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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. THEKID_88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Morning!

    Should I start Podence or Brewster?

    1. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I am starting brew

    2. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’m going with Brewster

      1. THEKID_88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks. Podence is a rotation risk isn't he?

    3. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Podence

    4. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'd go Brewster.
      Would you start Podence or Pereira??

      1. THEKID_88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Pareira

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          That's who I'm leaning towards just coz more assured of game time.

  2. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Play Foden or transfer out KDB to Sterling for a hit?

    Martinez
    TAA Keane Mitchell
    Salah Son Barnes FODEN
    Jimenez DCL Brewster

    Saïss Dunne KDB

    1. Hot Fuzz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Play foden and do the kdb transfer anyway

      1. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers HF

  3. Azzastaan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    mahrez or mane

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Both good for the medium term

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Mane

  4. Big Weng
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Podence > Grealish or JRod? (Have DCL)

    Or keep FT?

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Wouldn’t get JRod this week. I’d keep Podence another week

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Get Grealish

  5. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Start

    A) Greenwood or
    B) Mount?

    Cheers...

    1. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

  6. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    1. Mitchell 2. Dallas 3. Bissouma

    Is this bench order correct?

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      It’s the same as mine, so I hope so

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Might shift bissoma to 1 or 2 tbh,

    2. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      2 3 1 for me

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Dexters Laboratory
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I'd order it 3,2,1 personally

      • Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        2 3 1

    4. Bonus magnet
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      which combo

      1. mahrez+rashford
      2. sterling +greenwood

    5. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Which team is most likely to keep a clean sheet this gw?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Burnley

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Thank you

      2. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Maybe Crystal Palace v Brighton....

        Every other game looks like goals to me.

    6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Bottomed, repost

      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. dshv
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        G2g

      2. Alchim1sT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        a bit for a wildcard isnt it?
        looks decent for 4,4 itb

    7. Futureform
        1 month, 15 days ago

        KDB, then.

        Do we think he's out beyond this GW?

        Is it worth sticking with him?

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Yep out for 2.

          Hit it ...

          1. Futureform
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Cool. Thanks!

        2. ebb2sparky
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Final WC decision, keep Justin or switch to Lamptey?

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Lamp

          2. Latetotheparty
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Lamptey

          3. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I’m surprised by so many capping salah based on the stats

            1. Salan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              No clear Captaincy option to me this week.

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                But klopp has failed to score more than 1 against Everton in this fixture and Everton defensively have significantly strengthened.

            2. Goonsquad245
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              What stats in particular are you surprised about?

            3. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Forgot about penalties? Hot topics few weeks back

          4. Oldie99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Go on then convince me to go Barnes(AVL) captain over Son? Need to make ground up

          5. Alchim1sT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Dallas or Lamptey on WC? Rest of defensive consists of: Robbo, Chillwell, Saiss, 4,0

          6. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Last WC dilemmas:

            1. Lamptey 4.7 or some 4.5/4.4
            2. Mitchell or 3.9
            2. Semedo or Reguilon

            ?

            1. Alchim1sT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              1. Struggling on the same spot ... Dallas as my only contender, maybe Masuako in 3 weeks
              2. 3,9 PVA is back
              3. Semedo if he is your only wolves asset in defense

              1. Atimis
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Agree, just Spurs fixtures looking better

          7. FISSH
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            RMWCT

            Mccarthy
            Saiss, Robertson, chillwell, dallas, Mitchell
            Salah, son, Jrod, grealish, bissouma
            Kane, maupay, DCL

            1. zotter
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Personally would get Brewster Foden over Bissouma Maupay ....

            2. Alchim1sT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              almost my wc team 😉
              g2g then ^^

          8. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            GTG? 0FT

            McCarthy
            TAA Davies Justin Taylor
            Salah Son Zaha Podence
            Werner Jimi

            Nyland Bissouma Mitchell Davis

            1. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Salah Captain

            2. Puntillimon
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I’d play Mitchell over Justin

              1. Mambino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                just in case?

                1. Puntillimon
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  If he plays I think he’ll do well

                2. Werner Bros
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  In case of what? Have I missed something?

          9. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Martinez
            Trent robbo Mitchell Taylor
            Salah son foden
            Mitro kane(c) Jimenez
            Forster soucek KWP Burke

            Correct line up and bench order?

            1. Alchim1sT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              might start Soucek over Mitchell ... he might have limited minutes due to PVAs return

          10. 1justlookin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Could do with a bit of advice please guys....

            Already taken a -4 to get Grealish.
            Shall i take another -4 to bring in Sterling or just play Taylor(wba) and reassess in midweek.

            1. zotter
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Play Taylor

          11. zotter
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Rmwct mark 274....

            Martinez. Forster
            Lamptey. Kwp. Chilwell. Trent. Dallas
            Klich. Grealish. Son. Salah. Havertz
            Kane. Brewster. Dcl

            City plan would be Kane to Aguero in due course probably....

            Not sure. Will worry about that around GW10

            1. Puntillimon
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Gtg

              1. zotter
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Thanks

                Benching Klich out of the front 8 this week. Fair??

            2. Latetotheparty
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Looks good

            3. john25
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Hey guys, any particular reason Forster is the most picked 4.0m gk picked by wildcarders this week (even for teams with Martinez and not McCarthy as the other gk)?

              Cheers

              1. Puntillimon
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Some may want 3 Aston Villa if they fire

              2. zotter
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Two reasons

                A. He is probably closest to claiming a first team spot
                B. Don’t want to tie up a villa spot

            4. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Had Rodriquez from the start, banked the price rises. Now is it worth going Mahrez over him for the next few?

              Will Mahrez have penalties until Agueros back?

              1. jamiejoe
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Good shout ... both great picks.

              2. Alchim1sT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Kun might already start today, i would hold Hamez ... gotta see what City look like the next 2 weeks

                1. Pieterke30
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Jesus out so he will start

                2. TomSaints
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Good shout, trying not to be too template and I see Rodriquez being hounded by Liverpool midfield

            5. THEKID_88
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Anybody got Kane for a hit this week and will capt him?

              Thinking of Jimmy to Kane

              1. King Kun Ta
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                On my mind too....the thing is that transfer would make -8 this GW!

            6. King Kun Ta
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Pick two to play please:

              A Justin (AVL)
              B Mitchell (BHA)
              C Saiss (lee)
              D Ayling (WOL)

              Ta lads!

              1. Alchim1sT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                C and D

              2. Pipermaru
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                AD

            7. Tsssst
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Which Wolves defender?
              Saiss
              Semedo
              Marcal
              Kilman
              Coady

              1. aapoman
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Semedo if you have 5.5

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

              Who's on penalties for City with no KDB?

              1. jamiejoe
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Mahrez?

                I think

              2. zotter
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I would guess Sterling

            9. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Working on my WC drafts sold Jrod and now bought him back at 7.9!
              Now I have 3 options as I can't afford Semedo Salah Maupay...

              A)Saiss Salah Maupay
              B)Semedo Salah Antonio/Watkins
              C)Semedo Sterling Maupay (and do in gw 7 Raz+Maupay OUT for Salah + Antonio)

              Pls I need help...

              1. King Kun Ta
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                B with Watkins

            10. Peekay
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Chances of Ben Davis starting??

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

              Finally made my decision on my WC team

              Martinez (4.0)
              Saiss - TAA - chillwell- castagne (mitchell)
              Salah - Son - Hamez - Grealish (bissouma)
              DCL - Kane (brewster)

              Thoughts?
              Cheers.

              1. Hot Fuzz
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Looks lovely...

              2. King Kun Ta
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                G2G!

            12. aapoman
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              PvA now an option? Really considering him for a wild card.

              1. TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I was leaning Guitiera in goal, but PVA is a more fun pick, so on him now!