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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. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Thoughts on my wildcard?

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

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Very good

      1. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks pal

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 10 hours 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
        14 days, 10 hours 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
          14 days, 10 hours 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
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          I would do that, great side!

          1. corderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 10 hours ago

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

        3. Jones Town
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

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

          1. corderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 10 hours ago

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

            1. Jones Town
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              Agreed

    3. Jehstafari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      I like it

      Your team value is strong compared to mine

  2. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 10 hours 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
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      I’d go -4 for this week

  3. JenkoJunko
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 10 hours 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
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      For son maybe but not for Grealish

  4. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Bottomed...

    A) Son and Maupay
    B) Pulisic and DCL

    1. Captain Haddock
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    2. @FPLMason
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    3. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    4. temo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A

  5. zotter
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 10 hours 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
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      B

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    3. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A

  6. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

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

    Never bench Lamptey ! 🙂

    1. Pratik
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 10 hours 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
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        mitchell probably

  7. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Already on a -4.

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

    1. Captain Haddock
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      B

    2. temo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      B

    3. Frucke
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A

  8. temo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    A James Rodriguez and Podence
    B Pulisic and Soucek

  9. Captain Haddock
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

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

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      B

    2. temo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A

  10. Fero1905
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    KDB --> Grealish for a Hit?

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Who is your sub?

      1. Fero1905
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        Anguissa

  11. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 10 hours 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
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      B

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 10 hours 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
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A & play Trossard

  12. CarelessGenius©
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

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

    1. CarelessGenius©
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Forget it....just put Pulisic in.

  13. roghippo
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    A -12
    B - Free Hit

    Cheers Guys

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      A if the moves are decent

      1. Bucket Man
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        WC?

    2. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 10 hours 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
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Rashford or Pulisic?

  15. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    A) Pulisic

    B) Grealish

  16. Inspector Norse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Going forward,

    Foden & Kane

    or

    Mahrez/Sterling & Wilson?

    (I have Son)

  17. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 10 hours 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
    14 days, 10 hours ago

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

    1. @FPLMason
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Agreed!

  19. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Reguilon or Saiss?

    1. King Mo
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Reg

  20. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Bale?

    1. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Can see him coming on form the bench last 30 minutes

  21. Merlinho
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 10 hours 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
      14 days, 10 hours ago

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

    2. MGD
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      I’m still on Mitchell..

  22. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Start... James or Saiss?

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Sucidal if James

    2. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 10 hours 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
    14 days, 10 hours ago

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

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      do it

  24. MikeLowrey
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 10 hours 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
    14 days, 10 hours 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
      14 days, 10 hours ago

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

      1. KrisMCFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 10 hours 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
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Who to captain:
    a) Salah
    b) Kane

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Tell u next week

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Salah

  27. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Kwp or Justin?

  28. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 10 hours 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
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

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

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Dallas

  30. 2hotty
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

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

    1. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Watkins for now