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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. No Kane, No Gain!
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Advice, worth a hit to swap out KDB & Zaha?

    My team:

    Martinez
    Chilwell, Justin, Saiss
    KDB**, Zaha*, J Rod, Bruno
    Kane, Jiminez, DCL
    (Steer, Podence, KWP, Mitchell)

    A)
    KDB > Pulisic
    Zaha > Son

    B)
    KDB > Salah
    Zaha > £6.3m

    C)
    Keep as is.

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

    Kev to sterling for a hit or just play Soucek and beach KDB?

  3. summerstonsymphony@icloud.c…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who should I captain..

    A. Mane
    B. Sterling
    C. Son
    D. Werner

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

      I'm currently on B but the flag has me worried

    2. Dexters Laboratory
        1 month, 14 days ago

        C out of those

      • Latetotheparty
          1 month, 14 days ago

          C

        • summerstonsymphony@icloud.c…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Currently on A

      • Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Poke holes in this final draft

        Martinez
        Chillwell Lamptey Dallas (KWP) (Branthwaite)

        Salah Sterling Son Rodriguez (Stephens)

        Kane DCL Watkins

      • HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        KDB to Sterling for a hit or play Brewster?

        1. Dexters Laboratory
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Hit

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

          KDB to

          Grealish
          Pulisic
          Zaha
          Sterling
          Bruno/Rashford

          1. Dexters Laboratory
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I went with Pulisic

            • Kryptonite666
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Sterling if you want him back, or Grealish

          2. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I have Mitchell & Doherty. Bissouma & Romeu waiting on the bench.

            Should I do Doherty --> Semedo (-4)?

            1. Mambino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I wouldn't

          3. JUNITED
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Maupay Vardy Wilson

            How do you rate this front three out of 10 for upcoming 3 GW??

            1. Latetotheparty
                1 month, 14 days ago

                6/10 don't like vardy or Wilson sorry

                1. Mambino
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  this

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

              Wildcard squad...

              Martinez Forster
              Robertson Lamptey Saiss Dallas Ferguson
              Salah Son James Grealish Sterling
              DCL Maupay Brewster

              Good to go??

              Thanks

              1. Kryptonite666
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Looks great. This was my draft w/o Kane, balanced squad

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

                  Thanks mate

                  Just trying to decide between Lamptey and Maupay or Chilwell and Watkins

                  ??

            3. Littlefish92
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Who to captain

              Son

              Kane

              Salah

              1. Mambino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I,ve gone son but the safer choice feels like Salah

              2. Latetotheparty
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Kane for me

              3. Lord Flashheart
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                havertz or pulisic?

                1. Lord Flashheart
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  or even mahrez

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

                Martinez (Forster)
                Robbo, Saiss, Chilwell (Dallas, Mitchell)
                Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish (Soucek)
                Kane, DCL, Maupay

                Currently with 0.5 left itb so I could do Rodriguez to Pulisic in the future. Should I downgrade Mitchell to 3.9 so that transfer won't be blocked by a price rise

              5. beetlejuice
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Not a member. What’s his plan with KDB in the article ?

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

                  Selling. Thinks pep's comments mean more than 1 gmwk out

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

                    For whom?

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

                      Just pay the money 🙂

                      1 sec I'll read there

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

                        Sterling or mane. He's 50/50 on it

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

                          Thanks mate, appreciated .

                      2. beetlejuice
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I will pay you.
                        Selling was obvious , from the article pic it seems for Mane but I wonder if he has Salah too. Because I’m doubting big time between Salah and Mane. Difference is 0.4 which is a lot

              6. Assist me a river
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Start Konsa or Justin?

                1. TB303
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Justin

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

                KDB out worth a -8? Already on a -4.

                Martínez
                TAA - James - Saïss
                Son - Podence - KDB - Salah
                DCL - Watkins - Jiménez
                (Button - Lamptey - Mitchell - Anguissa)

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

                  no

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

                    Would get Sterling or Grealish as a replacement if taking another hit. Getting Grealish would raise some funds to get Kane/Agüero or someone like that for upcoming GWs

              8. davies
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                First sub:

                A) Soucek (tot)
                B) Mitchell (BHA)

                1. Dexters Laboratory
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Soucek

                2. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Play Lamptey or Semedo?

                  *Semedo more likely to concede imo but Lamptey will concede too so it's about attacking returns.

                  1. Dexters Laboratory
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Semedo

                    • fish&chips
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Semedo

                  2. alifzuhdi
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Hi,

                    Please choose either

                    Neto vs ASM

                    Neto - lee, NEW, CRY
                    ASM - MUN, wol, EVE

                    Leaning towards Neto. But already has Jiminez. ASM can be a good punt for 4th midfielder.

                    Thanks.

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

                      Neto

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

                        Thanks mate

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

                      Neto short term, ASM long term

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

                        Thanks mate

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

                    Too light at the back?

                    Martinez
                    Lamptey Ayling KWP
                    Salah Sterling Son Pulisic Trossard
                    Kane DCL

                    Forster, Brewster, Lewis, Kilman

                  4. Michelle Davin
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Pulisic fo a one week punt or sterling to keep

                    Leaning towards sterling.gonna need city anyway going forward.

                  5. uzbeque
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Will Vardy play?

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

                      I hope so ...

                      That's my dilemma or Kane for - 4

                      Fixtures line up better for Spurs after this weekend

                  6. Sepp Blattered
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Guaita or Martinez?
                    Robbo or TAA?
                    Rodríguez or Pulisic?

                    1. Gomolon
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Martines Robbo Pulisic

                  7. JenkoJunko
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Morning all! Thoughts on if Tierney will play? If he's been in isolation then he hasn't trained right?

                    Thanks all and GL

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

                    Already taken one -4. Any of these worth another -4 to get KDB out...

                    A - Sterling
                    B - Rashford
                    C - James
                    D - Grealish
                    E - Save the -4 and start Shaw

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

                      Anything but E

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

                      A
                      B
                      Or C

                  9. Gudjohnsen
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Why is Lamptey flagged?

                    Chances of starting?

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

                      I'm holding...

                  10. JY84
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    McCarthy
                    Saiss TAA Ward
                    Salah(C) Son Rashford ASM
                    Adams Wilson Jimenez

                    In a dilemma whether to use a -4 to remove Adams!! Which is the best option???? Save me!!

                    (A) Keep Adams
                    (B) DCL for Adams (-4)
                    (C) Maupay for Adams (-4)

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

                      B
                      Or C

                    2. BBC_TF
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      B

                  11. BBC_TF
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Putting the finishing touches to my backline. Which is the most uninspiring thing to do this season.

                    I am between two options and it really boils down to the quality of the bench

                    Power 3:
                    Reguilon Saiss Chilwell Dallas
                    Bench: Mitchell + Alzate in the midfield

                    Or

                    Balanced 5:
                    Lamptey Saiss Chilwell Dallas KWP (Soucek in the midfield)

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

                      I like Lamptey so B

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

                    Wildcard squad...

                    Martinez Forster
                    Robertson XXXX Saiss Dallas Ferguson
                    Salah Son James Grealish Sterling
                    DCL XXXX Brewster

                    1. Lamptey Maupay
                    2. Chilwell Watkins

                    Thanks

                  13. john25
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Hey guys, how’s PVA as a pick for WC? Attacking and potentially on pens? Is he nailed on?

                    Cheers

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

                    Hey Fabio. How do you get players next five matches to appear beneath their icons on your team display (as per the screenshot in your article)? It’s really handy. BTW thanks for your writing - I enjoy understanding another FPL player’s thought process especially in weighing up when things don’t work out. Cheers.

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      It's a chrome add-on