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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. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I am going to bring someone in for KDB, but cant decide at all :

    A : Pulisic. Underpriced, great player. But would like to see him the next two before jumping on. United away up next. Should also get limited minutes.

    B : Sterling. Decent fixtures over the next few. Should be central for the City attack. But will he get the service ? And he is also flagged.

    C : Rashford. Think United will get back on track vs Newcastle. Could play upfront. Tough games next 3 but in my mind he tends to do alright in more difficult fixtures.

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        A

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Mane? Though out of those would get a Chelsea mid...

      1. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I have decided not going Mane. Already have Salah and dont want the double up for now. Also looking at doubling up on Robbo/TAA from next gw, so I will avoid Mane for now

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B would not overthink

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This!

      2. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Ty. I am overthinking right now. Spot on

    4. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B from those

  2. Lukec94
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Have 2 FT and feel obliged to use one but can't see where, someone convince me.

    McCarthy
    Taa C.Taylor Saiss (Lamptey, Mitchell)
    Foden Salah Podence Sterling Havertz
    Kane DCL (Brewster)

    1. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sell Foden

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Who's your sub keeper?

  3. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    gtg this week?

    Martinez
    Robbo TAA Saiss
    Salah Son(c) Grealish Foden
    DCL Kane Maupay

    (Forster/Stephens/Branthwaite/Douglas)

    Good luck all!

  4. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Start Reece James or Lamptey?

    1. Latetotheparty
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Lamptey

      • 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        James

      • zotter
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Got to be James surely

    2. aapoman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

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

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah for sure

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yep great option and means there is value in keeping Mitchell

        1. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          There is value?

          1. aapoman
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            If PvA doesnät play Mitchell plays.

        2. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I mean, where Mitchell would play?

      3. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        yes i am in and starting him

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Captain:

      1. Salah
      2. Son

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Son

      2. Latetotheparty
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Son

        • Kakashi Of The Leaf
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Almighty FCSaltyBalls B out of those.

      3. itsmeguneet
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Need some help guys:

        Ramsdale
        TAA- Tierney - Doherty
        Salah - KDB - Rodriguez - Bissouma
        Werner - DCL - Bamford

        Nyland, Mitchell, Lemina, Vinagre-

        Won't wildcard but tempted to free up KDB and Werner for -4 .. who can be other two long term options??
        Considering Kane or Son, either to have in my team right now

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Get in Son, KDB to Son only

      4. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thought on below WC team ?

        Martinez
        Robbo,PVA,Chilwell
        Sterling,Salah,Son,Grealish
        Wilson,Maupay,DCL

        Button Dallas,Romeo,Douglas

        0.1 itb

        1. itsmeguneet
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Is PVA sure to start ahead of Mitchell?? Otherwise looks decent

          1. Chelsea91
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            i think both will start and PVA will play on wing. He is back and ready and in training with the team.

      5. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        A: KDB to Salah for a hit (Already on a -4 so this would make it -8)
        B: Hope one of James / Mitchell / Burke starts and do A for free next gw

        1. Alchim1sT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          probably would take the hit ... we is likely to score 4 more than the named players

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Plus I think it isn’t a wasted transfer as you need salah anyway

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

              Will just do Kdb > salah for free in gw6...just not sure whether it’s worth a hit this week

          2. unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            He would need to score 4 more points just to break even

      6. jimmy9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Think this is good to go despite a few very obvious weaknesses.
        Just not 100% sure on the best replacements so am happy to wait another GW.

        McCarthy.
        TAA, Robbo, Ayling, Justin .
        Salah(c), Son (vc), KDB**, Podence.
        DCL, Jimenez, Adams.
        Button, Ayling, Mitchell, Bissouma.
        1ft, 0.0m ITB.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Why cap salah over son?

          1. Shaw must go on
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            better player?

      7. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Good enough to hold?

        Martinez
        Robbo, Saiss, Chilwell, Lamptey
        Salah, Podence, Zaha, Son C
        DCL, Wilson

        Steer, Mitchell, Delap, KDB

        1.8

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Zaha good to play? Not much bench there

        2. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Rory Delap?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            City fwd

        3. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yup looks good

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Cheers, bloody injuries on top of poor start = Panic 🙂

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Already taken hit to sort out!

      8. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Last WC dilemmas:

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

        ?

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          1. Lamptey or perhaps Kwp or Leeds. I have all three
          2. 3.9
          3. Close. I would go chilwell if you can stretch. Out of those semedo for surety of starts

      9. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Chance WOL keeping CS?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yes

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          50

        3. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          30% according to bookie odds.

        4. Latetotheparty
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Think Leeds will score tbh

        5. jdogg
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Bench 1

          A james rod
          B dcl
          C perriera
          D brewster

          Cheers.x

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

            A

          2. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            C

        6. DeadStar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          So is Utd interest dead? Thinking between Fernandes or Kane now (along with Son). I guess Kane is better?

          1. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Kane is better

            United will sort it out eventually

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Wait and see they are expensive

          3. Mambino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            think it's being massively overstated cos there are so many haters. Don't get me wrong, they have been absolute poo so far though but it's only 3 games and I wouldn't be surprised by a big reaction tonight

          4. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Kane is a far, far better asset than Fernandes

            1. 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              this

            2. DeadStar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              That based on just this season and right now though yes? Fernandes was better before this season. It's tough as going Kane means a Spurs double up and no Utd at all.

              1. Van der Faart
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                United haven't shown anything to warrant having them yet in my opinion.

                1. DeadStar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  It's Fernandes i'm really talking about here. He seems to always get points regardless of how Utd play.

            3. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Not really. Similarly priced. One is a mid. One is a forward. Both on penalties but one gets them way more. One is on freekicks and corners while the other isn't. Long term Fernandes is a much better option. Currently on form it's Kane right now but even in his best season he hasn't surpassed 230 points.

        7. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Barkley or Trossard?

          1. Latetotheparty
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Trossard, involved in everything Brighton do going forward.

            • Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Trossard 100%

          2. Nedvěd11
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Start Brewster or Podence?

            1. zotter
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Brew

          3. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Play Burke bench KDB or Sell KDB for a -8 and if so for who? Have Son and Salah already

            1. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              It's a minus 4 to get Mane or Bruno or Sterling in.

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Any other than Burke? If only him I’ll take a hit for Sterling

          4. 1zverGGadeM
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            This GW is Lamptey against Mitchell in a derby game. Take that note from me and set your teams properly

            1. Blue Moon Rising
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              What’s your point?

            2. unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              ?

            3. 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              It could be easely 0-0 or 1-0 to Brighton, as Im starting Ryan and Mitchell - thats all

          5. Sid07
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Bench one from
            1) siass
            2) Dallas
            3) Mitchell

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

              3

            2. 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              A

          6. seanie3
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            best combo please on WC

            a) TAA & Dallas
            b) Robbo & Saiss.

            1. Chelsea91
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              robbo and saiss

            2. Alchim1sT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              pretty equal tbh
              slighty preferring Robbo

          7. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Don't have Salah and I'm almost tempted to wc to get him in.
            On a -4
            Mccarthy
            TAA James C.Taylor
            Sterling Bruno son soucek
            Jimenez dcl antonio
            (Button bissouma ayling mitchell)

            A) wc
            B) hold for this week

          8. Azzastaan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            rmt pls
            mcarthy forster
            chilwell robbo justin mitchell targett
            salah son jorginho bissouma (?????)
            dcl kane brewster

            I have 12m itb and wildcard is active any changes/ who should my final player be??

            1. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              You mean 1.2 itb?

            2. LegendMoon
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Pulisic and upgrade defence

              1. LegendMoon
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                plus change biss to grealish

          9. Merlinho
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Definitive decision - Ayling or Dallas?

            1. fcsaltyballs
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Dallas

              1. Merlinho
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Why?

                1. jamiejoe
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Why not?

                2. Goonsquad245
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Sometimes plays in midfield and then it is not close. Close when they both play full back.

          10. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Ok another quick one... Captain:

            1. Salah
            2. Kane

            1. TB303
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              My heart is with Kane
              My gut is with Salah

          11. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Do you think Dunne could play or hes definatly out ?

            1. TB303
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              out

          12. Kakashi Of The Leaf
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Pick one

            A Richarlison Jimenez Barkley
            B Mane/Sterling/Bruno Brewster Watkins

            Have Salah

          13. TB303
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Can't go to work until I decide, PLEASE HELP

            Capt

            A) Salah
            B) Kane

            1. TSN
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Kane!

            2. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Select him when you get to work.

              B

            3. Kay317
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Kane

          14. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Captain choice help needed:
            A) Salah
            B) Pulisic
            C) Son
            Cheers

            1. TB303
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              A 100%

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              On Son, rested & Ham going to get ripped to shreds

          15. TSN
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            PVA or castagne?

            1. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Any other options? PVA is only just back to fitness (allegedly) and Leicester have LOTS of injuries/doubts.