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Hall of Fame number one Fábio Borges’ Gameweek review and transfer plans

One of the world’s best FPL managers, Fábio Borges, looks at Kevin De Bruyne replacements and defensive improvements ahead of Gameweek 5.


Finally, another long international break is behind us and, after a crazy Gameweek 4 in which I was lucky enough to get 81 points, I’m really looking forward to tinker with my team again!

Gameweek 4 was an incredible rollercoaster of emotions for me. It started with the news that my transfer in (Reece James) had been benched by Frank Lampard. This was really surprising and disappointing because I really felt he would still be the first choice to play in the Premier League since Cesar Azpilicueta played the cup match a couple of days before.

I knew Lampard’s rotation could be a problem going forward but I have to admit I never expected it would happen so soon. And so, considering James’ fixtures, price, attacking stats and the fact that he is one of the best defenders at collecting baseline bonus points by quite some margin, I decided he was a risk worth taking and a massive improvement over James Justin (who was always a short-term pick for me). Clearly, I was wrong.

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1,510 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Prison Mike
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Which 2 for wildcard? (Already have DCL & Watkins)

    A) James Rodriguez

    B) Grealish

    C) Pulisic

    1. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      BC, although I have all of them

    2. Arthur Shelby
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      AB

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      BC

  2. Michelle Davin
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Not James.gained 0.5 on him.and took him out.

  3. crazysidz
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Will Mitchell from CRY start???

    1. Arthur Shelby
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Not according to team news on here. Seems unlikely

  4. Bishopool
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Who on bench?

    a) Podance
    b) Saint-Max

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Not podence. Leeds play with so much risk that you if you have him in your team, you have to play him in that match

  5. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Start:

    A) Mitchell
    B) Taylor

    Inspiring question, I know...

    1. Arthur Shelby
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      B

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers mate.

  6. TB303
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Capt?

    - Kane
    - Son

    1. Arthur Shelby
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Probably Kane.

  7. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Kane or NoKane?

    A) Dallas + ASM + Kane (0.2 ITB)
    B) 4.0 + Trossard + Kane (0.0 ITB)
    C) Dallas + Hamez + Maupay (1.9 ITB)

    Martinez, 4.0
    Robbo, Chilwell, PVA, Lamptey, xx
    Salah, Son, Pulisic, Grealish, xx
    DCL, Brewster, xx

    1. Arthur Shelby
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      B looks excellent

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        this

  8. Arthur Shelby
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Start two (draft league...)

    Ziyech (SOU), Maddison (AVL), Coady (lee), Maguire (new)

    Both mids likely to be subs

    1. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Madison and coady

      1. Arthur Shelby
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers.

  9. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Start Brewster or Podence guys?

    1. Arthur Shelby
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      I’m going wir brew dog

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      At the mo I'm on pod with brew 1st sub

      Close to changing

  10. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    1) Davis > Bamford
    2) KDB > Sterling
    3) KDB, Davis > Trossard, Kane (-4)
    4) Save FT (start Mitchell, bench KDB)
    1FT, 1.5itb

    McCarthy, Nyland
    Trent, Saiss, Justin, KWP, Mitchell
    Salah, KDB, Son, Soucek, Podence
    Ings, Jim, Davis

  11. dshv
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Already on -4.. what to do

    1. Keep KDB
    2. Start WC just for 2-3 transfers

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      I bit the bullet and took -8. Fingers crossed

  12. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Pages flying again. We’re back!

    Kane (C) FTW

  13. MGD
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Martinez / Nylund
    TAA - Saiss - Chilwell / Regulion - Mitchell
    Salah - Son - Pulisic - Graelish - Rodriguez
    DCL - Maupay / Brewster

    Thoughts on this WC? Benching headache this gw...

    1. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      I have pretty similar, nice team

  14. crazysidz
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    can anyone suggest a good 4.0 defender

  15. Super salah
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Pick one (for this week only)

    A chilwell
    B pva
    C watkins
    D barkley
    E bamford

    1. Arthur Shelby
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      A or B

  16. JUNITED
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Maupay Vardy Wilson

    How do you rate this front three out of 10 especially for upcoming 3 GW?

  17. jaywills
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Hello chaps
    2 decisions - Yes/No

    1) Adama Traore out for a -4 (to Foden or Grealish)
    2) Son or Salah Captain.

    Cheers!

    1. JUNITED
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      I feel like Traore will come on from the bench and make assist. Leeds is very attacking team and you can’t find any better player in wolves than Traore to bring in as sub for counter attack.

      1. jaywills
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks, thinking of holding him to prevent -4 and as you say he has potential!

  18. matiakez
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Son or Mahrez on WC? Already have Kane and possibly Regullin

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Son

  19. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Think West Ham have got a brilliant player in Benrahma

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Bowen Antonio Benrhama front three is pretty fun

  20. Kabayan
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Looking for another opinion. Already -4.
    A. KDB to Salah (-4)
    Or
    B. Play Mitchell/Lamptey.

  21. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Am I crazy to think about Werner captain?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Really like it, no stand out this week.

    2. jaywills
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      Could pay off!

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      If you're keeping him for this week... why not go the whole hog and C him

    4. Biondi
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 14 mins ago

      Gives you 32 points this week that Werner guy

  22. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Any changes on wc
    Martinez steer
    Robertson dallas saiss lamptey Mitchell
    Salah son grealish pulisic Rodriguez
    Kane dcl Brewster

    Nothing in bank

    1. jaywills
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      G2G!!!

    2. TB303
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      This is a 5* team.
      One of the best here

      1. Sid07
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      I'm 0.2 short of this identical team. Like it a lot.

    4. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Great setup

  23. jaywills
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Adama Traore to Grealish for a -4 - Yes or No?

    1. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Yes

  24. TB303
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Kane vs Salah for Capt is a complete coin toss

    Anyone disagree and thinks one over the other?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 10 hours ago

      I'd lean slightly kane... slight.

      But I'm having a horror show of a start

    2. TB303
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      thanks !

  25. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Any update on sterling flag?

  26. thepirates
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    On a WC, what do you prefer? Any other suggestions?

    A:
    Martinez - 4.0
    Mitchell - KWP - Justin - Lamptey - 4.0
    Mané - Salah - Son - Hamez - 4.5
    DCL - Kane - Watkins

    B:
    Martinez - 4.0
    Mitchell - Chillwell - KWP/Dallas - Robertson - 4.0
    Pulisic - Salah - Son - Hamez - 4.5
    DCL - Kane - Watkins

    1. TB303
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Mitchell will get V limited game time from now on
      If on a WC get a 100% starter

  27. TSN
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 10 hours ago

    Guys thoughts on my WC team please

    Martinez (meslier)
    Saiss - TAA - chillwell ( ayling, dunne)
    Salah - Son - Hamez - Barkley - Podence
    DCL - Kane (bamford)

    GTG?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Not personally a fan of someone like Bamford on the bench. Would rather Brewster and use cash on Podence, rotation risk now I think

  28. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    G2G? 2.5 ITB 0FT

    Martinez
    Trent Saiss Lamptey
    Salah Son (c) Foden Barnes
    Ings Jimenez DCL

    Steer Burke Mitchell James

  29. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    On a -8 already, got KDB still
    Subs- Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
    0.1 ITB

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      What's your midfield?

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Kdb son Salah klich burke

  30. Kryptonite666
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Who’s up for Watkins as captain ?