Scout Notes

Giroud injury scare as France held to draw

A busy Saturday of international friendlies saw ten World Cup teams in action for the final time before the tournament begins this week.

Olivier Giroud was withdrawn following a clash of heads in France’s 1-1 draw with the United States, while Spain left it late to see off a stubborn Tunisia side in Krasnodar.

Aleksandar Mitrovic hit a hat-trick in Serbia’s 5-1 demolition of Bolivia, but Sweden played out a second successive goalless draw in a stalemate with Peru.

France 1-1 USA

Didier Deschamps gave Fantasy managers a strong indication of his intended starting XI for France’s World Cup opener against Australia with his team selection in Lyon on Saturday.

Kylian Mbappe played just off Antoine Griezmann and Giroud in a 4-3-3/4-3-1-2, with Blaise Matuidi lining up alongside N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba in the midfield three.

Should Giroud’s head injury rule him out of France’s first group match, then his replacement yesterday, Ousmane Dembele, would seem likely to plug the gap against Australia.

A fully-fit Benjamin Mendy got the nod at left-back and put in a promising display; the Manchester City defender’s surging runs and dangerous crosses almost leading to two assists.

Djibril Sidibe and Hugo Lloris were both culpable for the USA’s opener, with Julian Green beating the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper at his near post after having been gifted the ball by Sidibe inside the penalty area.

Sidibe’s replacement, Benjamin Pavard, provided the assist for Mbappe’s 78th-minute equaliser for the hosts.

Though France dominated the match and Pogba was denied by the woodwork, there will be concerns for Deschamps and Fantasy managers over how difficult an inexperienced USA side proved to break down.

France XI (4-3-3): Lloris; Sidibe (Pavard 74), Varane, Umtiti, Mendy (Hernandez 66); Kante, Pogba, Matuidi (Tolisso 58); Griezmann (Fekir 69), Giroud (Dembele 58), Mbappe (Lemar 88)

Tunisia 0-1 Spain

Spain also struggled to breach the defence of less-fancied opposition, as a late Iago Aspas strike gave Julen Lopetegui’s side a 1-0 win in Russia.

The Spanish were near to full strength, with Alvaro Odriozola filling in for the injured Dani Carvajal at right-back and Rodrigo getting the nod over Diego Costa up front.

It wasn’t until Costa’s introduction that Spain mustered a shot on target, with the former Chelsea striker being denied by Aymen Mathlouthi on 65 minutes.

Costa combined with fellow substitute Aspas for the winning goal, teeing up the Celta Vigo striker after being put clean through by Sergio Busquets. Aspas now has five goals and four assists in his last ten starts for the national team.

A well-organised rearguard effort will give Tunisia plenty of encouragement for their forthcoming World Cup encounters with Belgium and England. Naim Sliti missed Tunisia’s best opportunity from close range, as the North African country sat deep and hit Spain on the break.

As mentioned in last night’s article on budget defensive options, the Tunisians recalled experienced goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi with Mouez Hassen – a £4.0m budget option in the official game – making way.

Spain XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Odriozola (Nacho 45), Ramos, Pique, Alba (Iago Aspas 76); Busquets, Thiago (Koke 45); Isco (Vazquez 45), Iniesta, Silva (Asensio 60); Rodrigo (Diego Costa 60).

Tunisia XI (4-5-1): Mathlouthi; Bronn, S. Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul (Haddadi 58); Skhiri, Sassi, Badri (Benalouane 78), Khaoui (Ben Amor 62), Sliti (Khalifa 69); F. Ben Youssef (Srarfi 90)

Serbia 5-1 Bolivia

Some familiar names were involved as Serbia demolished a poor Bolivia side in Graz, Austria.

Fresh from his successful loan spell at Fulham in which he scored 12 goals in 17 appearances, Aleksandar Mitrovic grabbed a hat-trick and recorded an assist to strengthen his appeal to Fantasy managers ahead of Serbia’s enticing-looking World Cup opener against Costa Rica next Sunday.

FPL cult heroes Dusan Tadic and Luka Milivojevic also registered assists, while former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic scored an excellent volley to put the Serbs 4-0 up at the break.

Midfielder Adem Ljajic scored Serbia’s other goal and set up two of Mitrovic’s strikes.

Serbia XI (4-2-3-1): Stojkovic (Rajkovic 80); Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic (Rukavina 67), Kolarov; Matic (Milivojevic 46), Milinkovic-Savic (Grujic 63); Tadic (Radonjic 85), Kostic, Ljajic; Mitrovic (Prijovic 70)

Denmark 2-0 Mexico

Christian Eriksen returned to the Denmark side to inspire his country to a 2-0 win over Mexico in Brondby.

Having missed the 0-0 draw with Sweden to attend the birth of his first child, Eriksen demonstrated his importance to the national side by setting up Yussuf Poulsen’s opener and then sealing the win himself with a close-range strike.

Eriksen’s Fantasy prospects look particularly appealing with fixtures against Peru and Australia to contest in the coming fortnight.

Mexico looked poor for the majority of the match, with coach Juan Carlos Osorio omitting the likes of Javier Hernandez, Miguel Layun and Carlos Vela from his starting line-up and giving several fringe players the opportunity to impress.

Henrik Dalsgaard grabbed the assist for Eriksen’s goal as he begins to emerge as £4.5m defensive option in the official game.

Denmark XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Dalsgaard, Kjær, Christensen, Larsen; Kvist (Lerager 62), Delaney (Schone 62); Eriksen (Krohn-Dehli 90), Sisto (Braithwaite 45), Poulsen (Fischer 82); Jorgensen (Dolberg 45)

Mexico XI (4-1-4-1): Ochoa; Salcedo, Ayala, Moreno (Alvarez 45), Gallardo; Herrera (Marquez 45); J. Dos Santos (Layun 60), Guardado (Fabian 45), G. Dos Santos (Lozano 57), Corona; Peralta (Hernandez 60)

Sweden 0-0 Peru

The hosts once again drew a blank in a World Cup warm-up match, with Peru the latest opposition to frustrate a full-strength Swedish side.

Sweden are winless in four friendly internationals and haven’t scored in their last three, though their defence once again recorded a clean sheet and are worthy of consideration for Fantasy managers ahead of their World Cup opener against South Korea.

Paolo Guerrero, free to play in this summer’s finals after having had his drugs ban temporarily lifted, led the Peru attack, who looked particularly dangerous on the break.

Sweden XI (4-4-2): Olsen; Lustig (Krafth 70), Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson; Claesson, Larsson (Svensson 90), Ekdal (Hiljemark 82), Forsberg (Rohden 85); Berg, Toivonen (Thelin 76)

Peru XI (4-4-2): Gallese; Advincula, Ramos, Rodriguez (Santamaria 81), Trauco; Carrillo (Polo 84), Tapia (Aquino 76), Yotun, Cueva (Flores 76); Guerrero, Farfan

Estonia 1-3 Morocco

Hakim Ziyech and Younes Belhanda will have caught the eye of Fantasy managers ahead of Morocco’s promising-looking opening World Cup group game against Iran this Friday.

Ziyech, who scored two goals and registered as many assists in five World Cup qualification starts, was on target from the penalty spot after Amine Harit was upended in the box.

Belhanda, who failed to deliver an attacking return during the CAF qualifiers, popped up with a goal and an assist as Morocco breezed past a weak Estonia side.

Lone striker Ayoub El Kaabi had supplied Belhanda’s opener before Belhanda turned creator to set up Youssef En-Nesyri for Morocco’s third.

Nordin Amrabat, ostensibly a midfielder, was stationed at right-back in coach Herve Renard’s starting XI.

Morocco XI (4-1-4-1): Mohamedi; N. Amrabat (S. Amrabat 63), Benatia (da Costa 45), Saïss, Hakimi (Boutaib 76); El Ahmadi (Ait Bennasser 63); Ziyech (Bouhaddouz 45), Belhanda, Boussoufa, Harit (En-Nesyri 45); El Kaabi

Hungary 1-2 Australia

The Socceroos edged a close encounter with Hungary in Budapest in a match that featured two own-goals.

Jackson Irvine set up fellow substitute Daniel Arzani for Australia’s opener in the 74th minute, before Trent Sainsbury put through his own net to bring Hungary level.

Irvine recorded a second assist when his cross was deflected in by one-time Newcastle United defender Tamas Kadar to give Australia their second successive friendly victory over European opposition.

Andrew Nabbout started up front ahead of Tomi Juric, while Massimo Luongo was preferred to Mile Jedinak alongside Aaron Mooy in the double-pivot.

Australia XI (4-2-3-1): Ryan (Jones 45); Risdon, Sainsbury, Milligan, Behich; Luongo (Jedinak 45), Mooy; Leckie, Rogic (Irvine 64), Kruse (Arzani 73), Nabbout (Juric 45, Cahill 80).

523 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Opta out
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Please take a moment to peruse this offering..

    Lukaku/Cavani/Jesus
    Cueva/Ziyach/Kroos
    Danilo/Godin/Kimmich/Ramos
    Uzohu

    Pickford/Carrasco/Mojica/Ndiaye

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      RMT usually start with the GK on here

      1. Opta out
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        My deepest apologies, just copied the same format as the game

        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          No need for apology. We’re all friends on here.

          1. Opta out
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            So.... any advice I'd greatly accept.

            1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Too heavy in defense and too light in midfi

              1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                *midfield

            2. Gravless are for Kinnear
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              I’m not playing WCFF. I’ll try and get you some advice

    2. palace ash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Spend your money on defenders who get attacking returns. Cleans sheets may be hard to come by and could easily come from 4.5m players. If you want a good defense, think of Meunier, Sidibe, Mendy along with Kimmich.

    3. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      A bit late but hopefully better than nothing

      Kroos is overpriced at 9 mil, Eriksen, Paulinho, Isco, J Rodriguez all better options at that price point. I think Pickford is a bit redundant considering the decent goalkeepers priced at 4.5. In 67% of Germany's recent friendlies, both teams have scored, meaning Kimmich may not be the best option.

  2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Anyone going without Germany or France attack ?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      o/

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I'm going without both.

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Only Kimmich from those two teams for rd 1.

    4. nevins84
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Currently without Germany

    5. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Have no German attackers but own Griezmann.

    6. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      No France :O Australia is gonna be a hide behind the sofa one!

    7. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Yes

  3. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    For the Telegraph game, I have planned out all my group stages making sure I get it in the big hitters.

    Is an average of 3.6 players per day good for the group stages?

  4. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Best 5.5 defenders?

  5. Coaly
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    a) 4.5 striker, awesome defence
    b) G Jesus, defence all 4.5s + one 5.0

    B would probably be a better bench boost

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      B imo

  6. nevins84
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    1st Draft....
    Thoughts welcome....

    Uzoho Muslera
    Qvist Hegazy Dahlsgaard Meuiner Rose
    Isco Erik JRod Samedov CSanchez
    Griezman Jesus Mitrovic

  7. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Hi, who is better?
    A. Werner
    B. Muller
    Ta.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Muller imo. The 9.5m forwards are incredible. Think Cavani + Lewandowski are both better than Werner whereas in Midfield it's much harder to replace Muller.

    2. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      A

  8. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Thoughts on this team? Cahill is my main doubt at the moment.

    Muslera
    Kimmich Marcelo Meunier Mendy Cahill
    Coutinho Rodriguez
    Lukaku Griezmann Cavani

    Uzoho, N’Diaye, Sanchez, Hamed

  9. NetflixAndChilwell
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 months ago

    RMT / Thoughts?

    Courtois - El Kajoui (MOR)
    Marcelo - Kolarov - Trippier - Tagliafico - Mojica
    Carrasco - James - Eriksen - Forsberg - Belhanda
    Lukaku - Mbappe - Iwobi

    Considering using the WC after first round of fixtures to bring GER/BRA/ESP/URU players in as I think they have their toughest group games fantasy-wise first.

  10. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Can someone kindly provide Opta Out with feedback. He has the first post on this page

    1. Opta out
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      How thoughtful, this world needs more people like you.

  11. KAPTAIN KUN
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    McDonald's fpl, how's she looking?

    Caballero
    Cedric | Hummels | Vertonghen
    Honda | Asensio | Dzagoev | Coutinho
    Kane | Salah | Griezmann

    Ryan | R. Rodriguez | Oviedo | Kouyate

    0ITB

    Cheers

    1. 40 MIL & A QUID
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Sorry bro one of the worst I’ve seen

      1. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Haha I have no idea with these international ones. Thanks

    2. FFFrøg⭐️
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Honestly a bit rough.
      Caballero and Ryan - Ryan plays Fra, Per, Den, and is likely to concede 2 plus in all, especially considering they conceded against Hungary last night. Caballero is not nailed on in a shocking Argentina defence that plays high scoring Iceland and Nigeria sides and a very nice Croatia side.
      Vertonghen - Same price as Meunier without the consistent attacking threat.
      Cedric - Portugal play Spain gw1 and he's not nailed on.
      Oviedo - plays Serbia first, who scored 5 last night, then Brazil, who're Brazil....
      Asensio - Unlikely to start
      Dzagoev - this Russia side are abysmal and he's not their biggest attacking threat.
      Kouyate - no attacking threat, either buy a better 5m or just get a 4.5m
      Coutinho - Paulinho is a better FF option, did better in qualifying and cheaper.
      Honda - out of form himself and playing in a really bad Japan side, with a new manager who has no established system.
      Salah - still touch and go to start gw1.
      Kane - too expensive for what he is over Lukaku/ Werner/ Suarez/ Cavani/ Jesus

      Sorry for ripping it to pieces but I hope it helps 🙂

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        People give the Argentine defense a lot of stick, but it's kinda unjustified. Maybe man for man not as good as the other contenders, but they have a great defensive record in qualifying and I think they'll be just fine at the back in the group stages.

        The rest of your advice is spot-on though. The bigger issue with Argentina is not knowing which keeper starts. Caballero isn't nailed on.

      2. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Literally just rustled it up in 5 mins so had a feeling it might be bad without looking into likely team news and fixtures first so it's fine to rip it apart.
        I'll have a proper look later in the week.

      3. Sean.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Apart from that it's all good though 🙂

        1. KAPTAIN KUN
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Haha!

  12. Daniello
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    What do u think?

    Schmeichel --- Uzoho
    Dalsgaard - Mojica - Meunier - Varela - Sabaly
    Eriksen - Ziyach - J. Rodriquez - Carrasco - Nandez
    Messi - Lukaku - Mbappe

    WC after second round.

  13. The_Adam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Coutinho, J Rod, or C.Eriksen? Best option at 9.0?

    Midfield is currently set to be Mueller, Isco, Cueva, Lo Celso and one of the above.

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Paulinho a better option than Coutinho. Eriksen is probably a better option than him, although it's really a coin toss when it comes to him vs JRod

    2. The_Adam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      My other option by the way is to take out Isco and have Paulinho and J.Rod or Eriksen (I already have Danilo & Jesus for the full Brazilian quota)

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Isco is 100% the option to have in midfield.

        1. trinzoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          What is the position he plays at Spain?

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Sort of a free playing attacking mid. Not got any concrete position aside from that

    3. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      J Rod for the importance to the team and fixtures. Just.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      J. Rod. And that's a really expensive midfield.

      1. The_Adam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I've got De Arrascaeta up front at 5.5 which allowed me to spend on midfield.

        Gone for the Paulinho/J.Rod option for now.

        Muslera Uzoho
        Kimmich Danilo Meunier Trauco Hakimi
        Mueller J.Rod Paulinho Lo Celso Cueva
        Cavani De Arrascaeta Jesus

  14. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Finish this backline:

    Muslera Uzoho

    Kimmich Meunier Danilo 5.5 Mojica

    1. Sean.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Trippier ?

    2. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Trippier.

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Valera at 4.5 (assuming fit) - otherwise Godin

  15. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    It's really difficult not to go for a big three up front but Mitro/Guerreiro at 7.5 look worth it...

  16. The Mighty Whites
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Afternoon guys, thoughts appreciated-

    Muslera, Uzoho

    Kimmich, Meunier, Danilo, Dalsgaard, Mojica

    Isco, Paulinho, Carassco, Cueva, Aldawasari

    Lukaku, Werner, Cavani

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Plan for better captains.

      Currently Al Dawsari - Cavani - Isco? - Werner - Lukaku - Mojica?

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I like it - probably because it's extremely similar to mine!!

      I've opted for Varela over Kimmich and 2 4.5 keepers in order to get James over Carrasco

    3. Koolswan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I am not sure if Werner & Danilo will get enough game time. Navas in goal could be a good budget option.

  17. YoungPretender
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Muslera
    Danilo Godin Meunier Kimmich Dalsgard
    Cueva Muller
    Cavani(C) Jesus Lukaku

    Uzoho J.Rodriguez Ndiaye Sanchez

    Thoughts? 0.5m ITB for any changes.

    1. HALFSPACE
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Dalsgaard only real dubious pick in there

      1. YoungPretender
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Could upgrade to Granqvist?

    2. Prøfeßör …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      The midfield is weak.

  18. HALFSPACE
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Uzoho
    Meunier Trippier Advincula
    Coutinho Isco Lingard Golovin
    Messi Griezmann Mbappé

    Hassen | Maguire | Sabaly | de Guzman

    Maguire 1st sub cos Advincula plays before him. Thoughts?

    1. Prøfeßör …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Too many players have been picked based on reputation alone. I would take another look at Lingard, Golovin, Coutinho, De Guzman and one of the England defenders. I think it's important to have a decent keeper pairing.

      1. Astronautovic
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        What is your keeper pairing at the moment?

        1. Prøfeßör …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Muslera or Schmeichel and Uzoho. It depends on Varela.

          1. Astronautovic
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Thanks man

  19. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Final decision! Playing on a local site so prices are slightly different. Help me to pick one line-up (prices within brackets).

    A. Werner (9.5), Hazard (midfielder, 10.5), Marcelo (6.0), Kimmich (6.5), Godin (5.5) - 4-3-3
    B. Lukaku (11.0), Eriksen (8.5), James (8.0), Hector (5.5), Sidibe (5.0) - 3-4-3

    Rest of the team:

    Cavani (9.5) - Lewandowski (7.0)
    Neymar (12.5) - Paulinho (6.0)
    Meunier (6.0)
    Pickford (5.0)

    Point structure same as McD and FPL. 2 free transfers between each fixture.

    Thank you so much guys!!!

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      How much for entry?

      1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        And I´d go A

  20. xiMoxiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Who do you think the best midfielder in the game is? My vote is for Muller

  21. ludaslol
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Playing Local game, Which trio is the best?

    A) M Uribe, Tagniflaco, Werner
    B) Danilo, Paulinho, Caceres (nailed?)

    When I put it like this B seems waaay better doesnt it? Kinda want werner tho..

  22. FFFRog's WC Player Guide: Defence
    FFFrøg⭐️
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    A comprehensive list of the realistic fantasy football options at every position and every price band. This is just my opinion, feel free to add to it or disagree with my choices. Trying to make all your lives easier by cutting down the huge player list to players that are guaranteed to start and might get some fantasy points. I've tried to get as many options in as I can and I'm also happy to try and justify any picks below. Starting with goalies and defenders, I've stayed away from leaky defenses, especially those with very tough games.

    Goalkeeper
    6.5m - DDG
    6m - Lloris, Alisson, Courtois, Patricio, Neuer
    5.5m - Muslera, Pickford, Ospina, Subasic,
    5m - Sommer, Schmeichel, Navas, Stojkovic, Ochoa, Olsen
    4.5m - El Kajoui, El-Hadary, Diallo
    4m - Uzoho

    Defender
    6.5m - Marcelo, Hector, Kimmich, Alba, Ramos
    6m - Meunier, Walker, Otamendi, Varane, Umtiti, Vertonghen, Pique, Alderweireld, Herrera, Pepe, Hummels, Boateng
    5.5m - Mendy, Rodriguez, Mina, Trippier, Giminez, Godin, Stones, Schar, Caceres, Sanchez, Guerreiro, Marquinhos, Danilo, Vrsaljko, Ivanovic, Odriozola, Lustig, Kolarov, Arias, Miranda, Sidibe,
    5m - Arnason, Lovren, Mbodji, Koulibaly, Benatia, Trauco, Augustinsson, Kjaer, Granqvist, Stryger Larsen, Reyes, Moreno,
    4.5m - Advincula, Hakimi, Saiss, Da Costa, Hegazy, Gabr, Varela, Mojica, Akanji, Dalsgaard, Hawsawi, Pouraliganji, Milenkovic, Ekong,
    4m - Sabaly, Idowu

    1. FFFrøg⭐️
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Gallese also on the 4.5m goalkeeper list.

    2. The_Adam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      All my GK & DF selections are in there so I can't disagree with that!

    3. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Very much appreciated. Thank you.

    4. HALFSPACE
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Mouez Hassen in contention 4.0m gk

    5. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Nice work! Any idea which one of the Russian 4.5 defenders is most nailed? I know we get the lineup anyway but just wondering.

    6. Hampe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Great post. When will you post mids and strikers? I have a draft in 3,5 hours...

      1. FFFrøg⭐️
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I've done mids on the next post - strikers later this evening.

        1. Hampe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Can’t wait! Great research and very useful before my draft. Will you make it within an hour?

    7. blablabla
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Nice list!
      One question though, I read somewhere that Trippier might get rotated with TAA. Do you think he's definitely nailed?

      1. philb159
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I suspect that will all hinge on whether England win the first game. Southgate has said he will rotate so I’m expecting the wing backs are the most susceptible due to the work rate required to lay there

        1. blablabla
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Alright, thanks for the reply, i'll look somewhere else then.

    8. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Caballero?

      1. aflickering
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        not nailed.

        1. melvinmbabazi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          think his 1st choice now

    9. Eden Wizard
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Bieranvald (Iran) 4.5 nailed keeper

    10. Eden Wizard
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Sabaly not nailed?

    11. pompeyupnorth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Brilliant and thanks for taking the time to do this..

  23. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Very happy to see a bunch of decent-looking 4.5 defenders coming into play.
    Allows me the following:

    Gallese, EL Kajoui
    Meunier, Danilo, Varela, Mojica, Dalsgaard
    James, Paulinho, Isco, Cueva, Aldawsari
    Werner, Lukaku, Cavani

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      How do you know varela is fit?

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        He'll be fine, early indications are it's only a knock but wait for official news imo...

  24. Eden Wizard
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Going for only 1 *10ml striker with Ighalo & Carrillo but who?

    1. Eden Wizard
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Not seeing any Costa (Spain) love

      1. FFFrøg⭐️
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        He's just not nailed on

        1. Eden Wizard
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 8 months ago

          He started again this last game

    2. FFFrøg⭐️
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Lukaku

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Agree

  25. Astronautovic
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Which one is the better choice for a belgium forward? Hazard or lukaku?

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Lukaku

      1. Astronautovic
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Thanks

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Lukaku imo

      1. Astronautovic
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Thanks man

  26. Djemba-Djemba
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    RMT

    Schmeichel/El Kajoui
    Meunier/Danilo/Godin/Hakimi/Hegazy
    JRod/Paulinho/Carrasco/C. Sanchez/ Hamed
    Griez/Jesus/Messi

    Thanks!

  27. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Spain struggling to break down Tunisias parked bus worries me a little actually. Anyone have a good place to find their record in other friendlies?

    1. FFFrøg⭐️
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Wikipedia tbh

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Sometimes the obvious options are the best 😛

    2. Norman Conquest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      they beat the argies 6 -1 all the rest they only scored 1 goal in

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Hmmm. I guess they like teams with a high line. This does make Isco less attractive admittedly

    3. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I like to use this, not sure if it will have exactly what you want

      https://uk.soccerway.com/teams/spain/spain/2137/

  28. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Muller or Werner?

    And is Werner nailed?

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      In the same boat. Is having them both too much? Seem lots of forwards options and not too much mid options.

  29. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Anybody knows about varela's fitness?

  30. AYEW KI-EDEN MEE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    How's it looking?

    Muslera
    Kimmich Meunier Danilo
    Muller Carrasco J Rodriguez Belhanda
    Lukaku Cavani Jesus

    Uzoho Advincula Mojica Sanchez