            Aubamayang wins it for me.
            1. On penalties
            2.West Ham looked worse than Palace
            3. Auba has a league game under his belt.

        • Sturridge Wars
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Which WC Team ?

          A)
          McCarthy
          AWB / Justin / Digne
          Salah / KDB / Rodriguez / Bruno / ASM
          Martial / DCL

          B)
          McCarthy
          Saiss / Justin / Digne / Ayling
          Salah / KDB / Bruno / Rodriguez
          Martial / Richarlison

          1. Sturridge Wars
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Feedback would be great. Thanks

          2. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Could you go C.
            B but with DCL and have some cash for upgrades / bench?

        • FPL Kaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Do you reckon this transfer is wise or dim?

          Kane and Pereira --> Martial and James Rodriguez (-4)

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Seems ok to me. Both look better options. The -4 could get paid back pretty quick.

        • Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Is there any chance of minutes for Alli?

          1. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Seems to be tipped to start by most on Spurs forums for what it's worth.

        • Alcapaul
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Which is better, Werner and Greenwood or Callum Wilson and Bruno?

          • AD2110
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Sterling or KDB next GW?

            Aguero confirmed out for next few months so could see Sterling more attacking?

            1. Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Aguero out also reaffirms KdB on pens. Sterling a good option but KdB better imo. Could get plenty of goals with a season full of pens

          • Mweene
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Good morning.

            Can anyone help me with Harrison v Klich?

            Haven't watched enough of Leeds to make an informed decision.