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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. Merlinho
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    First sub - Bissouma or Lamptey this week?

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Don’t bench Lamptey

      1. Merlinho
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Well it's either him or Dallas.

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lamptey

  2. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Kdb davis to

    A) sterling 6.1 fwd
    B) puli ings

  3. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      What a team
      You're Good

    2. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

  4. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best option under 4.6m to complete this defence?

    Martinez Forster
    Robertson lamptey Dallas xxxxx Mitchell

    1. dvdguy
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      KWP

  5. Wish you were me
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Goodricke
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B

  6. davies
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Play Soucek or Mitchell?

    1. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Soucek

  7. Noah’s Ark
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Gtg?

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

    Forster, Brewster, Amartey, Ferguson

    1. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      looks ok

  8. aapoman
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. BigKeith
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months 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.

    2. BigKeith
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      which have you gone with?

  9. Igz08
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Zaha to Grealish for a hit?

    1. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not for a hit

  10. 2OLEgend
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    B easy

  11. Old Bull
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Can’t decide my Captain

    Son, Kane, Grealish, Salah, Watkins

    1. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

    2. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months 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.

  12. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

  13. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Start one:

    A. Mitchell
    B. KWP

  14. Jinkys Oars
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Captain Salah, Grealish, DCL or Baldock?

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Easily Salah. The others might blank.

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

      1. Jinkys Oars
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

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

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Wow that's quit a punt dude

          1. Jinkys Oars
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I'm putting it down to Friday night beers 🙂

            1. Hot Fuzz
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 3 months 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
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 3 months ago

                Good advice, done and done!

    3. jimmy.floyd
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Mo

  15. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Kdb davis to

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

  16. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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??

  17. Futureform
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    KDB again:

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

    Already have DCL.

    1. WillyP
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      C)
      Better fixture

  18. WillyP
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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!

  19. KingGriffin
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. WillyP
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Adams

  20. aapoman
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    1. Goodricke
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

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

    2. BigKeith
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Dunne i think

  21. Klopp it
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Any bench cover?

      1. Klopp it
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yea bissouma or saiss

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

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

          1. Klopp it
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 3 months 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
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

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

            2. Klopp it
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

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

  22. WillyP
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pick 1 defender from:

    A) Mitchell
    B) Justin
    C) James

  23. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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

  24. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any advice on my final WC ? ?

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

    Forster, Lampety, Bissouma, Dunne

  25. Klopp it
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Yea bissouma or saiss

  26. Hot Fuzz
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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

  27. WillyP
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    repost

    Pick 1 defender from:

    A) Mitchell
    B) Justin
    C) James

    1. Linca - TerribleFromKepa
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Chuck James on

      1. WillyP
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        cheers! done

  28. Linca - TerribleFromKepa
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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

  29. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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)

  30. Gabantoya
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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?