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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
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

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

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

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

    2. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 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 month, 15 days ago

      That is captain locked in then 😀

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Lets have another one.

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      'He speaks the language of goals'

      1. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I love that quote from the Matterface

    • dark91
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A dream goal. Meunier to Big Rom

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

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

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Well that settles the "Stick or Twist" debate

    • 03farmboy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Who are people replacing Eriksen for?

      1. azz007
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Jota

      2. Bielsa's Bucket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 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.

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Lukaku YC would be a good compromise pls

    • More Cowbell
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

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

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        No it is an EU thing less red tape.

    • Bielsa's Bucket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yes big man, repaid the faith!

    • Foolio
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

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

      1. Foolio
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        *will (for captain)

    • azz007
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

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

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 15 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.

    • Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

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

      1. More Cowbell
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Nah, two goals is a fist pump captain lock

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Those 20pts are beautiful

    • Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      54 points here - happy with that

      1. Elfozzie 42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          well played - me too!

      2. LSK
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        68 here, got lucky with Meunier

    • michaelington
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I think I like the no bonus in this version

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

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

      2. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 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.

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Captain

      A. Kane
      B. Depay

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Same question here.. thinking B

      2. Elfozzie 42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 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
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I'd say B.
        Weaker opposition.

      4. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers all

    • Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 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
        1 month, 15 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
          1 month, 15 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
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 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
              1 month, 15 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
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 15 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
                  1 month, 15 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
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 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
                      1 month, 15 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
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      L0L

          2. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

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

            1. Sanchit
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 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
                1 month, 15 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
                  1 month, 15 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
                    1 month, 15 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
                      1 month, 15 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
        1 month, 15 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
          1 month, 15 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
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 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
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 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
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Bragging rights I suppose?

        1. Sanchit
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 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
            1 month, 15 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
              1 month, 15 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
        1 month, 15 days ago

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

        1. Sanchit
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 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
            1 month, 15 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
              1 month, 15 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
        1 month, 15 days ago

        20% increase.

        1. Sanchit
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 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

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 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
        1 month, 15 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
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 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
            1 month, 15 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
        1 month, 15 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
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          That's true. Poor guy 🙁

          1. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yes there are people in far worst places than me.

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I hear Trump is in Haiti, for example.

              1. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 15 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
                  1 month, 15 days ago

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

    • Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Anyone know if Boyata nailed?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        No

    • More Cowbell
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Anyone know why Denayer didn’t start?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        No

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

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

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          This is nice!

      3. Hungaryman 2021
          1 month, 15 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

      4. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 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
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

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

      5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        LLMD2, WCMD3. Duck it!

      6. Ronnies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Is there no bonus points in UEFA fantasy football?

        Thanks.

        1. More Cowbell
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Negative

      7. justaguy9
          1 month, 15 days ago

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

        • justaguy9
            1 month, 15 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
              1 month, 15 days ago

              For punt A

          • Hryszko
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 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
              1 month, 15 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.

          • Kane Lane
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Stick with Lukaku cap or twist Delay/Ronaldo

          • Cini talks fpl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 15 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