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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. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best combo:

    1. Fernandes Jorginho
    2. Greenwood Pulisic / Havertz

    Thanks guys

    1. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I like the look of 2 better, especially with Greenwood likely to play CF with Cavani and Martial out.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ok thanks

        Puli or Hav ?

        1. Francescoli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Hav only because we haven’t seen Puli for a while

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C. Neither

      Zero interest in Man Utd

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1

  2. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Worth going Podence to either Greenwood, Foden or Grealish for free? Or role the FT to next gw?

    1. kopite65
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Prob grealish nailed on

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah it’s tempting but so is the idea of having two transfers next week to sort both Podence and possibly James If he gets benched again.

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

    Bench 1

    A james rodrigues
    B dcl
    C perriera
    D brewster

    Cheers.x

  4. kopite65
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thoughts, on w/c please
    A mitchell to dallas\other 4.5? keep sais
    B keep mitchell, do saiss to chillwell
    have robbo kwp an lamptey
    cheers

  5. Eirern
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Will Mitchell still play with PVA back?
    Or are there other 4.0 players available?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A slight chance pva starts on the wing

  6. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Do we think Brewster starts?

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I do

      1. Mike2795647
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Hope so as currently have him starting over Podence

  7. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Chilwell, Dallas
    B) Saiss, Lamptey

    Thoughts?

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

    Bench 1:

    A) Saiss
    B) Maupay
    C) Regulion

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oh god, Saiss maybe

      1. MGD
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Haha though one.

        Thanks!

    2. Saka_me_sideways
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A or C, probably A

      • Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A

      • 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A

    3. Saka_me_sideways
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Should be excited that football is back... instead I’m more nervous

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Me too

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Can’t make any decisions anymore, just leave it 😉

      • Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        WC: Worth having Lamptey for 4.7 on a bench or get some other 4.4/4.5 def ?

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          My conundrum too

      • Reyson
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Start maupay or grealish?

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Both but Grealish if I had to choose

        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Both

          1. Reyson
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            The reason being, that space i gave it to asm to start vs manutd. More exciting

      • AD2110
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Which options better on a WC?

        McCarthy, (Steer)
        Saiss, Dallas, Mitchell, XXX, XXX
        Salah, Son, Grealish, Bissouma, XXX
        Kane, DCL, Wilson

        A) Chilwell, Robbo, Pulisic
        B) Lamptey, Konsa, Sterling

        Thinking A) but doesn’t give much flexibility on getting back KDB once fit!

      • TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Hey everyone, need some help!
        For Fanteam - would you WC this team?

        Mccarthy Messlier
        Dallas Robertson Mitchell KWP Semedo
        Sterling Salah JRod Grealish Zaha
        Wilson DCL Werner

        Into this :

        Martinez 4.0
        Robertson Semedo Chilwell Mitchell Dynne
        Grealish Salah JRod Puli Zaha
        Kane DCL Watkins

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Just took a -8, G2G or play WC?
        McCarthy (Steer)
        TAA Saiss Justin (Mitchell)(KWP)
        Salah Son Grealish Rodriguez (Bissouma)
        Ings Wilson Maupay

        4.4 itb for Wilson/Ings to Kane next week.

        1. FPL_DON
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          wc

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Final decision [C] Salah or Son?

        1. Mike2795647
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Son

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I’ve gone salah

        3. Reyson
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Still think son. Dont you guys think might be mane that perform better than salah since is away

        4. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Son, as I hate cptaining a player in the very first game + derbies are tight

        5. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Swapping around 100s times currently on Son not sure a min before deadline 😉

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Zaha potentially out as well? this season start literally can’t get any worse

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

          Wouldve been a 2 pointer for him anyway look at the upside you get to play your bench player now

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Fair point and without him lamptey off the bench could be a good shout

        2. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          potentially in a derby game means nothing

      • FISSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A) Kane and Grealish

        OR

        B) Sterling and Ings

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

      • Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Bench 1 from
        A Lamptey
        B Saiss
        C Podence

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Lamps

      • Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A) Grealish + Trossard + Wilson
        B) Grealish + Trossard + Maupay
        C) Grealish + Foden + Maupay

        1. Mike2795647
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          C

      • Tree House
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Start one:

        A) Mitchel (BHA)
        B) Lamptey (cry) (75%)

        Thanks!

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Lamptey mainly due to attacking potential. He is gonna start imo

        2. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

        3. Abaddon
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Pva back? Mitchell even starting?

        4. MikeBravo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          B

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A)TAA Sterling Antonio

        or

        B)Robbo Rodriguez Kane

        1. Mike2795647
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          B

        2. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Very tough, flip a coin

        3. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          B

        4. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Long term I mean.. For this GW only it's hard to say, maybe A

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

        Play....

        A. Tierney
        B. Enda

        Most probably Enda's and potentially Tierney's last week as I'm WC next GW.

      • camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        On a WC, which team looks best?

        A) Martinez

        Robbo/Dallas/Zouma

        Salah/Jrod/Barkley/Son
        Pulisic

        Kane/DCL

        (Lamptey/Brewster/Mitchell)

        B) Martinez

        Robbo/Reguilon/Saiss

        Grealish/Son/Jrod/Salah

        Kane/DCL/Watkins

        (Dallas/Soucek/Mitchell)

        My worry with B is too many double ups? Hence only 6 teams involved..

      • dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A Keep KDB on bench
        B KDB to Grealish for hit and bench Podence
        C KDB to Pulisic for hit and bench Podence

        Martinez
        TAA Saïss Chilwell
        Salah Son (c) Podence Foden
        Jiménez DCL Brewster

        Forster Lamptey Mitchell KDB*

        1. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          save

      • TSN
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Guys, Thought on WC team please

        A.
        Martinez (4.0)
        Saiss - TAA - chillwell - (mitchell, dunne)
        Salah - Son - Hamez - Grealish - townsend
        DCL - Kane (brewster)

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

        Thanks!

      • ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Score prediction?

        Eve vs Pool
        City vs Arsenal
        Spurs vs Westham

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          0-2
          1-1
          2-2

      • ebb2sparky
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        On a WC, do I shift Mitchell for a 3.9 or wait and see if PVA plays further up the pitch?

      • jam sandwich
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        g2g?

        Martinez
        Robertson - Chilwell - Saiss
        Salah - Son (c) - Pulisic - Rodriguez
        Kane (v) - DCL - Maupay

        Steer - Lamptey - Bissouma - Branthwaite

        1. King Kun Ta
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yep & good luck!

      • Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Castagne or Regulion?

      • Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Has there been a captain article this week?

        1. Hot Fuzz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          No sure viper..i haven't seen one myself

          1. Viper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks