Here’s our McDonalds Euro fantasy article where we give you some thoughts on the up coming final, some player options and stats plus the predicted lineups
McDonalds Euro Fantasy – Some thoughts on the final and player options
Here’s the fixtures from the BBC website in UK times:
Number of free transfers
You can use your transfers up to the point of Sundays Portugal/France final. Subs and captain changes are irrelevant. The lineups for the game will probably be out an hour before
You may still have a wildcard if you’re incredibly lucky but you shouldn’t need it.
Top attacking point scorers
It’s worth mentioning that Quaresma has often been a sub
Top attacking ownership
The key point of ownership is that if a high ownership player scores then your rank will be affected. As you can see Payet, Pogba, Griezmann and Ronaldo are owned by over 90% of teams so not owning them is either a massive risk or opportunity depending on your perspective
From my perspective overall rank is all I’m concerned about. I don’t play in any work or friends leagues so I’m not involved in individual battles to get ahead of work colleagues or friends. What this means is that I care just as much about the risk of going backwards with my rank as I do with going forward. That means although I will have the very high ownership players. While I will probably back France I wont go all out and I will cover some Portugal options for some risk management. If you’re behind in your mini league and want to go all out you might try and do something different, maybe concentrate on 1 defence or avoid the high ownership players and go elsewhere.
Here’s my view of the possible lineups through the excellent site lineupbuilder.com
Will Kante play instead of Matuidi or will Deschamps go without a “proper” CDM
Carvalho and Pepe should return.
Remember you can make up to 6 free transfers before the Final kicks off and the lineups should be out around an hour before
I’m backing France as the most likely team to get a clean sheet. I expect Portugal to play very defensively which could restrict the goals but heighten the chances of a clean sheet. Who you pick will depend on funds available. Koscielny for attacking potential if you have funds, Umtiti for value.
Renato Sanches – Portugal £4.4m
Payet – France £8.1m
Pogba – France £8.5m
Matuidi – France £7.0m check lineups
Joao Mario – Portugal £6.0m
Ronaldo – Portugal £12.0m
Nani – Portugal £7.5m
Giroud – France £8.5m
Griezmann – France £10.0m
I wont be making transfers until the teams are announced tomorrow which will be roughly an hour before kick off which is 8pm. If you’re interested I’ll only put them on twitter @fantasyfoot20