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Belgium lead Russia after Finland beat Denmark

Belgium are leading Russia in their opening EURO 2020 match thanks to the most-popular Fantasy asset Romelu Lukaku (€11.0m).

The Inter Milan forward converted a Dries Mertens (€9.0m) in the 10th minute and dedicated his strike to club team-mate Christian Eriksen, who was hospitalised during Denmark’s meeting with Finland.

The former Spurs man collapsed during the first half and received CPR from medics before being transferred to hospital where he managed to be stabilised, subject to further examinations.

After just under an hour, the contest was resumed, in which Joel Pohjanpalo (€6.0m) scored the only goal of the game and 34%-owned goalkeeper Lukas Hrádecky (€4.0m) saved a Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (€5.5m) penalty.

Meanwhile, popular Fantasy defender Jason Denayer (€4.5m), owned by 22%, missed out on the starting line-up for Belgium, who deployed Derdryck Boyata (€4.5m) in the back-three with Jan Vertonghen (€5.5m) and Toby Alderweireld (€5.5m).

Eden Hazard (€10.0m) and Kevin De Bruyne (€10.5m) are not involved due to injury.

Belgium XI: Courtois; Vertonghen, Boyata, Alderweireld; Castagne, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T Hazard; Mertens, Carrasco; Lukaku.

Russia XI: Shunin; Zhirkov, Dzhikiya, Semenov, Fernandes; Ozdoev, Barinov; Golovin, Kuzyaev, Zobnin; Dzyuba.

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  1. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Captain Lukaku at the double!! Think I’ll stick thanks

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Are you sure Depay or Ronaldo won't get hat tricks? 😀

    2. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Absolutely agreed, moved from Insigne on 8 but 10 points is a keeper
      Gutted I didn't have Meunier though!

  2. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    That is captain locked in then 😀

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Lets have another one.

  4. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    'He speaks the language of goals'

    1. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I love that quote from the Matterface

  5. dark91
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A dream goal. Meunier to Big Rom

  6. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Insigne(C) to Lukaku(C) gaining me 2 pts. Success!

  7. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Well that settles the "Stick or Twist" debate

  8. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who are people replacing Eriksen for?

    1. azz007
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Jota

    2. Bielsa's Bucket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Wijnaldum was initially in my team, but took him out for Torres. Will be interesting to see how rest of games pan out before making choice.

  9. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Lukaku YC would be a good compromise pls

  10. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Do the player prices rise/fall in the Euro game like in FPL?

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No it is an EU thing less red tape.

  11. Bielsa's Bucket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Yes big man, repaid the faith!

  12. Chancer
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    This is ideal. All with stick with Lukaku and I will get Ronaldo's hattrick! :S

    1. Chancer
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      *will (for captain)

  13. azz007
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Will Menuir start next game. And why didn't denayer start?

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes Meunier is likely to start next game

      Castange has an eye socket injury

      https://twitter.com/FPL_Aiden/status/1403806839171649539

      I don't know why Denayer did not start. He was tipped to by most watchers.

  14. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Settling on two goals? Enjoy the little leagues if you are happy to settle

    1. More Cowbell
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Nah, two goals is a fist pump captain lock

  15. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Those 20pts are beautiful

  16. Ron_Swanson
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    54 points here - happy with that

    1. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Just pipped you at 58 and all 3 subs coming into play tonight, think I'll keep my Finnish keeper in mind!

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        well played - me too!

    2. LSK
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      68 here, got lucky with Meunier

  17. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I think I like the no bonus in this version

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I would like more ways to get points, but not the FPL bonus system its current form

    2. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I think equal points should be given to mids and forwards for a goal this way.
      Or come up with a way to differentiate CDMs and second strikers classified as mids. Players like Insigne and Bale getting addition points for a goal and CS does not make a lot of sense to me.
      FPL compensates by giving more bps to forwards so they have a higher chance of bonus points.

  18. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Captain

    A. Kane
    B. Depay

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Same question here.. thinking B

    2. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Definitely B. Kane may well net, but if you're expecting an England haul then you've clearly never watched us play tournament football before...

    3. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I'd say B.
      Weaker opposition.

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers all

  19. Sanchit
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Funny how people were suggesting to twist from Insigne but want to stick at Lukaku.
    Does 2 points really make that much of a difference?

    1. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Fair point, but I think so. Without bonus 10 is a huge score.
      Unless you're getting a goal-scoring defender Meunier style, you're looking for someone in mid/forward to score 2 or more.

      1. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        If you think 10 is a huge score without bonus, then definitely 8 was brilliant too.

        The general advice here was to even twist from 9pts.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          10 is bigger than 8. It's a win. Numbers speak for themselves. Why are you trying to classify them in subjective categories like brilliant and huge. It's about trying to get more points over the 5 days.

          1. Sanchit
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I'm just talking about perspective here. 8 or 9 points yesterday didn't seem good enough. 10 today is a certain stick.

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Because there was a higher chance of getting 8 or more yesterday with your remaining captains (including Lukaku) than there is at getting 10 or more with the remaining captains from now on (excluding Lukaku).

              1. Sanchit
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Hmm hard to disagree if tou put it that way.
                I guess that will be the case if you calculate from odds.

                Got it now. Thanks a ton for explaining.

                1. Deulofail
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  Wow. This is the first time I've seen a response like this on FFS! Nice!

                  5 years of my life validated! I'm gonna open some wine and put it through the soda stream.

                  1. Sanchit
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Hahaha, tbh people do seem to be a bit strong headed here.
                    I don't mind accepting if I was wrong.

                    Cheers!

                  2. demob
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    L0L

        2. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Since when has one attacking return in a game been brilliant ?

          1. Sanchit
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            We are talking points here. Not returns. ELFOZZIE said 10 was HUGE.
            I just said that if 10 is actually huge for him, then 8 shouldn't be bad right?

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              One attacking return is all it took for Insigne to get 8 points, and you stated that was brilliant which obviously it isn't ! Nor is 2 goals and 10 points from Kaku tonight.

              1. Sanchit
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                It was just relative to what the original comment said.
                My comment started with ' if you think 10 is huge, then...'

                1. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 10 days ago

                  lol. It stated "If you think 10 is a huge score without bonus, then definitely 8 was brilliant too."

                  1. Sanchit
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 10 days ago

                    Yeah and that's what a comparison is?

                    ' If you think 4 points is huge, then 3 is definitely birilliant right'

                    Is this not correct?

                    Anyway chuck it. I got the explanation I was looking for.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes. Because getting more is difficult for a striker (needs 3 assists at least) and a midfielder scoring 2 goals is also low probability.

      1. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        How is this discussion about mids and forwards?
        If you think 10 is good enough, surely 8 was too?
        Did you take the risk just for a couple of points? No right?

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Potentially for a couple of ppoints yes. Potentially for more. If Lukaku got 8 today, then you'd be more likely to stick today than yesterday on 8, because there are fewer days/captains left.

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes it does make a large part of the difference in the decision.

      Also, there are fewer potential captains left than there was yesterday for most people.

      Not sure what's weird about it.

    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Bragging rights I suppose?

      1. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        No bragging rights. I switched from Insigne to Eriksen. Have the Finland GK on bench.

        Just found it pretty weird that the overall suggestion changed just because of 2 points. ( Which I personally feel is just a psychological thing to think that a double digit score is needed for a cap)

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I felt the same. Which is why I kept it on Insigne. Maybe it is because people are subconsciously thinking of regular season fpl where there are bonus points etc?

          Andy of LTFPL and this site said the oddest thing. He said he would change captain at 7 or less, would keep the captain at 9 or more. But then is confused because Insigne got 8 and he did not know what to do!

          It definitely must be a psychological thing as you say.

          1. Sanchit
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah having some cut-offs for the same day does definitely feel purely psychological.

            Cheers.

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Depay Ronaldo would need to score a hatrick for it to pay off.

      1. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I agree. My question is, when people were asking the question yesterday with Immobile at 9. Why was the answer different then? Then also one of Lukaku Depay Ronaldo had to score a hat-trick for a significant benefit, right?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I think just a case of less games - people gambled Lukaku would at least equal Immobile score knowing 3 options left but now decided to cash in with modest increase in points.

          As my captains both scored low I will be moving to Depay tomorrow

          1. Sanchit
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Hmm got it now.
            I somehow didn't realise the importance for the days(and therefore, number of captains) remaining in that matchday.
            Thanks.

    6. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      20% increase.

      1. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Well it's a 25% increase.

        But my question here is not in hindsight. I'm just asking why people were so sure to twist on 8/9.. and at the same time so certain to stick on 10

  20. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Hard to guage how well you're doing, but I would say, based on the players I expect to stay in my XI, I'm on 40 points from 5 players. So that's 7 slots still to fill.

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I got 58 points from four players.
      I have got very lucky so far. I assume the real top scores are in the 60's.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        You must have used your captain as well as those 4 players, right? I'd count that as 5/12 players in effect then! Great score though

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah, I kept in on Insinge.

          More jammy than genius. Muenier got 15 points and I only really got him because I had the money available and remembered how good he was in the 2018 WC.

          I had three Italy players Spinazzola, Donnarouma, and Insigne.
          Who I did research. But I can only confidently spell one of their names.

          Other two points was from Kjaer.

          I kind of went all out for a good 11 for gw1 and got in the likes of Nego, McLoughin and Sudakov as filler.
          -
          Damn all are going to have three North Macedonia's though so if that works you should have an advantage.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Switched out Hradecky & Spinazzola for Donnarumma and Alioski yesterday. Also have Eriksen, Kjear, Denayer & Zakaria. So not hard to gauge how well I'm doing.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        That's true. Poor guy 🙁

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Yes there are people in far worst places than me.

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I hear Trump is in Haiti, for example.

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              I'm just thankful that Trump's not down here in Cornwall for the G7.

              1. bso
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                That evil moron...just hearing his name makes me shudder.

  21. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone know if Boyata nailed?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No

  22. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone know why Denayer didn’t start?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      On the plus side he should start against Finland if Belgium have already qualified.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        This is nice!

    3. Hungaryman 2021
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Martinez said Boyata just had past experience of playing vs Dzyuba and did well in that ocassion. Sounds like a one-off thing to me but make of it what you will

  23. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    If you make transfers with team for MD 2 now can you ( like fpl) wait until closer deadline to actually hit Limitless button- just in case by Wednesday decide WC might be better option.

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I hit the button during yesterday's game. Oops!

  24. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    LLMD2, WCMD3. Duck it!

  25. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Is there no bonus points in UEFA fantasy football?

    Thanks.

    1. More Cowbell
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Negative

  26. justaguy9
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Hmm. Had lukaku and hradecky..
    But took a gamble and c bale.

  27. justaguy9
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who to c tmrw? Will be major punts.
    A. Weghoerst
    B. Hinteregger

    Had little bit of fun today and c bale over lukaku which failed. I ll c Lewandowski and then cancelo if tmrw captain flops.

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      For punt A

  28. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    So am I right in thinking I can now sub Eriksen & Kjaer/ Mahle out for Jota & Llorente? And it will count towards my score for this week?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes but you will see Portuguese team sheet pre substitute deadline on 15 June so may as well wait until then just in case Jota picks up injury in training or otherwise not in squad.

  29. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Stick with Lukaku cap or twist Delay/Ronaldo

  30. Cini talks fpl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I'm sticking with Lukaku as my Captain, even with Depay, Ronaldo or Bruno left to play.

    Of topic, guys I need a graphic designer that can work with me on my FPL YouTube channel.
    Please, can you connect me with one?

    Thank you