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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. Ghost86
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hold

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Mitchell.

  2. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      -16 has to be a glitch

      1. HVT
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

        1. The Red Devil
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Lmao

    2. LegendMoon
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      -16 is madness

    3. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      WC?

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Done

  3. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A) Grealish

    B) Pulisic

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A because of price differential

  4. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Kdb davis -4 to which duo? Itb 18.4

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

  5. korbendallas82
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No

    2. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    3. korbendallas82
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  6. Squib
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What people's captain thoughts?

    Salah
    Son
    Bruno
    Rodriguez
    Pulisic
    Jiminez

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Salah or Son

      1. Hog Roast Junkie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This

  7. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A or B for me out of them. Probably B

  8. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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?

  9. Jones Town
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks like he rotates with Ryan quite well

    2. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I picked Forster from southampton

    3. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I am continuing Ryan/McCarthy

  10. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  11. Kitman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No Dallas ?

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  12. Hog Roast Junkie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  13. Klopp For The Kopps 😆
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  14. BarryManilows
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who scores more points this season Ings or pulisic ?

  15. Flippo_
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  16. AWOL-Ekotto
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who to bench?
    Saiss, Dallas or Mitchell

    1. NUFCAndrew
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mitchell

      1. AWOL-Ekotto
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks. Was thinking the same

  17. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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

  18. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pick one

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

    1. NUFCAndrew
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Don’t like any but C if pushed

  19. Abaddon
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    With a front of

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

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

  20. Gizzachance
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  21. NUFCAndrew
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Play Lamptey or Dallas?

    1. AWOL-Ekotto
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lamptey

    2. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lampers.

  22. Begbie.
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Start Brewster or Trossard?

    Martinez
    James Castagne Lamptey
    Salah Sterling Son Zaha
    Brewster Kane DCL

  23. YuvalFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Went to bed captaining Son.

    Woke up and changed to Mo...

    Good luck everyone.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mistake made early morning!

    2. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    3. Bubbles1985
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm on Son but tempted by Jimi myself!

  24. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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. Begbie.
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  25. Bubbles1985
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  26. Oggle22
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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

  27. boroie
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Get your crystal balls at the ready please...

    Will Sterling outscore Bissouma by 4 points?

  28. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone considering James Rodriguez or DCL as a captain ?

    1. korbendallas82
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      no

  29. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

        1. korbendallas82
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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.

  30. zotter
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    On wc

    A. Bale and Maupay
    B. Klich and Kane

    1. korbendallas82
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      b