There is no time to rest in Euro 2020 Fantasy with games being played every day and matchday’s coming thick and fast. After the perfect start for my team in matchday 1 – scoring 80 points with a rank of 10,518 – I have opted to use my limitless chip in matchday 2.
This chip allows you to make unlimited transfers with an unlimited budget for one week only and this is what my team is currently looking like ahead of the deadline.
Italy and England are the two favourites to keep a clean sheet, making Jordan Pickford (€5.5m) and Gianluigi Donnarumma (€5.5m) two relatively straightforward picks in the goalkeeper slots.
Having played the limitless chip, the majority of the defenders I am targeting for matchday 2 are attacking full-backs with the best chance of providing returns at both ends of the pitch.
Leonardo Spinazzola (€5.5m) registered 43 touches in the final third for Italy against Turkey and was their most consistent attacking threat down their left-hand side. Similarly, Denzel Dumfries (€5.5m) had two big chances for the Netherlands against Ukraine and carries a significant goal-threat from wing-back.
The other attacking full-back options include Thomas Meunier (€5.5m) who recorded a goal and an assist in Belgium’s opening game versus Russia and Jordi Alba (€6m), who put in 8 crosses for Spain against Sweden. Rounding up my defence is Oleksandr Zinchenko (€5.5m), who is listed as a defender in the game but plays in midfield for Ukraine and has a favourable fixture this week against North Macedonia.
With Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard still uncertain to start this week, there is still a lack of quality premium options in midfield for those on the limitless chip.
Lorenzo Insigne (€8.5m) was heavily involved for Italy against Turkey and remains the best captaincy option on the first game-day. Georginio Wijnaldum (€8m) also impressed for Holland, recording five goal attempts while Andriy Yarmolenko (€8.5m) is the bookies favourite amongst midfielders to get on the scoresheet in matchday 2.
An England midfielder is a must as they take on Scotland, and Raheem Sterling (€9.5m) seems to be the best bet after his goal against Croatia last weekend. And finally, as a differential option, I have opted for Gareth Bale (€9.5m) as Wales take on Turkey in a must-win game.
The fixture to target this week is France vs Hungary and hence, I have selected both Kylian Mbappe (€12m) and Antoine Griezmann (€11m) in my squad. While Mbappe offers the bigger goal-threat, Griezmann has great assist potential and dominates all set pieces including penalties.
The final forward in my line-up is another premium striker, Harry Kane (€11.5m). England have a favourable matchup against Scotland and Kane registered the most goals and assists (15) in Euro 2020 qualifying, making him one of the best captaincy options for this week.