Euro Fantasy MD1 Review
MD1 has gone by in a flash and we look back at some of our own thoughts from MD1.
Euro Fantasy MD1 Review
We will like to start with our well wishes to Christian Eriksen. We wish for his speedy and full recovery, our thoughts are with him and his family in these trying times.
Everyone on the ground that fateful day had been wonderful, from the fans who stayed on and cheered, the Danish players who showed strength and resilience and the medical team which literally saved Eriksen’s life.
We are once again reminded about the fragility of life and the need to treasure all moments.
Back to Euro Fantasy.
It has been a mixed bag for the premium players in Euro Fantasy.
Ronaldo (12.0) and Lukaku (11.0) both bagged a brace, rewarding their owners. Italy’s Immobile (10.0) also returned with a goal and an assist.
The rest of the players priced 10.0 and above all blanked on MD1, presenting dilemmas to managers who still own them.
Among them, Mbappe (12.0) and Kane (11.0) were particularly disappointing, as both are highly owned, 38% and 35% respectively.
Meunier (BEL | 5.5) – 15
The Belgian defender started on the bench, but ended the game with a clean sheet, a goal and an assist. With Castagne now out of the Euros, Meunier will be the first choice left-back. Though expensive, he looks like a gem for the next few fixtures. Definitely a contender if you are using the Limitless on MD2.
Hradecky (FIN | 4.0) – 13
Perhaps one of the most surprising top scorer is Finland’s goalkeeper Hradecky. In an emotional game, he finished with a clean sheet and a penalty save. Russia is next for Finland on MD2.
Guerreiro (POR | 6.5) – 12
The game’s most expensive defender returned handsomely with a goal and a clean sheet. Germany is up next for Portugal.
Schick (CZE | 8.0) – 11
Schick is owned by just 1% of the game but returned with 2 goals, one of which is rom outside the box. That goal is now already a strong contender of goal of the tournament and is worth watching over and over again.
There are not many out-of-position players in Euro Fantasy, but we have identified two and they may both potentially make a difference in your future selections.
Zinchenko (DEF | UKR | 5.5)
Zinchenko has played in midfield for Ukraine for a while now but was listed as a defender in Euro Fantasy.
Against the Dutch he sat in the center of the park, controlling the tempo and play.
His attacking returns for Ukraine, however, is not particularly high – 6 goals in 2 assists in 40 caps.
Alaba (MID | AUT | 5.5)
Alaba plays in a very unique role within the Austrian setup. He sometimes sit as deep as in the sweeper role but he eases into attacking positions when his side pushes forward.
The assist he provided against North Macedonia on MD1 was from the left-wing.
Alaba is one of the best players in this generation and have the ability to read games and adapt himself. The entire Austria team is set up to provide him with this maneuverability and he will be the one to watch over the next 2 Group Stages.
A question that constantly popped up over the 5 calendar days was whether to stick or twist the captaincy choice.
Many managers returned with Insigne (8) / Berardi (6) on the first day but was left to decide if change was worthwhile given that Lukaku and Ronaldo had later games.
Both Lukaku and Ronaldo did better the popular Italian options, so the “twist” was worth it for these managers.
There will be no quick answer to this, but here is a rule of thumb we can follow:
Always “twist” your captain, unless your captain on the particular day has scored this number of points:
- Day 1 – 9
- Day 2 – 8
- Day 3- 7
- Day 4 onwards – 6
It’s back to the drawing board. Many managers will be thinking of the Limitless on MD3, or perhaps the Wildcard.
MD2 offers many good options for Limitless, so that is what we would advocate.
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