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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. Finding Timo
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Are people wildcarding MD2 even if just played limitless?

      1. Finding Timo
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Sorry wildcarding MD3?

        • Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes, I am. Wanted to play aggressive and don’t think I’ll have many that play on MD3.

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

          was the plan to start with - will do a quick re-evaluation before pulling the trigger after all the results.

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

          Yeah. Think groups are the time to attack. Unlimited before RD16 and then plenty of transfers to navigate the rounds where everyone will have the same players. Now you’ll find differentials and good picks. No point playing safe, might be too late in QF/SF, no chance of catching a long lead

          1. Finding Timo
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Cheers all for advice about wildcard

          2. alsybach
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Depends whether you think a few of the big hitters will be rested,

            1. Finding Timo
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I think they maybe but guess May still be able to get 11 playing if hsve a good squad of 15

          3. AD2110
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Would the best time to use Limitless be MD3 if didn’t use it for this week?

          4. thebizzle
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Captain Depay going well, glad I kept him on LL instead of Lukaku now. Kane, Depay & Griezmann my strikers

          5. thebizzle
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Is there a euro fantasy version of live FPL net. Where you can view your mini leagues live in play? Thanks

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

            Do you think Lukaku will be rested MD3?

            1. thebizzle
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Tricky one, think he starts and comes off 60mins

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

              need their offense to get rollin

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

              Why would he start? They’re through and the schedule is very tight

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

                for top of the group?

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

                Golden boot. I think he'll start and come off around the hour mark.

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

                  he was benched in the match day 3 i wc 2018 and euro 2016

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

                    Hmm you have a point. He also had scored 4 goals in WC'18 too going into the last group game vs England.

                    Maybe I will avoid him after all...

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

              He wouldn’ be happy if benched vs Finland. Need goals to be top scorer.

            5. Milkman Bruno
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Wants golden boot I think not that it’s his decision to play or not

              • Fifa las vegas
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                On the same topic, KDB and Hazard to start?

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

              Wijndal in for MD3 if Netherlands win and are rotating?

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

                I think guessing the NL team is gonna be tough... De Vrij maybe the only one who starts. Krul might get a game too.

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

              DeLigt close

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

              We need De Jong or Malen to replace Weghorst

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

                Exactly why. Speed was needed

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

              Ref bottles 2nd YC?

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

              Blind always off at 60 to keep CS

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

                He plays with an ICD device and I believe it's the doctors' advice he doesn't play over an hour

            11. Fifa las vegas
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              If Wijnaldum could get his goal sooner rather than later, be much appreciated. Weghorst going might help.

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

              Yay PVA clean sheet banked 🙂

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

              Wijndal & Malen punts calling for MD3.

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

              DUMFRIES

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

              Please be onside

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

                Onside

            16. azz007
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Dumfries halauage. Raaaaas

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

              Is that a Dumfries G, hail LL.

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

              YAAAAAAAAASSSSSS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

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

              Yessss Dumfriesssss

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

              Why did I get PVA over Dumfries!!! Dumb dumb decision

            21. Fifa las vegas
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              With the benefit of hindsight, Zinchenko over Dumfries wasn’t the brightest idea.

            22. Wild Guus Chase
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Who ever was on this morning would have seen that I was going to captain Yarmo or Dumfries. Damn!!

              1. Fifa las vegas
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                At least you have him.

                1. Wild Guus Chase
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Indeed. Can’t grumble

              2. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Went for Zinchenko over both of them! Hopefully Sterling or Mbappé will bail me out.

                1. Fifa las vegas
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Similar to me, I need Mbappe (C) and French cs and it won’t be a bad GW. Hope Packard starts though, I had meant to switch him for Alba.

            23. Red Star Toro
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Dumfries you legend

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

              Now need Wiljnadum to deliver

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

              Fernandes over Dumfreys is a sickener.

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

              Bloody hell. Dumfries. How is this possible?

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

              Everyone without Dumfries didn't watch their opening game

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

                Playing like Doherty at Wolves. Fantasy gold.

              2. Fifa las vegas
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I didn’t unfortunately

            28. nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Bit gutted I didn't captain Dumfries, but obvs pleased I got him in on LL.

              1. Wild Guus Chase
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                This

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

              Why attack the linesman when there is VAR? Nothing ro win there.

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

                Bachmann Anger Overdrive

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

                  Tried a variation of that previously but it failed badly.

                  As Smashie and Nicey would say: "Let's Rock!"

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cia_v4vxfE

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

              Dumfriessssss!!!