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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. Ghost86
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Any of these moves worth a hit?

    A) Vinagre to Chilwell/ Semedo

    B) Mitrovic to Jimenez

    C) hold and play Mitchell or soucek

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Hold

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Mitchell.

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

    Kdb & klich
    To
    Grealish & Rashford (-16)
    Or let it be
    Bench- Burke Mitchell Dunne

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      -16 has to be a glitch

      1. HVT
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        When Villa and United score 7 each it won’t be...

        1. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 8 hours ago

          Lmao

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

      -16 is madness

    3. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      WC?

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        Done

  3. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    A) Grealish

    B) Pulisic

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      I went for pulisic, more punty but he did well for me last season.

    2. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      A because of price differential

  4. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Kdb davis -4 to which duo? Itb 18.4

    A) Ings antonio kun vardy
    B) Puli grealish jrod barnes foden sterling

  5. korbendallas82
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    kdb to Mane -4 , means benching justin to, who plays Aston Villa, doubt he will get a clean sheet.

    A. Yes
    B. No

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      No

    2. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    3. korbendallas82
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      thanks. I will try to do what troubles me least next week, if i cant make up my mind.

  6. Squib
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    What people's captain thoughts?

    Salah
    Son
    Bruno
    Rodriguez
    Pulisic
    Jiminez

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Salah or Son

      1. Hog Roast Junkie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        This

  7. Jdpz
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      KDB to
      A) Bruno Fernandes
      B) Grealish
      C) Mahrez
      ??

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        A or B for me out of them. Probably B

    • Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      KDB to
      A)Pulisic
      B) JRod
      C) Grealish
      D)Penandes
      E)Rashford

      And then one of Davies/Holding out for Lamptey? (-4)

      McCarthy
      TAA Dallas Holding Davies Dallas
      Son Salah Podence KDB Bissouma
      Adams DCL Jiminez

      Could also do KDB to A/B/C and Jimi to Kane?

    • Jones Town
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Who is everyone on WC pairing Martinez with then? Steer or not?

      Anyone in wc not going Martinez?

      1. Kitman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Looks like he rotates with Ryan quite well

      2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        I picked Forster from southampton

      3. MARVELLUS
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        I am continuing Ryan/McCarthy

    • Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      No meaningful responses to be had now - pages are flying!

    • Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      How’s this WC looking?

      Martinez, Steer
      Robertson, Saiss, Zouma, Lamptey, Mitchell
      Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish, ASM,
      Kane, DCL, Antonio

      I was debating a Martinez/Ryan rotation but that gives me headaches
      Also no KDB - or city at all really

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        No Dallas ?

      2. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Very strong. Im not sold on Leeds defenders so GTG IMO

    • Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      What to do with KDB?

      A) straight swap to Sterling
      B) swap to Rodriguez and Mitrovic to Kane for -4

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        B

    • Klopp For The Kopps 😆
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Start Two :
      A) Podence
      B) Mitrovic
      C) Brewster

    • BarryManilows
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Who scores more points this season Ings or pulisic ?

      • Flippo_
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Which player could be a good differential pick?
        a) Townsend
        b) Neto
        c) Klich
        d) Pereira

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          I went for Pereira for same reason...hasn't paid off so far.

      • AWOL-Ekotto
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Who to bench?
        Saiss, Dallas or Mitchell

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

          Mitchell

          1. AWOL-Ekotto
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Thanks. Was thinking the same

      • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Hi lads, bit of help here please

        I did--> Bavies,Podence,Werner->Chilwell, Son, Wilson (-8).

        Should I WC still? Kinda took a big hit.

        McCarthy,Nyland
        TAA,Chilwell,Justin,Mitchell,Buur
        Salah,Sterling,JRod,Son,Bissouma
        Wilsom,Jimenez,Mitro

        This would be my WC

        Martinez,Forster
        Chillwell,Justin,Saiss,Mitchell,Douglas
        Salah,Sterling,Son,Jrod,Grealish
        Jimenez,DCL,Brewster

      • Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Pick one

        A Rashford Maupay Watkins
        B Jimenez Richarlison Barkley
        C Mane/Sterling Watkins Brewster

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

          Don’t like any but C if pushed

      • Abaddon
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        With a front of

        KDB, Soucek, Salah, Son, Bissouma
        Wikson, Jimenez, Ings

        Do KDB and Soucek to Grealish and Barnes for -4?

      • kopite65
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Got robbo Chilwell Mitchell
        Two 4.5 kwp Dallas
        Any other 4.5to consider ?
        C Taylor, masuaka etc

      • NUFCAndrew
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Play Lamptey or Dallas?

        1. AWOL-Ekotto
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Lamptey

        2. King Mo
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Lampers.

      • King Mo
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Start Brewster or Trossard?

        Martinez
        James Castagne Lamptey
        Salah Sterling Son Zaha
        Brewster Kane DCL

      • FPLYuval
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Went to bed captaining Son.

        Woke up and changed to Mo...

        Good luck everyone.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Mistake made early morning!

        2. King Mo
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Good call IMO. I feel Son is better away from home where teams play a higher line.

        3. Bubbles1985
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          I'm on Son but tempted by Jimi myself!

      • HD7
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Should I take a hit and sell Zaha, mates?

        Mccarthy
        TAA Mitchell Castagne Semedo
        Salah Son(C) Zaha*
        Ings Jimi DCL

        Button Bissouma Mendy Holding

        1. King Mo
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Nah. Brighton's defence is terrible. May as well keep.

      • Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        WC Squad

        McCarthy
        TAA Lamptey PVA
        Son(c) Sterling Salah Barkley
        Jimenez(vc) DCL Brewster

        Forster Soucek Masuaku Ayling

        I have 0.4itb left with this so could squeeze some upgrades...

        Thoughts please?

        Cheers!

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          TAA is sooooo bad this season. I would invest in pulisic over him

        2. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Looks good I think. Not sure on Masuaku pick personally though

          1. Bubbles1985
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Cheers.
            I'm West Ham so just a bit of fun with nailed 4.5 starting in Midfield. 😀

      • Oggle22
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Bring on Grealish for neto or Barkley for neto this week -4 then Jiminez to Kane next week?

        Mccarthy
        TAA Taylor Mitchell
        Salah Son Bruno Rodriguez Neto
        Mitrovic Jiminez

        Nyland KWP Saliba Davis

        Cheers

      • boroie
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Get your crystal balls at the ready please...

        Will Sterling outscore Bissouma by 4 points?

      • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Anyone considering James Rodriguez or DCL as a captain ?

        1. korbendallas82
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          no

      • The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        KDB + Bruno + Werner --> Son+ Pulisic + Kane (-4) worth it?

        McCarthy
        TAA -- Justin -- C.Taylor
        Salah -- KDB * -- B. Fernandes -- Soucek
        Werner -- Mitrovic -- C.Wilson

        4.0 -- B.Davies -- Bissouma -- Mitchell [2FT + 0.3m ITB]

        1. korbendallas82
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          tough game for spurs. Southampton might be the break Werner needs to get started.

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Thanks, fair points. Just really not sure what to do

            1. korbendallas82
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 9 hours ago

              i have de bruyne to. very unsure. problem is as you have, there is really no one really good, outside kane i want. some are tempting, but tough game.

      • zotter
        • 11 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        On wc

        A. Bale and Maupay
        B. Klich and Kane

        1. korbendallas82
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          b