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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. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who would you rather have on WC?

    A) Chilwell, Robbo, Pulisic
    B) Lamptey, Konsa, Sterling

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A any day of the week

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hey aapoman how do you justify puli?
        Is just a punt right? Because we have no clue what lampard is going to do,and quit honestly I think he has no clue either

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Probably their best player on previous performances

          1. Hot Fuzz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            The Chelsea mid is a minefield.past performance? Werner and puli occupy the same space and lampard has no clue of his starting eleven, to many nice names to fit into it.i like punts but this is way to big of a punt imo

        2. AD2110
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah that’s my only doubt about Pulisic

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    3. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    4. kopite65
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A got same my self

  2. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A. Rodriguez and KWP
    or
    B. PvA and max 7m midfielder (who? have Grealish)

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Park the bus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Alchim1sT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  3. The Hunt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How do you get those stats underneath a player?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It’s on an app

    2. Goro Majima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Was just about to ask the same thing, want to get hold of that.

    3. Goro Majima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      FPL Tools I think.

    4. The Hunt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks

  4. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Grealish over Maupay in WC?

    1. Park the bus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      yep

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes

  5. Park the bus
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    last WC decision:

    A. Jiminez & Robbo & Semedo
    B. Jiminez & Robbo & Chilwell
    C. Kane & Semedo & James

    thoughts?

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C

    3. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Anything without James

    4. The Chief
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C

  6. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Worth having Semedo as the only Wolves or go triple Spurs with Reguilon?

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I wouldnt go triple anyone at the moment....

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This

    2. Park the bus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tough one as both relatively untested! Triple anyone at this stage in such an unpredictable season is a risk

  7. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Throw stones at this WC team...

    Martinez
    Robertson/Chilwell/PVA
    Salah/Son/James/Grealish
    Kane/DCL/Wilson

    Bench: Forster, Mitchell, Bissouma, Kilman

    .2 ITB

    1. The Chief
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Very good

    2. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      solid template apart from Wilson and PVA

  8. The Chief
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    2ft’s

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin Mitchell Vinagre* Davies*
    Salah Fernandes Podence KDB* Bissouma
    DCL Werner* Davies

    Werner, KDB, Davies > Kane, Son, Chilly

    1. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah

      1. The Chief
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Do it

    3. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No brainer. Do it now

  9. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Play Podence or Justin ?

    1. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ok

  10. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bellerin is criminally overlooked. Perfectly benchable at that price point too. A mid priced attacking backline of
    Chilwell Semedo/Reguillon Bellerin Lamptey Dallas could do wonders this season

    Or am I missing something with bellerin? Is he not fully nailed on to start?

    1. Park the bus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      def on my watchlist

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tough run of fixtures ahead for them...

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Rotating him in and out of my first 11. @5 million I have no issues doing that with the likes of Dallas/Lamptey etc taking over

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm assuming fpl priced him at 5 assuming he'd be under threat from Maitland? And now that's obviously not the case. Just want to make sure I'm not missing something obvious lol

  11. Paulie Walnuts
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Kdb > pulisic or havertz. -4

  12. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Will Barkley be nailed on?

  13. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bottomed on the last page

    All set ? Should i take a hit to dump R.James or Dunne ?

    Martinez
    R.James, Mitchell, Lamptey
    Son(C), Sterling (VC), Salah, Rodriguez, Barnes
    Jimenez, DCL

    Sub: Forster, Brewster, Dunne, Ferguson
    2.5 in the bank
    0FT

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

  14. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So who is taking the Pulisic gamble? Think with a bad start its a calculated risk

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Happy with Werner 😉

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sounds like loads on here are!

  15. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Play
    A. Taylor (wba)
    B. Ayling (WOL)

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  16. HVT
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bench order correct?

    Saiss (leeds), Burke (FUL), Mitchell (BHA)

    Tia.

  17. Snooze ya lose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Chilwell or castagne?

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ch

  18. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Dallas

    B) Masuaku

  19. NUFCAndrew
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Dallas or Ayling?

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dallas

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ay

  20. Crouching Tiger
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Captain Son or Salah? Difficult decision.

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Son

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Son as I have both

  21. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC?

    Areola
    Robbo Lamptey Dallas KWP 3.9
    Salah Son Pulisic Barkley Stephens
    Kane Jimenez Richarlison

    Thoughts??

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Decent

  22. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I think I'm finally G2G... Please rate
    I think my WC is finally G2G... Comments appreciated

    Martinez
    Robbo, Chilwell, Dallas
    Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish
    Kane(C), DCL, Maupay

    (Soucek, Saiss, Mitchell, Forster) + 0.5 itb

  23. RyanMK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best 4.0 defender?

  24. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Good enough to hold?

    Martinez
    Taa // Saiss // James // Lamptey
    Havertz // Barnes // Son C
    DCL // Jimmy // Watkins

    Mitchell Burke Kdb

    1. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Already on -4 and not sure taking -4 for Kdb to salah is worth it

  25. boroie
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    KDB to...
    A - Sterling
    B - Rashford
    C - James Rod
    D - Grealish
    E - Save the -4 and start Bissouma

    First to 3 votes win...

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      E

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sterling

    3. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      E

  26. smix
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    RMWCT

    Martinez
    Chilwel Sa’iss PVA
    Salah Son (c) Pulisic Grealish
    Kane DCL Maupay
    Martin Lamptey Dallas Romeu

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      GTG

  27. Futureform
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It's an obvious question, BUT.....

      A - KDB > J Rodriguez
      B - KDB > J Grealish

      1. Prison Mike
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I can’t decide between the two on my wildcard...

        1. Futureform
            1 month, 12 days ago

            It's impossible!

      2. Lexi2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Who to play?

        ASM (MUN) or Soucek (TOT) ?

        1. tilope
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          ASM

      3. clarkethspa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What app displays the next 5 matches like the screenshot Fabio used to show his team?

      4. tilope
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Play Ayling or Podence ?