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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. Jdpz
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Guys - BIG QUESTION - Grealish or Bruno Penaltes?

      1. 2OLEgend
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Bruno

      2. Klopp it
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Captain 1

        A. Salah
        B. Sterling
        C. Werner
        D. Jimenez
        E. Brewster

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A.

          If you're feeling mega ballsy then E.

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A or B toss a coin

        3. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          C

      3. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        KdB -->

        A) Sterling (-4)
        B) Start Justin (AVL)

        1. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          justin

      4. Bonus magnet
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        choose 1

        1. mahrez+rashford
        2. sterling +greenwood

        1. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          b

        2. Klopp it
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Iv currently got 2, so I'd say 2

      5. LanMi
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        How do you rate Joel Ward? Is he nailed on at all?

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Started last four. Looks nailed.

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Award for least exciting question of the day. I read a couple of times he might be under threat when ova comes back with Mitchel potentially swapping sides, I wouldn’t buy him

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Nailed for the time being though

        3. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Nathaniel Clyne lurking. A player Hodgson capped 13 times as England manager. Would avoid Ward personally.

      6. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Already on -4 this week, do I take a -8 and do KDB > Sterling or hold and play one of my subs?

        Martinez (Steer)
        Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Lamptey & Dallas)
        Salah - Son - KDB - Podence (Burke)
        Maupay - DCL - Jimmy

        1. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          dont do a -8

          1. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Who would you play out of Dallas, Lamptey or Burke?

            1. Joker91
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Lamptey for me!

      7. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Almost time for jousting sticks down

      8. saurabh.06
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Any further news on vardy?

      9. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Have a really good gut feeling that this will be Werners week and outscore the likes of Salah, Son, Kane, Sterling?

        1. Sylas
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Is this a question or a statement?

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            "Statement"

      10. FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I'm on a WC, do I:

        A) Get Zaha now hope he starts

        B) One week punt on Greenwood then get Zaha next week

        1. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          stay away from zaha - greenwood better pick imo

        2. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A

        3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A for sure.

      11. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Super quick

        Callum Wilson long term
        Maupay and then Antonio

        1. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Watkins

        2. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Wilson possibly my placeholder for Antonio dependant on jimi as well

        3. Joker91
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Much prefer option B

      12. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Anyone played phasmaphobia?

      13. raff97
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Am I mad for playing Brewster home to Fulham and benching KDB while he recovers? Or take a hit to bring in sterling?

        Martinez
        Digne James Saiss
        Salah Son Hamez Podence
        DCL Jimi Brewster
        (4.0 Lamptey Mitchell KDB)
        0FT 1.1 ITB

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No way. That’s fine

        2. boomshakeboom
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          go for it

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

        A) Semedo

        B) Reguilon

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          B

        2. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          B

        3. Kno
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          just asked the the same thing, think I might punt on B

      15. SomeoneKnows
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Bottomed... start Saiss or Dallas?

        1. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          saiss

      16. wolves_simmo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        KDB replacement...I have £11.5m to spend....struggling to look past Grealish, even over Sterling.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I got jack

        2. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          son

        3. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Think I will go with Fernandes

        4. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Sterling for me. The Villa-Liverpool game was a freak so if you look beyond that and ask Sterling v Grealish it should be a no brainer, IMO.

          1. OBAMA
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            I agree - it does seem like a knee jerk transfer if you're choosing grealish over raz

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Who says it was a freak? They looked good in their previous matches too

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              No ones expecting another 24 pointer but he can easily get a goal or assist in most matches

      17. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Save the last transfer or do somehting with this team?

        Martínez
        TAA, Saïss, Lamptey
        Son, Salah, Fernandes, Pereira
        Ings, Mitrovic, Jiménez

        Button, Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
        1 free transfer, 1.4 million in the bank

      18. zotter
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        WC a or b???

        A
        Martinez. Forster
        CHILWELL. Trent. Lamptey. Kwp. Dallas
        Grealish. KLICH. Havertz. Son. Salah
        KANE. Brewster. Maupay

        B
        Martinez. Forster
        ROBBO. Trent. Lamptey. Kwp. Dallas
        Grealish. PULISIC. Havertz. Son. Salah
        MAUPAY. Brewster. Maupay

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Too many mops in B.

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Mops?

        2. raff97
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No DCL is bold. I prefer B

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Sorry. Second Maupay is DCL

      19. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I'm a bit stuck this week, EVE+LIV and AVL+LEI means most of my team is playing itself.

        Martinez
        TAA, Saiss, Digne
        Rodriguez, Salah, Grealish, Son (c)
        Brewster, Calvert-Lewin, Jiminez
        (ryan, justin, mitchell, bissouma)

        Am expecting villa to do ok with leciester injuries, and by merit of apparently not being sh*t anymore, and the mersey derby to be a disappointing low-scoring affair.

        What does this mean? Basically 10 goals at Goodison park, and Vardy to come on for 5 mins and score three penalties. Thank me later when your Vardy(c) hauls 🙁

      20. HD7
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Son or Salah for the Captaincy, mates?

        Salah hasnt let us down so far

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Keep switching till deadline. Let luck decide

        2. makaveli123
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Salah for me

        3. Mambino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I've gone Son but don't feel great about it

      21. makaveli123
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Morning lads.
        Who do you reckon is the best KDB replacement out of Son and Sterling? I already own Kane.

        1. OBAMA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          raz

          1. OBAMA
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            both ideally lol

      22. Lindleaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Do we think that Stephens at Burnley has nailed down a place? Started the two games since he arrived.

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Nothing to suggest otherwise.

      23. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Another hit to do Kdb to Sterling?

      24. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I’m against scout picks so need an Antonio goal to wipe out the Reguillon cleanie

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I'm fairly confident about my team this week. Only 3 players from scout picks

      25. Jay Jay Okocha
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        A) Son and Maupay
        B) Pulisic and DCL

      26. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

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

        Plus Davies out for Lamptey? (-4)

        Defence this week is currently
        Coady TAA Dallas
        but have Jimi and Podence so dont want to start one of Coady and Dallas.

      27. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        With 18.4 get which duo from A & B

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

      28. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This GW:

        -Aguero will destroy all wildcards and Sterling will get double digits
        -James Rodrigez and DCL will punish non captainers
        -Jimenez to Kane transfers will be painful
        -Starting Pulisic bandwagon

        Did i forgot something ? 🙂

      29. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        KdB -->

        A) Sterling (-4)
        B) Start Justin (AVL)/Ward (BHA)

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          A and captain

        2. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          B

      30. Kno
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        would you prefer semedo or reguilon for the foreseeable future?

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          reg, because semedo satatistic is blah