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Digne and Pavard start for France as Hungary call on €4.0m man Négo

Lucas Digne (€6.0m) comes into the France starting line-up as they face Hungary in Matchday 2.

The Everton left-back replaces Lucas Hernández (€6.5m) in a back-four that also contains a fit-again Benjamin Pavard (€6.0m). That’s good news for the 5% of EURO Fantasy managers who own the right-back.

N’Golo Kanté (€5.5m) remains a popular Fantasy figure with 45% ownership, eight percentage points more than Kylian Mbappé (€12.0m).

The PSG forward is paired with Karim Benzema (€10.0m) up-front while Antoine Griezmann (€11.0m) occupies the number 10 role once again.

Elsewhere, Fantasy managers invested in budget Hungary midfielder Loïc Négo (€4.0m) have had their patience rewarded as he comes in for his first star of the tournament.

The bargain option is bettered only by Kanté and Mbappé for ownership in this opening encounter of Matchday 2’s fourth day.

Hungary XI: Gulácsi; At Szalai, Orbán, Botka; Fiola, Schäfer, Nagy, Kleinheisler, Négo; Sallai, Ad Szalai.

France XI: Lloris; Digne, Kimpembe, Varane, Pavard; Kanté; Rabiot, Pogba; Griezmann; Mbappé, Benzema.

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  1. Pirlø's Pen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Any feedback on my WC?

    Safonov
    Meunier Boyata Wijndal
    KDB (c2) Yarmalenko Perisic (c3) Shaqiri
    Muller (c4) Bellotti (c1) Malen

    Simon Gnabry Gosens P. Torres

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

      Just posted mine below- like it. But not keen on Boyota - suggest 4.5 m Italian defender Tolói if in starting lineup

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nice. Don't think Boyata will start though, Martinez has indicated that Verm will play. I reckon Chiesa will come in for Berrardi too, but we will get to see in advance at least.

      Here's my own effort:

      Safonov
      Meunier / Wijndal / Tierney
      KDB / Hazard / Yarmo / Chiesa
      Muller / Yaremchuk / Weghorst

      Simon / Gundo / Gosens / Porres

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

        Very nice- like Tierney pick

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Between him and an England defender as need a captain for that day ... Croatia don't look great though and Tierney has attack upside so nice differential punt!

          1. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Cool, thanks for the insight!

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Whoops, reply fail ... should have been to comment from Pascal lower down, not telling myself how insightful I am ha

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sorry misread Berardi!

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looks really good!
      Embolo might be worth considering over Belotti.
      Will Meunier & Boyata defo start?

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I don't think Boyata will but don't think there is any competition to Meunier with Castagne out is there?

      2. ivantys
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Embolo has crap international and league stats. Shaqiri is the best Swiss pick.

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Depending of course Italian lineup thoughts on this updated WC squad welcome- trying to get both Hazard and KDB in as we know they start and bench with triple Germany available to come in. Uses whole budget.

      Stekelenburg
      Meunier Wijndal Tolói
      E Hazard Yarmolenko Berardi KDB
      Yaremchuk Belotti Malen

      Neuer Gnabry Gosens P Torres

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Like it. I'd gone Stek but changed as worried Krul might get a game. Who will you bring in if Berardi doesn't start?

        Here's my latest draft:

        Safonov
        Meunier / Wijndal / Tierney
        KDB / Hazard / Yarmo / Chiesa
        Muller / Yaremchuk / Weghorst

        Simon / Gundo / Gosens / Porres

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

          Thanks- would go Chiesa and then need to replace Meunier with 4.5 defender probably- will have an hour to work out! Perhaps Locatelli instead of Chiesa and have .5 m to spend elsewhere

          1. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Solid plans!

        2. Pascal
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Weghorst may not play, analysts in Holland believe Maalen links up better with Memphis and this game is the ideal opportunity to test it out.

            Also Ake is rumoured to start but so is Wijndal.

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              You mean Depay will start with Maalen? Isn't Depay expected to be rested?

              1. Pascal
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Sorry for the late reply but Depay has recieved a lot of criticism because he loses the ball too much and hasn't played that well overall.

                  So De Boer will probably play him to build his confidence and a rest isn't really necessary because Holland have a 6 day rest after their last game.

                  1. St Pauli Walnuts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Cool, thanks for the insight!

        3. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          The reason France are behind is because they're showboating. Very casual in their approach.

        4. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          What would you do with this squad?

          A. WC
          B. Take a hit or two and save WC for QF
          C. Just Eriksen + Insigne(If benched) > KDB + Shaqiri/Chiesa

          Bachmann Hradecky
          P. Torres Kjaer Maehle Denayer Risktovski
          Insigne Torres Berardi Eriksen Nikolov
          Lukaku Ronaldo Depay

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

          Wildcard MD3, yeah?

          1. Milkman Bruno
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I’m using LL. unfortunately I tried play it too smart and not use it MD2.

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

            Just seen, Hernandez fail.

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

            Full stadium is allowed at Hungary?

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

              Yep, awesome to see again...

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

            Come on Pogba I need some points desperately!

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

              Also have him but would rather see France lose this one....

          5. ivantys
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Should be 2nd yellow for Pavard

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

                Agreed, about his fourth of fifth foul

            • Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Digne is invisible...

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

              Will that be an Mbappe assist??

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

                Should be

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

                  Ah, maybe not, defender made significant touch

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

                  Don't think so... Hungary def got a touch 🙁

              2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Dont think so

            • Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Greasman goal

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

              Still no goal for my team this tournament

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

                Humble brag....

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

                  It’s quite incredible right

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

                    Yeah, pretty bonkers 😛

            • Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Mbappe assist?

            • dark91
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              If they consider Benzema to be the target then no assist

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

              Hungary so so unlucky there

              1. French Gooner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                LOL

                1. Zilla
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  It's true they were unlucky even if France dominating

            • French Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Mbappe assist or no ?

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

                Assist given

                1. Zilla
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Ban

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

                Nopes

              3. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Should be

            • Nomar
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Happy Griezeman owner here!

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

                Sad Mbappe captain here

              2. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Got Mbappé (c) and Griezmann.
                Happy happy.

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

              No Mbappe assist 🙁

              1. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Ah nuts. Thought they might. But clearly not his target so makes sense.

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

              Is that not mbappe assist?

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

              Bruno has been given the assist.

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

                Touche

            • Sterling Archer
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              If I sub someone out, do they come back in as auto subs?

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

                No

                1. Sterling Archer
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Cheers, messed up my subs!

            • iberiaballer
                1 month, 10 days ago

                How is that not an assist for Mbappé?

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

                  Def touch

                2. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Clear target was Benzema. Block changed path entirely.

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

                  Very significant touch.

              • ivantys
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  FPL would have given it to him.

                • ivantys
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Will Mbappe pass to Giroud? 🙂

                  • dirtmcgirt
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Think Giroud might start even if France draw. Benzema doesn't work in this team.

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

                    Mbappe just can't score!

                  • dark91
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    As a Mbappe owner but not captainer, is it better if he blanks?

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

                    I understand the rules but after Mbappe basically 'created' the goal through strong running, turning the defender and squaring the ball, it's a shame he doesn't get any reward.

                  • money face bandwagon
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    good if france dont win since you bench hernandez