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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. Weeb Kakashi
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Help please

    Areola
    Robbo Lamptey Dallas KWP 3.9
    Salah Son Pulisic**** Stephens
    Kane ***. ***

    Pick one

    A Watkins Rashford Maupay
    B Richarlison Barkley Jimenez
    C Brewster Sterling Watkins

    Thanks..

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      C imo

  2. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC? Too light at the back?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Robbo Lamptey Dallas (Masuaku Mitchell)
    Salah Son Bale Bruno Jrod
    Antonio DCL ( brewster)
    0.0 itb

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I have similar structure. Looks good. I would not get Bale though

  3. The Greenback Boogie
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    A. Mane and Watkins
    B. Kane and Grealish

    Note - Already own Salah and Son.

    Also pick one :
    1. Chilwell
    2. Semedo
    3. Reguilon

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A
      3

    2. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B3

    3. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B1

  4. Punk as Fuchs
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Vardy to Kane worth a -4? Or just bench Vardy and play Soucek?

    Ryan
    TAA - JJ - Ayling
    Podence - Son (in for KDB) - Salah - Pereira
    Mitro - Vardy - Ings

    McCarthy - Soucek - Mitchell - Vinagre*

    *Yes, I know; just waiting for the moment to ship out. I was going to roll this week's FT and do 2-3 moves next week, but KDB and Vardy have scuppered my plans!

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I’d get Kane given current form.

    2. boroie
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I’d take the -4 personally. But if you’re going to keep Vardy you might as well start him. If Vardy is fit he will start.

    3. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I'm tempted

      I'm about to hit it...

    4. Punk as Fuchs
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Done. Need to roll the dice as I'm way down in my ML!

  5. gunner79
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Sterling or Bruno for Captain?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling

  6. MGD
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Final WC:

    Martinez
    TAA - Regulion - Chilwell
    Salah - Son - Pulisic - Graelish - Rodriguez
    DCL - Maupay

    Steer - Saiss - Brewster - Mitchell

    Any last minute pointers?

    1. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Could downgrade Saiss and Mitchell for Lampety and Masuaku

    2. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Great team

      1. MGD
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      That’s the ideal front 7 imo. With Antonio over Maupay in a few weeks. I have 4 of those 5 mids atm.

  7. boroie
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Which scores more?

    A - Sterling
    B - Bissouma +4

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

  8. Sco
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Any Brewster owners starting him? I feel if you own then this is surely the week to go with him.

    1. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I’m going for it.. which probably means he won’t start

    2. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I was, then I played the freehit

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I took a -16 but after advice on here I’ve opted to stick with hit. What prompted your free hit pal?

        1. Good Times
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I had played my wildcard the week before and last week was tragic. I wanted James Kane and chilwell did the early moves. Then got Brewster in to fund the moves too. I had to downgrade another player so was on the minus 16.

          Then came the Kdb news so I felt the freehit was needed...

          1. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Fair play mate.

    3. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yes over Trossard. Got to this week right?

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        That's my exact dilemma too. Starting Brewster over Trossard atm but still slightly undecided.

        1. Good Times
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Not over trossard for me.. Didn't know who you were benching. If benched digne

    4. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yep

    5. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Me

    6. boroie
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

    7. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      He'll play

  9. Good Times
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    1 week team guys
    Guaita
    Semedo chilwell regui
    Salah Son havertz grealish pereira
    Kane dcl

    Thanks again

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Who you captaining?

      1. Good Times
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Between Kane and Salah swapping every time I open the game honestly. Both have good odds

  10. zman575
      3 months, 5 days ago

      captain son or kane?

      1. gunner79
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        son

      2. Aubamewho
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Same. On son right now

        1. zman575
            3 months, 5 days ago

            do you guys have kane? just wondering why son? is it because hes had 2 weeks off. kane seems due tbh

        2. Good Times
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Kane. The pens

      3. KrisMCFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

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

        Steer, Taylor, Reed, Ferguson

        7m itb, 1Ft, already done trent > chilwell

        Should (x) be:
        A. Semedo
        B. Reguillion

        Gtg?

      4. Reckoner
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Start

        A) DCL
        B) Brewster?

        1. KrisMCFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Dcl

        2. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          ?? You would bench dcl? Damn what a bench would that be?

          1. Reckoner
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Just because of the fixture, I doubt DCL will score today.

        3. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Both

      5. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        RMT telling me to captain sterling over Son and Kane. Does it know or is FFS trolling me?

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          It knows.......

          Nah go with your gut. I’m on Son and have both him and Kane.

      6. Obamawang
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I'd appreciate some help to finalise my WC:

        (a) TAA Soucek Ings
        (b) TAA Puli Watkins
        (c) Ayling (or other 4.5) Puli Ings

        All three would play...

        Thanks!!

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          B

        2. KrisMCFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          B

          1. Obamawang
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Thanks, both.

      7. Leonard hatred
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Anybody know anything about Westham's new RB Vladimir Coufal? Didn't watch them before the IB.

        Only time i've seen him play he was up against Sterling in an international, and struggled with his pace - makes me think Son will have some joy against him?

      8. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Looks like the Vardy injury is more serious, a scan yesterday and injured calf on Thursday in training.

        Muscle injuries take time and he's at the other side of his career now and has played loads of fast, attacking football down the years.

        If you knew he wasn't playing you'd take a minus 4 for Kane right?

        1. Leonard hatred
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          if you think kane will score >4 points, and your sub won't, sure it makes sense.

          1. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I guess my dilemma is Vardy playing and returning points and goals against Villa at home.

            I guess no one including Leicester will know until tomorrow...

        2. zman575
            3 months, 5 days ago

            ive done this exact sub. kdb and vardy to son and kane. trouble now is deciding which one to captain lol

            1. smash
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Leicester City put out a tweet not long ago with a photo of Vardy training - saying something about get your FPL teams locked in, not sure how to read that tbh? Hopeful it's suggesting he'll play?

              1. jamiejoe
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Thanks

        3. tokara
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Moyes back first games mean business back to normal for West Ham

          1. Hot Fuzz
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Hahaha I was hoping he stays at home..

            1. tokara
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              West ham streak might be due to the caretaker....

        4. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Pick 3 defenders:
          A) Robbo
          B) Saiss
          C) R. James
          D) Lampety
          E) Mitchell

          Currently on A,B,C

          1. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            But really not expecting James to start so thinking maybe Lamp over James?

          2. Houldsworth Hatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            A,B and D

        5. tinear
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          KdB, Werner, Podence, Bavies to Grealish, Kane, Havertz and Saiss worth -8?

          Rest of teams

          Nyland, McCarthy
          TAA, Justin, KWP, Micthell, Bavies
          Salah, Son, Bissouma, KdB, Podence
          DCL, Mitro, Werner

          Thoughts?

          1. tinear
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Or should i just wildcard and repair whole team?

        6. Aubamewho
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Is Zaha out?

          1. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Probably not

        7. FPL Kaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Which combo is best?

          A) Son, Bale and DCL

          B) Kane, Rodriguez and Greenwood

          1. Good Times
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            A is better, but I think wait a bit more for bale maybe a bit risky

          2. Aubamewho
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            A. Son Jrod DCL

        8. DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          The highest scoring player this game week is not even on the game!!

        9. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          KdB -->

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

        10. Wılly
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Martinez (4.0)
          TAA Robertson Lamptey (Dallas 3.9)
          Salah Sterling Son Pulisic (Soucek)
          DCL Antonio Brewster

          My other plan was to have no Liverpool defence, all 4.5s and upgrade Soucek to Rashford/Bale. Thoughts?

        11. Bad Butcher
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          On WC:

          a) TAA Bissouma
          b) Robertson Soucek

          1. Al-Chemy
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I'd go B

          2. Denver Omelette
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            B

            1. Obamawang
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              B

        12. Al-Chemy
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Reckon I'm G2G on my WC? Appreciate any tips:

          Martinez Steer
          Robertson Chilwell Saiss KWP Mitchell
          Salah Son Jrod Grealish Bissouma
          Kane DCL Maupay

          1. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            G2G. Who you capping?

            1. Al-Chemy
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Cheers. Between Son and Kane tbh, thinking Kane, how about you?

              1. Kay317
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Between Son and Salah. If I had Kane I'd go for him I think.

                1. Al-Chemy
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Yeah that's fair. It's a tough one between Son/Salah. Son probably has the easier game but Salah is always capable of goals. Think I'd go Son, but good luck to whoever you pick!

                  1. Kay317
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Cheers. Ill get it wrong whatever so doesn't really matter!

          2. Denver Omelette
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            As template as it can. G2G

        13. Tubayyeb
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Help! Who do I start?

          A) Dallas
          B) Brewster

          1. Leonard hatred
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            honestly, hard to say. I'd start brewster but i'm a degenerate punter.

            brewster will be keen to impress, is against a crap team, but lacks match fitness.

            Leeds are are playing wolves who have looked out of sorts recenty.

            1. Leonard hatred
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              brewster might be a cameo - dallas is nailed.

        14. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Who to play:

          1. Saiss (lee)
          2. Dallas (WOL)

          Thanks.

          1. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            2

        15. jimmy.floyd
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Captain Son or Sterling?

        16. TheKeeker
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          WC Team set all week, then KDB injury means I'm changing it every minute. Help!

          Meslier
          Lamptey, Taylor, A-A
          Salah, Son (C), Rashford, McGinn
          Kane (VC), Wood, C-Lewin

          Fodder: McCarthy, Dallas, Mitchell, D.Stephens

          1. TheKeeker
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            a/ Rashford and McGinn
            b/ Grealish and Pulisic