101 & # 39; s Euro Fantasy Soccer Group: Who We Picked and Why
101 & # 39; s Euro Fantasy Football reporting
Euro 2020 kicks off later this week, with the first tie taking place on Friday 11 June at 8 p.m. UK time.
The return of the euro naturally also signals the return of the Euro Fantasy Football game.
101 have already brought you a number of in-depth articles on Euro Fantasy Football, from picking the best players, names of the best teams, and an explanation of the rules – which you can learn more about in the links below.
6 best goalkeepers | 10 best defenders | 10 best midfielders | 10 best strikers | 101 best fantasy team names | Euro Fantasy Football rules explained
101 will also bring you daily EFF articles during Euro 2020 that will bring you the latest tips and injury news for the upcoming games. So check the website for these updates every day.
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We have also set up our own Fantasy League for the tournament, which you can join with the following code:
101 & # 39; s Euro Fantasy Football XI
We're going to take part in the league ourselves and have teamed up to choose what we think is the best possible team. And in this article we explain why we chose to choose each player from our starting XI.
Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma
Defender: Simon Kjaer, Pau Torres, Jason Denayer, Leonardo Spinazzola.
Midfield player: Ferran Torres, Diogo Jota, Christian Eriksen
Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Memphis Depay
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italy (5.5m)
When it comes to defensive decisions for your Euro Fantasy Football team, there probably won't be many better ones in the group stage than Italy.
Roberto Mancini's side have been drawn into a fairly affordable group consisting of Switzerland, Turkey and Wales.
All three teams are weaker than the Italians, whose defensive record was flawless recently.
Gli Azzurri hasn't conceded a single goal in any of the last eight games at the time of writing. Italy have not conceded more than one goal in a game since June 2018, against France.
Even if you might want to change something later in the tournament, Gianluigi Donnarumma appears to be by far the best goalkeeper for the group stage.
Simon Kjaer, Denmark (4.5m)
Go into the backline 101 have decided to keep a good chunk of our $ 100 million budget going up, meaning we have some cheaper options in defense.
However, that doesn't mean these players won't do well for you this summer.
Simon Kjaer, for example, is only 4.5 meters tall but will almost certainly be a guaranteed starter for Denmark this summer.
And the Danes, who recently had a solid defensive record, were drawn into a decent group.
Granted, you might want to put Kjaer on the bench if Denmark meet Belgium in week two. But against Russia and Finland, Kjaer and Co. are likely to concede a goal.
Pau Torres, Spain (4.5m)
Like Kjaer, Pau Torres is one of the best budget defenders for the Euro 2020 group stage.
Although Aymeric Laporte has only recently changed his nationality to Spanish, he is expected to be Torres' partner in the heart of the Spanish defense this summer.
The two have only just started a game together but were able to keep a strong Portuguese side at bay in their first encounter last week.
Spain's group are also quite cheap this summer, especially in the opening game where they face Sweden without the services of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Jason Denayer, Belgium (4.5m)
Belgium is one of the favorites to win Euro 2020 so it would make sense to have a few of their players by your side.
One of the best options to start any game in the Euros for the Red Devils is Jason Denayer.
Clean sheets should be relatively easy to get for Roberto Martinez and Co. especially against Russia on the opening weekend.
And while defenders like Thomas Meunier and Timothy Castagne may give you more points by attacking return, it's hard to see who Belgium will use in their full-back seats as they switch almost every game.
Denayer's place as a center-back, however, appears to be pegged.
Leonardo Spinazzola, Italy (5.5m)
As we pointed out with Donnarumma, Italy are extremely strong defensively so it makes sense to have their defenders.
Alessandro Florenzi may be the best choice among Italian defenders, so choose him if you can.
However, we didn't have the money to defend, which is why he chose Leonardo Spinazzola. Still a decent option, his position as a regular starter is just a little less clear.
Ferran Torres, Spain (8m)
With midfielders earning five points for a goal and one extra point for long distance goals, we've focused on signing midfielders who typically score a decent sum for their country.
The first of them is Ferran Torres, who has become an integral part of the Spanish attack lately.
The Manchester City man has scored six out of eleven for Spain so far and a similar return at the Euro would be great.
As already mentioned, La Furia Roja was drawn from a group that they are the favorites to win.
Diogo Jota, Portugal (8.5m)
Like Torres, Diogo Jota was named an EFF midfielder this summer, though he played a fairly progressive role for Portugal.
The Liverpool player has scored three goals in his last three games for Portugal, all of which he has started.
Portugal have a difficult group, but the opening game against Hungary should be the best chance for EFF points for Jota and Co.
Christian Eriksen, Denmark (9.0m)
Christian Eriksen has an excellent record for his country, where he has so far scored 36 goals and 24 assists in 108 appearances.
Eriksen is also more than capable of taking a long-range kick, either from a free kick or from open play.
The 29-year-old is also Denmark's penalty taker, which of course increases his chances of scoring this summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (12m)
As mentioned earlier, Portugal will have a difficult group at Euro 2020.
However, you should have more than enough firepower to beat Hungary in the first week of the game.
And if anyone scores for Portugal, it is of course Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Juventus man is the second top scorer in international football history and has dominated Hungary in the past, including a brace at Euro 2016.
Ronaldo is also Portugal's penalty taker so he should still have a good chance of scoring some points in the game against France and Germany.
Romelu Lukaku, Belgium (11m)
Romelu Lukaku will undoubtedly fight for the golden shoe at the EM this summer.
Belgium should come quite far in the tournament and will probably not have any problems winning all three group games.
The Red Devils recently defeated Denmark – their toughest opponent in Group B – 4-2. Elsewhere, Finland and Russia are unlikely to be able to do anything to contain Lukaku.
The 28-year-old has a sensational record for his country, 60 hits and 14 assists in 93 appearances.
He also goes into competition after a great season with Inter Milan, scoring 30 goals and assisting 10.
Memphis Depay, Netherlands (10m)
The Netherlands struggled to get into the European Championship, with Virgil van Dijk, Donny van de Beek, Matthijs de Ligt and Jasper Cillessen missing the tournament.
That didn't stop Memphis Depay from continuing its purple patch for the Orange, however.
The Dutchman has scored seven goals and assisted three in his last seven appearances for the Netherlands.
He is also their main penalty taker and should be able to cause all of Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia's problems in the group stage.
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