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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. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Wildcard played and Kane (C), tears will be shed for sure

    1. Latetotheparty
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ditto

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

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

      McCarthy
      TAA - Chilwell - Justin
      Son - Podence - KDB - Salah
      Kane - Wilson - Brewster
      (Nyland - Shaw - Bissouma - KWP)

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Its only a -4. And yes

      3. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No, not for me.

      4. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Who would you get? I have the same issue. Already on -4 and now with Zaha doubtful, I need to make another hit with KDB to Son :/

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

          Probably Sterling. Question is whether Sterling scores 4 points more than Shaw...

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

      Wc team. Too light at the back?

      Martinez
      Lamptey Ayling KWP
      Salah Sterling Son Pulisic Trossard
      Kane DCL

      Forster, Brewster, Lewis, Kilman

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        yeah way to weak in defense for my liking

      2. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I'd downgrade Kane/Son to get some money further back

    4. TheBootyFinesser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Play
      Foden or Brewster?

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Foden

      2. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Foden 100

    5. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Vardy to Kane for a hit?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not for a hit

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thanks... but next week.

          If h3 was deffo out I'd do it easily.

    6. Mr. Mystic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Salah or Son for captain? And why?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Son - Goodison derbies tend to be low scoring

      2. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Son - he is onfire. Thats it

      3. MikeBravo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Son, on fire as already said, and good record against W.Ham

    7. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thoughts on that WC?

      0.5ITB right now

      Martinez
      Robo/Chilwell/Reguilon
      Salah/Son(c)/Grealish/Hamez
      Kane/DCL/Maupay

      Martin/Lamptey/4.4/4.0

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        As solid as they come

      2. Pariße
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Triple Spurs, I’d ditch Reguilon for someone like Castagne

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Because he would be better or because of triple up?

    8. dshv
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Mccarthy
      Taa mitchel taylor davies justin
      Salah son kdb bruno soucek
      Watkins Dcl davis

      1. WC ?????
      2. Hold

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        FTs?
        itb?

        1. dshv
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I am on -4 . 0.2 itb

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Kdb fit would be no WC right?

            1. dshv
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Yes if he is ready next week?

              1. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Suck up the -4 and sell kdb til he's fit so

                If it's only mainly over him then def a hit is better than a wc

    9. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Brewster to start?

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        In my team, yes.

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Cheers lev

      2. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        He’s in my team! Which probably means he won’t start!!

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Haha thanks for the heads up 🙂

    10. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Semedo Lamptey James* Mitchell Dunne

      3.6 itb and 0 FT
      1. Hope either of James or Mitchell starts ( as i guess hits for a defender would be unwise)
      2. James to TAA/Robo for a hit

    11. user.n
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      DeBruyne for Sterling or Son? I have Kane

      1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I would go Sterling in your case

        1. user.n
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thanks

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Son no brainer

      3. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sterling

      4. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I took a hit to swap KDB for Sterling, but already had Kane and Son, so.. It's up to you

        1. user.n
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thank you all

      5. Gabantoya
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        sterling if chasing, son if leading.

    12. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bottomed

      Wildcard squad...

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

      1. Lamptey Maupay
      2. Chilwell Watkins

      Thanks

      1. Pariße
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        2

      2. jonhoil
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        What about Lamptey Watkins to save some funds?

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

      Repost.

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

      Cheers

      1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Worth a shot

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Once fit he's nailed. Amd a joy to own for excitement if nothing else

      3. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I've picked him on WC too.

        WC Squad

        McCarthy
        TAA Lamptey PVA
        Son(c) Sterling Salah(vc) Barkley
        Jimenez DCL Brewster

        Forster Soucek Masuaku Dallas

        I have 0.8itb left with this so could squeeze some upgrades...

      4. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A bit too early imo

    14. Pariße
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      WHY IS PULISIC IN EVERY WC TEAM?!

      You don’t know his form, his stats, if he’s even starting...

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        calculated risk
        proved himself last yr

      2. Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Like any of that matters this season...

      3. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It's the group think that forms across a week or two on here ...

      4. THE KING CANTONA
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Probably we should start creating teams from GW2 or later every season?

      5. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I would go for havertz right now if going for a Chelsea asset and do havertz>pulisic in a few weeks

      6. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        People are stupidly looking too hard for differentials

      7. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yet people swarming to remove Werner/Havertz at the same time. Madness

      8. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Question is why. Answer
        Imo Good attacking team, explosive, proven, chelsea have better striker this year.

        Similar price there is Mahrez, B.Silva, Willian, Pepe and who else? Grealish is cheaper but I've taken Watkins

    15. TSN
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thought on WC team please

      A.
      Martinez (4.0)
      Saiss - TAA - chillwell - Digne (dunne)
      Salah - Son - Hamez - Grealish (bissouma)
      DCL - Kane (brewster)

      B.
      Martinez (4.0)
      Saiss - TAA - chillwell ( ayling, dunne)
      Salah - Son - Hamez - Barkley - Zaha
      DCL - Kane (brewster)

      Thanks!

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        B

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Zaha a doubt but prefer B set up

    16. JenkoJunko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

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

      Thanks all and GL

    17. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      On wc. Choose 1 or 2

      1.

      Martinez
      Rob saiss lamptey
      Salah son grealish jrod pulisic
      Kane dcl

      Subs, steer, Brewster, mitchell, dunne

      2.

      Martinez
      Rob bellerin lamptey
      Pulisic salah son jrod
      Watkins dcl kane

      Subs, dallas, bissouma, mitchell

    18. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Play two from
      A Saiss
      B Podence
      C Lamptey

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bench Podence.

      2. TB303
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A for sure

        1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Play A or bench A?

      3. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bench A

      4. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A and B for me at the mo

      5. MikeBravo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Leeds have scored in every games so far, so bench Saiss?

    19. TB303
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Kane vs Salah

      I'm more scared about not captaining Salah
      So should I go with Kane? or Salah?

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sally.

    20. Mr_Barbs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Any these worth a -4?

      A) Ings > Kane
      B) Soucek > Grealish
      C) Davis > Watkins

      Ramdale
      TAA, Robbo, Mitchell
      Salah, Son, Havertz, Podence, Soucek
      DCL, Ings

      Steer, KWP, Davis, Vinagre*

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I think Villa may stuggle at Leicester this weekend

        1. Mr_Barbs
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah true, fixture run gets better after this weekend. It's probably down to Kane move. Think West Ham will put up a good fight.

    21. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      First KDb and now Zaha too. Already on -4, so should I do KDB to Son (-8) and bench Zaha or what ?

      Guaita
      VVD Saiss Chilwell Lamptey*
      SalahC Zaha* Mahrez
      Wilson DCL Jimmy

      Forster KDB** Mitchel Anguissa

    22. SomeoneKnows
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Final decision to make on WC before losing my mind...

      A) Wilson + 0.7 itb
      B) Maupay + 0.5 itb

      Money saved for funding Rodriguez to Pulisic in the future (currently 0.5 is the exact amount needed)

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        B

    23. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Who to start?

      A....saiss at wolves

      B...lamptey at Palace

      C....Mitchell v Brighton

      Thanks

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        B

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I'm on A but B getting answers elsewhere aswell

      3. Latetotheparty
          1 month, 8 days ago

          B

        • MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          B

      4. tim
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Go with the crowd Grealish!

        or

        Go with the gut Sterling!

        ?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Gut everytime... less regret if you get it wrong

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Gut

          1. tim
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Cheers lads and good luck!

        3. Bonus magnet
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          or be different and go Mahrez

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Gut because otherwise you're a sheep casual.

          Even though personally I'd never pick sterling

      5. Bonus magnet
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        chances of Bale starting?

        i'm currently on 36% chance

        1. MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          38.5%

      6. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Mane captainers' raise your hands.

      7. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        KDB to Sterling -4? Yay or nay?

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          not for me.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yay

          1. tim
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yay! Just did it myself!

        3. John Nerdelbaum
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah I'm thinking that

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

        Wood vs WBA or Wilson vs United?

        I know you lot will think that WBA is easier than United but let’s not forget that United defense has been very leaky this season and what a time for Wilson to score.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          We are after the IB, expect the likes of Utd, City, Pool and co. to improve henceforth.

      9. Pointless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Is Mitchell now officially an avoid? I’m on Wildcard - had hoped for a price rise but no, so should I switch him for a £3.9m and bank £0.1m while I’ve got the chance or is he worth keeping in case he gets a spot?

        1. Bonus magnet
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          who would you replace with excluding Dunne?

      10. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Who to play:

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

        Thanks

        1. Latetotheparty
            1 month, 8 days ago

            2