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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. Sanchit
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mane sure to start?

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

      Pretty sure he will.

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes

  2. Hot Fuzz
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    1hour 19 minutes lads it's time to get your ducks in a row all the best everyone

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

    Thinking the early kickoff curse will hit Salah..

  4. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is Zaha likely out this Gw?

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

      No. Hodgson said they scanned him and didn't see any issue so it's down to if the player feels he can play so I'm confident he'll start.

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      75% start chance I think. He has been training all week. He has scored more goals v Brighton than anyone else so will want to push himself to play

  5. Jacky boy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which one??

    A) Werner + Reguilon
    B) Richarlison + Robertson

    *Own TAA, Pulisic and Hames

  6. Emma Rachael
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    KDB replacement on WC: (got the usual suspects from Spurs)... Fernandes, Pulisic (enables a better defence) or Sterling?

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

      I gambled on puli

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

      Pulisic

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

    Need to start 2 out of Mitchell/Shaw/Lewis - Podence/Brewster... Who you going with?

  8. Siva Mohan
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A. start Dallas or Mitchell?
    B. captain Son or Kane?

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

      Dallas kane

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

      A. Dallas
      B. Kane

      Or at least that's what I'm going with and I have all 4 players.

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      cheers

  9. chelseabrad
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Good to go? Bench order right?

    Martinez
    Robbo Saiss Chilwell
    Salah Son Grealish Rodriguez
    Kane Wilson Maupay

    (Steer Neto Mitchell KWP)

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

      DCL in place of one of those 2 strikers (not Kane)?

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

        Sorry - thought it was a WC...

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

      yes, bench good

  10. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Will Zaha be fit to play? Making a decision on whether to start Lamptey.

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

      Hodgson said they scanned him and didn't see any issue so it's down to if the player feels he can play.

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

      Plays 90 or 0 probably.

    3. Chelsea91
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      start zaha

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I don't have Zaha, I have Lamptey.

        1. Chelsea91
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          start lamptey, i think Crystall Palace will score

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

    Start Brewster or Trossard?

    Martinez
    James Castagne Lamptey
    Salah Sterling Son Zaha
    Brewster Kane (C) DCL

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

      Trossard.

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

    Pulisic or havertz?

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

      pulisic

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kai

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

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

    Decent moves? Or madness?

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

      I like them. Bruno is a penalty merchant and Werner is on the wing and looks poor anyway.

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

        Thanks - leaves 4m ITB to play around with next GW

  14. aapoman
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    WC team g2g?

    Martinez
    Robbo Lamptey Ayling
    Salah Son Pulisic Hamez Grealish
    Kane DCL

    Forster; Brewster, KWP, Kilman

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

      Just thinking if I could go without a Pool defender. Would give so much money elsewhere.

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

    Repost
    On wc

    A. Bale and Maupay
    B. Klich and Kane

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

      B

  16. YEAH PITCH!
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who gets more points this week

    A) Salah
    B) Grealish

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

      A

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

      A

  17. Blue Moon Rising
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is Son and Kane overkill?

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

      Statistically no.

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

        Your statistics are based on? 4-5 matches? Statistical significance would be very low on such a small sample size

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not at all.

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

      No. Big haulers both of them

  18. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Have to downgrade someone but which one?
    A)Martinez to Meslier
    B)Semedo to Saiss
    C)Lamptey to Dallas
    D)Maupay to Antonio

  19. cjk17
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    KDB to Pulisic for a -4 or play Lamptey and have to deal with KDB next week?

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

      deal with de bruyne next week. scout Pulisic this week.

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

    Help please

    Areola
    Robbo Lamptey Dallas KWP 3.9
    Salah Son Pulisic**** Stephens
    Kane ***. ***

    Pick one

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

    Thanks

  21. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who is the best KDB replacement that isn’t Son Mané or Salah and why?

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

      Sterling. Because City are better than most other teams, he's a huge goal threat and he's better than every other alternative.

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        They've lost their main creativity source. R u sure about that

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I got sterling for the fun of it. Who knows might be on pens .

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

    Not much regards Ings in here? Why?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bad price point. Better cheaper forwards.

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

      Tough game.

    3. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hopefully he will get a few goals this weekend

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

    Kdb to Mane for a hit?

  24. The Pep Revolution
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Would you prefer Maupay or Bamford as third forward and why?

  25. OBAMA
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    2 most likely to get minutes (I'm aware probs none will)

    A) Reece James
    B) Mitchell
    C) Burke
    D) Dunne

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

      A and B.

      I'm confident B will get 90.

      1. OBAMA
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Would you start B ahead of A and have the other one first sub? Or make no difference?

  26. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Start Dallas or Lamptey?

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

      Lampers

  27. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone thinking about Dias or Laporte as options? I’m tempted, not sure why?

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

      Not yet. If Laporte can manage to stay fit and they start looking solid he'll be a season keeper for me though

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

    Sterling going to start?

    1. OBAMA
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      yes

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

    First to 3 wins...captain?
    A) Salah
    B) Son

    1. OBAMA
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It's on salah for me atm

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

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

      Salah

    4. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Salon

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

      a

    6. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Also struggeling with that one... might go Son as I got him in for a hit, but no Logic for that, really..

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

        Was tempted by that too but this is pretty unanimous!

  30. TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Repost :

    Give this team another week or is it WC time?

    Lloris Messlier
    Dallas Robertson Mitchell KWP Semedo
    Sterling Salah JRod Grealish Zaha
    Wilson DCL Werner

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      That's a very good team.

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

        Cheers - only concern was the no Spurs - hoping they wont go crazy this week