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  1. schlupptheweek
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I hope useless Southgate gets his medicine for leaving out Shaw and Chilwell and trying to be too clever. They are excellent LBs but Southgate thought he'd be a smart ass and play Trippier just for set piece.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      What medicine do you want him to receive? England losing?

      1. schlupptheweek
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Maybe not losing but drawing

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Trippier makes me move the armband on to Stones

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Everyone is a tactical expert these days

      Trippier has played almost half his games at international level in this position. He’s tried and tested for Southgate

      He offers set pieces and has been deployed to go against his team mate on the same side

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not saying it’s a great move but there has to be an understanding of why the decision was made. It’s the opening game. He’s not going to take risks.

        1. thegame983
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Surly playing a RB at LB is a risk?

      2. schlupptheweek
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I'm not a tactical expert in the slightest. Football is opinion at the end of day and I understand your points. Hopefully I'm wrong it just seems a little bit like one of those Pep like moves with might backfire.

      3. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Opta and BBC state otherwise, that Trippier has only ever started 4 games in this position

    4. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Anyone captaining Gini instead of Kane?

      1. noahzark22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Or Alaba!

        1. Indpush
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Alaba

    5. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      It's slim pickings for my captain choice today- Wijndal or Alioski. I think I might go Allioski and hope for a clean sheet and a pen. I think he has the higher ceiling. I've got Torres and Ronaldo left as captain options so it could be worth a punt. What do you think?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Alioski for the big punt

    6. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Eng v Cro score predictions?

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        2-2

        1. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          5-0

          1. Kun Tozser
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Why not!

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        1-1

      3. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        England 2-1. Croatia not as good as they once were.

    7. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Just realised I don't have any players in the Eng v Cro game. Is it even worth watching? 😮

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nah, waste of time

        Austria vs N. Macedonia all the way

    8. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Foden and Mount start, get in

    9. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No Sancho must be down to some sort of injury I assume?

      1. thegame983
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nope

    10. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Will probably make me eat my words by scoring a hat-trick now, but disappointed to see Sterling start ahead of Grealish.

      Grealish seems a better player because if you are Croatia you are worried when he has the ball, but also if he makes a run behind. With Sterling, you can just sit deep (and Croatia are playing away from home) and nullify his threat as his passing and dribbling isn't all that.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Agreed mate!! I think he’s playing Safe today and will just not want to lose, hopefully Grealish will start the following two games now!!

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        This guy will probably make a howler now, but I think Phillips is a good player. He is used to high intensity, but also being left exposed at the back / counter-attacking situations (because of Leeds' attacking approach).

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yeah he is mate, to be honest I’d have played Rashford in Sterling’s position so he can stretch the play and get in behind, with Grealish the other side and out Foden in midfield the David Silva position he’s played before for City and just have Rice Holding with Mount the other side.

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            *put Foden

    11. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Kane or depay… for captaincy

    12. dark91
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      People over here are really underestimating Croatia aren't they?
      These guys are WC finalists

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No. That is why I wanted Grealish and Chilwell/Shaw to start. I am pleased that Phillips starts though.

        Grealish is a handful. He wins cheap free-kicks and can take the pressure off us with his on-the-ball play. I don't like seeing right-footed players playing at LB, especially when you have natural LBs available.

        What is the point of taking Shaw if Trippier is going to play LB when Chilwell is not available?

      2. Sleepless in Settle FPL
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        check their form, one of thw worst, England will win comfortably today

        1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          no Mandzukic, Rakitic too

        2. dark91
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Hmmm we shall see. I just don't think they are any type of stepovers mo matter what but yes agree that England is likely to win

          1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Bro Croatia are not the same nowaday.

          2. Sleepless in Settle FPL
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            ok after saw that stupid line up from southgate i hope they will lose

    13. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      (C) on Lukaku, but do I change to Foden?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nah

      2. Milkman Bruno
          1 month, 20 days ago

          What ? No Imo. That is a massive risk.

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          No.

        • HonestBlatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          This is game to have at least hat-trick...so until Ronaldo lesss get it

      3. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No Mata 😮

      4. HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        OI SUOMI ON!

      5. Aubamazette
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        So it gets worse for me, last minute change from
        Hradreky Spinazola Meunier to
        Bachmann Cancelo Denayer
        Made changes due to rotation risks of Meunier and spin, cancelo covid means that the difference in points is now 35 v 0

      6. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        https://www.flashscore.com/match/fcKhAtgO/#match-summary/lineups

        Sancho not even on the bench?

        He should have been starting along with Bellingham & Grealish

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Would prefer Rashfrod to Sterling also

          1. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Rashford over Sterling for sure for me also. Hopefully he has a point to prove

          2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Completely agree mate!! Read my comment above, he can stretch the play and get in behind!! Agreed with Grealish and Bellingham too

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              That side is pretty dull to be honest…Rice, Foden, Mount and Kane will have a lot of work to do

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          https://twitter.com/Matt_Furniss/status/1404030257443872771?s=20

          I make it that Kieran Trippier has only ever started four professional matches at left-back:

          Spurs v Barnsley (EFL Cup) - 19/09/2017
          England v Iceland (UNL) - 05/09/2020
          England v Belgium (UNL) - 11/10/2020
          England v Austria (Friendly) - 02/06/2021

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            It’s a silly move….Southgate still living of the Panama win…..

          2. BrutalLogiC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Nice data and very strange

        3. Sleepless in Settle FPL
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Chilwell not even in the squad? just after win Champions League
          and Trippier is not new, he was a fail at Spurs, move to a slower league.
          when was the last time he played on the left?

        4. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Sterling starts? Ugh

        5. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I have a feeling Sterling is going to go big in this game. He knows he has doubters and his place in the team wasn’t (and isn’t secure). Gut instinct.

          1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            nope

            1. HollywoodXI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Let’s see. I wouldn’t have played Sterling for the record. But Southgate has been watching them in training and must’ve seen something.

              1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Pep too

          2. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Same thing with the UCL final. How did he play then? Was in James back pocket the whole game.

            1. HollywoodXI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              See above. I wouldn’t have started him. But we have to trust Southgate at this stage.

          3. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Him starting over Grealish is poor

        6. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Anyone else switching to Depay captain?
          I’m considering as I currently have Insigne(C). Can always do Ronaldo if Depay fails

          1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            no Cancelo will affect CR7

        7. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I’m from Ireland but if I was English I’d be livid. How can you start Sterling over Grealish and play a right back over the best left back in the league this season? Sancho not even being on the bench is mind boggling. Kane, Grealish, Sancho, Foden are their 4 best players yet only 2 start?

          1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Chilwell not good enough on the Southegate bench too

          2. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yeah that team confuses me. Probably against popular opinion also but I don’t think Mings should have started either. I’d have preferred White.

            • Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I’m from Scotland and hope he plays Sterling vs us 😎

          3. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Other than getting sent off is there anything Sterling can do not to get picked for the next game?

            I honestly think he is lucky to be in the squad let alone starting

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Agreed

          4. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Sterling has been unbelievable for England. His relationship with Kane was crucial in qualifying. Deserves his start. https://youtu.be/ZnMRP5dUURI

            Come on England!

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              England should win the whole thing, will be a fail if they don’t 😉

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I'm glad you put the wink. France are miles better! 😆 Our CBs and GK not good enough.

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  And Scotland 😉

                2. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Whoops typo, meant to say IT'S COMING HOME!

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    😛

            2. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I seriously think England's bench would beat their 1st team.

            3. Sleepless in Settle FPL
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              2 years ago

            4. FPL Pillars
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Sterling has been poor, on form at best he should be on bench. The fact Grealish is on the bench instead is an insult

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                They are completely different players. Grealish is competing with Foden, Sterling with Rash & Sancho.

                1. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  This

                2. FPL Pillars
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Why? No not true Jose M on talkSPORT selected Grealish with Kane and Foden. Didn’t even mention Sterling, quite rightly.

              2. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Yeah I thought he would start but lots of games to play. Might be saved for the Czechs or Scots. His qualities may be better served against them than against Croatia.

                I trust Gareth and Steve Holland know more than me.

              3. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I agree on the first part. He has been poor by his standards. Grealish has been injured for most of the season. He hasn't got much international experience. It would have been insult to play Grealish today ahead of Sterling. He has great work rate and I can see him involved in the goals today.

              4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Is Grealish actually fit though? Had injury issues at villa disappearing for months

          5. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            England's defence as a group looks solid. Mings, Stones, Walker, Trippier all part of teams that kept a lot of CS this season.

            But, the issue is they aren't the best at concentrating for 90 mins (i.e. they have an individual error in them). See for example Mings vs Fulham where he gifted Mitrovic a goal or Stones' RC vs Villa. Even going back to the World Cup in 2018, Walker making a mistake to gift Tunisia a penalty.

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Also have they ever played together as a back 4 before? Given Southgate tinkering?

              Hope Maguire is back for the knockout rounds as Mings (and Stones) have a big mistake in them

          6. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Anyone know where I vacant watch the game online for free? I’m in Asia, and it’s not being shown on any channel

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Their is an app called Thop TV

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                And their is a website called totalsportek

                Whichever you prefer

              2. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Cheers Holmes…is it safe? Is it free? 😉

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  App should be safe, website is probably risky since their are too many pop ups.

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Many thanks Sherlock…..have you watched Euro games on the App?

              3. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Just downloaded it, what do I put in Search to get the game?

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Their is a featured section, select first option

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Can’t find the featured section, is it along the top?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Its 3rd row.

                      First row is current live sports going on. 2nd has latest web shows. 3rd says FEATURED with Sports as 1st option.

                2. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Yes, watched couple of friendlies plus Wales and Denmark games.

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Cool, at the moment I can only Bollywood movies and similar. Sports section is all cricket

                  2. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Ah App now saying not available in my country/region…

                    1. Holmes
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Hard luck 😀

                      Try website, haven't really faced any issues while watching EPL on that website.

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Great and thanks

            2. BrutalLogiC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              In India it is on Sony six / Sony ten 2

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Cheers Brut….not in India

            3. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Ten sports will be showing it if u have it

          7. Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Barisic not in the squad. England in with a shout.

          8. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I want Ben Dover and Seaman Steyns to start for England. Captain Pugwash and off we go!

          9. bring_on _the_fantasy
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Who do you think is more Nailed for minutes in the group games?

            Foden or Mount?

          10. Sleepless in Settle FPL
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            not good for Kane owner, if i knw this line up I wont pick Kane

            1. bring_on _the_fantasy
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Why?

              Mount, Foden and Sterling all have plenty of assists in them?

              1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Foden Sterling are scoring midfieder, selfish. How many chances created from them last season?
                Sancho Grealish are better for Kane

                1. bring_on _the_fantasy
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Er Foden had 8 assists last season?

              2. Sleepless in Settle FPL
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Mount is always in the line up, dont count him

              3. Nightcrawler
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Sterling is only good for fpl fluke assists

            2. Taegugk Warrior
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I put the armband on him, switch to depay..?

          11. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            England have a weakness with Mings instead of Maguire at CB.

            Croatia's midfield is much stronger than Englands.

            Southgate has started two advanced attackers who can drop in Mount and Foden. He has also started two defensively sound fullbacks who can drop into the centre or bolster midfield. This formation can easily switch to 4-4-2 or 5-3-2 as required.

            Southgate knows what he is doing.

            1. Milkman Bruno
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I think England will win. I just don’t think that is the best XI he could have picked. The theory is there though.

                1. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Do you think there is a best 11 that everyone will agree with?

              • Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                A lot of the tactics comes from Steve Holland, and he certainly knows what he's doing after working with Conte and Jose. Got to trust the experts.