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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. Kun Tozser
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    KDB out for -4

    1. Bruno
    2. Grealish
    3. Trossard
    4. Just play KWP +4

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      4

    2. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1

    4. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1

    5. Latetotheparty
        1 month, 11 days ago

        4

    6. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      KdB ->

      A) Sterling (-4)
      B) Start Justin (AVL)

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B

      3. asdf_1
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

      4. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B

    7. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mccarthy
      TAA Taylor Mitchell
      Salah Son Bruno Rodriguez Neto
      Mitrovic Jiminez

      Nyland KWP Saliba Davis

      -4 Neto to Grealish?
      Also tempted -8 Neto to Barkley allowing Jiminez to Kane?

      Cheers

      1. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Mitchell won’t start

        1. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          More chance of a clean sheet then KWP if he does if not get KWP from the bench unless of course Mitchell cameos for pva towards the end of the match

    8. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Got two frees. Going to do KDB to Son who I’ll captain. James Rodriguez to Grealish or save the other free?

      Team as it stands will be:

      Martinez
      TAA, Digne, Saiss
      Salah (v), Son (c), James Rodriguez, Foden
      Calvert-Lewin, Jimenez, Mitrovic

      Subs: Button, Lamptey, Mitchell, Anguissa

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Save the ft

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Thanks.

      2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Why on earth would you take out james

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Don’t think he’ll play ninety minutes, his hauls have mainly come when Richarlison isn’t on the pitch, have three Everton and don’t like having three of any team if I can help it, Grealish is a great option, especially against a depleted Leicester.

      3. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Villa struggle at Leicester

        Unless they're truly transformed?

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          But they’ve just put seven past Liverpool and Leicester have no players.

      4. Latetotheparty
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Foden > trossard

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

        the only captaon real choices:

        A son
        B kane
        C salah

        ?

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I can't decide between Salah and Son... I trust Salah more but Son is on fire at the mo.

        2. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A or B for me ...

          But Salah could easily shine.

      6. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Play Lapmtey or Dallas?

        1. asdf_1
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Lamptey

        2. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Dallas, Lamptey first sub

        3. Gunner Boy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Dallas

      7. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Justin relegated to my bench and chopping board.

        Leicester in injury crisis against in form villa!

      8. asdf_1
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Play 2
        A) mitchell
        B) taylor
        C) ayling

        1. King Kun Ta
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Mitchell & Taylor

      9. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Salah or son captain?

        1. King Kun Ta
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Son

      10. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Give Jimi one more chance? Or sell him for Kane(-8 & already have Son)?

        Ta for the advice!

        1. asdf_1
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Jimi

      11. davies
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Soucek or Mitchell

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Soucek

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

        PVA or castagne?
        Have Mitchell on sub.

        1. aapoman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          PvA

      13. Blue Moon Rising
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A) KDB fo Sterling

        Or

        B) KDB to Grealish and Mitro to Kane (-4)

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          B

      14. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Captain Sonny or Harry?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Son

        2. Latetotheparty
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I've gone harry

        3. Bonus magnet
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          better combo?

          1. mahrez+rashford
          2. sterling +greenwood

        4. SomeoneKnows
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Play Saiss or Dallas?

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Dallas

          2. tilope
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Dallas

            What’s about Ayling v Podence?

          3. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Dallas

        5. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          1) Grealish Foden
          2) Barkley Rodriguez

          1. tilope
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            2

        6. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Which one on a WC?

          A)Martinez + Saiss

          B)Ryan/Meslier + Semedo

          1. GE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            A

        7. Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Last WC dilemmas:

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

          ?

          1. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Lamptey would be on bench anyway

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

              Never bench Lamptey ! 🙂
              Hes so good to be benched

          2. GE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            1. L
            2. S

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

          Last WC-draft - gtg or change something?

          (0.0 itb)

          Martinez
          Robertson/Chilwell/Saiss
          Salah/Son/James/Grealish
          Kane/DCL/Maupay

          Bench: Button, Dallas, Bissouma, Mitchell

          1. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Good to go IMO

          2. LegendMoon
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            great team, gtg

          3. EgyptianKing
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Nice!

          4. GE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Thanks

          5. SomeoneKnows
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Same team as mine only I went for Soucek over Bissouma

            Not sure whether to start Saiss or Dallas this week

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

          Is KDB out worth a -8 as I am already on a -4?

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

          1. LegendMoon
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            defo no, thats why you've got a bench

            1. boroie
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Do you think Sterling outscores Bissouma by 4?

              1. LegendMoon
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                -8 will reduce your rank by about 100,000

                1. boroie
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Surely the only question here to answer is whether Sterling outscores Bissouma by 4 points... if the answer is yes then it is worth a hit. If not then it isnt...

        10. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Mahrez or Grealish this gw only?

          1. EgyptianKing
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Grealish imo

          2. LegendMoon
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            1 week only - Mahrez, long term - Grealish

        11. EgyptianKing
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Brewster likeky to start this GW in your opinion?

          Tempted to start him

        12. UKG
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          KDB to:

          Sterling
          Bale
          Bruno
          Havertz
          Other (have Son, Salah, Jrod)

          1. boroie
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            A

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

          All set ?

          Martinez
          R.James, Mitchell, Lamptey
          Son(C), Sterling (VC), Salah, Rodriguez, Barnes
          Jimenez, DCL

          Sub: Forster, Brewster, Dunne, Ferguson
          2.5 in the bank
          0FT

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Looks good to me

        14. Kitman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hi guys,

          How’s this WC looking?

          Martinez, Steer
          Robertson, Saiss, Zouma, Lamptey, Mitchell
          Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish, ASM,
          Kane, DCL, Antonio

          I was debating a Martinez/Ryan rotation but that gives me headaches
          Also no KDB - or city at all really

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

          KDB to...
          A - Sterling
          B - Rashford
          C - Zaha
          D - James Rod
          E - Grealish
          F - Save the -4 and start Bissouma

          First to 3 votes win...

          1. Alchim1sT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            A

        16. Alchim1sT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Last Dilemma:

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

          1. Chelsea91
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            i go for Dallas as i have Maupay

        17. Super salah
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Pick one (for this week only

          A chilwell
          B pva
          C watkins
          D barkley
          E bamford

          1. Alchim1sT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            A

          2. Chelsea91
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            i have a n b

        18. LanMi
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          How do you rate Joel Ward? Is he nailed on?