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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. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on my wildcard?

    Martinez Steer
    Robbo Chilwell Reguilon Dallas Mitchell
    Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish Soucek
    Kane DCL Maupay

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Very good

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks pal

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Looks ok just a bit of a benching headache imo and if you bench soucek or maupay to much coin on the bench.

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Could do Soucek to a 4.5 and bank the 0.4?

        Thought Soucek 1st bench spot every week.......

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I really enjoy west ham and soucek atm. I would play him heaps of times his stats are pretty good and think West ham are a different site this year

        2. FPL_DON
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I would do that, great side!

          1. corderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Thanks. So you'd downgrade Soucek to a 4.5?

        3. Jones Town
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          For what it's worth, I'm doing this (soucek 1st on bench)

          1. corderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Think having a half decent 1st sub is important in these times

            1. Jones Town
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Agreed

    3. Jehstafari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I like it

      Your team value is strong compared to mine

  2. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Right folks, please help decide

    A: Hope one of James/Mitchell/Burke plays and get salah for free in gw6 or
    B: Salah (-4) this week

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

      I’d go -4 for this week

  3. JenkoJunko
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Barnes to Grealish -4 worth it?
    Or....
    Barnes to Son -4 worth it?

    Scared of not having Son but I think Grealish is absolute class and have a feeling!

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

      For son maybe but not for Grealish

  4. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bottomed...

    A) Son and Maupay
    B) Pulisic and DCL

    1. Captain Haddock
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    2. @FPLMason
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    3. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    4. temo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  5. zotter
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Repost WC a or b???

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

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

    1. Captain Haddock
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

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

      A

    3. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  6. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Do we agree to steal a rule from Baines to Lamptey ?

    Never bench Lamptey ! 🙂

    1. Pratik
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hmmm, I had him on the bench. Which 2 players would you put on the bench?

      Mitchell, Justin, Ayling, Lamptey (bench), Lewis (bench)

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

        mitchell probably

  7. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Already on a -4.

    A) Play Bissouma
    B) KDB to Sterling for another -4

    1. Captain Haddock
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    2. temo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    3. Frucke
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  8. temo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A James Rodriguez and Podence
    B Pulisic and Soucek

  9. Captain Haddock
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Chilwell - Bissouma - Maupay
    B) KWP - Pulisic - Brewster

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    2. temo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  10. Fero1905
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    KDB --> Grealish for a Hit?

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Who is your sub?

      1. Fero1905
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Anguissa

  11. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Played my WC after KDB adding to Martial and a awful start.

    A) Martinez and KWP
    B) McCarthy and Lamptey

    And bench Trossard this week play Brewster?

    X
    TAA, Chilwell, X, Ayling, Mitchell
    Salad, Sterling, Son, Pulisic, Trossard
    DCL, Watkins, Brewster

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks. Guess there won’t be as much points difference between the GK come end of season.

    2. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A & play Trossard

  12. CarelessGenius©
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    KDB out.....who in? £££ not a prob...
    1. Auba
    2. Fernandez
    3. Grealish?
    4. Sterling?

    1. CarelessGenius©
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Forget it....just put Pulisic in.

  13. roghippo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A -12
    B - Free Hit

    Cheers Guys

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

      A if the moves are decent

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        WC?

    2. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I was on - 16 then the Kdb news came so did the free hit.

      Depends on your transfers id say

  14. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Rashford or Pulisic?

  15. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Pulisic

    B) Grealish

  16. Inspector Norse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Going forward,

    Foden & Kane

    or

    Mahrez/Sterling & Wilson?

    (I have Son)

  17. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    No mention of Jiminez Captain on here.

    Leeds score but aren't Italy 1990 at the back.

  18. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thank God the football is back. This whole granola virus thing is nuts

    1. @FPLMason
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Agreed!

  19. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Reguilon or Saiss?

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Reg

  20. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bale?

    1. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Can see him coming on form the bench last 30 minutes

  21. Merlinho
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ok - final decision - benchfodder for the wildcards.

    First sub is Dallas so hopefully these two aren't needed.

    sub £4.5m Midfielder - Bissouma, or swap to Stephens and bank £0.1m for later? Or is there a better option?

    sub £4m Defender - none are playing long term (Mitchell has be gone soon right?), so jump on Ferguson and hope he comes good, or get on Douglas who's unavailable but £3.9m so £0.1m banked for later? Or is there a better option?

    1. Gomolon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'm on WC too and gone for Stephens ad Ferguson (Lamptey or Dallas as 1st sub)

    2. MGD
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I’m still on Mitchell..

  22. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Start... James or Saiss?

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sucidal if James

    2. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I don’t think James would start, but I’d expect if he didn’t then he’d be an unused sub possibly. Go for James

  23. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I’m going to do it... I’m going to captain Werner...someone tell me not too

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      do it

  24. MikeLowrey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Final WC G2G?

    Martinez
    Robbo Semedo Lamptey
    Salah Son Pulisic Grealish Trossard
    Kane DCL

    (Forster Brewster KWP Mitchell)

  25. KrisMCFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ramsdale
    Robbo, chilwell, (x)
    Sterling, son, havertz, pereira
    Werner, richarlison, mitro

    Steer, Taylor, Reed, Ferguson

    7m itb

    Should (x) be:

    A. Semedo
    B. Reguillion

    Gtg?

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      reguillon imo
      but is this a wildcard? if so werner, rich to dcl, Kane

      1. KrisMCFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Not a wildcard mate, Werner one more week in the team though before he’s > Kane/aguero

  26. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who to captain:
    a) Salah
    b) Kane

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Tell u next week

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Salah

  27. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kwp or Justin?

  28. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Did a -4 for Sonny. GTG here?

    Ramsdale
    TAA Taylor Justin Mitchell
    Salah Sterling Son(C)
    Vardy Wilson DCL

    Steer Bissouma KWP Romeu

    0ft, 0.4itb

  29. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best defender for max 4.6? Have Ayling and Lamptey around that price area.

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

      Dallas

  30. 2hotty
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    On a wildcard Watkins or Antonio for my 3rd striker spot?

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Watkins for now