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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. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours 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
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      C imo

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

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

  3. The Greenback Boogie
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours 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
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      A
      3

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

      B3

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

      B1

  4. Punk as Fuchs
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 9 hours 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
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      I’d get Kane given current form.

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

      I'm tempted

      I'm about to hit it...

    4. Punk as Fuchs
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 9 hours ago

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

  5. gunner79
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Sterling or Bruno for Captain?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Sterling

  6. MGD
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Final WC:

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

    Steer - Saiss - Brewster - Mitchell

    Any last minute pointers?

    1. JJeyy
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Could downgrade Saiss and Mitchell for Lampety and Masuaku

    2. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Great team

      1. MGD
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks 🙂

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours 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
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Which scores more?

    A - Sterling
    B - Bissouma +4

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

      A

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

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

    2. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      I was, then I played the freehit

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

            Fair play mate.

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

      Yes over Trossard. Got to this week right?

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

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

        1. Good Times
          • 7 Years
          7 days, 9 hours ago

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

    4. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Yep

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

      Me

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

      Yes

    7. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      He'll play

  9. Good Times
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 9 hours 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
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Who you captaining?

      1. Good Times
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

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

  10. zman575
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    captain son or kane?

    1. gunner79
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      son

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

      Same. On son right now

      1. zman575
        7 days, 9 hours ago

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

    3. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Kane. The pens

  11. KrisMCFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours 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?

  12. Reckoner
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Start

    A) DCL
    B) Brewster?

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

      Dcl

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

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

      1. Reckoner
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

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

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

      Both

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

      It knows.......

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

  14. Obamawang
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 9 hours 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
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      B

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

      B

      1. Obamawang
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks, both.

  15. Leonard hatred
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 9 hours 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?

  16. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 9 hours 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

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

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 9 hours 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
      7 days, 9 hours 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
        7 days, 8 hours 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
          7 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks

  17. tokara
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

      Hahaha I was hoping he stays at home..

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

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

  18. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 9 hours 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
      7 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

      A,B and D

  19. tinear
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 9 hours 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
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Or should i just wildcard and repair whole team?

  20. Aubamewho
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Is Zaha out?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      Probably not

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

    Which combo is best?

    A) Son, Bale and DCL

    B) Kane, Rodriguez and Greenwood

    1. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

      A. Son Jrod DCL

  22. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

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

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

    KdB -->

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

  24. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 9 hours 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?

  25. Bad Butcher
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    On WC:

    a) TAA Bissouma
    b) Robertson Soucek

    1. Al-Chemy
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      I'd go B

    2. Denver Omelette
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      B

      1. Obamawang
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        B

  26. Al-Chemy
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 9 hours 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
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      G2G. Who you capping?

      1. Al-Chemy
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 9 hours ago

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

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 9 hours ago

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

          1. Al-Chemy
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 8 hours 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
              7 days, 8 hours ago

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

    2. Denver Omelette
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 9 hours ago

      As template as it can. G2G

  27. Tubayyeb
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Help! Who do I start?

    A) Dallas
    B) Brewster

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 9 hours 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 9 hours ago

        brewster might be a cameo - dallas is nailed.

  28. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Who to play:

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

    Thanks.

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

      2

  29. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 9 hours ago

    Captain Son or Sterling?

  30. TheKeeker
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 9 hours 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
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      a/ Rashford and McGinn
      b/ Grealish and Pulisic