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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. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Is Zaha out?

    1. King Mo
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      No.

  2. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Kdb to ?
    A) Mane
    B) Pulisic
    C) Freakish
    D) Fernandes

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    2. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      D

  3. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Downgrade :

    A)Semedo to Saiss

    Or

    B)Maupay to Antonio/Watkins

    Thanks

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      B & Watkins if you don’t have Grealish.

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        I expect Maupay to outscore the other two in the next 4-5 gws and then I can switch to the other one. Why not downgrading the player of the same team though? Semedo much better than Saiss?

    2. screamer73
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      I did A

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Yes this is what I will do if I follow my brain

  4. Azzastaan
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    pick 2 of 3
    pulisic mahrez grealish

    1. screamer73
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      P & G

  5. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    KdB -->

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

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      I answered you on the last page.
      A and captain

  6. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    REPOST

    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 ?

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Son injury or Red card missing..

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Yea i forgot that 🙂

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Starting puli bandwagon hell no

    2. itsmeguneet
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Auba brace*

  7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    On a wc Rodriguez or havertz already have dcl..

  8. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Play one?

    A. Dallas
    B. Lamptey
    C. Burke

    Captain one?

    1. Salah
    2. Son

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Its very tough between A and B.
      Son captain

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Yeah okay, thanks mate.

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          I think there is a a rule taken from Baines to Lamptey :

          Never bench Lamptey ! 🙂

          1. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Saiss or Lamptey bench then?

  9. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Think this is it. Anything you would change in this wc team?

    Martinez
    Robertson Dallas lamptey
    Salah son pulisic James grealish
    Kane (c) dcl

    Forster Brewster Mitchell kwp

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      thats my team apart from kwp = bellerin and im benhing dallas

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Had chilwell and maupay, changed that to pulisic and kwp. Hope I don’t regret it

        1. PocketZola
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          I had to put bellerin so that i can enjoy watching the arsenal game, pulisic covers you for chilwell and i dont rate maupay

  10. MOZIL
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Will Mitchell start??

  11. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Repost

    Bench 1 from
    A Lamptey
    B Saiss
    C Podence

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      C

    2. JUNITED
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Saiss

  12. JUNITED
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Mitrovic or Wilson or Wood. Wood this week wonder only, Mitrovic has good fixtures upcoming & Wilson is in better form than the other two playing against United defense.

  13. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    mitchell or dunne?

  14. Futureform
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      J Rodriguez.

      Will he start today?

      1. King Mo
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Surely will. It's a huge derby game.

      2. Futureform
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Thanks. I just thought I heard on FFscout there may be nervousness because of the international break. Gotta play your best players though, you'd think.

        • Ole.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Yea, his Columbia game was long finished when England played their game.. could have potentially got back before they even finished.

        • Futureform
            7 days, 8 hours ago

            That's really helpful. Thanks.

        • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Any love for this WC....

          Martinez

          Chilwell, Semedo, Lamptey (Dallas, Mitchell)

          Salah, Son, Bale, Pulisic (Stephens)

          Kane, DCL, Brewster

          1. Kip
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Sweet. I’m eyeing up Bale as well

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 9 hours ago

              Got this feeling he could hit the ground running yknow

          2. Azzastaan
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            not bad you know. is bale gonna start

            1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 9 hours ago

              Looks like it.

        • Jehstafari
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          If anyone has a spare sec, thoughts on WC please?

          Do I need to spread the cash in defence a bit more?

          Martinez Steer
          TAA Chilwell Lamptey Mitchell Dunne
          Son Salah Zaha Hamez Bissouma
          Kane DCL Watkins

          1. Kip
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Definitely. You want want to keep 2 4.0’s on WC with covid around. None of them are nailed

            1. Kip
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              7 days, 9 hours ago

              *dont want

          2. Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Maybe asitchell and Dunne prob wont start games anymore.

          3. Jehstafari
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 8 hours ago

            Thanks both, I really want TAA over Robbo but think that’s my only choice in order to upgrade

        • eskild
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          Anybody knows Dier situation?

          On a wild card considering doing Dier -> Zouma

          1. Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Do it. Mou with his hams and strings so you never know

        • Kip
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

          On WC, would you rather have:

          A) Rashford + Bale
          B) Bruno + Pulisic/Grealish

          1. 2OLEgend
              7 days, 9 hours ago

              B easy

          2. Henning
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Start One

            1. Lamptey
            2. Justin
            3. Mitchell

          3. smash
            • 11 Years
            7 days, 9 hours ago

            Woke up to this Vardy injury, should I swap for Kane -4 (already have Son) messes up my future plans but in a pickle with an hour to go

            Anyone?

            1. 2OLEgend
                7 days, 9 hours ago

                I wondering the same. Leaning towards keeping fate in Jamie and hope he starts

                1. smash
                  • 11 Years
                  7 days, 8 hours ago

                  I just saw a Leicester City official tweet with a photo of him training, might hold onto him also

                  Good luck

            2. faux_C
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 days, 9 hours ago

              Rodriguez + Kane (have Son and DCL)

              or

              Mane + Maupay (have Salah)

              1. Houldsworth Hatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 days, 9 hours ago

                R and K

            3. RED_ARMY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 9 hours ago

              Who to captain out of:
              a) Son
              b) Kane
              c) Salah

              1. Pépé Pig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 9 hours ago

                B

            4. thom830g
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 9 hours ago

              McCarthy
              TAA - saiss - Justin - James
              Salah - mahrez - Podence - KDB*
              Wilson - Kane

              (4m - Che Adams - bissouma - vinagre)

              KDB -> Son for -4?

            5. Pachi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 9 hours ago

              Who to play?
              A) brewster
              B) podence

              I have also ayling

              1. Bucket Man
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 9 hours ago

                A

            6. Jdpz
                7 days, 9 hours ago

                Grealish or Bruno?

                1. Bucket Man
                  • 2 Years
                  7 days, 9 hours ago

                  Bruno

              • Inspector Norse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 9 hours ago

                who to start?

                A) Dallas
                B) Saiss

                Chers

              • FPLYuval
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 days, 9 hours ago

                OKAY, gone back on my post this morning.

                One of my rules this season was making my decisions the night before.

                Sticking with Son captain. Sorry Mo 🙁

              • Silecro
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 9 hours ago

                Would you rather have:

                A) Rashford,Brewster, fodder DEF
                B) Jimenez, Dallas, Bissouma

                On WC, basically deciding between Rashford or Jimenez to go forward with

              • FPL Kaka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 days, 9 hours ago

                Right my WC is locked in, Greenwood my differential punt:

                Martinez
                Semedo • Robbo • Lamptey
                Salah • Rodriguez • Pulisic • Grealish • Greenwood
                Kane • Jimmy

                Bench: Ayling • Brewster • Brainthwaite • Forster

              • Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                7 days, 9 hours ago

                Does Semedo even have a competition for the right wing back in the Wolves team? Adama Traore the only one to play there? What about Maitland Niles (did they buy him after all...?)?

                1. ESin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  7 days, 8 hours ago

                  Hoever they bought from Liverpool his only competition and doubt he'll get many minutes. AMN is still at Arsenal.