Euro 2020

Berardi, Insigne, Immobile, Spinazzola rotated for Italy’s Matchday 3 clash with Wales

Roberto Mancini has made eight changes to his Italy side in their quest to secure Group A’s top spot. 

Only Gianluigi Donnarumma (€5.5m), Leonardo Bonucci (€5.5m) and Jorginho (€6m) keep their place for this afternoon’s clash with Wales, with highly-owned assets like Lorenzo Insigne (€8.5m), Ciro Immobile (€10m), Domencio Berardi (€6m) and Leonardo Spinazzola (€5.5m) relegated to the bench.

Mancini had already confirmed that Marco Verratti (€6.5m) would play his first minutes of the tournament but Alessandro Florenzi (€6m) is still absent after injuring his calf in the opener against Turkey, whilst Giorgio Chiellini (€6m) only lasted 24 minutes against Switzerland before picking up a hamstring problem.

Federico Chiesa (€7m) and Andrea Belotti (€8m) are recalled and will have an opportunity to force their way into an impressive Italian side in time for the knockout phase. 

Italy are unbeaten in 29 matches, stretching back to September 2018. Their ten consecutive clean sheets will be tested by a strong Wales line-up that includes Gareth Bale (€9.5m) and Aaron Ramsey (€8.5m).

Robert Page has made three changes, with Chris Gunter (€5m), Neco Williams (€4.5m) and Ethan Ampadu (€5m) replacing Kieffer Moore (€6.5m), Chris Mepham (€4.5m) and Ben Davies (€5.5m) – the rested trio are all one booking away from a suspension.

It appears to be a change from a four-man defence to a wing-back system by Page and while four points are already enough to secure qualification, a win over Italy will secure top spot.

Whoever tops the group will face the runner-up of Group C, containing Netherlands, Ukraine and Austria. Second place will face their Group B equivalent, either Belgium, Russia, Finland or Denmark.

The final round of group games means simultaneous matches, with Switzerland and Turkey playing in the other game.

The Swiss have reached the round of 16 in their previous three tournaments but will likely need a win on top of the point secured against Wales. Two defensive changes sees Kevin Mbabu (€5m) and Fabian Schar (€5m) make way for Silvan Widmer (€4.5m) and Steven Zuber (€7m). 

Xherdan Shaqiri (€7m) keeps his starting spot, as does Burak Yilmaz (€8m) and Caglar Soyuncu (€5m) for Turkey. Picked as pre-tournament dark horses, the Crescent Stars conceded just three times in qualifying but have lost 3-0 and 2-0 so far. 

Merih Demiral (€5m) scored an own-goal against Italy and was promptly dropped for their Wales meeting, although he is back in the starting XI here. Turkey’s trio of changes also brings Mert Muldur (€4.5m) and Irfan Can Kahveci (€5.5m) into proceedings, in place of Okay Yukuslu (€5.5m), Kenan Karaman (€6.5m) and Umut Meras (€4.5m).


Italy XI (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Tolói, Bonucci, Bastoni, Emerson; Pessina, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Belotti, Bernardeschi

Wales XI (3-5-2): Ward; Gunter, Rodon, Ampadu; C Roberts, Morrell, Allen, Ramsey, N Williams; James, Bale

Switzerland XI (3-4-2-1): Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodríguez; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Zuber; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic

Turkey XI (4-2-3-1): Çakir; Çelik, Demiral, Soyunçu, Muldur; Ayhan, Tufan; Ünder, Kahveci, Calhanoglu; Burak Yilmaz.

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526 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DavidBadWillie
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Those playing Fanteam it’s now safe to wildcard right?

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Anyone know how good this Konate is that Liverpool have signed? Big improvement on Gomez?

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Dont you mean Phillips

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Phillips was just filling in for the injured Gomez, no?

          1. Freshy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I just love the rags to riches lad
            I know he starts only after 3 other CB's are hurt but he had his moments, More moments than I can remember every CB on the team (VVD exclued)

    • Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A very average MD1 with 62 points but things finally starting to look up now

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I got 20 odd in MD1

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yes u had a very unlucky start...how was ur week 2?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Terrible, would rather not talk about it LOL

      2. Old Bull
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        62 in MD1 was above average. I was pleased with 57.

    • Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Who to Captain tomorrow please?

      Yarmo
      KDB
      Malen

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        KDB out of those surely

        1. Old Bull
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I like Yarmo, just need to be talked out of it.

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Captain tomorrow?

      A. KDB
      B. Hazard

      1. Old Bull
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Didn’t think Hazard looked 100% captain material in the last game.

    • JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Think Im goiing Depay capt over KDB, both will play around 60-70 I think but N.Mac are a bit worse and have nothing to play for unlike Finland

    • RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I’m messing around with WC for next round.
      You can pick 4 from teams now.

      Would you do 4x anyone?

      For Italy Berardi and Locatelli are great value as enablers elsewhere.
      Plus Spinna & Donna who seem great too.

      It’s a big move if they get knocked out early. Even if knocked out of Round of 8 that’s 4 of the 8 transfers for the semis gone…

      I’m probably over thinking this.

    • Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Firmino 9 and Jota 7.5????
      WTF is this?

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Before this game Shaqiri had 3 ball touches in the pen area and 0 shots. Was never going to pick him when seeing those stats, then they say you get rewarded for good scouting....

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

        yup his 0 xG in their big shot count game against Wales put me off to go Embolo instead, and of course then Shaqiri decided to show up

    • BenSvnt
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      About the price changes; if i get it right, you can get the price change value AND change the player before MD4?

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not sure they change more than once per MD.
        I think next rise is after MD4 deadline?

    • Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Stick with Donnarumma or sub for Courtois

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Stick surely. What more could courtois get?

      2. JJeyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        why would you ever sub out a goalkeeper who got 6 points?

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Exactly my thinking too.

          To get more points your keeper needs to be at more risk (more shots on target, pen saves).

          Take the 6 and chill.

      3. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Definitely stick.

    • Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wow! Was not expecting prices to be announced today. Didn’t remember them doing them this early. Raphinha and Sanchez look really cheap. West ham also has quite a few good options. So does that mean the game will come out tomorrow? Want to try and sign up early to get a low ID so it’s easier to remember for live fpl

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Do you get a fresh ID number every year?
        I assumed it was one forever! (This will be my second season only)

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          New one every year. Just goes in order of who signs up (first to sign up gets 1)

          1. RogDog_jimmy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Ah sweet.

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

        I reckon they will launch tomorrow.

    • RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lots of Captain options for me tomorrow

      a. KDB
      b. Malen
      c. Meunier
      d. Dumfries
      e. Malinovski

      Leaning Dumfries with Stones and then Gnabry/Havertz to come.
      But maybe KDB is the smart one.
      Could see Dumfries coming off for a rest early.

      Malinovski is the only one I’m confident to get close to a full game.

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

        Same options for me except I have Yarmo instead of Malinovski. I’m going KDB.

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Seems smart. I think watching the game would be more fun that way too.

    • Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A tough welcome back to the premier league for Norwich. They start the season with 3 difficulty fixtures before they get easier

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Pukki amazing value at 6.0

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          No buendia is a big miss though.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Big Todd Cantwell supplying!

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

          Disagree.

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          😉

    • dirtmcgirt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      92 in the world, not bad for a filthy casual. Won't last in the round of 16 though. Might try this FPL lark as I don't think I'll bother with the World Cup fantasy in 2022 Is champions league fantasy any fun. I'd imagine that doesn't get fun until the knockouts.

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Congrats ! That’s fantastic.
        Never know what’s going to happen.

      2. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Congrats mate! Screenshot it. That’s higher than I’ve ever been

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nice work, how many playing altogether? I’m probably rock bottom lol

        1. dirtmcgirt
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          3.5 m total players in the Uefa game if that's what you meant?

      4. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        How many total points is that?

        started off with an average 62 but just crossed 160. Not sure what the gap is now

      5. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Wow, well done. Am very much enjoying my 252 in the world. Very much in uncharted territory!

        1. dirtmcgirt
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Nice one! If you have a wildcard left you're probably in a stronger position in the long run

    • Netters2018
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Cpt de bruyne (fitter and likely to play 70/75) or Hazard? (On pens likely to play 60ish)

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        KDB of those methinks

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Gonna be tough to have Kane, Son and Salah next season with them taking up 35m of the total budget!

    • Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Dallas only 5.5 wtf. Would get him even at 7

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        as a mid?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Even still, massively tempted at that price, double up with Raph!

        2. Sleepless in Settle FPL
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Goal as mid =more bps

      2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Depends where we see him play, if he’s playing midfield he could be great value!!!

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Why?

        He would have had less than 130 points this year playing as a midfielder when adjusting for cleansheets, Baps and goals…

        They’ve killed him as an FPL a pick, ut was always going to happen

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Still pretty good as a 5th mid reckon, pending other player prices

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I think Soucek is a good reference point…

            He was actually very frustrating for long long periods last season as a 4th mid, and that was at 0.5 cheaper and scoring 20 points more than Dallas would have as a 5.5 mid…

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              That surprises me, didn’t Dallas get more goals?

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Soucek got 10G 2A & Dallas got 8G 3A

                Dallas would have lost 3 points per cleansheet (-36) 1 point per goal (-8) and a bunch of clean sheet baps (say half his baps so -6)

                Would take him from 171 down to just 120!

                Soucek got 147 and was pretty frustrating for loooong periods whilst he did hit some unbelievable highs too tbf

                RIP Stu Dallas unfortunately 🙁

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  To be fair you could add 14 back to Dallas for goals conceded deductions… but he’s still struggling around 130-ish

      4. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I don't think I will have him gw1.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sanchez
      Trent | Coufal
      Salah | Cantwell | Raphinha
      Kane | Pukki

      Draft 1 slowly coming together…

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Your midfield and perhaps Sanchez plays in GW1 😉

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Oh no we don’t have that BGW 1 rubbish again do we 🙁

          1. Salarrivederci
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            No 😉 But Kane, Pukki, Coufal and Sanchez just returned from vacation, and TAA is getting in shape after his injury.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Ok they’ll probably all change (bar Kane) come GW1 anyway!

      2. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A rule of thumb for us all:
        Players playing in the European World Cup will be back in the international break between GW3 and GW4

    • No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Captain Dumfries (if starts) or KDB?!

      1. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I'm tempted to captain Dumfries

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      FPL must be opening tomorrow...

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        So early right!

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yeah, could be they know people are still in football mode thanks to the Euros and they want some of that attention too.

    • Paddy Gooner
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Captain KDB or Yarmo ???

      1. Finding Timo
          1 month, 7 days ago

          KDB for me

      2. Paddy Gooner
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Is Meunier nailed for tomorrow?

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          no

      3. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Bruno 13m then

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          12.5m but will probably be 12m come GW3

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            😀

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          12.5 seems the max starting price.

        3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          12m I reckon

        4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          With some of the weird decisions they’ve made I wouldn’t be suprised if he came out at 11.0 or 14.0

          No sense to several of those prices

      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        They’re going to retrospectively adjust Raphinia’s price tomorrow aren’t they?

        He basically was the jewel in the crown of an elite attacking unit (Leeds with 62 goals were the next best attack in the league after the top 3, Leicester & Spurs)

        6.5 just seems too low

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Was looking a shoe-in for me at 7.5m, 6.5m is a bargain!

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          8.0 seems a bit much for Bam for me. Unless he starts real hot like DCL last season... But Raph is most def in that gw1 team.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            With penalties for the Leeds attack I actually think they got Bamford spot on, and think he’s we’ll set to justify it too

            Just maybe not from GW1 - GW5/6 looks good though

            Probably Watkins & DCL for GW1 with their good starting fixtures then over to BamBam after a few weeks

      5. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        So many overpriced fpl player for next season....

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Especially at Liverpool - they really should have taken 0.5 off Salah, Mane, TAA, VVD and added at least 0.5 to Jota

          Firmino may as well not be in the game for the third year in a row

      6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Evening all!!! Who do we think is my best captain option tomorrow out of these chaps???

        A- KDB
        B- Depay
        C- Dumfries
        D- Yarmalenko

        Cheers!!!

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

          I am thinking between Depay and Kdb, will put it on Depay if he starts otherwise Kdb.

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Yeah I’m currently on Depay mate, KDB is tempting me but also Dumfries too