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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. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Mings or Roberts C tomorrow?

  2. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Somewhat happy bringing in Yarmolenko and Dumfries for this match day.

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

    Now Denzel has to keep a cleanie

  4. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Dumfriessssss

  5. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Points chasing to the maximum pays off... Unreal.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yeah I tried to get PVA instead and get punished!

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

      Did you not see him in the first game?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I did. But it's the Netherlands. And if they win here, Dumfries is one of the most likely to get rested for MD3.

        I don't care about the official game so I need him for 2 games hence why I didn't go him.

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

      Yeah bringing in attacking wingbacks is scandoulous.

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Is there no beginning to your knowledge?

    5. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Some of us had him last match day. Sadly though, not in my limitless this match day. Same with Depay

    6. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      had him from week one not chasing anything just getting everything

  6. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Don't have Dumfries, oh why did I ignore the wisdom of the crowd!

    1. DrexciyaXI
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I listened to the wisdom of the crowd and picked Meunier and Lukaku.

    2. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dumfries is going to win the golden boot isn’t he

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

        If he could finish his early chances in the first game he'd have it wrapped up.

    3. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sabitzer has been p*** poor... was a bad pick 🙁

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

      And that Ladies and Gentlemen is why you captain defenders on the first couple of matchdays.

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

        Lovely. Bale has me trapped.

      2. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I did, just not the right ones. It’s the right strategy in my opinion.

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I love me some Fries.

      1. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        What a Dum joke.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        So many fails in that sentence 😀

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          At least Lazaro just gave him a kick in the bollox for me ;D

      2. Wild Guus Chase
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Ouch

      3. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Wow. Just wow.

    6. dirtmcgirt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      So sad he and spina will likely be rested next round. They've both earned a break hough, relentless.

    7. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dumfries ya Place in Scotland get in

    8. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      62 from 6 and 3 of those blanked!

      I much prefer this version of fantasy rules to normal season. Seems way less luck and rewards planning

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        54 here from 6 did u stick with bale cap

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yep in the end. Would have gone Yarmolenko today so missed 2 points but overall happy.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Missed 1 point

      2. Lamplighters
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I agree….this is a lot more fun….especially like limitless, although in the end it played just like a WC.

    9. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If u have Dumfries but not as cap do we want him tk score more?

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Of course

    10. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Glad I put in Dumfries but would be looking at 18 pts in FPL not 14!

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

        Greedy, I like it 😀

    11. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ok, one goal from Wijnaldum to finish things...

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

        Assisted by Dumfries

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

      Dumfries struggling

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

        Get him off

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        That'll teach the "point chasers" 😆

    13. 03farmboy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Which France striker is going score the most points?

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        The ninja

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

        Benz

      3. dirtmcgirt
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Whoever scores their first or second goal as they'll shut up shop.

    14. dark91
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A poor game by Wijnaldum today

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Maybe fantasy wise...

        1. dark91
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          No also irl. Compared to the last game he is much poorer and a few bad passes too

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Don't agree...

            1. dark91
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              That's your right 😀

          2. Cheeto__Bandito
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            bad final balls but great ball retention as usual

    15. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Is it goal difference or h2h that defines how teams with same points finish?

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        GD

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

        GD, should he H2H.

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

      Alaba inches away

    17. azz007
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Depay rest. Next game defo

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        yep. keeping him on my LL3

    18. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      All we need is a Wijnaldum goal to cap it off

    19. Wild Guus Chase
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wijndal has a good chance of starting the next game you reckon or will PVA continue at LB?

    20. Fantasy123456
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Which are the players to target for the the rest of this week and the next gameweek?

      • Old Bull
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        With so many of the top players potentially rested or part rested MD3 the WC is going to be interesting. Gonna try and target players who still have something to fight for, which will result in a team that looks a bit differential. Then limitless again for final16 for the return of the usual suspects.

      • The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        with Kane and Griezmann as potential captains, would you switch from Depay?

        1. dark91
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I would switch to Kane then Griezmann yes.
          I have Yarmolenko though and won't be switching to either Kane or Mbappe

        2. Old Bull
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I think I would, although if you’re winning a league you may as well stick.

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

        wtf is that Wijni???

      • Fifa las vegas
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Damn you Hinterreger, that was Wijnaldum’s goal chance 🙁