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De Ligt returns as all eyes on Depay for the Netherlands’ clash with Austria

The 22%-owned Memphis Depay (€10.0m) again lines up in the Netherlands forward line alongside Wout Weghorst (€7.0m) for the Oranje’s clash with Austria this evening.

Kick-off in Amsterdam is at 20:00 BST.

Gini Wijnaldum (€8.0m) will support that pair from an advanced midfield role in Frank de Boer’s 3-5-2 formation.

Denzel Dumfries (€5.5m) will look to build on his flying performance in Matchday 1, where the wing-back scored a late winning header against the Ukraine.

On the opposite flank, the familiar Patrick van Aanholt (€5.5m) keeps 9%-owned Owen Wijndal (€4.5m) out of the starting XI.

De Boer’s only change is to welcome back Matthijs de Ligt (€5.5m) at centre-half in place of Jurrien Timber (€5.5m).

David Alaba (€5.5m), listed as a midfielder in the Fantasy game, is expected to form part of Austria’s back three once more. That defence will line up in front of Watford keeper Daniel Bachmann (€4.5m), who was culpable for the goal his nation conceded against North Macedonia last weekend.

Marko Arnautovic (€7.0m) serves a one-game ban, meanwhile.

The only other change to Austria’s XI from the 3-1 win over North Macedonia is the inclusion of goalscorer Michael Gregoritsch (€5.5m) ahead of Sasa Kalajdzic (€7.5m).


Netherlands XI (3-5-2): Stekelenburg; Blind, De Ligt, De Vrij; Van Aanholt, De Jong, Wijnaldum, De Roon, Dumfries; Depay, Weghorst.

Austria XI (3-5-2): Bachmann; Dragovic, Alaba, Hinteregger; Ulmer, Laimer, X Schlager, Baumgartner, Lainer; Sabitzer, Gregoritsch.

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306 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Let's go Orange Chaps!

    1. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Or play up Orange Pompey! Or summit.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Gotta work on your first posts

        1. JohnnyRev7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I know.

          * Goes to stand in the naughty corner *

  2. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    This isn't going to Depay off

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You should have been Immobile.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Bet you would De Ligt in that

  3. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Sabitzer my punt here!

  4. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    “All eyes on Depay” incorrect. Gini Wijnaldum.

    1. Moxon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      All eyes on Dumfries.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Dumfries and Wijnaldum for me.

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Everything through Dumfries.

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Dumfries winning a pen

  7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Surely a Pen

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Nailed

  8. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Dumfries penalty win!

  9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Sold Depay

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Me too.

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Points!

  11. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Depay scores!

  12. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Everyone relevant gets points!

  13. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Left Depay out in LL after eating a blank in MD1.

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      oh yeah for sure i did that too

    2. DavidBadWillie
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Schoolboy error

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 16 days ago

          p happy with my team, only 3 slots for fwds. immobile, mbappe & greizeman got the slots.

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Not really, didn’t look great first game and scored a penalty

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 16 days ago

      happily take them Dumfries points.
      nice pen take too.

      1. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        All day long

    4. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      2/6 pens successful (CR7 and Depay), 4 failed

      1. DavidBadWillie
          1 month, 16 days ago

          What?

          1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            so far in the tournament

            1. DavidBadWillie
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I see. Nice stat. Was cared when depay took that

          2. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            knew loading up on penalty takers at this tournament would pay off

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              You’re jinxing it now lol

          3. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Hojberg, Alioski, Malinovski all saved. Bale missed.

        • DavidBadWillie
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Anyone here doing fanteam and doing well?

            I’m just about skirting around 7k and breaking even.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I've entered 32 teams and only 8 are in the money haha. Not so great. But I've planned my teams better than most I think with lots of French players for this week so hopefully I can climb some ranks.

              1. DavidBadWillie
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  32 x £20?? That’s a lot. Fair play.

                  I’ve got two. Any strategies with wildcards?

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Sold Depay on WC lol

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                And to be different I went for PVA over Dumfries, you couldn’t write it

                1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Don't forget your Jorginho points

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Haha yes penalties are racking up now but not for the penalty takers I own lol

            3. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              -1 for conceding a penalty is a interesting rule

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Oh yes and I have Alaba

                1. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  oh boy.

              2. The Reptile
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                And only 2 for earning a pen not a full assist

                1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  That's fair though

                2. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  yeah i like that. i think they should do that in fpl.
                  also allows a pen winner to take the pen for goal +2 - super fun . (like Bale would have...)

            4. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Dutch clean sheet intact for now until Ake comes on

            5. rokonto
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Arnautovic ban.
              Can someone please explain to me what's all this about Albania and Macedonia and Austria, is it something political?

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Arnautovic is Serbian, Alioski is Albanian. Not much friendly history there...

              2. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 16 days ago

                As a descendent of Croatian family....yes it's political. But also it's religious. And it's old old beef between a lot of the Balkans. Multiple wars, rulers, migration, etc.

                It's hard to believe that what Arnautovic wasn't driven by race/regionalism - even if the language he used wasn't specifically so. But I guess UEFA couldn't prove anything beyond insulting an opponent. (Or didn't want to get into a racism ban so early in the tournament)

                1. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Or he didn't say anything racist at all, just insulting. Why would you assume he did so? It's like saying whenever a Croatian player fights with another Balkan player he's probably saying something fascist.

                  1. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    No, I agree he may not have used language that we understand to be racist.
                    But I assume (and perhaps wrongly) that he was insulting Alioski because of where he's from.

                    I don't want to get into an argument about what is or isn't racism - but I will say that to me, insulting someone because of their race is in the same world as using language that is understood to be racist.

                    I hope that's clearer. It's a complex issue and I'm not trying to glib about it.

            6. Jrot94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Random question, anyone have any idea why Jonas wind (Denmark) didn’t get a minute today? I always come to this forum for the important questions

            7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              What a miss Depay

            8. Bun Rab L3D2
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Mephmiss Depay.

            9. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Weghorst didn’t want to give me a PVA assist

              1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                So did Wiljnadum

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Something fishy going on…..

            10. niko mate
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              He deserves -4 points for that.

            11. tiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              De Pie & Chips

              1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                De Pie and Dum-Fries

                1. tiger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Washed down with Gin eee...although too much could make you Blind

              2. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                De Pie and Dum fries 😉

            12. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Dumfries gets into some wild dangerous areas. He'd be absolutely gold in FPL

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Except he's not in FPL...

                1. BrockLanders
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Oh I know. He'd be great if he did though

                  1. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Yeah, we need more of those, so fun to own...

            13. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              How Wiljnadum has not got any attacking points with all those chances and creations is a mystery

              1. dark91
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Even more baffling that Depay only got 1 goal so far

            14. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Depay(C) and Dumpries in FanTeam. Everything going perfect

            15. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Wijnaldum has to score in the 2nd half!