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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. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who to bench from these two selections?

    A) James
    B) Saiss
    C) Lamptey

    1) Foden
    2) Podence
    3) Brewster

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A and 3. They are the least likely to start imo

      1. Denver Omelette
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        this

    2. OleGGMU
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B1

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I had it on this. Unsure!

    3. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Lamptey
      Podence

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The mix of answers is my exact conundrum, haha.

  2. Denver Omelette
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Which 2 should start?
    A. Saiss
    B. Dallas
    C. KWP
    D. Mitchell

    1. Aubamewho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      AC

    2. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      AB

  3. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Gtg?
    Mccarthy
    TAA James ctaylor
    Sterling Bruno son(c) soucek
    Jimenez dcl antonio
    (Button bissouma ayling mitchell)

  4. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Some advice on a couple of dilemmas please?

    1) Would you captain Mane over Son?

    2) Would you start Taylor over Lamptey (if also starting Ryan in goal)?

    1. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      1 no 2 yes

    2. Al-Chemy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Same as Hot Fuzz

    3. Denver Omelette
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      1) no
      2) leaning toward yes

  5. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    WC. What to do with remainung 0.5ITB?

    Martinez
    Chilwell | PVA | Reguilon
    Salah | Son | Pulisic | JRod | Grealish
    Kane | DCL

    Forster | Brewster | Lamptey | Mitchell

    A. Mitchell => 4.5
    B. Martinez => Guaita
    C. Other
    D. Keep ITB

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Keep. G2G

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      D

    3. OleGGMU
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Keep

    4. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Thank you all!

    5. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      D

  6. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mane OR Sterling

    If you have Salah

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mane

    2. boroie
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Sterling

    3. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bissouma

    4. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mane

  7. Aubamewho
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Repost

    Zaha out ?

    1. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If you already have, then keep. Some good fixtures coming up.

  8. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Final wild card decision. Best defedner max 4.6m? Have Ayling and Lamptey around that price range.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A hammer?

    2. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Konsa?

    3. Denver Omelette
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      KWP, Lewis, Dallas

    4. Gabantoya
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      ive gone palace. good run of fixtures.

  9. boroie
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    GTG? Anything that should concern me?

    McCarthy
    TAA Chilwell Justin
    Son(C) Sterling Salah Podence
    Kane(VC) Wilson Brewster

    Nyland; Shaw Bissouma KWP

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nope g2g

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Depends on your itb, don't like much of the wolf's mud in there.but it's up to you gl

      1. boroie
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Nothing in the bank unfortunately. Wolfs mud?

  10. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    -8 madness?

    KDB, Holding, Jimi to Pulisic, Lamptey and Kane?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes. Just do KDB >> Pulisic

    2. OleGGMU
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If you are gonna captain Kane then do if imo

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Between him and Salah

  11. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Tell me in good here on WC:
    Martinez, 4.0
    Chilwell, Lamptey, Saiss, KWP, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Grealish, Pullisic, Soucek
    Jimenez, Kane, Maupay

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      In good 🙂 G2G

  12. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Getting steer blocks me from getting watkins, but is logical to get to 2 keepers from the same team because of covid?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Get Forster

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Makes some sense

  13. Mikha In A Tutu
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sterling or Fernandes?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Raz

    2. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      For this GW i think bruno. But longer term Sterling.

  14. Igz08
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Which one to start?

    A) Lamptey (cry)
    B) Mitchell (BHA)
    C) Taylor (wba)

    Currently on A, but have Zaha starting too..

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

  15. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Pick one in for KdB

    A) Sterling
    B) Mane
    C) Grealish
    D) Bale

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Pulisic

    2. boroie
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

    3. JimJoshBoy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mane

  16. KANTEnders
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Start 2 of :

    A) Ayling
    B) C.Taylor
    C) Coady?

    Cheers

  17. boroie
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    This worth a -8?

    Davies, KDB, Werner, Adams

    To...

    Chilwell, Sterling, Kane, Brewster

    1. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I'd do it yes

  18. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Bring in Rodriguez or Grealish?

    1. Obamawang
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Grealish for one week; JRod longer term.

  19. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Captain Kane or Son?

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

      Son

    2. Dangerous Dave
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Flip a coin. I'm edging towards Kane. Just because.

    3. KICKandRUSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      It's so tough man. I'd say Kane for the pens. It's a typical game where 2 or more pens could easily be given.

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

    My defence is TAA - Chilwell - Reguilon - ____ - _____

    A) Saiss and 4.0
    B) Lamptey & Dallas

  21. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Castagne, Lamptey
    Salah, Sterling, Son, JRod
    Kane (c), DCL, Brewster

    Steer, Soucek, Mitchell, Branthwaite

    0.2 itb, on WC, aware Def needs fixing, what to do? Help appreciated

    1. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Soucek to 4.5 or
      DCL to Maupay/Wilson/Watkins

      Upgrade Braithwaite to 4.5

      Or go Chilwell + 4.5 x 3

  22. Shaw must go on
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    would you get Bale or Mahrez instead Kdb??

    Start lamptey,Mitchel or C.Taylor??
    Thanks and a great weekend to everybody

    1. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I'd wait and see on Bale. Mahrez for now.

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

      Not keen on either option to replace LDB

      Lamptey

    3. Fernando Torres
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bale, is a bargain at 9.5m

  23. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who to play:

    1. Konsa (lei)
    2. Coady (lee)

    1. KingGriffin
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Coady

  24. KingGriffin
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who to Start?

    A) Adams
    B) Saint Maximin
    C) Bissouma

    1. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B

  25. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Kane, Son or Salah.
    Currently on Kane because I think he'll benefit from Son and Bale and is still nailed on pens.

  26. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Would you

    A. Add Steer to Martinez on WC
    B. Keep spot for third Villa player as already have Grealish

  27. Bonus magnet
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    last question

    sterling or mahrez

    1. Goodricke
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      After the first 20 minutes of the Leeds match, none of the city players had any idea what to do, and sterling took to falling over. Until that team has direction, I am leaving well alone.

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Sterling does that anyway.......

  28. Goodricke
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I hate wildcards!

    This is my (i hope) final attempt:

    Guaita, McCarthy
    VVD, Dallas, Zouma, Bellerin, Reguilon
    Salah, Costa, Rodrigues, Son, Grealish
    Kane, DCL, Brewster

    Worth a bag of chips at leat, aint it?

    Let's face it, With all the goals flying in, the choice of keeper makes little difference. I chose Mendy originally, but that went tits up, so chanced a Crystal Palace differential choice. I hate this game!

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Why so much on keepers?

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Too much at the back imo

    3. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      All the money un defence leaves very little flexibility up top.

      1. Goodricke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        VVD to Mitchell allows Brewster to Wood for today (then change him to Maupay next week.

        1. Goodricke
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Sod it. No more changes. Keep it like this. I hate this game!

    4. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I think it looks great to be fair

      1. Goodricke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Thank you sir.

  29. Wish you were me
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    On a WC
    Maupay, zaha & bissouma(bench)
    Pulisic, klich & brewster(bench)

  30. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who to play?

    A) Ayling
    B) Digne
    C) Harrison