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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. Merlinho
    • 11 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    First sub - Bissouma or Lamptey this week?

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      Don’t bench Lamptey

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

        Well it's either him or Dallas.

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

      Lamptey

  2. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Kdb davis to

    A) sterling 6.1 fwd
    B) puli ings

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Any advice on my final WC ?

    Guaita
    Chilwell ,Reguilón , Semedo
    Salah, Son, Rodríguez ,Grealish
    Kane, DCL, Maupay

    Forster, Lampety, Bissouma, Dunne

    1. Wish you were me
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      What a team
      You're Good

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

      What do you do when the best defensive team in the league start racking up cleanies?

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

    Best option under 4.6m to complete this defence?

    Martinez Forster
    Robertson lamptey Dallas xxxxx Mitchell

    1. dvdguy
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 19 hours ago

      KWP

  5. Wish you were me
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

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

    1. Goodricke
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      B

  6. davies
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Play Soucek or Mitchell?

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

      Soucek

  7. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Gtg?

    Martinez
    Trent, Robertson, Castagne
    Salah, Son, Barnes, Trossard, Pereira
    Kane, Dcl

    Forster, Brewster, Amartey, Ferguson

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

      looks ok

  8. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    A. Chilwell, Semedo and PvA
    or
    B. Robbo, Lamptey and KWP (rotate with Ayling)

    1. BigKeith
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        I have A bar PvA, tbh not convinced he'll start this game. I do feel odd not having a Liverpool defender though, but not going to risk it with Allisson injured. Go with your gut, maybe Lamptey for PvA will save you money for down the line.

      • BigKeith
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          which have you gone with?

      • Igz08
        • 3 Years
        14 days, 10 hours ago

        Zaha to Grealish for a hit?

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

          Not for a hit

      • 2OLEgend
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          B easy

        • Old Bull
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Can’t decide my Captain

          Son, Kane, Grealish, Salah, Watkins

          1. Old Bull
            • 7 Years
            14 days, 10 hours ago

            The problem is that they all scored well last GW. How often do players score similar figures in the following GW.

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

            IF Spurs score Kane will be involved. Imo there's no chance Son will do all the work without Harry being a part of it.

        • OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Who to play ?
          A- Lamptey CRY (A)
          B- Semedo LEE (A)

        • Erez Avni
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Start one:

          A. Mitchell
          B. KWP

        • Jinkys Oars
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Captain Salah, Grealish, DCL or Baldock?

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

            Easily Salah. The others might blank.

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

            Babcock I think .....just kidding mo out of these

            1. Jinkys Oars
              • 6 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              Baldock was a left field/chasing the pack/hopeful of a CS and assist kinda pick 🙂

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

                Wow that's quit a punt dude

                1. Jinkys Oars
                  • 6 Years
                  14 days, 10 hours ago

                  I'm putting it down to Friday night beers 🙂

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

                    I had couple myself but mo is the most consistent of the bunch...put that beer done and stick the armband on mo

                    1. Jinkys Oars
                      • 6 Years
                      14 days, 10 hours ago

                      Good advice, done and done!

          3. jimmy.floyd
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 10 hours ago

            Mo

        • Nightf0x
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Kdb davis to

          A) sterling watkins/antonio
          B) puli watkins, next gw podence soucek to foden jrod
          C) puli ings

        • SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 10 hours ago

          Guys final thoughts,do need suggestions

          Martinez 4.0
          Robbo saiss kwp dallas masuaku
          Salah son hames kai bissouma
          Kane dcl Watkins

          0.0itb

          G2g??

        • Futureform
            14 days, 10 hours ago

            KDB again:

            A) Keep KDB
            B) -4 + JRod
            C) -4 + Grealish

            Already have DCL.

            1. WillyP
              • 9 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              C)
              Better fixture

          • WillyP
            • 9 Years
            14 days, 10 hours ago

            Haven't read anywhere about PVA playing tomorrow yet many of you have him in your team. Have I missed something?
            Ask as I've got Mitchell starting so in 2 minds to bench him for James or Justin..

            Please help!

          • KingGriffin
            • 4 Years
            14 days, 10 hours ago

            Who to start
            A) Adams ?
            B) Saint Maximin
            C) Bissouma

            1. WillyP
              • 9 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              Adams

          • aapoman
            • 6 Years
            14 days, 10 hours ago

            The best 4.0 bench defender? Not expecting him to play ever.

            1. Goodricke
              • 4 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              Struik played last time Leeds had injuries to central defenders (v Liverpool). I expect him to play Monday.

            2. BigKeith
                14 days, 10 hours ago

                Dunne i think

            3. Klopp it
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              Is know the time to get rid a Justin, Leicester in a bad way with injuries, who would you replace Justin with?

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

                Any bench cover?

                1. Klopp it
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  14 days, 10 hours ago

                  Yea bissouma or saiss

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

                    Stats wise Justin is not bad at all just use your bench to cover in case

                    1. Klopp it
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      14 days, 10 hours ago

                      Yea true, thank il go with saiss, Justin is good really good, but it's the fact half the team is injured can see villa getting something off them

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

                        Up to you man just rethink of getting rid of Justin no need imo.
                        All the best for this week

                      2. Klopp it
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        14 days, 10 hours ago

                        Gentleman thank you for your advice, yea I might just keep him, you 2 have a good gameweek 🙂

            4. WillyP
              • 9 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              Pick 1 defender from:

              A) Mitchell
              B) Justin
              C) James

            5. Nightf0x
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              Whixh please kdb davis to

              A) sterling 6.9 fwd
              B) puli ings
              C) grealish 11.3 fwd
              D) puli watkins, leaves itb for soucek podence to foden jrod next gw

            6. OptimusBlack
              • 7 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              Any advice on my final WC ? ?

              Guaita
              Chilwell ,Reguilón , Semedo
              Salah, Son, Rodríguez ,Grealish
              Kane, DCL, Maupay

              Forster, Lampety, Bissouma, Dunne

            7. Klopp it
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              Yea bissouma or saiss

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

              15 minutes ladies and gentlemen, please fill all your spots make your way to the checkout.we here at fpl want to wish everyone a happy gameweek

            9. WillyP
              • 9 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              repost

              Pick 1 defender from:

              A) Mitchell
              B) Justin
              C) James

              1. Linca - TerribleFromKepa
                • 11 Years
                14 days, 10 hours ago

                Chuck James on

                1. WillyP
                  • 9 Years
                  14 days, 10 hours ago

                  cheers! done

            10. Linca - TerribleFromKepa
              • 11 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              0 ft and 4.5 bank

              Martinez
              TAA, Saiss, Lamptey
              Salah, Son, Barnes, Rodriguez
              Jimenez, DCL, Brewster

              Steer, Podence, taylor Mitchell,

              For a -4
              A, Jimenez to Kane
              B, Brewster to Maupay
              C, Podence to Grealish
              D, no trade

            11. Nightf0x
              • 5 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              Which, kdb davis to

              A) sterling 6.9 fwd
              B) puli ings
              C) grealish 11.3 fwd
              D) puli watkins, leaves itb for soucek podence to foden jrod next gw

              Leaning towards D)

            12. Gabantoya
              • 8 Years
              14 days, 10 hours ago

              ranked 1.8 mil. need to do a bit *differentials on wc

              ryan button
              saiss lamptey *ward *targett mitchell
              *mane salah hamez barnes romeo
              *antonio kane dcl

              g2g?
              should i keep this differentials?