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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
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Is Zaha out?

    1. Begbie.
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      No.

  2. Sanchit
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

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

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      A

    2. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 days ago

      D

  3. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Downgrade :

    A)Semedo to Saiss

    Or

    B)Maupay to Antonio/Watkins

    Thanks

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      B & Watkins if you don’t have Grealish.

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 days 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      I did A

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

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

  4. Azzastaan
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    pick 2 of 3
    pulisic mahrez grealish

    1. screamer73
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      P & G

  5. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    KdB -->

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

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      I answered you on the last page.
      A and captain

  6. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 11 days 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Son injury or Red card missing..

      1. Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Yea i forgot that 🙂

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 11 days ago

          Starting puli bandwagon hell no

    2. itsmeguneet
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Auba brace*

  7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    On a wc Rodriguez or havertz already have dcl..

  8. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Play one?

    A. Dallas
    B. Lamptey
    C. Burke

    Captain one?

    1. Salah
    2. Son

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Its very tough between A and B.
      Son captain

      1. Hryszko
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Yeah okay, thanks mate.

        1. Jebiga
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 11 days ago

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

          Never bench Lamptey ! 🙂

          1. Shark Team
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 11 days ago

            Saiss or Lamptey bench then?

  9. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 days 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

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

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

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

        1. PocketZola
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 11 days 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
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Will Mitchell start??

  11. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Repost

    Bench 1 from
    A Lamptey
    B Saiss
    C Podence

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      C

    2. JUNITED
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Saiss

  12. JUNITED
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 11 days 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
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    mitchell or dunne?

  14. Futureform
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 11 days ago

    J Rodriguez.

    Will he start today?

    1. Begbie.
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Surely will. It's a huge derby game.

    2. Futureform
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 days 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.

    3. Ole.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

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

    4. Futureform
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 days ago

      That's really helpful. Thanks.

  15. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 11 days 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Sweet. I’m eyeing up Bale as well

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Got this feeling he could hit the ground running yknow

    2. Azzastaan
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      not bad you know. is bale gonna start

      1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Looks like it.

  16. Jehstafari
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 days 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 days 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
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        *dont want

    2. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Maybe asitchell and Dunne prob wont start games anymore.

    3. Jehstafari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

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

  17. eskild
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Anybody knows Dier situation?

    On a wild card considering doing Dier -> Zouma

    1. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

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

  18. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    On WC, would you rather have:

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

    1. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 days ago

      B easy

  19. Henning
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Start One

    1. Lamptey
    2. Justin
    3. Mitchell

  20. smash
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 11 days 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
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 days ago

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

      1. smash
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

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

        Good luck

  21. faux_C
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Rodriguez + Kane (have Son and DCL)

    or

    Mane + Maupay (have Salah)

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      R and K

  22. VIVA_RONALDO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

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

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      B

  23. thom830g
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

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

    (4m - Che Adams - bissouma - vinagre)

    KDB -> Son for -4?

  24. Pachi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Who to play?
    A) brewster
    B) podence

    I have also ayling

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      A

  25. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Grealish or Bruno?

    1. Bucket Man
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Bruno

  26. Inspector Norse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    who to start?

    A) Dallas
    B) Saiss

    Chers

  27. YuvalFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 11 days 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 🙁

  28. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days 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

  29. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 days 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

  30. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 days 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
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 days ago

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