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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. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    gtg this week?

    Martinez
    Semedo James Lamptey
    Son (c) Salah Barnes Grealish
    DCL Jimi Brewster
    Steer Saiss Mitchell KDB

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Looks good, weighing up if James is worth the risk over Saiss myself

  2. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A) Chilwell, Dallas
    B) Saiss, Lamptey

    Final WC decision. Thoughts?

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

  3. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bench one:
    A) Saiss
    B) James
    C) Brewster
    D) Taylor

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      D

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

  4. PukkiBlinder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Made subs before break (yeah I know) so swapping KDB > Sterling will put me up to -12. Worth it??? Rest of team is good

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      -12 would be too much for me

    2. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Depends on how aggressive your approach is I guess, i would struggle to do a -12 or similar

    3. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      How's your bench?

  5. Aladdin Sané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    KDB to:

    A) Pulisic
    B) Grealish

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

    3. Lecky Legs FC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

  6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Last time I took out TAA he got a double digit haul. I’ve taken him out ahead of this GW again. Congrats owners!

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers for that

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Thank you!

  7. Mambino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I've gone for Chilwell

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      reply fail

  8. pingulism
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Saiss or regulion?

  9. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Boils down to this... who to captain

    Salah or Werner

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Werner so I can overtake you

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I will be HA.ing later when he hauls

    2. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Salah of those two

  10. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A michell and chillweii
    B kwp and Saïss
    Cheers

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A for me, it's no contest

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers, was bit worried over no wolves def

    2. MikeBravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers, Chelsea dO have some good fixtures

      2. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks all, currently what I have done on w/c, good luck

  11. Merlinho
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I've seen nothing on Balbuena, 4.4 West Ham defender. Is he an option for first bench position? Is he nailed?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Should be. West Hams fixtures are as bad as they get. Probably why you haven’t heard anything.

      1. Merlinho
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        They're awful for a bit but Malbuena and Cresswell have been mentioned on watchlists etc. That extra 0.1m would allow me to have Soucek as a bench option instead of Bissouma. That said, I'd have to bench Maupuy for him. Decisions...

  12. SoShy
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Have exact funds to do Martial to Kane.. but want to upgrade midfield any ideas? 2FTs

    Ryan
    Saiss Taa Justin
    Son Barnes Sterling Jota
    Mitro Werner Martial

    McCarthy Soucek Kwp Struijk

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Martial to DCL and use the extra funds to upgrade Jota

      1. Hot Fuzz
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Sounds fair....jota to who?

        1. Aladdin Sané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Grealish is the safe pick; maybe Pulisic if you have the money and fancy a punt

    2. MikeBravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Jota to Grealish?

    3. SoShy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Form players it is

  13. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Repost, sorry!
    First KDb and now Zaha too. Mitchel questionable also with PVA around. 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

  14. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Way too much tinkering on WC:

    A)
    Martinez, 4.0
    Chilwell, Saiss, KWP, Taylor, Mitchell
    Salah, Sterling*, Son, Grealish, Trossard
    Kane, Maupay*, Brewster

    B) +1.1M ITB (what to upgrade?)
    Martinez, 4.0
    Chilwell, Saiss, KWP, Taylor, Mitchell
    Salah, Pullisic*, Son, Grealish, Trossard
    Kane, Jimenez*, Brewster

    2nd option seems abit more rounded - even with Jimenez not in form and Pulli a bit of a gamble.

  15. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Some sources predicted that Rece James will start for Chelsea !
    What do you think ?
    Should i dump James or Dunne first ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I think Azpi plays LB and James plays RB to protect Chilwell for midweek

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        That's just awesome. Last week James benched, sold him now for Chilwell and now this. Great stuff!

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Do you have a source for this ? i have Chillwell in my WC

  16. Lecky Legs FC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Ripped up my WC this morning done it again thoughts G2G?

    Martinez
    Long Mitchell Robbo
    Greenwood Mahrez Mane Son (©)
    Bamford DCL Kane (VC)

    Subs:Ryan, Bissouma, Masuaku Holding

    0.5 ITB

    Greenwood is one GW punt plan is to switch to Barnes next GW also is double spurs attack too much any replies are appreciated

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Team seems short term (Mahrez, Greenwood, Bamford, Mitchell).....

      1. Lecky Legs FC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Fair comment will switch Bamford & Mitchell out can replace Mahrez & Greenwood over the next couple of GW's

  17. MikeBravo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bench one of:
    A. Podence
    B. Saint-Max
    C. Watkins

    Thanks

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

  18. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Alternative Wildcard:

    Meslier Forster
    TAA Coady Lamptey Konsa Douglas
    Salah Mahrez XXXX XXXX Stephens
    Kane DCL Maupay

    1. Fernandes Jorginho
    2. Greenwood Pulisic / Havertz

    Thanks all

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      alternative to what...?
      😕

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Sorry, I’ve got two teams, got my first set and I use my second (this) to try a few different selections...

        Thoughts?

  19. King Kun Ta
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    And the armband goes to......

    A Grealish
    B Salah
    C Son

    Ta lads!

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      C

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      C or B

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      C

    4. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Ta again!

  20. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Pulisic feels like such a gamble. How certain are we he even starts?

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Reckon he gets 70ish

  21. Jay Dal
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    RMWCT please.

    Martinez
    Robbie, Justin, Dallas
    Salah, Son(C), Hamez, Grealish
    Kane, DCL, Wilson

    Bench: Steer, Mitchell, Bissouma, KWP

    £2.1m ITB.

    Feels wrong to have so much cash in the bank. Want to wait for Pulisic.

  22. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Never bench Lamptey !

  23. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A) Mitchell (Bissouma sub)
    B) Sterling(-4)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B easy

  24. JenkoJunko
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    *Repost*
    Play....

    A. Tierney
    B. Enda

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

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

      1. JenkoJunko
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        thanks

  25. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Hey guys, any particular reason Forster is the most picked 4.0m gk picked by wildcarders this week?

    Cheers

    1. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      McCarthy + Forster combo

  26. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Drop one from WC squad, price does not matter:
    A. Maupay
    B. Grealish
    C. JRod
    D. Pulisic

    1. MikeBravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

  27. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Took a -8, G2G or is there a need to 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.

  28. Lebowski85
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Wilson captain?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Was considering it but too risky haha

  29. LosBlancos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    https://twitter.com/leepainechelsea/status/1317359750477172737?s=19
    Dont know how reliable, but Chelsea itk saying "no Pulisic or Thiago", which means they aren't in the squad?
    What would you do on WC? Money no issue, and I have bench cover in the form of Brewster

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      lamps said Puli is fit and in squad.

      1. LosBlancos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I know

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Upgrade Brewster to a proven PL player like Maupay or Wilson. Downgrade Pulisic.

    3. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      He got it wrong for the last game, wouldn’t trust

  30. davies
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Soucek or Mitchell first sub?

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Soucek