After finishing in the top 0.5% in the Fantasy Premier League, I might as well have a go at the Euro’s one that starts in under a weeks time. Will I do anywhere as well? Absolutely not, but I’ve found a few gems that may help you with your team.
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GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma – Italy – 5.5
Only conceding 4 goals in the 10 qualification games and having one of the easier groups, Donnarumma is in between the sticks for my team. While 5.5 for a keeper is a little expensive there’s not many better options for less. Fully expect Italy to keep 2/3 clean sheets in the group stage.
DEF: Owen Wijndal – Holland – 4.5
The whole defence is basically Enabler FC, starting off with Wijndal. Holland have a nice group and are looking like they’ll be playing 5 in the back. Wijndal is on the left side of the defence and could end up at wing back, making him an absolute steal. Even if they play 4 at the back he’s a starting 4.5 defender, can’t go wrong.
DEF: Jan Bednarek – Poland – 4.5
Poland comfortably look like they’ll progress from the group stage, making Bednarek another bargain. Bednarek hasn’t got the attacking prowess that you tend to look for in defenders, but I’m sure he’ll be getting his head to a set piece or two. Slovakia and Sweden either side of a tough Spain fixture is enough to get him in the squad.
DEF: Joakim Mæhle – Denmark – 4.5
#AnotherOne but this one is my favourite. Dark horse Denmark have a number of bargains in their team, none better than Joakim. Only just arriving on the international scene for Denmark, Joakim has 2 goals and an assist from right back. Although they finished second in their qualification group, they remained unbeaten and conceded 6 goals. Great value for a team that can get deep into this tournament.
MID: Ferran Torres – Spain – 8.0
After a mediocre season with Manchester City, Torres is hoping to show everyone just how good he is. 7 goals in 24 games for citizens is worlds apart from his 6 goals in 11 for Spain. Unlike in Fantasy Premier League, the majority of wingers for their country are down as Strikers, Torres is one of the few exceptions and offers great value at 8.0.
MID: Mason Mount – England – 7.0
Champions League winning, player of the year candidate Mason SHOULD start every game for England. There’s no doubting his eye for a pass and his natural scoring ability. Considering how average the rest of the Chelsea squad is, Mount could be the stand out performer with the talent the England squad have. He’ll pe playing the further forward of a 3 man midfield slotting passes through to Kane and co. 7.0 bit of a bargain as well if he does end up playing every game.
MID: Georginio Wijnaldum – Holland – 8.0
While as a fantasy asset for club he stinks, Gini is a different animal for country. 4 goals and 3 assists in his last 6 appearance’s for Holland are the kind of figures I can get behind. Let’s hope he can carry on his fine international form into the Euro’s.
MID: Daniel James – Wales – 6.5
Another player who plays better for country than club is Dan James. With 2 goals and an assist in his last 4 games for Wales, James at 6.5 is a bargain. His blistering pace suits Wales’ playstyle to a T. Wales tend to play counter attacking football and his pace gets him in behind, on the end of chances a lot more than when he plays for United, Who tend to be the more dominant team.
ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal – 12.0
The best player at the tournament just has to be in my fantasy team, regardless of how hard their group is. Ronaldo as we all know is a big game player, and having the group of death if anything is better for him. Portugal’s all time record goal scorer will be hoping to take his nation to the end and retain their title, and get a fair few goals along the way. As if he wasn’t good enough anyway, Ronaldo will be on penalties, free kicks, corners and probably goal kicks, adding to his threat of getting additional points.
ST: Harry Kane – England – 11.5
Debatably the most important summer in Harry’s career with his club future up in the air, he’ll be looking to add another golden boot to his individual accolades (mainly because he has no team ones). England’s talisman will be hoping for another successful international campaign after scoring 9 penalties vs Panama in the 2018 World Cup, helping him secure the golden boot. Kane is also on the occasional free kick which could help with his point scoring tally should he get an assist off a deflection.
ST: Romelu Lukaku – Belgium – 11.0
My favourite for the golden boot is Lukaku. He’s come off a stellar season with Serie A champions Inter Milan, Lukaku scored 24 goals and 11 assists. Easiest group of the lot as well can only mean goals for Romelu, who has scored 7 goals in 7 games for the Red Devils. Hazard being back in the team may take Lukaku off penalties, but there’s a lot more to Lukaku’s game than that. Get him in.
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