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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. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Guys - BIG QUESTION - Grealish or Bruno Penaltes?

    1. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bruno

  2. Klopp it
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Captain 1

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

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

      A.

      If you're feeling mega ballsy then E.

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

      A or B toss a coin

    3. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      C

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

    KdB -->

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

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

      justin

  4. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    choose 1

    1. mahrez+rashford
    2. sterling +greenwood

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

      b

    2. Klopp it
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Iv currently got 2, so I'd say 2

  5. LanMi
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

      Started last four. Looks nailed.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month 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 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Nailed for the time being though

    3. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  6. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      dont do a -8

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

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

        1. Joker91
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Lamptey for me!

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Almost time for jousting sticks down

  8. saurabh.06
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any further news on vardy?

  9. Balls of Steel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

      Is this a question or a statement?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        "Statement"

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

      stay away from zaha - greenwood better pick imo

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

      A

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

      A for sure.

  11. asquishypotato
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Super quick

    Callum Wilson long term
    Maupay and then Antonio

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

      Watkins

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

      Wilson possibly my placeholder for Antonio dependant on jimi as well

    3. Joker91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Much prefer option B

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

    Anyone played phasmaphobia?

  13. raff97
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No way. That’s fine

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

      go for it

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

    A) Semedo

    B) Reguilon

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

      B

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

      B

    3. Kno
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  15. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bottomed... start Saiss or Dallas?

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

      saiss

  16. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

      I got jack

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

      son

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

      Think I will go with Fernandes

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

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

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

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

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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 (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Too many mops in B.

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

        Mops?

    2. raff97
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No DCL is bold. I prefer B

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

        Sorry. Second Maupay is DCL

  19. Leonard hatred
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Son or Salah for the Captaincy, mates?

    Salah hasnt let us down so far

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

      Keep switching till deadline. Let luck decide

    2. makaveli123
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Salah for me

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

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

  21. makaveli123
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

      raz

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

        both ideally lol

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

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

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

      Nothing to suggest otherwise.

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

    Another hit to do Kdb to Sterling?

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

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

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

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

  25. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A) Son and Maupay
    B) Pulisic and DCL

  26. 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
    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
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    With 18.4 get which duo from A & B

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

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

    KdB -->

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

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

      A and captain

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

      B

  30. Kno
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    would you prefer semedo or reguilon for the foreseeable future?

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

      reg, because semedo satatistic is blah