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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. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mane sure to start?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Pretty sure he will.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

  2. Hot Fuzz
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

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

  3. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Thinking the early kickoff curse will hit Salah..

  4. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Is Zaha likely out this Gw?

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days 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
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days 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
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Which one??

    A) Werner + Reguilon
    B) Richarlison + Robertson

    *Own TAA, Pulisic and Hames

  6. Emma Rachael
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days 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
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I gambled on puli

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Pulisic

  7. scott_sudale
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

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

  8. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Dallas kane

    2. RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A. Dallas
      B. Kane

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

    3. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      cheers

  9. chelseabrad
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days 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
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Sorry - thought it was a WC...

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      yes, bench good

  10. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days 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
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Plays 90 or 0 probably.

    3. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      start zaha

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I don't have Zaha, I have Lamptey.

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          start lamptey, i think Crystall Palace will score

  11. Sco
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Start Brewster or Trossard?

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

    1. RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Trossard.

  12. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pulisic or havertz?

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      pulisic

    2. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Kai

  13. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

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

    Decent moves? Or madness?

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days 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
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

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

  14. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    WC team g2g?

    Martinez
    Robbo Lamptey Ayling
    Salah Son Pulisic Hamez Grealish
    Kane DCL

    Forster; Brewster, KWP, Kilman

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

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

  15. zotter
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Repost
    On wc

    A. Bale and Maupay
    B. Klich and Kane

    1. RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

  16. YEAH PITCH!
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Who gets more points this week

    A) Salah
    B) Grealish

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

  17. Blue Moon Rising
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Is Son and Kane overkill?

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Statistically no.

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

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

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Not at all.

    3. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No. Big haulers both of them

  18. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days 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
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. korbendallas82
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

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

  20. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days 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. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days 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
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

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

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

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

  22. BarryManilows
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Not much regards Ings in here? Why?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Bad price point. Better cheaper forwards.

      2. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Tough game.

      3. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Hopefully he will get a few goals this weekend

    • Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Kdb to Mane for a hit?

    • The Pep Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

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

    • OBAMA
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

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

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

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        A and B.

        I'm confident B will get 90.

        1. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

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

    • DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Start Dallas or Lamptey?

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Lampers

    • Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

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

    • Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling going to start?

      1. OBAMA
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        yes

    • Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. OBAMA
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        It's on salah for me atm

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        A

      3. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Salah

      4. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Salon

      5. korbendallas82
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        a

      6. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days 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
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Was tempted by that too but this is pretty unanimous!

    • TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days 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
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        That's a very good team.

        1. TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

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